Capture the “now”

Leaving behind nice places and nice people is not so easy, or it can be a simple movement! Always is how you look at it. The emotions are fuel, our own inner fire, and our wisdom. They helping us for collecting the power of our mind and go deeper to get to know the “self”.

There are not here for abandoned, but to be grateful for them. Grateful for all and everything, include the space, the earth, and the nature it’s self, which we have given the tools from. Gifts and knowledge to explore our “self’s” and through those emotions and circumstances that occur around us, at all times, we be able to see much clearer and choose our way to our own freedom, which starts individually and continues from that point to the endless circle of existence with a collective celebration.

Everyone, anyway has he’s own unique coding for the appropriate Re-adjustment regarding the use of he’s emotions, the sufficient apnea for surfacing safe from the unknown depths. To breathe that pure air full of oxygen again while we ascend from our own deep dark dives one secure method is simple to Re-Member.

Just be aware… that through an extend desire to Re-member and Re-turn in your initial place of peace you might loose a shortcut!A strong desire for something or for instance to don’t have a desire is a joke its self!

Capturing the now, the power of the secret moment, requires some extra tips of using the shortcuts, similar as using technology devices, so… hearing different teachings, be open minded, understand the feeling of how vibration works and mostly listen to your own intuition and body talk can make your journey, physical or not a bridge that will connect the moment with the eternity and the form-al world with the form-less.

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With in the movement from one place into another there will be moments which you will feel sad and unhappy, wonder why and how, looking the calendar ahead, timekeeping, trying to set your self in the present moment but you just can’t win!

Streaming thoughts with a feeling of graving will be note, long awaiting and desires for a greater future to arrive it might be felt, the sweet taste of a nostalgic past memory will return once more, truth that once you discovered now will possible taste like fermented anxiety’s with not much trace from your past enlighten experiences. And the voice in your head might tell you! You should start all over again! Then the feeling is heavy. Like the thick snow which waits and waits for the sunrays to dissolve it again and transformed it into its first form.

Parallel they will be felt times, while having dinner alone in a place out of your yesterday map, or when you missed a bus and have to stay few hours in a empty station finding your self excited and thrilled for the next moment that will come, that you will mixture and mind-blend the old with the new, the past memory’s with the creation of your current vision, as photography does when captures moments from back in time and simply presents to you right here and right now

No. Its not confusion, is not necessary. Is the light which shines from you!
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Life and all around you has not been created for you, to give you trouble or comfort, they just reflect you, first your own reality, and then perhaps a extend one, knowing all this and trying to remember brings you up and out of the possibly state of confusion. Learn the shortcuts in life, be a hacker of your own dimension, only you know better.And your life is the best teacher you can meet.

Moscow, the flame in our hearts.

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They say one image a thousand words, I haven’t though lately hear that photos can not transfer the smell of the melting ice, the sound of the river while is just making its way downwards, the beautiful and at the same time heavy accent of the northern living people, the sour taste of any vegetable you can imagine, the smiles and the voices from the kids while playing, roller coasting, or when they slide down a hill in a huge park or even the heating  of those flames where they never turn their back away, they always burn for the remembrance of those who died and continuously die for their own beliefs, regards political or ethnical reason..

I might be here right now travelling from Moscow to Saint Petersburg but some of the feelings that are expressed here are also associated from previous traveling-living experiences and are remembered and Re-written here so I can share what I view, object seeing, with my own way, just simple to do my part.

Life circumstances and especially the cold and hot climate should not have such effect, power on us. Through my words I try to make someone to feel present in the particular moment’s, where and what I see right here and right now, thank you all of the private messages of compassion. Although that compassion should go all around us, and towards us in first place, so feel free to write a comment, a review, a reply regards your feeling or your idea, below here in the post, I will be better for others to see. Also, if you have some time read through older posts under the category “words” to help me express my self better through your understanding.

So…

First words I typed for this layover in Moscow was about that expensive fine ticket I received from police officers the third day driving in the city (this ticket, which I believe that money never going to the main desk remind me I lot of a crazy corrupted story I have to write once from Laos, Asia).Police here are very strict and they are in general very controlling, be nice with them, and don’t even drink kefir before you seat in the driver’s seat.

