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As fire cuts through air and dances across water, may our spirits remember this gift, breathing it in until it ignites every cell in our earthly and celestial bodies. This is rhythm. This is harmony. This is life. We are living. That’s pretty awesome...
#nvrtmrw #bramflife
As fire cuts through air and dances across water, may our spirits remember this gift, breathing it in until it ignites every cell in our earthly and celestial bodies. This is rhythm. This is harmony. This is life. We are living. That’s pretty awesome... #nvrtmrw  #bramflife 
Where do you get your energy from? 
Do you seek it from the moon? Meaning an object that reflects light from the source, but serves as the mediator? In the same way, do you try to receive it from a person who has it to gift? By something you’re hoping to read, watch, or listen to? Or are you going straight to the source? Are you outside, basking in its direct warmth, breathing deeply, and moving this body you were loaned for a short period of time? Are you staring in awe at the natural creations only made possible by the same sun energy that formed you? Are you holding a smile to your mouth and eyes, forcibly releasing the happy hormones and endorphins? Wherever your energy is coming from, what matters most is it’s being accessed from somewhere. Isolation, sitting in room all alone, only accompanied by glowing LED, fluorescent, and neon lifeless light will not refill the cup at any speed. Go outside and soak it up! And smile! 😁
#nvrtmrw #bramflife
Where do you get your energy from? Do you seek it from the moon? Meaning an object that reflects light from the source, but serves as the mediator? In the same way, do you try to receive it from a person who has it to gift? By something you’re hoping to read, watch, or listen to? Or are you going straight to the source? Are you outside, basking in its direct warmth, breathing deeply, and moving this body you were loaned for a short period of time? Are you staring in awe at the natural creations only made possible by the same sun energy that formed you? Are you holding a smile to your mouth and eyes, forcibly releasing the happy hormones and endorphins? Wherever your energy is coming from, what matters most is it’s being accessed from somewhere. Isolation, sitting in room all alone, only accompanied by glowing LED, fluorescent, and neon lifeless light will not refill the cup at any speed. Go outside and soak it up! And smile! 😁 #nvrtmrw  #bramflife 
If there’s one thing I’ve learned from the last few years of traveling, it’s that in a blink of the eyes, we can be transported to any landscape, realm, or dimension, able to live an entirely different reality. And I literally mean IN that blink. DURING that blink. The moment your eyelids shield your pupils from receiving information from what’s directly in front of you with your eyelids open, our eyes have the ability to see what image lives on the underside of our lids.
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What if the underside of our lids are coated with a mirror, and we immediately get to see to our inner world? What if that internal world is no less real than the outer? What if it were more real? Does this mean we can live in multiple realities simultaneously?
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In the same way we can use our mind and intention to change the image we see with our lids closed, we can use our mind and intention to change the image we see with our lids open. Don’t like what you see? Change it.
Think about that.
#nvrtmrw
If there’s one thing I’ve learned from the last few years of traveling, it’s that in a blink of the eyes, we can be transported to any landscape, realm, or dimension, able to live an entirely different reality. And I literally mean IN that blink. DURING that blink. The moment your eyelids shield your pupils from receiving information from what’s directly in front of you with your eyelids open, our eyes have the ability to see what image lives on the underside of our lids. . What if the underside of our lids are coated with a mirror, and we immediately get to see to our inner world? What if that internal world is no less real than the outer? What if it were more real? Does this mean we can live in multiple realities simultaneously? . In the same way we can use our mind and intention to change the image we see with our lids closed, we can use our mind and intention to change the image we see with our lids open. Don’t like what you see? Change it. Think about that. #nvrtmrw 
Each moment the ground is moving beneath us, and in an instant, with one call, one text, one new piece of information, can bring us to a new threshold. The edge of the reality we knew, meets the beginning of the next life we are about to enter into. And to get there, are faced with a chasm which can be so vast and foggy, we can’t make out how to proceed. Despite how terrifying and daunting, put a smile into your eyes and across your mouth, take long, slow, deep breaths, and remind yourself of the abundance that lives across the void, whether you can yet see it or not. And remember, you have people around you who want to hold you up and will catch you when you don’t want to be strong anymore. Trust in that. Let us know where you are and what you’re faced with. No great life was ever lived without these circumstances. Cherish the process!
👭: @shir_marom & @lina_land
#nvrtmrw #tapestry
Each moment the ground is moving beneath us, and in an instant, with one call, one text, one new piece of information, can bring us to a new threshold. The edge of the reality we knew, meets the beginning of the next life we are about to enter into. And to get there, are faced with a chasm which can be so vast and foggy, we can’t make out how to proceed. Despite how terrifying and daunting, put a smile into your eyes and across your mouth, take long, slow, deep breaths, and remind yourself of the abundance that lives across the void, whether you can yet see it or not. And remember, you have people around you who want to hold you up and will catch you when you don’t want to be strong anymore. Trust in that. Let us know where you are and what you’re faced with. No great life was ever lived without these circumstances. Cherish the process! 👭: @shir_marom & @lina_land #nvrtmrw  #tapestry 
Picture this. When you commit your hands to action, to creation, feel as though the entire invisible universe is coursing in your direction, funneling itself through you, desperately wanting to materialize itself into existence. With this commitment, anything is possible. Time to roll up the sleeves and get to work.
#nvrtmrw
Picture this. When you commit your hands to action, to creation, feel as though the entire invisible universe is coursing in your direction, funneling itself through you, desperately wanting to materialize itself into existence. With this commitment, anything is possible. Time to roll up the sleeves and get to work. #nvrtmrw 
What have I learned in the last 6 months of international travel, after having experienced Catholic rituals on Sunday Mass at the Vatican in Rome, Shabbat and Judaism’s rituals in Jerusalem, the birthplace of Christianity, ghostly voices on the Isle of Iona in Scotland, traditional ritualistic Easter celebration in a small village in Spain, Romuva Pagan Solstice rituals around an eternal flame in Lithuania, hanging out with a Witch of the Year in the only excommunicated village in Europe because of hundreds of years of witchcraft, shamanistic journeys spanning multiple continents, Buddhist chants and meditations in Thailand, and Hindu offerings and celebrations in Indonesia? Despite the wildly varying beliefs, practices, languages, and perspectives, I learned more clearly than ever, we are all samesame but different.
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Identity is a story. We are merely a composition of images and ideas about ourselves. A caricature that we project out to the world and the world plays back to us. We are hypnotized and attach ourselves to distinction, and have lost sight of our foundational samesameness. Our days play out with a chronic tension of contraction, where we pull inward and away from, with the intention of feeling a sense of control and belonging. But we have fractioned off ourselves into relatively little boxes, shaping rituals and constructing symbols to find balance and connectivity. We get individual hints of harmony and growth, at the expense of collective peace. Humans have gradually shaped reality on a Babel-sized tower of cards, each generation shaping and reshaping stories handed down from the previous generations. There is no moral judgment to it. It’s just a quilt of living, and I feel blessed to have traversed across each interwoven patch.
#nvrtmrw
What have I learned in the last 6 months of international travel, after having experienced Catholic rituals on Sunday Mass at the Vatican in Rome, Shabbat and Judaism’s rituals in Jerusalem, the birthplace of Christianity, ghostly voices on the Isle of Iona in Scotland, traditional ritualistic Easter celebration in a small village in Spain, Romuva Pagan Solstice rituals around an eternal flame in Lithuania, hanging out with a Witch of the Year in the only excommunicated village in Europe because of hundreds of years of witchcraft, shamanistic journeys spanning multiple continents, Buddhist chants and meditations in Thailand, and Hindu offerings and celebrations in Indonesia? Despite the wildly varying beliefs, practices, languages, and perspectives, I learned more clearly than ever, we are all samesame but different. . Identity is a story. We are merely a composition of images and ideas about ourselves. A caricature that we project out to the world and the world plays back to us. We are hypnotized and attach ourselves to distinction, and have lost sight of our foundational samesameness. Our days play out with a chronic tension of contraction, where we pull inward and away from, with the intention of feeling a sense of control and belonging. But we have fractioned off ourselves into relatively little boxes, shaping rituals and constructing symbols to find balance and connectivity. We get individual hints of harmony and growth, at the expense of collective peace. Humans have gradually shaped reality on a Babel-sized tower of cards, each generation shaping and reshaping stories handed down from the previous generations. There is no moral judgment to it. It’s just a quilt of living, and I feel blessed to have traversed across each interwoven patch. #nvrtmrw 
Hard to believe today marks the end of almost 9 unintended months abroad, traversing landscapes and cultures in 15 counties. While I don’t really know what life beyond Wednesday looks like, I do know I’m ready for gravity. Rhythm. Some kind of roots. A place to unpack and share all of the stories and experiences I’ve accumulated. Have any thoughts on where should I land?
#nvrtmrw
Hard to believe today marks the end of almost 9 unintended months abroad, traversing landscapes and cultures in 15 counties. While I don’t really know what life beyond Wednesday looks like, I do know I’m ready for gravity. Rhythm. Some kind of roots. A place to unpack and share all of the stories and experiences I’ve accumulated. Have any thoughts on where should I land? #nvrtmrw 
One cannot gain, without first being willing to lose. One cannot be found, without first getting lost. And one cannot get truly lost until surrendering control and attachment. Get lost in a landscape, in a thought, in a question, in a conversation. See who lives on the other side. The person I was yesterday is already lost forever. The person I am today, will be lost again by tomorrow.
Photo by @grahamgarvie
#nvrtmrw #realitystorytelling
One cannot gain, without first being willing to lose. One cannot be found, without first getting lost. And one cannot get truly lost until surrendering control and attachment. Get lost in a landscape, in a thought, in a question, in a conversation. See who lives on the other side. The person I was yesterday is already lost forever. The person I am today, will be lost again by tomorrow. Photo by @grahamgarvie #nvrtmrw  #realitystorytelling 
As long as we can stamp out a simple little ant without flinching, mindless to distinguishing life, no matter how seemingly insignificant, will we continue to stand over the ghostly ruins of each other’s hopes and dreams. These battles we bring, and wars we wage, are outward projections of the internal fears and insecurities we desperately seek to avoid. We fight each other because we are terrified of ourselves. Terrified of our own mortality and vulnerability. And so just like that, our finger swipes the pavement, wiping another ant out of existence, a subtle self-assurance of the power and strength we desire to yield, perpetuating this cycle of ruin. 🐜
#nvrtmrw #realitystorytellers #realityisrael
As long as we can stamp out a simple little ant without flinching, mindless to distinguishing life, no matter how seemingly insignificant, will we continue to stand over the ghostly ruins of each other’s hopes and dreams. These battles we bring, and wars we wage, are outward projections of the internal fears and insecurities we desperately seek to avoid. We fight each other because we are terrified of ourselves. Terrified of our own mortality and vulnerability. And so just like that, our finger swipes the pavement, wiping another ant out of existence, a subtle self-assurance of the power and strength we desire to yield, perpetuating this cycle of ruin. 🐜 #nvrtmrw  #realitystorytellers  #realityisrael 
Some thresholds we step through, there is no returning from, the same as we once were.
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One such moment, walking through a harrowing, bombed out building in Golan Heights, along the Syrian border, overlooking Hezbollah, Al Qaeda, and ISIS encampments on the horizon. .
Moment captured by @zachallia 
#realityisrael #realitystorytellers #nvrtmrw
Some thresholds we step through, there is no returning from, the same as we once were. . One such moment, walking through a harrowing, bombed out building in Golan Heights, along the Syrian border, overlooking Hezbollah, Al Qaeda, and ISIS encampments on the horizon. . Moment captured by @zachallia #realityisrael  #realitystorytellers  #nvrtmrw 
It always rocks us when a face we recognize chooses to end their life, then uncomfortably reminds us of the epidemic of despair in staggering numbers in a rapid incline. It’s no secret we live in times unhealthy for the mind, body, and soul. But what does become a secret is we are not alone, no matter how subtly our lives and culture have divided and compartmentalized us. Sometimes all we need is a lighthouse to remind us that there is still solid, comforting ground on which to lay and be held by.
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Do people in your life know you’re a lighthouse for them? Do you know others are a lighthouse for you? We’re all in this together. We have to be. It’s the only way to weather it to the end.
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Rest In Peace, Mr. Bourdain, and the 3000 other people who took their lives today. That’s one every 40 seconds. That’s another since you started reading this.
