John Stuart Mill, one of the most influential thinkers in the history of liberalism, defines utilitarianism as a theory based on the principle that “actions are right in proportion as they tend to promote happiness, wrong as they tend to produce the reverse of happiness”. Where happiness is defined as pleasure and the absence of pain.
I’m a cheeky lion. A proud, impulsive, angry, savage and competitive animal. Tame me. Tame me because I’m a wild beast. I mark my territory and guard it. When someone comes to close, I attack. When something scares me, I attack. I roar. I bite. I tear with my claws. It is my instinct, my raw nature.
Two days ago I joined a protest defending animal rights. This manifestation was happening in Warsaw, in front of Polish parliament. The protest was against the plans of the ruling party (Law and Justice) which has given a sign that it wants to withdraw from some of the provisions of the amendment to the Animal Protection Act, such as the ban on fur farming, keeping dogs on chains, using animals in circuses, or ritual slaughter.
After playing conscious parties on Koh Phangan island, there comes the time for me to play ecstatic dance in the big city, back in Europe. We did it in Stockholm, beautiful city full of lovely people. The event happened thanks to terrific organisation skills of Maxinne Björk and with great support of my dear Charlena Ishani. Thank you ladies you are the best! Enjoy the music! Continue reading “My new ecstatic dance mix – Stockholm 1.09.2018”
I had this post almost ready two days ago but one event changed my perspective of how I looked at this topic. So I decided reframe this post. My Inspiration to write this post comes from the fact that many of my close friends are struggling and going back to their old bad habits, which they have quit, sometimes even years ago. Some of them actually went back to those habits.
The event which changed my perspective and gave final shape to this blog was giving a lift to a drug addict and alcoholic person. He came to me at the petrol station and asked if I could take him somewhere. As I’ve travelled by hitchhiking by myself, I try never to decline someone asking for a lift. This time I had many doubts but somehow I agreed to give him a short lift to the edge of the town. He was a young man. He looked very poor and dishevelled. Dirty clothes, plastic bag in his hand. Cuts and primitive, homemade tattoos decorating his forearms. He had a small speaker with some horrible music with him, which I asked him to switch off after he entered the car and he was compulsively mumbling something the entire way.
Since I started my Svadhisthana tapas I’m crossing the Tropic of Capricorn for the third time. I wrote in the previous post about the connection between this chakra and this astrological sign. I parked tonight at the spot marked as line of the Tropic, exactly the same place as six days ago when I was going to explore the south part of the Northern Territory of Australia with Alice Springs and Uluru. This night which I spent here, six days ago was special – first, it was a very cold night, coldest since my stay in South New Zealand. From 30 degrees during the day the temperature dropped to 5-6 degrees during the night. Warm clothes and blanket saved me this time. Other special thing was that I had many dreams that night. I have a feeling that I was sleeping and resting, but dreaming all night.
The first month of my Svathisthana tapas. I spend mostly on the beaches traveling between Sydney and Cairns. I must say I’m impressed with their beauty. I really love Sydney where the big city is meeting a beautiful sunny beach and somehow those two world are existing interspersing each other. For sure it is a place where I can live and enjoy the lifestyle. I also enjoyed the beauty and ease of Newcastle, vibrant energy of Byron Bay, magic of Whiteheaven Beach, length of the Gold Coast and elegant charm on Noosa. Besides the beach I camped mostly at the campgrounds next to rivers and visiting numerous waterfalls.
I started my chakra tapas siting in my van in Western Australia. It was the end of January 2018. I bought the van a month ago and turned it into little home on wheels all by myself. This car will be carrying me around this huge country.
If you are planning to follow my blog for some period of time you might be interested in this post, because it will help you understand my yogic practice which I am currently doing. This practice will have a big impact on what I’m writing about and how.
What motivates me to write this article is being currently in a transformative process of reorganising my life. At this time I’m noticing and letting go of old patterns and conditioning. What was working yesterday, doesn’t want to work anymore. What I was used to is falling apart. In the same time the future is not revealed yet. It is very fogy. Hard to navigate and find direction. What to do now? Where to start?
This situation is related to the cycles of the Universe and happening not only to me. It is happening in the collective subconsciousness, that’s why so many of you can probably relate to what I’m writing here. This process is not easy. Many of us are felling disturbed, lost, even a bit hopeless. There is truly nothing to do. Just wait patiently for the switch in the collective mind. That’s why I choose this topic of surrender, as it is a great time to practice it. Continue reading “Surrender”