Synchronizing the mind and the body

Synchronizing the mind and the body – that’s not just a concept, it’s not just a random technique, invented by somebody, or an idea. It’s more of a basic principle of human being and existence, it’s a way of developing and existing at a higher level.


Imagine your body as a camera and your mind as the lens inside. Now the question is how do we use them together? When the focus of the lens and the aperture of the diaphragm are properly connected, you get pictures of a very high standard. Similarly, when the body and the mind are synchronized, you acquire a strong perception and a feeling of no doubt. You do not feel hesitation, anxiety nor frustration.

When we meditate we are practicing this synchronization of the body and mind. We are stepping into the present moment, giving us a chance to listen to our minds and be aware of what is happening inside and outside of us. Often our mind is ahead of our body, or our body is ahead of our mind. We regularly escape the present moment and find our minds in the past or the future, fantasizing and daydreaming.
When we meditate we are bringing our mind into our body, and our body into our mind.
This whole process is connected to how we are synchronized with the world around us and how we operate in it. There are two stages that we can call “to look” and “to perceive”.


To look is your first reaction and if you have doubts, then your looking can be unstable and precarious. You start looking and then you feel hesitation and worriness because you don’t trust your vision. Sometimes you would want to close your eyes because you don’t want to see. But the whole thing is to look, to look rightly, to look at the color, no matter if its red, blue, green or purple. Just to look at it and accept it as it is. It is your world, your enjoyment. Look without hesitation.

Then the second stage will come. The more you look, the more curious you will get and the more you would like to see. The process of seeing is not limited because you are a real human being, emotional, who has nothing to lose, nothing to fight with. You can look more and then you can see something beautiful. You can feel the warmth of the red color, the coolness of the blue one, the freshness of the green one, the richness of the purple one, all of them together. You will sincerely perceive the surrounding world. This will be a stunning discovery of the world. You would want to explore the whole universe.

Sometimes when perceiving the world, we digest it without using the language. We perceive it spontaneous. But sometimes when looking at the world we first come up with a word in our head and then we perceive it. In other words, in the first case, we see the world just as it is, without putting an etiquette around it, and in the second we use our judgment, we say what the world is. I believe we have to see the world directly, just the way it is, without judging it or trying to define it. This is the synchronization of the body and mind. To see the world directly, without using the language.


This is necessary not because of disrespect towards language itself, but because our internal dialogue sometimes becomes bubbling. You see, when we look at something, our natural reaction is to judge it, to define it. We form opinions and conclusions that might be wrong. We create our own poetry and dreams, we talk with ourselves in our heads and we might blind ourselves.
On the other hand, when feeling that we can release the pressure and see the world directly, our perception can expand. You can see promptly and in a condition of awakening. Your eyes become wider and wider and you see that the world is so colorful, blooming and astounding, full of breathtaking wonders.

In such a way synchronizing the body and the mind is connected to the developing of fearlessness. By fearlessness, I don’t mean to be able to jump out of a rock or to put your finger in the fire. By it, I mean the ability to react to the world promptly. Using your sensual perceptions in absolute rightfulness to the outside world. This affects you as a person also. If by looking in the mirror you see yourself, your hair, your face, your clothes – you see that you belong to this world, you see that you have a special place here.
You begin to understand that you are worth to be here right now in this universe, to exist in it. You see that this world shows exceptional hospitality towards you.


This synchronization of the body and mind happens gradually. In the beginning, we need to overcome the illusion that we are our thoughts. Meditating, we are experiencing this interdependence and connectedness to all things around us. We feel that everything is connected. We begin to listen and go deep, then we start seeing the world the way it really is. Going on this journey holds great possibilities. Self-acceptance, authentic kindness to others and love towards nature are just the first steps towards this way of life.

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How to snap out of the safe lane?

In this age of time we are radical losing sense of our understanding how things works.

During teenage years we learn how to socialize despite all. And we grow personally in terms of identity. That, for the most part, remains the same through our lives. But what doesn’t is our cognitive sens-making.

What I really mean is that our appeal of how the world operates, for example businesses, NGO, government, communities and so on. Is reduced to overlooking design. It is first time of history that we started making ourselves smarter cognitively. We can go in a lot of depth to study, but not so much in terms of understanding and connecting with others.