It always rocks us when a face we recognize chooses to end their life, then uncomfortably reminds us of the epidemic of despair in staggering numbers in a rapid incline. It’s no secret we live in times unhealthy for the mind, body, and soul. But what does become a secret is we are not alone, no matter how subtly our lives and culture have divided and compartmentalized us. Sometimes all we need is a lighthouse to remind us that there is still solid, comforting ground on which to lay and be held by. . Do people in your life know you’re a lighthouse for them? Do you know others are a lighthouse for you? We’re all in this together. We have to be. It’s the only way to weather it to the end. . Rest In Peace, Mr. Bourdain, and the 3000 other people who took their lives today. That’s one every 40 seconds. That’s another since you started reading this.
Cloaked within life’s mystery and moments that have not yet come ashore, may be an army coming to battle. Rather than risk being taken by surprise, we build ourselves behind thick stone walls of protection, aiming to stand the test of time. A castle for comfort to sleep at night. But when does our own fear and need survival, suffocate our ability to experience, explore, and grow? When do we become our own worst enemy?
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I prefer to build my fortress out of clouds. Sure, it may not be around forever, but it can take the world by storm in the meantime, and no arrow or cannonball can ever do it damage.
#nvrtmrw #kkgoeseuro #scotland
Cloaked within life’s mystery and moments that have not yet come ashore, may be an army coming to battle. Rather than risk being taken by surprise, we build ourselves behind thick stone walls of protection, aiming to stand the test of time. A castle for comfort to sleep at night. But when does our own fear and need survival, suffocate our ability to experience, explore, and grow? When do we become our own worst enemy? . I prefer to build my fortress out of clouds. Sure, it may not be around forever, but it can take the world by storm in the meantime, and no arrow or cannonball can ever do it damage. #nvrtmrw  #kkgoeseuro  #scotland 
What imagination dreamed up these colors coming together? Dreamed up these birds to sit in front of them? Dreamed up the humans who dreamed up the buildings for them to perch upon? Dreamed up the dreamer who’s writing about dreams and dreamers, after witnessing and capturing this living dream?
#nvrtmrw #kkgoeseuro #scotland
What imagination dreamed up these colors coming together? Dreamed up these birds to sit in front of them? Dreamed up the humans who dreamed up the buildings for them to perch upon? Dreamed up the dreamer who’s writing about dreams and dreamers, after witnessing and capturing this living dream? #nvrtmrw  #kkgoeseuro  #scotland 
How can we possibly do harm to one another, ourselves, or this planet, when are gifted a life to even witness beauty such as this?
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Tonight, I just sat and stared, and stared, and stared. In awe. Laughing. How can so much beauty just exist like this?! Why are humans wired to react to the presence of beauty in a way other life forms don’t seem to? Why do we have a limited capacity for experiencing beauty before emotions just take over? Before we have eyegasms and can’t even move? Can we ever normalize to this much beauty? How do we distill this and bring this indoors, or into our day to day in a way that reminds us so much beauty exists? Can our actions or words towards one another, or ourselves, ever carry this much beauty? How can anything still feel painful or scary, when this exists? Still laughing. Thank you, Scotland.
#nvrtmrw #kkgpeseuro #scotland
How can we possibly do harm to one another, ourselves, or this planet, when are gifted a life to even witness beauty such as this? _____ Tonight, I just sat and stared, and stared, and stared. In awe. Laughing. How can so much beauty just exist like this?! Why are humans wired to react to the presence of beauty in a way other life forms don’t seem to? Why do we have a limited capacity for experiencing beauty before emotions just take over? Before we have eyegasms and can’t even move? Can we ever normalize to this much beauty? How do we distill this and bring this indoors, or into our day to day in a way that reminds us so much beauty exists? Can our actions or words towards one another, or ourselves, ever carry this much beauty? How can anything still feel painful or scary, when this exists? Still laughing. Thank you, Scotland. #nvrtmrw  #kkgpeseuro  #scotland 
Kyle. It’s a Gaelic name whose origins come from just North of where I’m currently at in Scotland. It means a strait, passage way, threshold between two bodies.
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While growing up, a number of the years I was the oldest child in the household and have adopted a bit of that leader complex, but for the years my older sister was living with us, I was the middle. And if I wasn’t the middle between siblings, I was the bridge and diplomat between my parents. To this day, I find myself naturally slipping into and getting to hold this role in any circumstance. Very much, a Kyle.
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Kyle also means handsome. Turns out I was more handfull.
#nvrtmrw #kkgoeseuro #scotland #iona
Kyle. It’s a Gaelic name whose origins come from just North of where I’m currently at in Scotland. It means a strait, passage way, threshold between two bodies. . While growing up, a number of the years I was the oldest child in the household and have adopted a bit of that leader complex, but for the years my older sister was living with us, I was the middle. And if I wasn’t the middle between siblings, I was the bridge and diplomat between my parents. To this day, I find myself naturally slipping into and getting to hold this role in any circumstance. Very much, a Kyle. . Kyle also means handsome. Turns out I was more handfull. #nvrtmrw  #kkgoeseuro  #scotland  #iona 
For most of the past 4 years of nomadic moving around, whether sleeping in the van, or varying beds, waking up in a different city, state, or country almost night after night, the quality of my sleep has rapidly deteriorated. I typically go to sleep between 2-5am, sleep very light, wake up 6-12 times a night, and each time I go back to sleep, the dreams get crazier, more vivid, and sometimes more violent. If it wasn’t for my noise canceling headphones, and @moby’s Long Ambient 1 album, I may never get rest.
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The nice thing about being in Scotland, is there are plenty of sheep to count...
#nvrtmrw #kkgoeseuro #scotland
For most of the past 4 years of nomadic moving around, whether sleeping in the van, or varying beds, waking up in a different city, state, or country almost night after night, the quality of my sleep has rapidly deteriorated. I typically go to sleep between 2-5am, sleep very light, wake up 6-12 times a night, and each time I go back to sleep, the dreams get crazier, more vivid, and sometimes more violent. If it wasn’t for my noise canceling headphones, and @moby’s Long Ambient 1 album, I may never get rest. . The nice thing about being in Scotland, is there are plenty of sheep to count... #nvrtmrw  #kkgoeseuro  #scotland 
Society says aim for the mountain tops, that success is only achieved when you summit. Scale! Scale! Scale! And thinking or aiming smaller is weakness or failure. There is so much anxiety about discovering what our mountain is, are we actually on it and in pursuit, are we prepared enough, do we have the tools? And yet when those we see  reach their mountain tops, they are confronted with an endless field of more summits to be had, and there is no final summit for that actual, long lasting presence of fulfillment. This pressure and narrative is a projection of our own inadequacy and/or greed.
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I have found a deep peace and renewed strength in learning that Life doesn’t actually care about our mountain dramas and insecurities, and that there is just as much reward, and opportunity to serve Life, if climbing hills. Sure, one day we may find that we’ve climbed enough hills that we’ve scaled a mountain, but all that matters is we do what we do with commitment, intensity, and joy, serving to enable more Life... and the views are still pretty awesome.

#nvrtmrw #kkgoeseuro #scotland
Society says aim for the mountain tops, that success is only achieved when you summit. Scale! Scale! Scale! And thinking or aiming smaller is weakness or failure. There is so much anxiety about discovering what our mountain is, are we actually on it and in pursuit, are we prepared enough, do we have the tools? And yet when those we see reach their mountain tops, they are confronted with an endless field of more summits to be had, and there is no final summit for that actual, long lasting presence of fulfillment. This pressure and narrative is a projection of our own inadequacy and/or greed. . I have found a deep peace and renewed strength in learning that Life doesn’t actually care about our mountain dramas and insecurities, and that there is just as much reward, and opportunity to serve Life, if climbing hills. Sure, one day we may find that we’ve climbed enough hills that we’ve scaled a mountain, but all that matters is we do what we do with commitment, intensity, and joy, serving to enable more Life... and the views are still pretty awesome. #nvrtmrw  #kkgoeseuro  #scotland 
A life bucket list item for the past 6 years, has been to meet and pet a Highland Cow. Why? I learned of these creatures when creating my animation app called YAKiT and working on the logo (swipe to see what I mean).
Well, they are abundant here in Iona, Scotland, and boy are they aggressive! (Swipe to see vids).
It was a bit of a butthole-pucker moment, especially after learning my friend’s co-worker was trampled to death by one, but with some slow and steady movements and deep breaths, managed to pet a couple. Then I decided to pet the biggest of the group. As I was stroking the back half, its skin began to twitch, letting me know I’m being a pest, and WHACK! His massively thick, furry tail knocked me back. The pic at the end is my reaction.
#nvrtmrw #kkgoeseuro #scotland #iona
A life bucket list item for the past 6 years, has been to meet and pet a Highland Cow. Why? I learned of these creatures when creating my animation app called YAKiT and working on the logo (swipe to see what I mean). Well, they are abundant here in Iona, Scotland, and boy are they aggressive! (Swipe to see vids). It was a bit of a butthole-pucker moment, especially after learning my friend’s co-worker was trampled to death by one, but with some slow and steady movements and deep breaths, managed to pet a couple. Then I decided to pet the biggest of the group. As I was stroking the back half, its skin began to twitch, letting me know I’m being a pest, and WHACK! His massively thick, furry tail knocked me back. The pic at the end is my reaction. #nvrtmrw  #kkgoeseuro  #scotland  #iona 
IONA; isle of the Druidic hermits, resident population of 125 humans, and countless Scotch mules, Highland cows, and varying species of birds. Covered in ancient pink granite, and is almost entirely barren of trees. This is home to the birthplace of Christianity in Europe, circa 563 ad, and the setting for the animated film, Secret of the Kells. There is a lot of myth and folklore from this tiny island, and I’m setting out to discover more.
#nvrtmrw #kkgoeseuro #scotland
IONA; isle of the Druidic hermits, resident population of 125 humans, and countless Scotch mules, Highland cows, and varying species of birds. Covered in ancient pink granite, and is almost entirely barren of trees. This is home to the birthplace of Christianity in Europe, circa 563 ad, and the setting for the animated film, Secret of the Kells. There is a lot of myth and folklore from this tiny island, and I’m setting out to discover more. #nvrtmrw  #kkgoeseuro  #scotland 
Life is a canvas.
Living is art.
#nvrtmrw #kkgoeseuro #scotland
Zen. Tranquil. Calm. These states of peace are what describe my inner landscape, despite outwardly being in a constant state of flux, traveling and living out of my backpack across Europe, and juggling half a dozen projects in varying stages. I used to struggle to be present and thoughtless, as if it were something to DO to get to this state. But something within me has just surrendered, unraveled and let go of basically everything, to the point my mind doesn’t hold onto what’s happened, or drift into what could happen. Life just keeps bringing experiences, people, and opportunity to its shores, and shaping itself under my feet each moment of each day as needed.
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A little nagging voice pops its head up from time to time, whispering I shouldn’t be able to have it feel this smooth internally, and that I’m likely not paying attention to something I should be, and it’ll all come crashing down and get real hard at some point. And yet, life just keeps flowing fluidly.
#nvrtmrw #kkgoeseuro
Zen. Tranquil. Calm. These states of peace are what describe my inner landscape, despite outwardly being in a constant state of flux, traveling and living out of my backpack across Europe, and juggling half a dozen projects in varying stages. I used to struggle to be present and thoughtless, as if it were something to DO to get to this state. But something within me has just surrendered, unraveled and let go of basically everything, to the point my mind doesn’t hold onto what’s happened, or drift into what could happen. Life just keeps bringing experiences, people, and opportunity to its shores, and shaping itself under my feet each moment of each day as needed. • A little nagging voice pops its head up from time to time, whispering I shouldn’t be able to have it feel this smooth internally, and that I’m likely not paying attention to something I should be, and it’ll all come crashing down and get real hard at some point. And yet, life just keeps flowing fluidly. #nvrtmrw  #kkgoeseuro 
How rarely we look up.
Is it because our forehead blocks out the view and we forget? Because our necks don’t bend as easily up than down? Because up reminds us we are small and weak? Because up puts us out into the world vs inside ourselves? Because we aren’t really as curious as we like to think we are?
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Whatever the reason, up is full of plainly visible mystery and beauty. Up is a fresh perspective. Up is optimistic and energizing and bold. Look up... what do you see?
