Whether I live, as I have, in a desert-land or a rain-forest, among rugged mountain peaks or on a soft seacoast, in a metropolis of millions or a remote wilderness, what is more significant is where I live within.
The even mind is what matters most to me, and determines my quality of life. It becomes the inner landscape which sees me through whatever tries my soul. I cannot fake an even mind. Either I am there or I am not. If not, my mind becomes a torment in the turmoil of emotions. When I can feel the truth of gratitude for what is, in every cell of my body, I have mastered the outer circumstances.
There is no inner or outer in actuality, but the partition is made by the mind. The harder the separation, the harder life becomes. Now I seek neither an 'outer' setting of ease nor one of a mentality of poverty and martyrdom. I am still drawn to live in the midst of authentic beauty and aesthetics, because that is my vibration. But so long as it is not so, I am grateful for what is. The 'what is' encompasses my surroundings, harsh or soft, and expands beyond them to the conceptual greater reality. It is the only actual and holding that vibration lightly guides me as I move. Heart Breathing is my key.
This photo segment of our Cretan Adventure takes us from Azogires in the southwest to Kavoussi in the northeast.
First, some parting shots from the paradise village in the mountains, towards which we have grown fond.
The show ends with the Workaway profile of Serena, whom we plan to meet today. And then we will better know which way from here we go.