It perhaps has started after the second World War and the being of the Cold War. When innovation got us out of our heads looking forward to something. Deliberating searching something that will substitute the default depression state. Because thinking about doing something we desire is saving us from our boredom/fear. Some are more prone to except fear and restrain themselves so there grow, others accept boredom. And we can see that in elders where they become more and more used to the rotation of things in their daily life.

It is overwhelming to accumulate so much information and not get it. It is maybe a time to accept the quest of making things more transparent. Only a few people understand what is really happening. A clarification is needed. How the world works. Is it that ordinary people can’t climb the ladder to reach success? Or if they do, is that going to make them happy?

Or maybe more important questions (take 5 min to answer them):

  1. What is the point of being rich and famous when you are not happy?

2. And if you assume happiness is bound to material success what happens when you lose it?

3. How does that change our identity?

Well more and more people go mad after much drama and despair. We have seen that in TV shows and life. We mimic them to follow society, avoid looking weird. That is a limiting perception.

“He who is not everyday conquering some fear has not learned the secret of life.”
–Ralph Waldo Emerson

What entrepreneurs and hippies, rebels and all those small communities have in common is that they seek understanding. It is a crave for the truth. It is a quest to rediscover the hidden treasure. We all have died to in our boredom and fear before. But some of us make it out of it. They pick their vision and let the odds play to their favor. By working hard they show discipline and will. By acting on the idea its net worth increase, which makes it wroth spreading.


That’s why creatives need some risk tolerance to go in for the kill. And that might be radical and bold move. In order to “burn the boats” and do their work. It is like giving up all your getaways backward by choosing only one possible way. It is a powerful way to do something wroth exploring by committing to it. But it could be very much dangerous if you misunderstand it to do something that isn’t going to work. In reality you are rolling the dice. Which entails the big responsibility of any consequences after the fact on your shoulders. So what do you choose?

Safety lane or creative path?

There is a beauty to connect with others on personal level. It seals values and makes those people know each for years. Even though they might have been met the same day. It is enhancing time. There are many forms of expressing yourself and they are all arts.

Pick yours and share.


Youth has no age.

Growing up to 100 years without really being old. Think about it what is better than a long journey on planet earth, along with health and without all the negatives that age causes.

I am going to start by sharing a few stories of people which are true inspiration. The first one is about a woman – Ruth Flowers. She was 68 when suddenly she lost her husband. They were together more than 40 years. Ruth decided not to stay in their home where everything reminded her of her lost. Instead she decided to start a career as a DJ. When she shared that idea with her friends they decided that she went nuts affected by the recent loss. In 2009 she is already DJ-ing in elite clubs in London, Ibiza, New York, LA and Tokyo. She is famous for her DJ name Mamy Rock. She is gone on 27 of March 2014 at the age of 83.

The second is for a guy called Lloyd Kahn. At the age of 65 he decides that it is a good time to start skateboarding. He stood up on a board for the first time in his life. What happened next is he fell almost immediately and hurt himself. Most people would probably give up, but that’s not the case here. This is just a reminder for him to get the protective gear and jump on it again. He shares – “I don’t do any special tricks. I don’t ride like the teenagers,” “I try not to go too fast, so that I could always jump off and land on my feet. So, in my case, there’s nothing extreme about it, I just like to ride.” Lloyd has always found it important to do what he likes to and to live in harmony with himself and the world around him.


The third one is about Montserrat Mecho she is 78 years old. The first time she jumps out of a plane with a parachute is 41 – In that moment, Montserrat admits, she felt total bliss. Montserrat has also broken a few records in swimming. She is also a downhill-skier, a wind-surfer, and a diver. And, all this for the simple reason that extreme sports make her happy. In pursuing happiness, Montserrat continues to ascend into the sky, climb mountains, and submerge herself into the depths of the seas.


While I am writing these stories a question occurs. What keeps us healthy and happy while we go through life? Deep down we all know what is it that we need to do. We know what will make us happier, what will make us healthier, what will help us grow. We know exactly what we should be doing with our time, with our lives. Despite knowing all of that, we just don’t ACT on it. It just becomes one of those things that we talk about, dream about and obsess about, but it never makes it way into our reality.