#nvrtmrw #kkgoeseuro #rome #shotonmoment
How rarely we look up. Is it because our forehead blocks out the view and we forget? Because our necks don’t bend as easily up than down? Because up reminds us we are small and weak? Because up puts us out into the world vs inside ourselves? Because we aren’t really as curious as we like to think we are? . Whatever the reason, up is full of plainly visible mystery and beauty. Up is a fresh perspective. Up is optimistic and energizing and bold. Look up... what do you see? #nvrtmrw  #kkgoeseuro  #rome  #shotonmoment 
3 witches and the relationship between matter and energy walk into a bar... and meet Lola, Witch of the Year 2008.
#nvrtmrw #trasmoz #kkgoeseuro #spain
✔ Follow @knomadics ・・・・
📷 - @kylekesterson !
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"The nature of work is changing. Working and being in nature is more accessible than ever. Need to be digital? Get a hotspot with a wifi or cell range extender. Be a part of a remote team and use collaboration tools like Slack, Jira, Trello, Workflowy, Google Docs, Hangouts, Skype, etc. Operate on Sprint cycles and do Stand Ups where all that matters is that you deliver on your goals, not how much time it takes or a set schedule that requires sitting. Create content some days, then upload on others. Write code and commit later. Or throw digital to the wind, get your hands dirty and join the Parks service. Become a tour guide. Give away possessions and start to need little. The less you need, the less you need to make. The less you need to make, the less you need to work. The less you need to work, the more time you'll have to live.
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If you really want to be outside vs staring at photos of life outside hanging up on your walls that just taunt you, then put it in motion and embrace the journey. Whatever is worth the sacrifice, no matter how long it takes.
What other ways can you mesh work and life?"
#humpday #nvrtmrw #bramflife #mynature #knomadic #digitalnomad #workremotely #adventurelover #nomadiclife #lifeofadventure #workfromanywhere #locationindependant #remotework
✔ Follow @knomadics ・・・・ 📷 - @kylekesterson ! . . . . "The nature of work is changing. Working and being in nature is more accessible than ever. Need to be digital? Get a hotspot with a wifi or cell range extender. Be a part of a remote team and use collaboration tools like Slack, Jira, Trello, Workflowy, Google Docs, Hangouts, Skype, etc. Operate on Sprint cycles and do Stand Ups where all that matters is that you deliver on your goals, not how much time it takes or a set schedule that requires sitting. Create content some days, then upload on others. Write code and commit later. Or throw digital to the wind, get your hands dirty and join the Parks service. Become a tour guide. Give away possessions and start to need little. The less you need, the less you need to make. The less you need to make, the less you need to work. The less you need to work, the more time you'll have to live. • If you really want to be outside vs staring at photos of life outside hanging up on your walls that just taunt you, then put it in motion and embrace the journey. Whatever is worth the sacrifice, no matter how long it takes. What other ways can you mesh work and life?" #humpday  #nvrtmrw  #bramflife  #mynature  #knomadic  #digitalnomad  #workremotely  #adventurelover  #nomadiclife  #lifeofadventure  #workfromanywhere  #locationindependant  #remotework 
It seems as though almost every time my top eyelid blinks to kiss the lower lid, it reveals a new scene. New light. New color palettes and textures. New faces. So. much. new.
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What would it be like if each time I opened my eyes, I saw the same scene? Same light? Same color palettes and textures? Same faces?
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How would that change me? How is all this newness hiding beneath each blink changing me? 
#nvrtmrw #kkgoeseuro #beunsetted #unsettledbarcelonaapril
It seems as though almost every time my top eyelid blinks to kiss the lower lid, it reveals a new scene. New light. New color palettes and textures. New faces. So. much. new. . What would it be like if each time I opened my eyes, I saw the same scene? Same light? Same color palettes and textures? Same faces? . How would that change me? How is all this newness hiding beneath each blink changing me? #nvrtmrw  #kkgoeseuro  #beunsetted  #unsettledbarcelonaapril 
“When our bodies leave a place, and our mind and heart are still there, have we really left at all? Does the heart and mind slowly catch up to meet the body, or does the body eventually come back to the heart and mind?”
I asked these as just 2 fleeting questions in my #30daysofHawking question-asking challenge. Funny thing about asking questions, they begin to reveal answers if you pay too much attention to them, or the universe hears you asking. I got the answers I was looking for.
#nvrtmrw #kkgoeseuro #spain
“When our bodies leave a place, and our mind and heart are still there, have we really left at all? Does the heart and mind slowly catch up to meet the body, or does the body eventually come back to the heart and mind?” I asked these as just 2 fleeting questions in my #30daysofHawking  question-asking challenge. Funny thing about asking questions, they begin to reveal answers if you pay too much attention to them, or the universe hears you asking. I got the answers I was looking for. #nvrtmrw  #kkgoeseuro  #spain 
It is getting late. We leave the haunted mental asylum, still tingling from the basement’s shadows and echoing sounds. Haven’t yet eaten dinner, and now heading back down the mountain. All of a sudden a massive hairy boar 🐗 appears in front of the car, causing a stir. Moments later we look up, stunned to see the sky on fire with an endless field of stars. “We should be going up, not down...” a voice says. So the car turns around, we drive up as far as we can go, get out and begin walking. The trail is pitch black, only the subtlest shapes of the crunching rocks beneath our boots. The further we walk, the bigger the questions get:
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“If existence and non existence before the Big Bang was absolute, what lead to it? 
Is there a “lead to it”?
Did the force of curiosity lead to the bang?
Was it desire?
Is desire a universal force or just a life force?
Why do we say “in the beginning”?
How can you be inside a beginning? 
Shouldn’t it be “at the beginning”?
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At last an awe-inspiring, looming rock formation emerges from the shadows and we have to tilt our heads all the way back to take it in.
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Spontaneity is an incredible force, enabler of the greatest experiences, sensations, and stories. Having a shared sense of adventure and just saying yes, is a strong filter and standard for what I seek to bring into my life..
Would you have said yes to all the things?
#nvrtmrw #kkgoeseuro #spain
It is getting late. We leave the haunted mental asylum, still tingling from the basement’s shadows and echoing sounds. Haven’t yet eaten dinner, and now heading back down the mountain. All of a sudden a massive hairy boar 🐗 appears in front of the car, causing a stir. Moments later we look up, stunned to see the sky on fire with an endless field of stars. “We should be going up, not down...” a voice says. So the car turns around, we drive up as far as we can go, get out and begin walking. The trail is pitch black, only the subtlest shapes of the crunching rocks beneath our boots. The further we walk, the bigger the questions get: . “If existence and non existence before the Big Bang was absolute, what lead to it? Is there a “lead to it”? Did the force of curiosity lead to the bang? Was it desire? Is desire a universal force or just a life force? Why do we say “in the beginning”? How can you be inside a beginning? Shouldn’t it be “at the beginning”? . At last an awe-inspiring, looming rock formation emerges from the shadows and we have to tilt our heads all the way back to take it in. . Spontaneity is an incredible force, enabler of the greatest experiences, sensations, and stories. Having a shared sense of adventure and just saying yes, is a strong filter and standard for what I seek to bring into my life.. Would you have said yes to all the things? #nvrtmrw  #kkgoeseuro  #spain 
When is the last time you stepped into the heart of darkness? Do you associate darkness to pain? Sadness? Mystery? Fear? Peace?
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I personally find this dance between calm and tense takes place. Eerie is the word I’d use to encapsulate both contrasting sensations. And eerie is one of my favorite human experiences. Eerie is ripe for stories, challenging comfort zones, discovery, and resetting from the noisy outside world.
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This was taken yesterday in the basement of the Sanatorio de Agramonte in northern Spain. It was first built as a hotel for the rich, until a civil war broke out, and people raided it to rob and murder the guests. Later nuns took it over and created an asylum for women and children. Eventually tuberculosis took over the whole hospital and killed many more. Since then it’s become a destination for some of the highest paranormal activity in the world. In it, I experienced one of the most beautifully haunting moments of my life... more on that soon (or sneak peek in my Stories).
#nvrtmrw #kkgoeseuro #spain
When is the last time you stepped into the heart of darkness? Do you associate darkness to pain? Sadness? Mystery? Fear? Peace? . I personally find this dance between calm and tense takes place. Eerie is the word I’d use to encapsulate both contrasting sensations. And eerie is one of my favorite human experiences. Eerie is ripe for stories, challenging comfort zones, discovery, and resetting from the noisy outside world. . This was taken yesterday in the basement of the Sanatorio de Agramonte in northern Spain. It was first built as a hotel for the rich, until a civil war broke out, and people raided it to rob and murder the guests. Later nuns took it over and created an asylum for women and children. Eventually tuberculosis took over the whole hospital and killed many more. Since then it’s become a destination for some of the highest paranormal activity in the world. In it, I experienced one of the most beautifully haunting moments of my life... more on that soon (or sneak peek in my Stories). #nvrtmrw  #kkgoeseuro  #spain 
At the beginning of the year, it felt like the theme of 2018 would be that of “magic”. Not just what I was intending, but that was waiting to be unleashed. However the word magic can conjure many definitions depending on our previous connection to it.
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My definition became that magic is manifesting to bring light into one's life. 
It can be done in a way to bring surprise, delight, or joy. It can alleviate pain, suffering, struggle. It's pleasant and/or meaningful.
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To be a Magician is to also have an abundance mindset, and be a master of alchemy, making the intangible tangible.
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This year has delivered nonstop magicians and moments of magic that stories are passed through the ages about, such as this entire full moon easter evening with magician @friendsofvirginia in her small village in Spain. This post is to just acknowledge and appreciate that magic is real, and there’s a lot to go around.✨
#nvrtmrw #kkgoeseuro #spain
At the beginning of the year, it felt like the theme of 2018 would be that of “magic”. Not just what I was intending, but that was waiting to be unleashed. However the word magic can conjure many definitions depending on our previous connection to it. . My definition became that magic is manifesting to bring light into one's life. It can be done in a way to bring surprise, delight, or joy. It can alleviate pain, suffering, struggle. It's pleasant and/or meaningful. . To be a Magician is to also have an abundance mindset, and be a master of alchemy, making the intangible tangible. . This year has delivered nonstop magicians and moments of magic that stories are passed through the ages about, such as this entire full moon easter evening with magician @friendsofvirginia in her small village in Spain. This post is to just acknowledge and appreciate that magic is real, and there’s a lot to go around.✨ #nvrtmrw  #kkgoeseuro  #spain 
Perspective. Is it that the more we gain, the less we can focus on, hold, and appreciate with a detail? 
If we have too little of it, do we miss the opportunity or the point entirely?
How do we know when we don’t yet have enough, or we have more than what we need?
Do those who keep seeking it, thrive on it because it provides novelty for the brain and we get bored if we stop?
Do those who avoid new perspective and become comfortable or rigid, do it out of anything other than apathy or fear?
We associate seeing with perspective, but how do blind people gain perspective?
Might we gain better or different perspective with other senses?
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Yesterday was one for the books, and it started here in Trasmoz, Spain. It’s a village of witches. More on that soon...
#nvrtmrw #kkgoeseuro #spain
Perspective. Is it that the more we gain, the less we can focus on, hold, and appreciate with a detail? If we have too little of it, do we miss the opportunity or the point entirely? How do we know when we don’t yet have enough, or we have more than what we need? Do those who keep seeking it, thrive on it because it provides novelty for the brain and we get bored if we stop? Do those who avoid new perspective and become comfortable or rigid, do it out of anything other than apathy or fear? We associate seeing with perspective, but how do blind people gain perspective? Might we gain better or different perspective with other senses? . Yesterday was one for the books, and it started here in Trasmoz, Spain. It’s a village of witches. More on that soon... #nvrtmrw  #kkgoeseuro  #spain 
Fréscano, Spain. A village of just over a hundred people, all come together to hold a solemn ritual of procession for Good Friday, the day to remember Christ’s crucifixion.
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As a form of penance, half the group wears a hooded black capirote, the other a red hooded coroza. It’s worn as a sign of public humiliation, and red is for those condemned to death.
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The drummers pounded their aggressive, rhythmic beat that reverberated through every pathway and street of the entire village, resonating deep thorough my bones.
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A man representing Jesus, hauled a full size wooden cross, along with heavy chain around his foot, all the way around the village, and actually pulled a muscle in his back.
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The slow, limping pace that jerked the chain forward with each step, scraping along the stone roadway with a shrill clinking sound, will playback in my mind’s inner ear for a long one to come.
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Thank you to @friendsofvirginia for inviting me along to witness this odd and heavy ceremony.