This place is well-known for its monitoring and they want to know everything about you, soon as you land, you should register your stay in a police station or much easier fill the form and send it through a post office, (try to avoid contact with them if you are visiting Saint Petersburg and you haven’t made another registration! Yes, ! Is different then Moscow!) Make sure each time you visit a government office to be ahead on time, they liked to be working in a relaxed mode, and don’t arrive the last minutes.

Must do in Moscow?

Well for my own limited time what I did and recommended to you is: Have a walk everywhere! Theatres, Cathedrals and famous bridges, quiet villages near everywhere and great warm dishes.. The kremlin is so incredible and when you go across the red square you will love the moment that you came to this country!Consider value at Tsum shopping center! Lenin was sleeping and I was not able to have a meeting with him.. (Actually the mausoleum was under construction and I could not go)

I manage though and you should also try to adore the ballet and play ”Swan Lake” from Tchaikovsky at the: http://www.novayaopera.ru/ purchase tickets however one month before your visit, you will have fantastic time! The performance lasts for 3 hours and every hour you have a short break, have a soft drink or coffee at that intermission, or perhaps a champagne with Caviar?

to be continued…

 

Russia at a glance!

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I should keep writing and don’t leave it aside because i sense that this journey takes me back home, actually when a circle of travel closes, is where the good events are happening, and a new start begins. All we know that the reward comes in the end, although a TIP should be given at the beginning of the service, which means: To Improve Performance, in a better way!
Keeping though the spirit high, and the mind focus that the Ithaca might be found poor at the end gives me strength and power to continue and never focus at the end, only at the times that each journey lasts, on each day of a week, each moment of a day.
In this world are some countries like India for example, where when i visited i start to like her and enjoy my days, later during the hard times that any normal human will occur in this motherland… i begin hating her…then i reflect the same feeling again and again.. Remembered also that i regretted at one point that i came in her way…. later of course.. I mean, at the same time! ..I love her, respect and understand her so much and dreaming of getting back in her warmth arms!

Anyways… being here in Russia i see again that..

Emotions are frequently like that, running like the river, and such places, destinations away from your own time daily schedule, mind patterns and square happits, surely can make you feel differently.
Maybe at some point you will feel something similar with new travels, places, experiences.
Mama Russia and particular Moscow made me emotional many times, were days i did not know where and how to fit my self into such new world and wonder about my decision to visit during its cold times, where the snow was so strong that barely can see the horizon, and as the people say for that storms: the “sky is low today”.

Lighting red love hearts, hanging from the walls leading to underground shops around the historical town, expensive cars creating traffic during most times, strong wind makes your lift you jacket up to your nose and mostly look downwards while you increasing your pace and waiting for that great moment you will enter the best metros ( similar as museum ) in the world! Cold, cold, cold and I have been told that is spring now!

Being hungry and looking for a place to eat that you don’t have to spend 25-30euros for a meal that won’t make you feel full, is not eventually that hard, Moscow is expensive but definitely you can find what suits you if you have a good guide! Or the patience to discover it your own, while not many people answer questions, and English are not enough dwell into their life.

Strange feelings passing through me and I come to realize that most important of this country its those unique people, they strong core that connects them (i feel), they will look strangely at you, they will observe you smart enough, they won’t easily greet and they will keep their silence as their nature does during its long winter.

I heard the other day in the radio station that is the third country in the world that has xenophobia, and that made me recall my own experiences with the people I met here.
Certainly I met great people, and soon as they get to know you they love you and they open their heart, but remember those northern people are hard to crack! Also felt tired sometimes to be my self, felt no normal, a Mediterranean cheerful character, is just feels that is so cold for that!

to be continued..

