2011 November

Yes, that delightful topic. Today, look at all areas of your life where you have started something but haven’t finished it. Just start by counting them (a quick estimate will suffice). You’ll begin to notice there are a lot of little things or projects you want to do. What you may not realize is how much of your free attention each one of these projects sitting in limbo is really draining you of. A couple days ago, I had so […]

I am grateful for this life and the experiences it brings! Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

[this one’s at a different spot as the night before i tried to help pull a guy’s truck out of the sand/water – his back end was in the bay! i got to try 4 low on my truck, though the rope we found wasn’t strong enough so he had a tow truck pull him out with a cable]

What are these things you speak of called feelings?

 
They are everything.

In a time of Universal Deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.

- George Orwell

it’s nice to have an office on the water :)

Embrace the high energy today brings, and know we are one step closer to the enlightenment of humanity and world peace.

Wandering re-establishes the original harmony which once existed between man and the universe.

- Anatole France

(lucky ‘guess’ on my part as to when to stop backing up with the new bike rack!)

 

Ahh, the dilemma… must I always make it so? I know limitless possibilities exist, yet I know not what to create. Perhaps all this time I’ve been looking for definition rather than defining myself. It was a quest for the answer while all along, the only true answer lied within. how could I find what I was looking for in someone else while all this time I already had it myself yet didn’t know it? Did I really choose this, […]

There are many things in life that will catch your eye, but only a few will catch your heart...pursue those.

- ?

 

Love is freedom. The freedom to express the most joyous part of Who You Are. The part that knows that you are One with everything and everyone.

- Neale Donald Walsch

I woke up to a rooster crowing this morning.

The Awakened One looks inside oneself. The unawakened one looks outside oneself.

- Sri Amma Bhagavan
 

I feel like I’ve taught myself to process things so quickly, especially when it comes to interacting with computers, that I’ve numbed out a bit of my capacity to feel. I’ve taught myself to feel so quickly so I can work quickly, though it’s hindered my ability to feel during the rest of life. It’s time to re-learn how to relax, appreciate, and feel the world around me!

The world around us encourages such strong development of the mind, though if not done properly, it disconnects you from that which is real and actually matters. Be careful if you find yourself caught up in the matters of the mind, over-thinking, and processing thoughts/feelings. Step back outside of yourself and relax. Feel what is actually there, rather than try to think about it or compare it to something else you’ve known. What is, is. Allow it to be. It is beautiful, just as it is.

Time lapse sequences of photographs taken by Ron Garan, Satoshi Furukawa and the crew of expeditions 28 & 29 onboard the International Space Station from August to October, 2011, who to my knowledge shot these pictures at an altitude of around 350 km. All credit goes to them. I intend to upload a FullHD-version presently.

HD, refurbished, smoothed, retimed, denoised, deflickered, cut, etc. All in all I tried to keep the looks of the material as original as possible, avoided adjusting the colors and the like, since in my opinion the original footage itself already has an almost surreal and aestethical visual nature.

Music: Jan Jelinek | Do Dekor, faitiche back2001
w+p by Jan Jelinek, published by Betke Edition
janjelinek.com | faitiche.de

Image Courtesy of the Image Science & Analysis Laboratory, NASA Johnson Space Center, The Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth
eol.jsc.nasa.gov

Editing: Michael K├Ânig | koenigm.com

Shooting locations in order of appearance:

1. Aurora Borealis Pass over the United States at Night
2. Aurora Borealis and eastern United States at Night
3. Aurora Australis from Madagascar to southwest of Australia
4. Aurora Australis south of Australia
5. Northwest coast of United States to Central South America at Night
6. Aurora Australis from the Southern to the Northern Pacific Ocean
7. Halfway around the World
8. Night Pass over Central Africa and the Middle East
9. Evening Pass over the Sahara Desert and the Middle East
10. Pass over Canada and Central United States at Night
11. Pass over Southern California to Hudson Bay
12. Islands in the Philippine Sea at Night
13. Pass over Eastern Asia to Philippine Sea and Guam
14. Views of the Mideast at Night
15. Night Pass over Mediterranean Sea
16. Aurora Borealis and the United States at Night
17. Aurora Australis over Indian Ocean
18. Eastern Europe to Southeastern Asia at Night

Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of other's opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.

- Steve Jobs