#nvrtmrw #kkgoeseuro #spain #goodfriday #easter
Fréscano, Spain. A village of just over a hundred people, all come together to hold a solemn ritual of procession for Good Friday, the day to remember Christ’s crucifixion. . As a form of penance, half the group wears a hooded black capirote, the other a red hooded coroza. It’s worn as a sign of public humiliation, and red is for those condemned to death. . The drummers pounded their aggressive, rhythmic beat that reverberated through every pathway and street of the entire village, resonating deep thorough my bones. . A man representing Jesus, hauled a full size wooden cross, along with heavy chain around his foot, all the way around the village, and actually pulled a muscle in his back. . The slow, limping pace that jerked the chain forward with each step, scraping along the stone roadway with a shrill clinking sound, will playback in my mind’s inner ear for a long one to come. . Thank you to @friendsofvirginia for inviting me along to witness this odd and heavy ceremony. #nvrtmrw  #kkgoeseuro  #spain  #goodfriday  #easter 
How does someone who comes to know more and more information, can convey more meaning, using less words?
Why does a word carry so much power when it’s just a container? 
Does a word carry as much power written, as it does spoken?
Does resonance and frequency activate its power, or its formation and letters?
If words are so powerful, why is being silent even more powerful? 
Is what is not said more meaningful than what is said?
Or is it all about the why underneath what is and isn’t said, and the words themselves don’t matter?
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#30DaysOfHawking #nvrtmrw
How does someone who comes to know more and more information, can convey more meaning, using less words? Why does a word carry so much power when it’s just a container? Does a word carry as much power written, as it does spoken? Does resonance and frequency activate its power, or its formation and letters? If words are so powerful, why is being silent even more powerful? Is what is not said more meaningful than what is said? Or is it all about the why underneath what is and isn’t said, and the words themselves don’t matter? —- #30DaysOfHawking  #nvrtmrw 
Devotion. It’s a powerful force that can govern an entire existence.
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Devotion is what leads to mastery. It leads to cities. To movements and change. It lives in the same family as obsession and conviction, but is different. Obsession and conviction, are more of an imprisonment, where you can’t not be or can’t not do it. 
Devotion is the idea, that we choose to commit to something so fully, that no matter what happens in the future, we will follow through with this active promise. It’s an absolute sacrifice.
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Are you devoted to anything?
If so, what is it?
Why are you devoted to it?
Where did the devotion originate?
What do you seek to be rewarded with for your devotion?
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Rome is a city that exists because of devotion. 
#nvrtmrw #kkgoeseuro
Devotion. It’s a powerful force that can govern an entire existence. . Devotion is what leads to mastery. It leads to cities. To movements and change. It lives in the same family as obsession and conviction, but is different. Obsession and conviction, are more of an imprisonment, where you can’t not be or can’t not do it. Devotion is the idea, that we choose to commit to something so fully, that no matter what happens in the future, we will follow through with this active promise. It’s an absolute sacrifice. . Are you devoted to anything? If so, what is it? Why are you devoted to it? Where did the devotion originate? What do you seek to be rewarded with for your devotion? . Rome is a city that exists because of devotion. #nvrtmrw  #kkgoeseuro 
I am obsessed with people who are obsessed with their craft.
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How can someone not believe in magic, when all you have to do is watch an artist’s hands? As each muscle and bone twitches, in an orchestrated dance, perfected over the kind of time that goes numb, and where the mind doesn’t have to consciously tell each digit what to do anymore, something marvelous happens.
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What was once nothing and invisible, begins to form mass and material, becoming some thing. It’s pure alchemy. The deeply curious part of me wants to ask every question of how this person came to making THIS thing with so much love and dedication. To know every detail of the process. To understand how each tool works. So that maybe someday I can become the magician. The alchemist. But sometimes I bite my tongue and just observe, because I don’t want to spoil the magic.
#nvrtmrw #kkgoeseuro #rome
I am obsessed with people who are obsessed with their craft. [Swipe▶️] How can someone not believe in magic, when all you have to do is watch an artist’s hands? As each muscle and bone twitches, in an orchestrated dance, perfected over the kind of time that goes numb, and where the mind doesn’t have to consciously tell each digit what to do anymore, something marvelous happens. . What was once nothing and invisible, begins to form mass and material, becoming some thing. It’s pure alchemy. The deeply curious part of me wants to ask every question of how this person came to making THIS thing with so much love and dedication. To know every detail of the process. To understand how each tool works. So that maybe someday I can become the magician. The alchemist. But sometimes I bite my tongue and just observe, because I don’t want to spoil the magic. #nvrtmrw  #kkgoeseuro  #rome 
One issue I have with learning information out of a book, in a conversation, or by two-dimensional content, is that we gain understanding and perspective intellectually. It’s one thing to know something, in our heads. It’s entirely different to KNOW something, viscerally. A full sensory knowing. This is why I travel and experience to learn. I have learned more transformative truth in one silent night under the Milky Way, that with zero light pollution, becomes endlessly dimensional, than a lifetime of education and information.
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How does one know this, and just go back to living a life where they feel like their problems or desires matter? It’s such a beautiful reminder that the whole point is to just live. Live and love. What a gift to be less than a single note in this entire song.
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Fun fact: universe = uni verse = one song. 
We truly are just one note. While that may seem insignificant, if you listened to a song and it was missing a note, it would disrupt the entire flow, and we’d all notice. Playing into our note, again, is truly what this is all about. Together, we create the art of living.
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#nvrtmrw
One issue I have with learning information out of a book, in a conversation, or by two-dimensional content, is that we gain understanding and perspective intellectually. It’s one thing to know something, in our heads. It’s entirely different to KNOW something, viscerally. A full sensory knowing. This is why I travel and experience to learn. I have learned more transformative truth in one silent night under the Milky Way, that with zero light pollution, becomes endlessly dimensional, than a lifetime of education and information. . How does one know this, and just go back to living a life where they feel like their problems or desires matter? It’s such a beautiful reminder that the whole point is to just live. Live and love. What a gift to be less than a single note in this entire song. . Fun fact: universe = uni verse = one song. We truly are just one note. While that may seem insignificant, if you listened to a song and it was missing a note, it would disrupt the entire flow, and we’d all notice. Playing into our note, again, is truly what this is all about. Together, we create the art of living. 🎼❤️ #nvrtmrw 
It doesn’t get much better than your own personal surf shack. 🤙 ••• #squatchthecamper #truckcamper #livelancelife #lance825 #surfing #nvrtmrw
We see the man sitting high upon his horse, sculpted in bronze to last for eternity. A celebration of achievement, and he gets to wear the face. What about the people who got him there? [SWIPE ▶️] Not only did many people contribute to the victories, but women. In this statue, two women’s faces make up the foundation for him to be exalted upon. And another standing by his side. Typical!
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I’ve been asked a few times lately if I see myself getting into politics. I don’t. Does the world need another white guy trying to assert himself? I’d much rather continue to find ways to support the inspiring women in leadership. Don’t you think it’s time?
#internationalwomensday #nvrtmrw #kkgoeseuro
We see the man sitting high upon his horse, sculpted in bronze to last for eternity. A celebration of achievement, and he gets to wear the face. What about the people who got him there? [SWIPE ▶️] Not only did many people contribute to the victories, but women. In this statue, two women’s faces make up the foundation for him to be exalted upon. And another standing by his side. Typical! . I’ve been asked a few times lately if I see myself getting into politics. I don’t. Does the world need another white guy trying to assert himself? I’d much rather continue to find ways to support the inspiring women in leadership. Don’t you think it’s time? #internationalwomensday  #nvrtmrw  #kkgoeseuro 
Happy International Women’s Day! I am eternally grateful, and feel so blessed to have so many sisters and goddesses in my life. Women who help soften the edges of a hard world. The feminine who bring warmth and compassion to problem solving and lifting up. Who access and wield emotion as an effective tool for fuller living. This is an exciting time in our evolution, working collectively to elevate and amplify much needed perspective, voice, and action from the life-givers. I am forever learning from you on how to honor and strengthen my own feminine possibility, now finally understanding how, when embraced and intertwined with the masculine, creates unshakeable strength. I deeply love you all, and promise to continue to do the work alongside you. Thank you for being you!
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This ✨ moment of collaboration captured on deep playa just before sunrise, is of @tiakansara, one of the most powerful forces of soul I know, an unending light. I see you sis!
#internationalwomensday #nvrtmrw
Happy International Women’s Day! I am eternally grateful, and feel so blessed to have so many sisters and goddesses in my life. Women who help soften the edges of a hard world. The feminine who bring warmth and compassion to problem solving and lifting up. Who access and wield emotion as an effective tool for fuller living. This is an exciting time in our evolution, working collectively to elevate and amplify much needed perspective, voice, and action from the life-givers. I am forever learning from you on how to honor and strengthen my own feminine possibility, now finally understanding how, when embraced and intertwined with the masculine, creates unshakeable strength. I deeply love you all, and promise to continue to do the work alongside you. Thank you for being you! —- This ✨ moment of collaboration captured on deep playa just before sunrise, is of @tiakansara, one of the most powerful forces of soul I know, an unending light. I see you sis! #internationalwomensday  #nvrtmrw 
Hey, what do you use to cut some wood?? A-Saaawww, dude!
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Squat Squad!? Hanging with a couple amazing young women after the #rvesummit2018 - fun times.
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#carcamping #cutestpupperever #rventrepreneur #rvesummit #nvrtmrw #lovelife
Are your circumstances, today, right now, invoking your higher nature? What air are you breathing? What food is being put into your body? What are your hands doing? Creating and giving? Taking? Sitting idle? Are you engaged in laughter and love with those around you? Do your senses feel alive right now? Are you excited about the life you are living right now? All of this exists, is within reach, and can be made possible. Make it so.
#nvrtmrw #domusecuador
📷: @aliciasilly / 🎨: me
Are your circumstances, today, right now, invoking your higher nature? What air are you breathing? What food is being put into your body? What are your hands doing? Creating and giving? Taking? Sitting idle? Are you engaged in laughter and love with those around you? Do your senses feel alive right now? Are you excited about the life you are living right now? All of this exists, is within reach, and can be made possible. Make it so. #nvrtmrw  #domusecuador  📷: @aliciasilly / 🎨: me
Reason to live in Seattle in one photo. #nvrtmrw #seattlesunset #pnw #sunset
Do you know what it feels to be surrounded by insatiably ferocious curiosity? [SWIPE ▶️] Those with an egoless childlike wonder, where the seemingly simple becomes full of magic? The busy bodies needing to turn over every stone, touch every texture, smell every object, explore new tastes? That bend over to look down, that climb to look up, that ask questions to look within, that sit and listen to stories and observe how the world works? It already leads to a fuller life full of discovery and growth to be that person yourself, but to be surrounded by it is intoxicating and energizing. I love these creatures for being who they are.
#nvrtmrw #domusecuador
Do you know what it feels to be surrounded by insatiably ferocious curiosity? [SWIPE ▶️] Those with an egoless childlike wonder, where the seemingly simple becomes full of magic? The busy bodies needing to turn over every stone, touch every texture, smell every object, explore new tastes? That bend over to look down, that climb to look up, that ask questions to look within, that sit and listen to stories and observe how the world works? It already leads to a fuller life full of discovery and growth to be that person yourself, but to be surrounded by it is intoxicating and energizing. I love these creatures for being who they are. #nvrtmrw  #domusecuador 
Today I’m launching the most audacious, vulnerable, weird, and exciting project of my life... it’s literally, my life.
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I’m raising my hand to ask for help designing the next chapter of my life, and it could mean spending a lot more time together.
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[Link in my profile]

#GetYourOwnKyle
Today I’m launching the most audacious, vulnerable, weird, and exciting project of my life... it’s literally, my life. . I’m raising my hand to ask for help designing the next chapter of my life, and it could mean spending a lot more time together. . [Link in my profile] #GetYourOwnKyle 
Rain or sunshine, Pacific Northwest is a wonderful place to be. #pnw #hiking #nvrtmrw
Sometimes all we need is an image or reflection of what is. No, we can’t hold it or keep it, and it could disappear in an instant, but it can be just enough to ignite a sense of possibility. Or it can bring the calm of what grounds and guides us. A moment or memory that comes to life to teach us something, or may feel like home in some way. We must allow ourself, if only for a moment, to get lost in it... But! Come we must back to center, where we see it is just a mirage, held only on the surface. It’s not real. And that’s ok. Sometimes what’s not real, is reflected on and seen more beautifully, and through that beauty we finally get to unlock the hidden potential of what was there all along.
