Es ist was es ist

Was es ist

Es ist Unsinn
sagt die Vernunft
Es ist was es ist
sagt die Liebe

Es ist Unglück
sagt die Berechnung
Es ist nichts als Schmerz
sagt die Angst
Es ist aussichtslos
sagt die Einsicht
Es ist was es ist
sagt die Liebe

Es ist lächerlich
sagt der Stolz
Es ist leichtsinnig
sagt die Vorsicht
Es ist unmöglich
sagt die Erfahrung
Es ist was es ist
sagt die Liebe

Erich Fried

The Stress Monster

While most people have no clue how severe the impact of stress and thus an overdose of cortisol can be for your body and brain, I can confirm all of the mentioned effects and some more. Once you are in that vicious circle it is very hard to escape from it. 

Wisest lesson learned is very simple: change what can be changed and leave what is no longer of any use. Be aware of all the signals you are getting from your body. It’s your most honest friend.

Luckily I unpacked my meditation pillow today..


Director Laura Poitras made the best documentary I have seen in a long time. Hard to believe what I just saw is really happening in this century. 

Laura started receiving anonymous encrypted e-mails from CitizenFour, who appeared to be Edward Snowden. He claims to have evidence of NSA spying on basically every US citizen and many countries abroad. Laura and journalist Glenn Greenwald fly over to Hong Kong to interview Snowden who is staying undercover in a hotel. Bit by bit they publish the information he is handing them. He has risked his life, his family and his own soul to (it seems very carefully) reveal the fact that these citizens are not safe for their own government.  

What is happening to our freedom?

And a great song during the end credentials!

20 things about me

In the context of my DayZero project that I started years ago, I forced myself to make a list of 20 things I like about myself. That proved to be a bit confronting and exciting. Especially to throw it out here. But I want to tick off that stupid box. Here we go..

I am funny
I am sweet
I am beautiful
I am creative
I am authentic
I am spontaneous
I am considerate
I am thoughtful
I am a dreamer
I am a go-getter
I am positive
I am strong
I am open
I am adventurous
I am concerned
I am down-to-earth
I am self-reflective
I am hospitable
I am enthusiastic
I am a connector
I am good the way I am.

I am.

♫ Amanda Palmer – The Art of Asking

Amanda Palmer talks about the art of asking in relation to paying for music in this inspirational TED Talk, but I believe this works for so much more in life. 

If you truly connect with people they are willing to help you. Just ask. But asking makes you vulnerable, which appearantly is something that society sees as a bad thing. I think it is a beautiful thing, the ‘risk’ of trusting people. Open up to them and they too will share. So much positive energy to share and loneliness to be solved. Of course there is disappointment at times, but that’s just life. 

Trust your instincts and you will be rewarded with the often hidden beauty of people! Aside from loving Amanda for her crazyness and openness towards the unknown I love her music too!

Fighting The Elements

Perfect spot to feel the emptiness of everything with all your senses. All the elements were there and I could feel them from within me. Still not sure if I’m happy to feel these things. A bit less wind and waves would do fine too. Maybe it’s just called being me.

It’s in Tarifa by the way, last day of an amazing roadtrip. Went there to see the surf dudes do their thing but as I said: empty..

Coastline Tarifa at Sunset