The reason I shared those stories with you is that I find them to be fascinating, not only that, but they include bravery, ability to change, overcome and adapt. People say that at the age of 60+ those processes are a lot difficult than as we are young. I shared them in order for you to overthink your life. I mean the decision you make as a person every single day. Think about it each day we wake up in the same room and follow the same path – get up, dress up go to work, you know the drill. We already did that yesterday. Yet, each day is a new opportunity, new adventure, new people along the way. I want to inspire you to take control and pursue the things that are meaningful to you, truly, and make you happy. The time is now! Embrace change, try new things out, go out and experiment with yourself.

“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.”

There is no better moment then the present one. Because at the end that is all that matters.


Do not get me wrong everyone is individual some people love their jobs and this kind of life fits them – people have different interests, the point here is not to encourage you to become a DJ or Jump out of an airplane or even skateboard. It is not encouraging you to peruse someone else’s lifestyle, It is to awake that voice within you to live a happy and meaningful life.

I also like to remind you that life is more of a journey than a destination. It may sound cliché but that’s the way it is. Stop waiting for Friday, for summer, for someone to fall in love with you. Stop waiting for it and make the most of the moment you are in now.

To conclude – you may ask how does youth has no age, when I am getting old my body does not act the same as it did before. I say youth is a state of mind. Youth is not a time of our life’s, it is more a state of mind, it is a matter of the will, a quality of the imagination, a vigor of the emotions it is the freshness of the deep springs of life. Those people stories are the proof. I will end with a harsh but kind of true quote

“Some people die at 25 and are not buried until 75”.

So what are you waiting for, go out there, go to new places, meet new people, help strangers, smile for no reason. Experience life to the fullest!

Transition of our age

A lot of times we see science as something complicated, it is found by youngsters to be very boring from early age. Unless you are a complete geek and an outcast.

But here we are, a little grown up and we can devout some time learning a bit about science. And moreover it is about the foundations. Every science has an object and subject. Defining those is the initial point of interaction. I had learned that my second year in university. I didn’t remember much about sociology, however that applies to every science.

How to identify them?

Object is the largest part of the theme. It is more abstract. Where subject is very specific. For example, one object could be used for many scientific subject researches. However, every science has its own core subject and object.


Because we, humanity, are going to face much more greater problems in the near future, if we don’t “think” our way out.

Science is building our technological powers at the cost of our governance ability to protect to use them. 

As uncle Ben once said “With the big powers comes the big responsibility”.

Yet we have a tools that give us enormous power such as iPhone, IOT, AI, modern vessels, medicine and so on. Where we lack the tools that make us adequately responsible to make policies.

What is to be smart?

Cognitive reasoning is what we find smart about people. It is constructed in a way to see the logic between things. That leads us to be more analytical. Where creativity is praised, if you already have it. We don’t usually adore the creative process. They might be smart, but not creative people. While most of the creatives we could say they are smart too.

Science nowadays is generally working based on reductionist theory. Which is in a way reverse engineering of complicated issues. It helps to  deconstruct large piece of content to a smaller chunks of information. But where that ends is the disconnection of the big picture. It is as much important to see the large scheme of things. To be able to imagine, to envision the components and all the necessary steps to complete the project.

Big picture stimulates altruism and empathy towards humanity. It is vital for our human growth to integrate coherent environment for living. Meaning to develop our communication and governance to manage our internal locus of control.  I will give you an example. To emulate this idea in the real world we need to develop more awareness towards our power. Our digital power. It is common sense, in a way, that digital sphere is exponentially growing. But our challenge is to grow our capability to establish reliable source of governance to mange that technology.


That is a problem that is going to become more and more necessary in the following years. It is complex indeed. That’s why it is hard to make sense of what it is happening. And not to mention coming up with a solution. It requires some new infrastructure that people can rely on. Such as government institutions, but not top-down. Doesn’t matter the management approach, it is still yet not found the one who will solve that complex issue.

Our attention is so precious, it is paying marketers and it shift our focus from what really matters. So how we can preserve it? Design your surroundings to raise your consciousness to a point where we make a sense of what is happening.

PS  > to be continued.

Follow your bliss

Whatever happens be sure that it’s your call. How come you might ask? Its simple.

Let me explain

In any given situation you have at least to possibilities. A) Do what you have to do or B) Switch lanes.