#nvrtmrw #domusecuador
Sometimes all we need is an image or reflection of what is. No, we can’t hold it or keep it, and it could disappear in an instant, but it can be just enough to ignite a sense of possibility. Or it can bring the calm of what grounds and guides us. A moment or memory that comes to life to teach us something, or may feel like home in some way. We must allow ourself, if only for a moment, to get lost in it... But! Come we must back to center, where we see it is just a mirage, held only on the surface. It’s not real. And that’s ok. Sometimes what’s not real, is reflected on and seen more beautifully, and through that beauty we finally get to unlock the hidden potential of what was there all along. #nvrtmrw  #domusecuador 
I haven't even begun to flirt with the processing and integration of the seen and unseen that has taken place these last days in Ecuador... but what a day and what a way to cast off and begin that journey. This isn't just community. And it isn't just family. This is tapestry. ✨
#nvrtmrw #domusecuador
I haven't even begun to flirt with the processing and integration of the seen and unseen that has taken place these last days in Ecuador... but what a day and what a way to cast off and begin that journey. This isn't just community. And it isn't just family. This is tapestry. ✨ #nvrtmrw  #domusecuador 
Sometimes you just have to have a nomad potluck.
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#rvesummit #rvesummit2018 #aspiringnomad #nvrtmrw #newfriends
Deep in the jungle, along the equator in the Pacific Ocean, away from any notable city or town, humans have come from all over the world to gather for a shared purpose. To awaken our minds, spirits, and habits further to living a life in direct relationship to the land and seas that nurture us. The way we live and consume in our simple every day lives, is to dominate nature and extract beyond our needs, and beyond the natural cycles to replenish.
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This day we ventured out to a reef, along with a group of world class chefs, where we ate incredibly delicious ceviche and a fruit medley, all harvested hyper-locally.
Aerial shots by @seblindstrom
#nvrtmrw @domus.earth @tanusas.hotel
Deep in the jungle, along the equator in the Pacific Ocean, away from any notable city or town, humans have come from all over the world to gather for a shared purpose. To awaken our minds, spirits, and habits further to living a life in direct relationship to the land and seas that nurture us. The way we live and consume in our simple every day lives, is to dominate nature and extract beyond our needs, and beyond the natural cycles to replenish. • This day we ventured out to a reef, along with a group of world class chefs, where we ate incredibly delicious ceviche and a fruit medley, all harvested hyper-locally. Aerial shots by @seblindstrom #nvrtmrw  @domus.earth @tanusas.hotel
In the small village of Píle, Ecuador, the finest handcrafted hats are meticulously handwoven from a local straw over the course of 3-8 months per hat. The straw is harvested when green, where they are then bleached with a sulfur and sun dried to get the cool yellow and cream color. Then each strand is split by fingernail and water into impossibly thin strands, which are woven into different grades of smoothness. Each hat is done in phases by up to 6 people, and each of the 6 creators split only 10% of the sale. The remaining 90% goes to the middlemen. One person may work on 2-4 hats per year, and they sell from $500-$25,000.
#nvrtmrw #ecuador
In the small village of Píle, Ecuador, the finest handcrafted hats are meticulously handwoven from a local straw over the course of 3-8 months per hat. The straw is harvested when green, where they are then bleached with a sulfur and sun dried to get the cool yellow and cream color. Then each strand is split by fingernail and water into impossibly thin strands, which are woven into different grades of smoothness. Each hat is done in phases by up to 6 people, and each of the 6 creators split only 10% of the sale. The remaining 90% goes to the middlemen. One person may work on 2-4 hats per year, and they sell from $500-$25,000. #nvrtmrw  #ecuador 
Befriend the whisper. Give it a microphone and hear what it has to say. We let our rational mind speak over it, because it delivers messages that speaks loudly to our fears and desires. But the quiet whisper comes from ancient places and carries the truths we need to hear. Truths that can save us from eventual and inevitable hardships and hard learnings. Truths that bring us closer to our deepest self and put us onto paths to greatness and fuller living.
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Hearing and listening to this whisper is a muscle and relationship. The less we listen to it, the softer it speaks. When we hear it and choose to ignore or abandon it, it stops making the effort. Although no matter how soft or silent that little voice is, it will never fully abandon us. It can’t, because it is us, and we abandon ourselves when we turn away. To find it again, and to turn up its volume, create silence, ask questions and wait patiently. As it draws closer, honor it. Eventually it can boom louder than our rational/fearful mind, and we can boldly make snap quick decisions to navigate our life based on that intuition.
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I’ve been working on cultivating and acting on that voice my entire life. There were periods of selfishness where I caused it to sit on the sidelines, and I’ve never felt so lost and confused. But these last couple years it’s never been so loud. Doctors would probably be quick to diagnose it as schizophrenia, haha! But it’s not a voice that is separate from me, it is me. It’s the most honest and aligned and me’ist me. Anytime I’ve listened to the fears or desires, I’ve come to find those voices were not me. They were the voices of my friends, family, entertainment, and so forth. And I’ve come to learn that the voice of the me’ist me will never steer me wrong, even if the insight and foresight isn’t what I want for at that time. Except right now it’s screaming at me to eat breakfast... so, Happy Sunday!
#nvrtmrw #bramflife
Befriend the whisper. Give it a microphone and hear what it has to say. We let our rational mind speak over it, because it delivers messages that speaks loudly to our fears and desires. But the quiet whisper comes from ancient places and carries the truths we need to hear. Truths that can save us from eventual and inevitable hardships and hard learnings. Truths that bring us closer to our deepest self and put us onto paths to greatness and fuller living. • Hearing and listening to this whisper is a muscle and relationship. The less we listen to it, the softer it speaks. When we hear it and choose to ignore or abandon it, it stops making the effort. Although no matter how soft or silent that little voice is, it will never fully abandon us. It can’t, because it is us, and we abandon ourselves when we turn away. To find it again, and to turn up its volume, create silence, ask questions and wait patiently. As it draws closer, honor it. Eventually it can boom louder than our rational/fearful mind, and we can boldly make snap quick decisions to navigate our life based on that intuition. • I’ve been working on cultivating and acting on that voice my entire life. There were periods of selfishness where I caused it to sit on the sidelines, and I’ve never felt so lost and confused. But these last couple years it’s never been so loud. Doctors would probably be quick to diagnose it as schizophrenia, haha! But it’s not a voice that is separate from me, it is me. It’s the most honest and aligned and me’ist me. Anytime I’ve listened to the fears or desires, I’ve come to find those voices were not me. They were the voices of my friends, family, entertainment, and so forth. And I’ve come to learn that the voice of the me’ist me will never steer me wrong, even if the insight and foresight isn’t what I want for at that time. Except right now it’s screaming at me to eat breakfast... so, Happy Sunday! #nvrtmrw  #bramflife 
How we see the world affects how we respond and conduct ourselves, in turn making the world. More often than not, we don’t dig deeper than how we see something. Once we understand how we see something, we are willing to argue, fight, and even die for it. But how is a subjective and rigid surface layer formed by 2 things. It is seen by the context presented, and it is controlled by why.
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On the journey to the center of why, unfolds a story of circumstances that eventually shapes how. If we were trained to better respond from the core of why, beneath all of the traumas and inspirations that formed our needs in which how serves to meet, we would find a soft, flexible space that just wants to connect, solve, and move forward.
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Otherwise how is the reaction to the limited context that makes up its shape. Our brain uses any information it has and actually creates little distortions in the prefrontal cortex before consciousness, then sends that info to the higher level parts of the brain that work to interpret. How we see is the most deceptive sense we have, followed by how we hear.
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Imagine our interactions with each other if we first did the work to gain clarity over our own deepest why, then in each circumstance, respond by inquisitively asking questions to seek all the context we can, before formulating and responding, including the other person’s story to why.
...We would create an entirely different world.
#nvrtmrw #bramflife
How we see the world affects how we respond and conduct ourselves, in turn making the world. More often than not, we don’t dig deeper than how we see something. Once we understand how we see something, we are willing to argue, fight, and even die for it. But how is a subjective and rigid surface layer formed by 2 things. It is seen by the context presented, and it is controlled by why. • On the journey to the center of why, unfolds a story of circumstances that eventually shapes how. If we were trained to better respond from the core of why, beneath all of the traumas and inspirations that formed our needs in which how serves to meet, we would find a soft, flexible space that just wants to connect, solve, and move forward. • Otherwise how is the reaction to the limited context that makes up its shape. Our brain uses any information it has and actually creates little distortions in the prefrontal cortex before consciousness, then sends that info to the higher level parts of the brain that work to interpret. How we see is the most deceptive sense we have, followed by how we hear. • Imagine our interactions with each other if we first did the work to gain clarity over our own deepest why, then in each circumstance, respond by inquisitively asking questions to seek all the context we can, before formulating and responding, including the other person’s story to why. ...We would create an entirely different world. #nvrtmrw  #bramflife 
Our culture heavily celebrates individuality and tells us we can achieve it by cobbling together elements of what we buy and own. The more we arrange the material in our lives to represent “who we are”, the more we get, and give to others, feedback and acceptance that reinforces our life and image style decisions.
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This system of idolizing individuality has created a prison economy.
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Individuality should simply be a by-product of being true to what feels natural. If we live and perform the drama of our lives that is lead by being comfortable in our own skin, (even if that means striving to be uncomfortable for the sake of growth), and moving ourselves through our world in the way that allows us to fly the highest we can, yes we will appear to stand out, but more importantly we’ll be living fully and honestly.
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It’s time each of us changes to stop praising individuality for the sake of individuality, so that our system, which thrives on our consumption, changes how business is done. Instead, we need to learn how to identify and lift up the journey of those living each day with gusto and oomph. How to accept and love those who are centered in their own flavor of weird. After all, individuality is what weird is.
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Our culture-of-the-moment tells people to be individual but not actually weird, unless it’s the trendy weird... However history celebrates the ones who stayed true to their convictions, the true weirdos whose life were not governed by a preceding format or trend, not those who bought the brand of Weird from the shelves just because it made them stand out. 💃: @vandanahart 
#nvrtmrw #bramflife #wespeakdance
Our culture heavily celebrates individuality and tells us we can achieve it by cobbling together elements of what we buy and own. The more we arrange the material in our lives to represent “who we are”, the more we get, and give to others, feedback and acceptance that reinforces our life and image style decisions. • This system of idolizing individuality has created a prison economy. • Individuality should simply be a by-product of being true to what feels natural. If we live and perform the drama of our lives that is lead by being comfortable in our own skin, (even if that means striving to be uncomfortable for the sake of growth), and moving ourselves through our world in the way that allows us to fly the highest we can, yes we will appear to stand out, but more importantly we’ll be living fully and honestly. • It’s time each of us changes to stop praising individuality for the sake of individuality, so that our system, which thrives on our consumption, changes how business is done. Instead, we need to learn how to identify and lift up the journey of those living each day with gusto and oomph. How to accept and love those who are centered in their own flavor of weird. After all, individuality is what weird is. • Our culture-of-the-moment tells people to be individual but not actually weird, unless it’s the trendy weird... However history celebrates the ones who stayed true to their convictions, the true weirdos whose life were not governed by a preceding format or trend, not those who bought the brand of Weird from the shelves just because it made them stand out. 💃: @vandanahart #nvrtmrw  #bramflife  #wespeakdance 
When it’s a Super Blue Blood Moon, you get up at 4am, even to hike through wicked cold winter orchards. What an incredible universe we are part of.
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According to @natgeo, this combination hasn't been seen since 1982.
• Blue moon = 2nd full moon within same calendar month
• Blood moon = lunar eclipse
• Super moon = moon is closer distance to earth
#nvrtmrw #bramflife #superbluebloodmoon
When it’s a Super Blue Blood Moon, you get up at 4am, even to hike through wicked cold winter orchards. What an incredible universe we are part of. — According to @natgeo, this combination hasn't been seen since 1982. • Blue moon = 2nd full moon within same calendar month • Blood moon = lunar eclipse • Super moon = moon is closer distance to earth #nvrtmrw  #bramflife  #superbluebloodmoon 
Only when we give ourself fully to what’s greater than ourself, will we be able to fly.
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We either spend so many nights crafting plans, building ideas of the life we want to live, then orienting our days to fulfill those dreams, or we let life happen and we react. This has us just trying to get our needs met, often causing us to seek the comforts our culture works to provide.