Dreaming above

The sun sets this time not in Mazunte or in the lovely scenery of Tepozlan but in the sea of clouds upwards and onwards of this mystic country of Mexico. Whilst you will return…i mean going towards your “Ithaca” what will make that journey more value is to look “back”, sense and link the past, into your present time, and feel nice about it!
From a warm heart say thank you and be ready to receive or better to observe that great feeling of gratitude with the acknoleghment that you did you part and you did it well.

While you trying to stay focus in this “life stream”, so you can reach a desired destination or either simple to succeed in another personal achievement you should always remember and be aware of the possibility that the limits that you want to cross they might push you back at some time, a strong wave in the sea does the same, it comes towards the shore and then sucks its self back in, the surfers they know that well, and thats the reason they should learn how to surf well..
When you are not ready or is not your time for standing in the “surf” for long enough, multicomplex feelings will arise.
Fear is a living identity with in us and it comes in many forms, you don’t have to walk your doorstep to feel it, but i doubt that will be that strong such the huge wave.

All kind of issues that you might get “accidentally” in your journey, such as getting bite from a mosquito, been robbed, be wet for days, seizing the last hot drops of water in your thermo, or simple missing your comfort zone..is where you see your limits…so dont hesitate, dont argue, dont discusss it with your inner self, do it, live it. who knows if you have ever the second change..

I personal cover my own emotions with so many excuses and i had also uncovered so many like the actress did back in those ancient tragedy performaces in the Hellenic theatres, the veils which they have in their faces and remove one after the other-one had that symbolism also, with that movement the showed that what is important is not the finding of truth but the revelation of lies, to see through more clear with out veils and not just look life, brake it through..like the wave brakes in the sea or coast and splits its self in millions of particles which often sometimes are creating that short but foul of meaning rainbow..

I have been through many “waves” like that my self, even that i never surfed, us i said…to feel all that emotions, see your self and discovered it you dont have necessary to travel, to be in a journey, just having the feeling of the nomadic state, be a dreamer is what makes the difference.

Ιθάκη

Σα βγεις στον πηγαιμό για την Ιθάκη,
να εύχεσαι νάναι μακρύς ο δρόμος,
γεμάτος περιπέτειες, γεμάτος γνώσεις.
Τους Λαιστρυγόνας και τους Κύκλωπας,
τον θυμωμένο Ποσειδώνα μη φοβάσαι,
τέτοια στον δρόμο σου ποτέ σου δεν θα βρείς,
αν μέν’ η σκέψις σου υψηλή, αν εκλεκτή
συγκίνησις το πνεύμα και το σώμα σου αγγίζει.
Τους Λαιστρυγόνας και τους Κύκλωπας,
τον άγριο Ποσειδώνα δεν θα συναντήσεις,
αν δεν τους κουβανείς μες στην ψυχή σου,
αν η ψυχή σου δεν τους στήνει εμπρός σου.

Να εύχεσαι νάναι μακρύς ο δρόμος.
Πολλά τα καλοκαιρινά πρωϊά να είναι
που με τι ευχαρίστησι, με τι χαρά
θα μπαίνεις σε λιμένας πρωτοειδωμένους·
να σταματήσεις σ’ εμπορεία Φοινικικά,
και τες καλές πραγμάτειες ν’ αποκτήσεις,
σεντέφια και κοράλλια, κεχριμπάρια κ’ έβενους,
και ηδονικά μυρωδικά κάθε λογής,
όσο μπορείς πιο άφθονα ηδονικά μυρωδικά·
σε πόλεις Αιγυπτιακές πολλές να πας,
να μάθεις και να μάθεις απ’ τους σπουδασμένους.

Πάντα στον νου σου νάχεις την Ιθάκη.
Το φθάσιμον εκεί είν’ ο προορισμός σου.
Αλλά μη βιάζεις το ταξίδι διόλου.
Καλλίτερα χρόνια πολλά να διαρκέσει·
και γέρος πια ν’ αράξεις στο νησί,
πλούσιος με όσα κέρδισες στον δρόμο,
μη προσδοκώντας πλούτη να σε δώσει η Ιθάκη.

Η Ιθάκη σ’ έδωσε το ωραίο ταξίδι.
Χωρίς αυτήν δεν θάβγαινες στον δρόμο.
Αλλο δεν έχει να σε δώσει πια.