A foundation rule is to keep responsibility to your own actions. By all means you are doing things that cause effects. It is a universal law, after every single action, which defines a cause. There is an effect that occurs from it.

But here is the thing. Working in office and doing stuff we don’t enjoy we get lost in the boring frame of the external. We lose sight of the internal, which surprisingly is our body. Meaning we don’t feel our inner senses. We numb us doing something for the better future.


It is a promising goal to have, I can’t deny it.

But in favor of our potential future we should not deny our bliss. And that its often misjudged.

While we rationalize about our mission and values we take one path. But when we actually proceed on it, it may turns out that it’s not the one. It’s just doesn’t feel right. What is that feeling? Where does it comes from?

We are missing alignment. We ain’t having bliss.

We are sacrificing our time for perusing the wrong career.

Its like  there isn’t much happiness in the end of the tunnel.

What if there is a possibility where we could snap out? And live a basic life, but rather enjoying. Grateful for the sun and for the food. With less stress. And much moments to centralize and ground ourselves.


Where do we start?

Everybody finds a different path leading to what they find the sweet spot. The reason is, beacuase we are all different. It is just subjective to all the factors interwoven at its cause and effect around us.

That helps us cross multiple paths until we find the one. That is life, embracing the uncertainty and extracting joy from it.

Some might go chase bliss moments. A states of altering their consciousness and precognition.  Where that could be created by lots of practices.

There are smart drugs, music festivals, meditation, pchychodelics, floatation tanks, yoga, adrenaline sports and much more.

But here kicks the monkey brain’s objection.

“How do I find time for all that? “

Leading to rapid conclusion, after doing the simple math, I don’t have time for much daily practice of meditation, so I will just take the drugs. We are all seeking for that shortcut, but its limited. We can’t run till the end doing only that.

Invest in the long term

Choose something proven and invest time to develop your skills at it. And then, integrate it in your life.

Sports lead to those bliss moments more often than anything else. It helps attuning your mind to your body. You might have heard the phrase “Calm your mind and your body will follow”, where I believe that the vice versa is also true as well. Your body and your mind are directly linked. Which helps wake your mind when you start doing something physical.  And calm your body with your intentional thoughts.

These examples may lead you far beyond your current capabilities.

Bliss or altered states of consciousness or peak experience they are all leading to the same state. It is the most wanted state of mind, highly desirable to be pursued. It enhances us to do our best and perform our best. We are addicted to it’s effects and relief.

It is normal for us to be bliss junkies. We seek them anywhere. From the coffee shop and the cinema to the amusement parks and adrenaline sports. Intoxication is a natural desire we all have. Yet not most sustainable way to find bliss and flow.

What is your next move gonna look like, knowing all that?


Flotation and sensory deprivation tanks

I’m often asked what is flotation and what is a sensory deprivation tank.
This is something I have experienced not too long ago on my semester abroad.
And I can tell you that it is one of the best things I have tried in my short existence.
This is an experience that expands your consciousness, turns you inside out and makes your ego shallow.


The sensory deprivation tank is basically a tool for evolving, developing your mind and becoming who you really are. By the latter I mean becoming the observer, the being that feels emotions, enjoys the sun, and is a part of nature.

The tank is filled with water, the water is heated to the same temperature of your  body, inside the water there are ~500kg of  magnesium sulfate (MgSo4) which makes your body float above, just like in Dead Sea. So basically, you are just laying inside, relaxing and because the water is heated as the same temperature as your body, after a while you stop feeling it and become senseless.


You enter this room, and inside there is a bath and the chamber. You get undressed, take a shower, put ear pods in your ears and step into it. Then by your decision you can float either with an open door, or a closed one.(not everyone can do it with a closed one, but this is when the magic unfolds).
Already inside, you are in this dark place, floating, not feeling anything, not hearing anything, and it’s just you and your mind. And this is the moment when you actually see what really is going on. You begin to listen. Your mind is running like a crazy monkey jumping from thoughts to thoughts without stopping. This is something that needs correction. We have to calm that little animal and put it into a cage. Because remember, you are not your mind.

After a while you begin to relax and get into a meditative state of mind. You start breathing deep, your body becomes more vibrant, you become more aware.The first twenty minutes or so, are a sort of a seminar of your life. It shows you all the different issues of it that you don’t like, things that are bothering you, things about your behavior, disappointments and so on. Things that had happened, why they happened this way and how you should have reacted or done differently.