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But how often do we surrender our own needs and plans to that tiny little voice, tucked deep within the core of our being, and do the work that we are called to do? How often are we in a position to perform in a way that feels effortless, yet yields waves of great magnitude? How often are we seeking answers to the questions we should be asking, instead of seeking answers the questions that we just happen to have or are told we should be asking? Today is a good day to start learning to fly.
💃: @vandanahart @wespeakdance 
#nvrtmrw #bramflife
Only when we give ourself fully to what’s greater than ourself, will we be able to fly. • We either spend so many nights crafting plans, building ideas of the life we want to live, then orienting our days to fulfill those dreams, or we let life happen and we react. This has us just trying to get our needs met, often causing us to seek the comforts our culture works to provide. • But how often do we surrender our own needs and plans to that tiny little voice, tucked deep within the core of our being, and do the work that we are called to do? How often are we in a position to perform in a way that feels effortless, yet yields waves of great magnitude? How often are we seeking answers to the questions we should be asking, instead of seeking answers the questions that we just happen to have or are told we should be asking? Today is a good day to start learning to fly. 💃: @vandanahart @wespeakdance #nvrtmrw  #bramflife 
Right over my shoulder is life built around a system that offers everything we are told we need to survive, be happy, and feel fulfilled. Items we can select from a virtual shelf and a car will pull up minutes later and deliver to our feet. Items we can present to the each other, so we tell each other “good job. You’re worth something.” A system that feeds us food that causes us to get sick so that system can sell us the prescription remedy. A system that exploits our humanity and weirdness and commoditizes it at scale until it is no longer special and unique, until our energy depleted and we just want to get through the day to start again tomorrow.
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In front of me is nothing. Something the system says will certainly leave me dead. No resources. No validation. No belonging. No purpose. No comfort. Choose the system, or become an outcast and choose my demise.
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I’ve been living on this road for almost 4 years heading further and further down this path, and I can honestly say it is a lie. In front of me is everything. Behind the scary thoughts of failure and emptiness, is the most internally and eternally abundant human experience. While it looks barren and lonely, it is in fact spattered with other weirdos who have joined together as tribes, working to meet each other’s needs. And this is still just the beginning. While it may look like the system is eventually going to develop these lands, the opposite is true. This road is growing directly into the center of it all. Ever person who shakes free extends it just a little bit further. It’s time.
#nvrtmrw #bramflife
Right over my shoulder is life built around a system that offers everything we are told we need to survive, be happy, and feel fulfilled. Items we can select from a virtual shelf and a car will pull up minutes later and deliver to our feet. Items we can present to the each other, so we tell each other “good job. You’re worth something.” A system that feeds us food that causes us to get sick so that system can sell us the prescription remedy. A system that exploits our humanity and weirdness and commoditizes it at scale until it is no longer special and unique, until our energy depleted and we just want to get through the day to start again tomorrow. • In front of me is nothing. Something the system says will certainly leave me dead. No resources. No validation. No belonging. No purpose. No comfort. Choose the system, or become an outcast and choose my demise. • I’ve been living on this road for almost 4 years heading further and further down this path, and I can honestly say it is a lie. In front of me is everything. Behind the scary thoughts of failure and emptiness, is the most internally and eternally abundant human experience. While it looks barren and lonely, it is in fact spattered with other weirdos who have joined together as tribes, working to meet each other’s needs. And this is still just the beginning. While it may look like the system is eventually going to develop these lands, the opposite is true. This road is growing directly into the center of it all. Ever person who shakes free extends it just a little bit further. It’s time. #nvrtmrw  #bramflife 
Feels like I’ve gotten more rest in the past 3 days than I have in the past 3 months, and sleep is only part of it. There is so much open space and nothing going on here. No buzz and congestion. No doing. No energy. Just a calm stillness. Even the colors of the landscapes are soothing. If I lived here again, it’d eventually shrivel me up and leave me uninspired, but it’s the perfect environment to decompress in, and take all the energy that’s been built up and focus it into creating without being distracted. I just wish there were more vegetarian options...
#nvrtmrw #bramflife
Feels like I’ve gotten more rest in the past 3 days than I have in the past 3 months, and sleep is only part of it. There is so much open space and nothing going on here. No buzz and congestion. No doing. No energy. Just a calm stillness. Even the colors of the landscapes are soothing. If I lived here again, it’d eventually shrivel me up and leave me uninspired, but it’s the perfect environment to decompress in, and take all the energy that’s been built up and focus it into creating without being distracted. I just wish there were more vegetarian options... #nvrtmrw  #bramflife 
It feels like it’s been another lifetime since my feet have stepped onto solid ground. Since I’ve breathed without tension in my shoulders and neck. Since I’ve slept soundly throughout an entire night. Or focused all the way through a thought. But all of that changed the moment I returned, stepping into my van’s space, pulling up to see and hear Bean excitedly greet me. These two are my lighthouse. My rock. My calm and my home. Without them, I drift so far, get caught in thrashing storms, and end up foggy and disoriented. And I don’t even realize it until I am reminded of what they are to me by being with them and out of my head.
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And to add to the foundation, I’m back in the town I was born in, staying with and connecting with my incredible grandparents, in a house they’ve been in since the 50s, practically unchanged for longer than I’ve known it. Their midwestern-accented voices telling stories and teasing each other, the smells, the knickknacks, grandma’s iced tea... It’s nice to touch the ground once in awhile.
#nvrtmrw
It feels like it’s been another lifetime since my feet have stepped onto solid ground. Since I’ve breathed without tension in my shoulders and neck. Since I’ve slept soundly throughout an entire night. Or focused all the way through a thought. But all of that changed the moment I returned, stepping into my van’s space, pulling up to see and hear Bean excitedly greet me. These two are my lighthouse. My rock. My calm and my home. Without them, I drift so far, get caught in thrashing storms, and end up foggy and disoriented. And I don’t even realize it until I am reminded of what they are to me by being with them and out of my head. • And to add to the foundation, I’m back in the town I was born in, staying with and connecting with my incredible grandparents, in a house they’ve been in since the 50s, practically unchanged for longer than I’ve known it. Their midwestern-accented voices telling stories and teasing each other, the smells, the knickknacks, grandma’s iced tea... It’s nice to touch the ground once in awhile. #nvrtmrw 
“A tiger cannot change its stripes.” A popular, yet untrue phrase. Every passing moment, and all that is within it that enters into existence and reality, is previously unformed. And it is formed by the momentum of each moment before it. But is not limited to carrying momentum, as each moment is also a choice.
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Our mind, which is the epicenter of our perspective, intentions, thoughts, actions, and habits, are as malleable as we allow them to be. We can sit right in the middle of the life we know and live every day, and do conscious effort work to change our selves and our circumstances. But this is brute force work and takes an incredible amount of effort and discipline. Not impossible, but this is where the previous momentum often wins, and we get phrases like, “a tiger can’t change its stripes. A leopard can’t change its spots.”
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However, if you want to make this process of deep core reboot and change easier, and frankly way more fun... change your environment for as long as you possibly can. (Fun Fact: this can be forever if it’s #1 priority). Everything about you will begin to change, whether you are conscious of it happening or not.
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Over the last 2 months I watched Valeria experience this change. So profoundly, that just a couple weeks ago she woke up, visibly shaken, and decided right then she’s quitting her job and leaving her current home country. Then just the other day, as her feet touched back down back home and she had a moment to look in the mirror, and contrast who she is now with who she was before she left, saw someone who is different, better, more peaceful, more grateful and loving, someone more equipped and excited to step into the unknown and make bigger bolder decisions for her life and happiness.
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An incredible transformation, and another living example that deep change happens!
⏩Swipe for @v4leriam’s transformation 
#nvrtmrw #beunsettled #kyledoesasia
“A tiger cannot change its stripes.” A popular, yet untrue phrase. Every passing moment, and all that is within it that enters into existence and reality, is previously unformed. And it is formed by the momentum of each moment before it. But is not limited to carrying momentum, as each moment is also a choice. • Our mind, which is the epicenter of our perspective, intentions, thoughts, actions, and habits, are as malleable as we allow them to be. We can sit right in the middle of the life we know and live every day, and do conscious effort work to change our selves and our circumstances. But this is brute force work and takes an incredible amount of effort and discipline. Not impossible, but this is where the previous momentum often wins, and we get phrases like, “a tiger can’t change its stripes. A leopard can’t change its spots.” • However, if you want to make this process of deep core reboot and change easier, and frankly way more fun... change your environment for as long as you possibly can. (Fun Fact: this can be forever if it’s #1  priority). Everything about you will begin to change, whether you are conscious of it happening or not. • Over the last 2 months I watched Valeria experience this change. So profoundly, that just a couple weeks ago she woke up, visibly shaken, and decided right then she’s quitting her job and leaving her current home country. Then just the other day, as her feet touched back down back home and she had a moment to look in the mirror, and contrast who she is now with who she was before she left, saw someone who is different, better, more peaceful, more grateful and loving, someone more equipped and excited to step into the unknown and make bigger bolder decisions for her life and happiness. • An incredible transformation, and another living example that deep change happens! ⏩Swipe for @v4leriam’s transformation #nvrtmrw  #beunsettled  #kyledoesasia 
Since the sunrise eruption at Mt Agung in Bali, I’ve had recurring dreams where I’m standing face to face with Death. Calm, even breaths. We don’t talk, and it’s not a look of defiance. I just know that Death is there, I don’t have any power over when it’s my time and how I go, but just that when I do, I do, and I respect and accept it.
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It’s truly a wonder to live a life, fearless of the transition point from life to death. This feeling of weightlessness couldn’t come at a more opportune time, with a blank canvas in front of me, ripe with all of the uncertainties; Where will I be tomorrow? Next week, month, year? How and where will I live? Where will I work and what will I do? Who will I be with? Family? Community? A partner? Bean? The list of unknowns go on, and while I’m curious, there’s no question or answer that scares me.
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I am very grateful to have been able to sit in front of this massive force of nature and have it change me. I believe that when something or someone is performing in the way that is most natural to them, they create change effortlessly in those who bear witness. I hope all of you reading are aligned to what is most natural to you. It is the most important thing worth striving for.
#nvrtmrw #kyledoesasia #bali
Since the sunrise eruption at Mt Agung in Bali, I’ve had recurring dreams where I’m standing face to face with Death. Calm, even breaths. We don’t talk, and it’s not a look of defiance. I just know that Death is there, I don’t have any power over when it’s my time and how I go, but just that when I do, I do, and I respect and accept it. • It’s truly a wonder to live a life, fearless of the transition point from life to death. This feeling of weightlessness couldn’t come at a more opportune time, with a blank canvas in front of me, ripe with all of the uncertainties; Where will I be tomorrow? Next week, month, year? How and where will I live? Where will I work and what will I do? Who will I be with? Family? Community? A partner? Bean? The list of unknowns go on, and while I’m curious, there’s no question or answer that scares me. • I am very grateful to have been able to sit in front of this massive force of nature and have it change me. I believe that when something or someone is performing in the way that is most natural to them, they create change effortlessly in those who bear witness. I hope all of you reading are aligned to what is most natural to you. It is the most important thing worth striving for. #nvrtmrw  #kyledoesasia  #bali 
It’s fascinating watching hundreds of thousands of muscles work to move an elephant’s trunk. With it you can see her think and make decisions, it’s her only hand which she uses grab, push, pull, rub, hit, breathe, eat, hold, hug, point, swing, smell, speak... it’s everything. When you feed Kamee bananas, she’ll patiently hold multiple curled up in the trunk, then will selectively toss each into her mouth, and peel them first, eat the banana, and toss away the skin... I need more elephants in my life.
#nvrtmrw #kyledoesasia #thailand
It’s fascinating watching hundreds of thousands of muscles work to move an elephant’s trunk. With it you can see her think and make decisions, it’s her only hand which she uses grab, push, pull, rub, hit, breathe, eat, hold, hug, point, swing, smell, speak... it’s everything. When you feed Kamee bananas, she’ll patiently hold multiple curled up in the trunk, then will selectively toss each into her mouth, and peel them first, eat the banana, and toss away the skin... I need more elephants in my life. #nvrtmrw  #kyledoesasia  #thailand 
Meet the Elephant Men of Northern Thailand. In the western world, typically we apply for a job, clock in and out, and decide at some point when we’ve had enough, quit or get fired, then find a new job. An Elephant Man is another in a lineage of Elephant Men who grow up from babies with elephants as family members. They then eventually dedicate themselves to the growth, protection, and well being of one. With Kamee, there are 3 men who rotate shifts 24hrs a day. One tried living a normal life, moving to Bangkok to be a chef, but his heart brought him home. With elephants being incredibly social creatures, and right now Kamee not having an elephant friend, has taken to one of the men so much that she doesn’t sleep in her “elephant buffet” habitat provided. She follows him to his hut, and sleeps next to it outside. He unfortunately doesn’t get much sleep because she snores so loudly it vibrates his hut. Just by sitting and watching these men with her, you witness the deepest level of patience, empathy, and bonding possible between two creatures of differing species. Also notice the tattoos on the legs. All the men have them as protection for their life in the wild. This is no job, it’s just their life.