Κι αν πτωχική την βρεις, η Ιθάκη δεν σε γέλασε.
Ετσι σοφός που έγινες, με τόση πείρα,
ήδη θα το κατάλαβες η Ιθάκες τι σημαίνουν.

Κωνσταντίνος Π. Καβάφης (1911)

Ithaca

When you set out on your journey to Ithaca,
pray that the road is long,
full of adventure, full of knowledge.
The Lestrygonians and the Cyclops,
the angry Poseidon — do not fear them:
You will never find such as these on your path,
if your thoughts remain lofty, if a fine
emotion touches your spirit and your body.
The Lestrygonians and the Cyclops,
the fierce Poseidon you will never encounter,
if you do not carry them within your soul,
if your soul does not set them up before you.

Pray that the road is long.
That the summer mornings are many, when,
with such pleasure, with such joy
you will enter ports seen for the first time;
stop at Phoenician markets,
and purchase fine merchandise,
mother-of-pearl and coral, amber and ebony,
and sensual perfumes of all kinds,
as many sensual perfumes as you can;
visit many Egyptian cities,
to learn and learn from scholars.

Always keep Ithaca in your mind.
To arrive there is your ultimate goal.
But do not hurry the voyage at all.
It is better to let it last for many years;
and to anchor at the island when you are old,
rich with all you have gained on the way,
not expecting that Ithaca will offer you riches.

Ithaca has given you the beautiful voyage.
Without her you would have never set out on the road.
She has nothing more to give you.

And if you find her poor, Ithaca has not deceived you.
Wise as you have become, with so much experience,
you must already have understood what Ithacas mean.

Constantine P. Cavafy (1911)

Travel into all

IMG_2983Beside traveling or even more simpler and inexpensive is to listen with all your cells the calls of nature, that includes the people, situations that arrive to you the most district time of your day and so on.. Listening truly can so easily make your eyes sparkle, full of understanding..and compassion. No much time for your own problems, simply live at that precious, present moment.

Travel is one way, thanks not the only one. i have been in this path for 17 years with some on and off’s and i am glad to know that is not so important if you can’t! For sure life will give you changes to mirror your self, you don’t have to go miles away to see it.

But in case you do, don’t regret the time that you have spend to find the unknown..You might also get questions that possible can hurt you regards your choices that you have made, although i strongly believe that choices are always made 50% and the issue are not them, but to live with them.Remember what does not kill you makes you much stronger!

And from this state using and applying the virtue of gratitude you will be up lifted, and rewarded from the nature for being who you really wanted to be.

Living in a secure environment sometimes can make you feel narcosis, you forget the true meaning of life and all the power of your mind can easily go to from.. what are you going to cook for dinner,or how my next day will be? i constant worry for the never comes tomorrow, being secure can easily make you feel that we really are… are we?

in the contrary, when you choose always different ways to start you day or get to work, always something new comes to you, the information, the energy, the views, all has its on taste and unique experience into for you. life is not the same anymore. You see it different.

In the same way when you get lost in places, you might find your self.

Oaxaca and retreat farm

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Arriving in Oaxaca city after a long bumpy road was worth i might say, when the morning light was reaching my eyes.That light had something hidden that appeared to me later, hardly someone will believe, that writing for communities and so on last night i am now in farm, retreat house half a hour out from the city with an older woman that she is for me one of the few humans i met in this planet that they are really know how to enjoy and live life.

To my perception looks that finally the Hopi indians tribe they send their message with the morning rays of the sun.
When i looked at the couchsyrfing for a place to stay, they were many people. Many thoughts can arise in your mind. What did i do? i said to my self simple like that: Tony, if you don’t want to mess around and loosing your time with possible unanswered reguests and want to find a place to stay, contact her. That was the intuition regarding the quality of the morning light. 69 years old woman, no photo and Nuria was her name. I did not recall what her name means until i met her. It means light! Fos in Greek, or Foteini.
A real traveler who understands the needs of a traveler, a piligrim.

