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Walls as Air

Escape the walls; mue
The substrate left to bind/
recreate the mind. An apple carefully chewed
And transferred
Bit by bit; a fiery enigma
of pain. Loathe not ourselves
Or the temporal fire,
For you are I and I am, too;
one space in Timeless hours.

Top 10 Adventure & Travel Movies to Itch the Scratch

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Aloha from the Island of Kauai, Hawaii-

Having travailed the Na Pali Coast's Kalalau Trail this past weekend, 22 miles have been devoted to the following compilation of the best hiking/travel movies viewed thus far (as you can, I am a better reader than movie-watcher as most of these were books first...). I would love additions and suggestions to add to the list.

1. Wild (2014)


2. The Way (2011)

3. Into the Wild (2007) 

4. Eat, Pray, Love (2010)


5. The Motorcycle Diaries (2004)


6. 180 Degrees South (2010)

I also came across Nomadic Matt's blog which I read frequently on  the art of travel and he, too, composed a nice long list of travel movies which I will attempt to catch up on: https://www.nomadicmatt.com/travel-blogs/the-ultimate-list-of-travel-movies/ Happy trails!

Thoughts on "Planetary Collective"

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We belong as a continuation of space and exist in the system of all life. We are part of the cyclical energy that breathes this life through our veins and knows no boundaries between this matter and the matter of all nature. We cultivate mindfulness and gentleness in conjunction with lightless and ease. We begin as this.

We exist as the Whole exists. As life, flowing through the energy that created it, we understand the fluidity that nature brings forth. Like water, we adapt to our surroundings and are one with the physics of the natural realm. There is no beginning and no end. We flow with the gravitational beauty that surrounds us.

Returning to nature, we find the connection spark and we see this beauty that is always present around us, always flowing. Through the circle of time and timelessness we feel the bridge of space and nature. Life is energy that we breathe. Our breath is life that sustains life that sustains all life. We begin with the breathe and live as the tides. "…

Unfinished Journals

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Eagle_and_Child

It remains to be documented how the greatest of writers collect their thoughts. While I was in Edinburgh, Scotland I walked past the "Elephant House" where J.K. Rowling scripted the early books in the Harry Potter series- busy and not as "quaint" as I imagined...in Oxford, the opposite incidence occurred after a half pint in C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien's "Eagle and Child" small English pub most famously known for housing discussions that prompted many of Lewis and Tolkien's most famous works. I am delighted to be traveling to New Zealand to view Hobbitland this December and continue to remain in awe at the occupation of writing as if I, too, could someday admit that it would be a marvelous way to spend the day indeed.

I like to believe that Jack Kerouac's "Dharma Bums" had it right- thoughts and books stored in stacks an…

"Vinyasa: A Toast to the Beautiful"

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They call Vinyasa Yoga the "Flow" yoga...an alignment of both movement and breath: an almost pairing of the soul, if you will. It is through this practice over the last two weeks that I have come to know more about what I crave and love about this beautiful life (Nanikeola) and the honor of a more shifted awareness- "free breathing with sound".

I crave the transition between...everything. The un-pose. The sound between the breath...the pause in exhale               inhale. The space between where nothing is supposed to exist and yet our minds transition...our bodies move...and WE exist. The sound within the music...underneath each note..The invisible beautiful.

I crave moving through the wormhole and summoning a breath that is still learning to appear. The movement becoming absolutely mindless...the breath controlling...and yet releases...journeying through the asanas (poses), as One...connected as the Zen. Within and without. Here and NOw.

In with the tides...pa…

Child 31- The Story of Mary's Meals

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From the Creators of "Human Experience", Grass Roots Films Presents "Child 31":


"The immediate hope is surviving."

 "It could have been any one of us..."  "Mary's Meals is an international movement that sets up school feeding projects in communities where poverty and hunger prevent children from gaining an education.

Mary's Meals is a simple idea that works - by providing a daily meal in a place of education, chronically poor children are attracted to the classroom where they can gain a basic education that provides an escape route from poverty.

Over 800,000 children receive Mary's Meals every school day. The average cost to feed a child for a whole school year is £10.70 / €12.40 / $16.80."

See website: http://whoischild31.com/