#nvrtmrw #kyledoesasia #thailand
Meet the Elephant Men of Northern Thailand. In the western world, typically we apply for a job, clock in and out, and decide at some point when we’ve had enough, quit or get fired, then find a new job. An Elephant Man is another in a lineage of Elephant Men who grow up from babies with elephants as family members. They then eventually dedicate themselves to the growth, protection, and well being of one. With Kamee, there are 3 men who rotate shifts 24hrs a day. One tried living a normal life, moving to Bangkok to be a chef, but his heart brought him home. With elephants being incredibly social creatures, and right now Kamee not having an elephant friend, has taken to one of the men so much that she doesn’t sleep in her “elephant buffet” habitat provided. She follows him to his hut, and sleeps next to it outside. He unfortunately doesn’t get much sleep because she snores so loudly it vibrates his hut. Just by sitting and watching these men with her, you witness the deepest level of patience, empathy, and bonding possible between two creatures of differing species. Also notice the tattoos on the legs. All the men have them as protection for their life in the wild. This is no job, it’s just their life. #nvrtmrw  #kyledoesasia  #thailand 
The camper, Squatch! We ended up going with a @lancecamper 825 for our travels. Lightweight, 4 season capable, decent size tanks and just enough room for our small little family. Definitely a little tighter than our previous rig, #kennythedolphin but much safer overall with way more capability to get off the beaten path! Huge thanks to Hill’s RV in Yakima, WA for the help! #squatchthecamper #livelancelife #truckcamper #lance825 #nvrtmrw #truckcampermagazine
Given elephants are endangered and on the verge of not being able to recover their species, it’s more important than ever to breed and protect them. So it’s no wonder @conservenaturalforests looked at over 100 elephants before finding and rescuing Kamee. The traits they found are her eye color is pure, and the pupils are round. Reptile looking pupils indicate they are aggressive. Her skin color is healthy, her nails are white and not black, thickness of the trunk is perfect, but more important than any other trait, is she’s clever. More about the amazing Kamee shortly.
#nvrtmrw #kyledoesasia #thailand
Given elephants are endangered and on the verge of not being able to recover their species, it’s more important than ever to breed and protect them. So it’s no wonder @conservenaturalforests looked at over 100 elephants before finding and rescuing Kamee. The traits they found are her eye color is pure, and the pupils are round. Reptile looking pupils indicate they are aggressive. Her skin color is healthy, her nails are white and not black, thickness of the trunk is perfect, but more important than any other trait, is she’s clever. More about the amazing Kamee shortly. #nvrtmrw  #kyledoesasia  #thailand 
As the clock struck midnight and the fireworks started to explode in all directions to ring in 2018, I was seated in a temple as Buddhist monks chanted monotonously and repetitively. In that moment it felt like the perfect analogy to kick off my year. Maintaining focus, clarity, and intention in an abundance of distractions while working together with the hive mind to be a part of something bigger that oneself. That and keeping life completely unexpected, new, and weird!
#boxoflight #nvrtmrw #kyledoesasia #thailand #newyear2018
As the clock struck midnight and the fireworks started to explode in all directions to ring in 2018, I was seated in a temple as Buddhist monks chanted monotonously and repetitively. In that moment it felt like the perfect analogy to kick off my year. Maintaining focus, clarity, and intention in an abundance of distractions while working together with the hive mind to be a part of something bigger that oneself. That and keeping life completely unexpected, new, and weird! #boxoflight  #nvrtmrw  #kyledoesasia  #thailand  #newyear2018 
Happy New Year from Chiang Mai! Let your worries float up and burn away like the fire lantern. 2018 is the year to unleash magic. Every. Single. Day. ✨
#nvrtmrw #kyledoesasia #thailand #newyear2018
Sometimes we just need to be transported to novel sensations to break us down and shake us up, such as catching a sunset in the floating market along the Mae Klong River. My senses and perspective have been so stirred that I cannot wait to anchor down, dive back into a hole, and bring the inspiration to fruition in whatever form it will take. Entering 2018 with a full tank. 🚀
#nvrtmrw #kyledoesasia #thailand
Sometimes we just need to be transported to novel sensations to break us down and shake us up, such as catching a sunset in the floating market along the Mae Klong River. My senses and perspective have been so stirred that I cannot wait to anchor down, dive back into a hole, and bring the inspiration to fruition in whatever form it will take. Entering 2018 with a full tank. 🚀 #nvrtmrw  #kyledoesasia  #thailand 
More humans of Thailand’s Railway Market.
#nvrtmrw #kyledoesasia #thailand
In a little village along the Mae Klong River in Thailand, people gather everyday to buy and sell along a railway that a train comes and goes four times a day, where the train passes your face by mere inches. It’s jam packed with textured sights, pungent smells, and layered sounds. Not the friendliest or most comfortable place, but worth experiencing.
#nvrtmrw #kyledoesasia #thailand
In a little village along the Mae Klong River in Thailand, people gather everyday to buy and sell along a railway that a train comes and goes four times a day, where the train passes your face by mere inches. It’s jam packed with textured sights, pungent smells, and layered sounds. Not the friendliest or most comfortable place, but worth experiencing. #nvrtmrw  #kyledoesasia  #thailand 
I’ve been fighting a congestive cold for over a month. But it didn’t come from a virus. Its a symptom of a much deeper disease - consumption culture. It’s directly related to breathing in toxic air, whether riding in traffic from vehicles that have no emissions limits, decades of industrialization, and a few days of  volcanic ash in the atmosphere from an eruption. 2 of those 3 our species is recklessly responsible for every single day, and the primary driver is our consumptive habits. I’m more motivated than ever to keeping lessening my own footprint with every action, to rethink our larger systems and culture built around it (starting with Domus in Ecuador), and I am ready to finally heal this cold for myself and those who come after me.
#nvrtmrw #kyledoesasia #thailand
I’ve been fighting a congestive cold for over a month. But it didn’t come from a virus. Its a symptom of a much deeper disease - consumption culture. It’s directly related to breathing in toxic air, whether riding in traffic from vehicles that have no emissions limits, decades of industrialization, and a few days of volcanic ash in the atmosphere from an eruption. 2 of those 3 our species is recklessly responsible for every single day, and the primary driver is our consumptive habits. I’m more motivated than ever to keeping lessening my own footprint with every action, to rethink our larger systems and culture built around it (starting with Domus in Ecuador), and I am ready to finally heal this cold for myself and those who come after me. #nvrtmrw  #kyledoesasia  #thailand 
Yesterday was a crazy series of misadventures traveling from Bangkok to Chiang Rai!
☑️ Unable to book a plane ticket en route to the airport.
☑️ Got sick on the bus.
☑️ Lost $500 worth of new gear (my only warmth) on said bus.
☑️ Figured out a way around the booking glitch, but went to the wrong airport.
☑️ Stopped in traffic, plane leaves soon’ish.
☑️ Add extra stop detour to the crazy holiday packed mall to get a new jacket. Taxi driver yelling at us.
☑️ Ticket counter says I can’t fly because my birding pass has my full middle name, but my passport only has my middle initial. SRSLY?!
☑️ Running through airport with 7mins to takeoff...
☑️ Getting hit with remnants of Typhoon Tembin
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✅ Made it successfully to Chiang Rai!
The stuff #adventures are made of.
(Animated with Animatic in the taxi)
#nvrtmrw #kyledoesasia
Yesterday was a crazy series of misadventures traveling from Bangkok to Chiang Rai! ☑️ Unable to book a plane ticket en route to the airport. ☑️ Got sick on the bus. ☑️ Lost $500 worth of new gear (my only warmth) on said bus. ☑️ Figured out a way around the booking glitch, but went to the wrong airport. ☑️ Stopped in traffic, plane leaves soon’ish. ☑️ Add extra stop detour to the crazy holiday packed mall to get a new jacket. Taxi driver yelling at us. ☑️ Ticket counter says I can’t fly because my birding pass has my full middle name, but my passport only has my middle initial. SRSLY?! ☑️ Running through airport with 7mins to takeoff... ☑️ Getting hit with remnants of Typhoon Tembin —— ✅ Made it successfully to Chiang Rai! The stuff #adventures  are made of. (Animated with Animatic in the taxi) #nvrtmrw  #kyledoesasia 
Having the sensitivity and mindset of a photographer often helps me take notice and appreciate the often simple and overlooked details of my surroundings, which I love about it, but other times has just made it a compulsion (addiction) to capture what’s in front of me without first really being with it and taking it all in. It’s something I try to stay mindful of, even if it means some days not capturing anything and allowing myself to enjoy it fully for me and nobody else. The exquisite Wat Pho temple in Bangkok was a healthy balance of both.
#nvrtmrw #kyledoesasia #thailand
Having the sensitivity and mindset of a photographer often helps me take notice and appreciate the often simple and overlooked details of my surroundings, which I love about it, but other times has just made it a compulsion (addiction) to capture what’s in front of me without first really being with it and taking it all in. It’s something I try to stay mindful of, even if it means some days not capturing anything and allowing myself to enjoy it fully for me and nobody else. The exquisite Wat Pho temple in Bangkok was a healthy balance of both. #nvrtmrw  #kyledoesasia  #thailand 
It’s interesting to think about how much we can struggle to find purpose, or at least *a* purpose. Our identity is so wrapped in up that need, that without it, something is off. We can never seem to fully be happy or satisfied. And so we toss and turn, feeling the welling void, and get so lost in our heads about what it means. Trying to build up ideas of what or who we should be and why... We more often than not over complicate it. It’s interesting because it’s in a moment, in a look, or in an expression, as simple as the one pictured, when humanity and need pierces all the way through whatever confusion and fog loomed previously. Purpose is simply improving life around us. Everything about this photo captures my own deep sense of purpose.
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To bring forth fun, light, and laughter, through quality time, creativity, art, and storytelling. Something so simple and so human lifts the spirit and awareness up from the pit of struggle, into the present where life can happen and grow.
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I’m at the threshold of an entirely new chapter in my life, and my affirmation, New Years or otherwise, is to never work* another day in my life.
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*work: effort put toward what doesn’t fill my soul up with gratitude and joy, or doesn’t align to purpose.
#nvrtmrw #kyledoesasia #cambodia
It’s interesting to think about how much we can struggle to find purpose, or at least *a* purpose. Our identity is so wrapped in up that need, that without it, something is off. We can never seem to fully be happy or satisfied. And so we toss and turn, feeling the welling void, and get so lost in our heads about what it means. Trying to build up ideas of what or who we should be and why... We more often than not over complicate it. It’s interesting because it’s in a moment, in a look, or in an expression, as simple as the one pictured, when humanity and need pierces all the way through whatever confusion and fog loomed previously. Purpose is simply improving life around us. Everything about this photo captures my own deep sense of purpose. • To bring forth fun, light, and laughter, through quality time, creativity, art, and storytelling. Something so simple and so human lifts the spirit and awareness up from the pit of struggle, into the present where life can happen and grow. • I’m at the threshold of an entirely new chapter in my life, and my affirmation, New Years or otherwise, is to never work* another day in my life. • *work: effort put toward what doesn’t fill my soul up with gratitude and joy, or doesn’t align to purpose. #nvrtmrw  #kyledoesasia  #cambodia 
(Cont’d) The night before the kite making workshop, Valeria and I made one ourselves with no instruction to see how difficult it is. Turns out it was much trickier and more technical than we thought, and we were very skeptical the 40 little 5 and 6 yr old kids would be capable of the task. Boy were we wrong! They were constantly ready for the next step, many grabbing supplies and moving on without our instruction. In the end, every kite flew! And while a couple boys continually tested and improved their kites, others began to play in the trash scattered about. When we sat with them, discovered they did not see trash. They saw tools and resources that can work together to create toys and more. It was like watching little MacGuyvers forming, and made me think about kids in western culture that have everything provided either ready-made, or meant to fit and comes with instructions. These kids were already highly skilled at seeing and working with everything in their environment as an opportunity. Frankly what started as pity for their situation, quickly became appreciation. Poverty is still ugly and abhorrent, but it truly is a breeding ground for the human spirit and creativity to thrive. And I can’t tell you just how little it took to bring overwhelming joy to their faces.