Once you are done with this contemplation, and clear all that bullshit in your life, you start to think about the big picture. Your body completely settles into the experience and your mind slowly becomes more clear. I personally have thought about the universe, the human beings, each individual’s actions, having different experiences in each others lives and you just go deeper and deeper. All of this without the body in the way.


Imagine yourself like an onion. When you first start doing the isolation tank you peel only a couple of  layers. Couple of skins loose, you can’t really go to the core. It’s too hard to completely let go of who you are. But as you keep doing it and as you get more and more comfortable with the experience you really start letting go. You let go of things that have happened to you, either negative or positive, you let go of emotions, you let go of past relationships, you let go of letting go. And this is the point where you become gone. You disappear. What fades away is the ego, the shell that we have around ourselves. There is a point where you completely relax and feel how everything and everyone is connected.

This is an environment that doesn’t exist anywhere in the world, its free of distractions, that is what it makes it so special. It’s like you find yourself again in your mother’s womb. You get to your center of consciousness and its a hell of a ride.
Everybody should do the tank, you will learn more about yourself, develop your thinking and gain wonderful insights. It’s an amazing way to think.
It was built by the scientist John Lilly, a psychonaut who used the tank under the influence of different psychedelics in order to achieve greater and more profound understanding.

Thanks for reading, and if you want to know more about the topic, you can shoot me a message or take a look at this documentary:
Float Nation

Travelling Rant

Do you like to travel? Yes, you probably do. Although some of us are not daring to do it that is becoming more and more of a rhetorical question.

Traveling is supported by mainstream media, social media, airlines, tour agencies, friends and so on. They are all creating that imaginary lifestyle that we tend to read in the magazines. A mainstream message for a mainstream crowd.

But it wasn’t always like that. Years before the invention of the airplane in 1903 by the Wright Brothers, things were different. And even then they were no commercial flights for the masses. So what did the people do? Didn’t they wanted to travel for the weekend far away. Why shouldn’t they?

Perhaps that was the real game changer shifting from travel “to give” to “travel to get”.

None of us have lived in both those realms. Yet, we can imagine how the history shaped migration through the years. And that was far more interesting than a weekends escape from reality. Moreover from obligations and frames set by somebody else. Where in the times without media and lifestyle were obscure, people did traveled for other reasons.


It was dangerous, you could be killed and you may never see your family again. Imagine the quests of Marco Polo to find the Silk Road.  This courageous attempt led to more and more discovery and exploration. And we can see that he wanted something, but he gave along the way too. He didn’t purchase a safe economic flight to China, he instead sacrificed his life and went for an adventure. Then creating a mutual bond between the west and the east for the first time of history.

You probably have heard that story before. Well how that help me you might ask? It is very simple. Inspire to travel and learn, give and explore. Rather than just going out for the weekend. That is called sightseeing, it is almost like traveling, but in a commoditized form. It is shallow and purposeless leading to more consumerism and hedonism.

And I know you can argue that we don’t have time to travel or money or whatever is there stopping you. But we have choice, to go seek pleasure or explore other culture. There are infinite moves and documentaries nowadays that can show us what is it like there, where we want to go. This is hacking geography and rules that have framed people for centuries. We don’t have those boarders now, yet we waste them for egoistic goals instead.


They are all sorts of travel nowadays, the facts are that with every year the world is becoming more of a safer place.

We can choose our destination, our companions, the vehicle, the time and the activities. We have that freedom that most of us waste. We let some tour agencies decide what we would like, because we were generalized like the group before us. They offer us that what sells. It is a business, a very profitable one indeed.

So what are we left with? The reason I write this post is to bring awareness to a problem I see. It is the simple fact we have that much choices, but the stupidity of neglecting them.  I have recently read this book called Vagabonding, by Rolf Potts and I would recommend it to anyone willing to switch gears and embrace the true uncertainty of travelling.

I do have a lot of personal stories and experience in different countries, which I would like to share too. My preferences are for a meaningful mid-term travelling, speaking about a single place. The way I view it, I need at least 4 months to get to know a single place, perhaps even more. But that is the bare minimum to connect with the culture by talking with locals and doing your desirable activities.

PS: Customize your travel.