All of us we are making choices that defines in a certain level after all who we “are”, the true is that definately all of us we are passing (traveling) through here..that means we are travelling through..from one place…to another one…no? Understanding that, and fulfil the cup of your own needs, desires, dreams e.t.c feeling less confuse with the currents around you, you might become a piligrim, someone who does everything in his/her life out of love, understanding, compassion and with not expecting anything in return. Simple do it, because you already knowing. Not that recieving is negative, but you have learned you lesson so far and from a young thirsty soul, you become a kind of a tourist with a passion to discover, and from the experiences and the life suprices you are already a traveller that now gains some respect for being able to transfer the informations and the emotions from one place to another and after all a pilgrim of his own life with the finest memories that you and only you have discover and engraved them into your dream world, which is actually the mostly real world for you, and no the one that the system creates for you.
I came to see the city and looks that i am seeing my self again! And Nuria helps i lot for this to happened. Sometimes is not pleasant, but remembering is worth it. Your mind gets steady and the journey becomes more potent.

If you come across Oaxaca and you want to live few days like that, let me know…or look at the place with the informations i already post here. Anyway where ever you want to go, take the bus to the Mercado cental de abaho, and find a collectivo taxi (fits 5 people) to any direction you want.
Try to don’t end up, (or feel free to follow your instinct!) like me with a long hair taxi driver, speaking nice english with heavy voice, wearing full eye cover pilot sunglasses..just you and him..telling you that sometimes he prefers one passenger and replying, what for?It might be close! In my request that i rather get off here to eat something… while he takes directions and turns that you don’t have any idea where they lead…Then you mind and heart switch places or even worse. So, don’t rush, you never Know.Make sure you are safe. Finally i trust the circumstances, and to over come even more my fears, i get his phone number, cause i thought it might be handy to have a taxi driver that speaks perfectly english, plus he knows already the way into the woods:)

My stay with Nuria was an experience that i will never forget, she guide me and gave me a message that i will always try to Re-member and apply it in my life, after 3 days my visit in Oaxaca and my staying there was indeed more potent, lovely, cheerful and trully sharing with all the people and situations i came across, thank you Nuria, welcome Mexico.

Verbalised thoughts

Why traveling makes you most of times better person? The essential

Well first you need to be openminded that will help i lot! Through being in different countries,cultures and civilizations you have the change to see so many other people living totally different then you think is the right way, or the told you is the correct one!.. And hopefully those visions/pictures will arrive in your mind most of the times when you are about to judge someone that not does what you believe is the right thing to do! The only think you need to do is remember!

Remembering is a Key, in any progress that we want to do. Thats what Re-ligion means: Re-ligar from Latin that means Re -Connect, Connect with what we have forgotten! Be a nomad for a while can help you, quit i job that you dont like can also help. Be courageous when others cant be, is a larger step. So many opportunities we have, dont need to travel! But Travel if you can! See as much you can if you spare the dime, seize some opportunities because some come only once! be in a nomadic state of mind and found your self while you getting lost in a city that you have no idea what is about.Live.

You know how anyway.

Personal i don’t like any limitations but i realize that some of them we need them ( or take a good use of them when they arrive!) in order to don’t fall where we don’t want:) then time comes by..you know..Chronical time ! And hopefully your habit pattern strikes. then you can call your self i free man..for some time..or for longer time! Also Being in a community and share the most valuable gift you have in this planet which i assume is your time! Can have tremendous change in your whole being! It helped me, and still does. Once you get the remebrance within you, you carry it for ever, it can warm you up the cold winter days,  it can keep you company at the most silent roads,in the lonely nights,on the long airport delays, the new places that you discover by your own. anywhere. There is no more loneliness un less you choose it, is only Oneness and you are waving into it, it surrounds you. Look for it, is near your house, very near.

In our mind the area that makes the guestions and the part that knows the answers are very near…but you might need many years to reach this understanding and be happy to live with it.

So, i pray that my road, my journey will be long. Actually is just starting! hopefully i can share it with all of you.