#nvrtmrw #kyledoesasia #cambodia
(Cont’d) The night before the kite making workshop, Valeria and I made one ourselves with no instruction to see how difficult it is. Turns out it was much trickier and more technical than we thought, and we were very skeptical the 40 little 5 and 6 yr old kids would be capable of the task. Boy were we wrong! They were constantly ready for the next step, many grabbing supplies and moving on without our instruction. In the end, every kite flew! And while a couple boys continually tested and improved their kites, others began to play in the trash scattered about. When we sat with them, discovered they did not see trash. They saw tools and resources that can work together to create toys and more. It was like watching little MacGuyvers forming, and made me think about kids in western culture that have everything provided either ready-made, or meant to fit and comes with instructions. These kids were already highly skilled at seeing and working with everything in their environment as an opportunity. Frankly what started as pity for their situation, quickly became appreciation. Poverty is still ugly and abhorrent, but it truly is a breeding ground for the human spirit and creativity to thrive. And I can’t tell you just how little it took to bring overwhelming joy to their faces. #nvrtmrw  #kyledoesasia  #cambodia 
How often do you see a child play or work in piles of trash? Does seeing it turn your stomach the way it did mine when I read about the kids of Phnom Penh in the book Srey? It immediately shook me out of floating tourist mode, and I wanted to contribute in any way possible. That spark derailed travel plans, causing us to go directly to the PIO School that was set up to educate these children that were having to work in sifting through trash. After spending time with the Program Director, we decided that using our arts and crafts background, we could put together a creative workshop. With virtually no budget and having to use the simplest materials, decided to have the children make kites, that way they could play and get exercise after... (Continued in next post)
#nvrtmrw #kyledoesasia #cambodia
How often do you see a child play or work in piles of trash? Does seeing it turn your stomach the way it did mine when I read about the kids of Phnom Penh in the book Srey? It immediately shook me out of floating tourist mode, and I wanted to contribute in any way possible. That spark derailed travel plans, causing us to go directly to the PIO School that was set up to educate these children that were having to work in sifting through trash. After spending time with the Program Director, we decided that using our arts and crafts background, we could put together a creative workshop. With virtually no budget and having to use the simplest materials, decided to have the children make kites, that way they could play and get exercise after... (Continued in next post) #nvrtmrw  #kyledoesasia  #cambodia 
“The desire that you have for so many things keeps you from seeing things as they are. Everyone is addicted to some degree to the thoughts of “me” and “mine”. All this craving leads to pain. Have you ever felt a sense of lack and tried to fill it with things and experiences? Has it helped after the moment passes? Probably not. This is the truth of the arising of suffering. Desire keeps you trapped going nowhere.” - Arnie Kozak
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I read this and it resonates deeply. But that last line sparks more questions, like how about when desire for change or manifestation of ideas is used as a fuel? Is it worth the potential suffering of tapping into that desire of it brings opportunity to manifest? Can one truly be motivated without desire? Even a Buddhist monk desires to clothe himself, and uses that desire as motivation to make clothing. Or desire to feed himself and not starve, causing action in farming, preparation, and eating. And the Buddha himself must have had a desire to free people and get his perspective and teachings to spread. So then is the point to have a healthy relationship with desire and know it comes from a positive place, and not to avoid and eliminate it entirely? 🤔
#morningwisdom #nvrtmrw #kyledoesasia #cambodia
“The desire that you have for so many things keeps you from seeing things as they are. Everyone is addicted to some degree to the thoughts of “me” and “mine”. All this craving leads to pain. Have you ever felt a sense of lack and tried to fill it with things and experiences? Has it helped after the moment passes? Probably not. This is the truth of the arising of suffering. Desire keeps you trapped going nowhere.” - Arnie Kozak • I read this and it resonates deeply. But that last line sparks more questions, like how about when desire for change or manifestation of ideas is used as a fuel? Is it worth the potential suffering of tapping into that desire of it brings opportunity to manifest? Can one truly be motivated without desire? Even a Buddhist monk desires to clothe himself, and uses that desire as motivation to make clothing. Or desire to feed himself and not starve, causing action in farming, preparation, and eating. And the Buddha himself must have had a desire to free people and get his perspective and teachings to spread. So then is the point to have a healthy relationship with desire and know it comes from a positive place, and not to avoid and eliminate it entirely? 🤔 #morningwisdom  #nvrtmrw  #kyledoesasia  #cambodia 
To those brief moments of synchronicity that make it all worth it.
#nvrtmrw #kyledoesasia #cambodia
Sometimes it feels like we are stuck. Other times like we are just in transit, or traffic. But each moment in our day is a snapshot of the journey we are on, whether we see it or not.
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How much joy would each of these moments have if we feel and cherish each breath? If we just make now as big as possible? Would we even need to dream big? Isn’t to dream to not be now?
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Alas, we are human, and we are dreamers. We are given powerful imaginations that stir the ethereal, giving force and energy for the alchemy to manifest dream into material reality.
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It’s about striking the right ratio to our circumstances. Maybe it’s more like 1% of our waking day dreaming, 99% living as full and intentional toward those wispy glimpses of what could be, incrementally chiseling our day into something greater, freer, and more meaningful. Whatever it is, know that with the right light, composition, and settings, you’re living a picture perfect moment in someone else’s eyes. 😀
#nvrtmrw #kyledoesasia #cambodia
Sometimes it feels like we are stuck. Other times like we are just in transit, or traffic. But each moment in our day is a snapshot of the journey we are on, whether we see it or not. • How much joy would each of these moments have if we feel and cherish each breath? If we just make now as big as possible? Would we even need to dream big? Isn’t to dream to not be now? • Alas, we are human, and we are dreamers. We are given powerful imaginations that stir the ethereal, giving force and energy for the alchemy to manifest dream into material reality. • It’s about striking the right ratio to our circumstances. Maybe it’s more like 1% of our waking day dreaming, 99% living as full and intentional toward those wispy glimpses of what could be, incrementally chiseling our day into something greater, freer, and more meaningful. Whatever it is, know that with the right light, composition, and settings, you’re living a picture perfect moment in someone else’s eyes. 😀 #nvrtmrw  #kyledoesasia  #cambodia 
In most of the world, these are the scenes of a catastrophic flood, uprooting life as we know it, screaming to FEMA for help... in this part of the world, it’s a Tuesday at the end of wet season.
#floatingvillage #nvrtmrw #kyledoesasia #cambodia
In most of the world, these are the scenes of a catastrophic flood, uprooting life as we know it, screaming to FEMA for help... in this part of the world, it’s a Tuesday at the end of wet season. #floatingvillage  #nvrtmrw  #kyledoesasia  #cambodia 
We share the same sky. The same moon. The same sun. The same wind. The same water. We share everything that gives life, and yet just because we experience living differently and see the world differently, we believe ourselves to be different and separate. This is true for being across the world, across the country, across the state, or even across the street. Separateness is the greatest lie ever told, and yet it’s what we do best... Ok, that’s only partially true. We are both the same and different.
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It’s like this. We are all made up of the same alphabet. But each of us is our own word which has our own definition. But ultimately, we are all language.
Or like the language of code. Each of us a unique arrangement of code, which creates separateness in function and features. Each of us our own app. Some serve for entertainment and fun, others utility and organization. But ultimately, we are all technology.
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It’s how we choose to see each other that affects how separate or connected we feel in our day to day living. It affects how much we experience us being IN the world, vs a part OF the world. It affects our actions. It’s separateness that causes us to litter. Or connectedness that causes us to help each other. It’s the isolation that causes violence or suicide, or the togetherness that causes the community to create incredible change, solving our biggest challenges together.
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Personally I don’t see much of anything positive coming from separateness, which is why I keep working towards honing my perspective towards connectedness. Someday hopefully it will be entirely effortless. If you have any tips or techniques on how to get better at this, please let us know.
#nvrtmrw #kyledoesasia #cambodia
We share the same sky. The same moon. The same sun. The same wind. The same water. We share everything that gives life, and yet just because we experience living differently and see the world differently, we believe ourselves to be different and separate. This is true for being across the world, across the country, across the state, or even across the street. Separateness is the greatest lie ever told, and yet it’s what we do best... Ok, that’s only partially true. We are both the same and different. • It’s like this. We are all made up of the same alphabet. But each of us is our own word which has our own definition. But ultimately, we are all language. Or like the language of code. Each of us a unique arrangement of code, which creates separateness in function and features. Each of us our own app. Some serve for entertainment and fun, others utility and organization. But ultimately, we are all technology. • It’s how we choose to see each other that affects how separate or connected we feel in our day to day living. It affects how much we experience us being IN the world, vs a part OF the world. It affects our actions. It’s separateness that causes us to litter. Or connectedness that causes us to help each other. It’s the isolation that causes violence or suicide, or the togetherness that causes the community to create incredible change, solving our biggest challenges together. • Personally I don’t see much of anything positive coming from separateness, which is why I keep working towards honing my perspective towards connectedness. Someday hopefully it will be entirely effortless. If you have any tips or techniques on how to get better at this, please let us know. #nvrtmrw  #kyledoesasia  #cambodia 
Sunset stroll in the floating village.
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It’s interesting to consider the process we each have to go through when making some of the most mundane decisions in day to day life. Back in the states, for example, to do a simple task like getting the mail, picking up groceries, going to visit a friend, we tie our shoes, open the door, walk outside.. some of us get in a car, some walk a few blocks to a bus or train stop, and commute over. Often in traffic. Perhaps a radio on, checking email or messaging along the way. Here in this part of Cambodia, no shoes are put on. They tiptoe barefoot around around discarded trash, along planks of weathered wood, untethering their boats, pushing off and navigating between the tight spaces, careful to not bump into their neighbor’s single person boat dwellings held together by palm leaves. Then they either row or motor to their destination. All of their attention is on every movement and sound of their vessel, quick to catch any malfunction as it arises, or to avoid the many floating obstacles in the water.
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The effort that goes into these basic functions varies so widely, it’s no wonder how and why people in the western world have so much energy for more creative and mental problem solving.
#nvrtmrw #kyledoesasia #cambodia
Sunset stroll in the floating village. • It’s interesting to consider the process we each have to go through when making some of the most mundane decisions in day to day life. Back in the states, for example, to do a simple task like getting the mail, picking up groceries, going to visit a friend, we tie our shoes, open the door, walk outside.. some of us get in a car, some walk a few blocks to a bus or train stop, and commute over. Often in traffic. Perhaps a radio on, checking email or messaging along the way. Here in this part of Cambodia, no shoes are put on. They tiptoe barefoot around around discarded trash, along planks of weathered wood, untethering their boats, pushing off and navigating between the tight spaces, careful to not bump into their neighbor’s single person boat dwellings held together by palm leaves. Then they either row or motor to their destination. All of their attention is on every movement and sound of their vessel, quick to catch any malfunction as it arises, or to avoid the many floating obstacles in the water. • The effort that goes into these basic functions varies so widely, it’s no wonder how and why people in the western world have so much energy for more creative and mental problem solving. #nvrtmrw  #kyledoesasia  #cambodia 
Meet some of the playful children of rural Kampong Khleang, Cambodia. Only during the dry season do they have soil to stand and play on. The rest of the year they stay elevated in their stilted houses, walk along planks across neighbors porches, and take boats to get anywhere. They fashion toys out of garbage, use water to draw lines in the dirt to create games, and love playing marbles. Unfortunately they also love playing in murky standing swamp water and in burning trash pits. I would love to see an American kid spend one day playing here...
#nvrtmrw #kyledoesasia #cambodia
Meet some of the playful children of rural Kampong Khleang, Cambodia. Only during the dry season do they have soil to stand and play on. The rest of the year they stay elevated in their stilted houses, walk along planks across neighbors porches, and take boats to get anywhere. They fashion toys out of garbage, use water to draw lines in the dirt to create games, and love playing marbles. Unfortunately they also love playing in murky standing swamp water and in burning trash pits. I would love to see an American kid spend one day playing here... #nvrtmrw  #kyledoesasia  #cambodia