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My time in Praia Baleal was wonderful. So much beach-time, so much laughter with my two-legged friends and so much love and awareness with my four-legged friend Pingu.

Meeting friends on two and four legs

von | Jun 23, 2020 | Camino Portugues | 2 Kommentare

I am back in Lisbon, sitting again at the “Home Lisbon Hostel” right in the centre of town and writing these lines. My time in Praia Baleal was wonderful. So much beach-time, so much laughter with my two-legged friends and so much love and awareness with my four-legged friend Pingu. I still feel so moved, having followed that beautiful invitation to Baleal to see Mariana and Ana. These two girls are amazing human beings. What there is to be taken care of, they take care of and that in a wonderful and humbling way. How Mariana adores her dog Pingu and how he is paying it back with love and affection is mindboggling. Well, one does not have to understand it but instead of that just see and experience it. And what a cook she is. Ohh my god. What have those two lunches been? So delicious, so fresh, so simply amazing. Thanks, Mariana. And there is Ana, a soft but very clear spoken human being. Our conversation this morning was in many ways mesmerising. Here they are, people that see life for what it is and then there is an exchange of words, that does not need a referee. Just space and mindful listening to the other and their spoken words. Thanks, Ana.

I feel gratitude about this time but also meeting people, that live their purpose, without making a thing of it. Instead of that, they give it meaning by doing what they are doing. Still being connected with the projects they support at “Impactrip”. In a way, it all makes total sense to see them work and committing time to what they love, and this way supporting the ongoing of voluntary work post-corona. It is by no means done as a means to an end. No, it is done through love and commitment to what their very special work sort of moves them into. I mean, seriously, I could write anything here, but still, it is that friendship to our purpose in life, which makes all the difference. Or have you ever done something with gusto, where you would have said, you needed meaning to do it? Probably not and that is what matters -and what will change the world for anyone embarking on living their purpose. So, no need to change anything around you first and then hoping all will go alright but instead, do what your darn heart is telling you and see the world around you unfold into unimaginable beauty.

This last sentence could have come from the Lama / Buddha Pingu. Tomorrow I am off to Porto.

Bom Caminho
Good night.

… P.S. By chance I meet the wonderful Taehui from Sout-Korea, who has been with the ImpacTrip Project for almost 8 months. Amazing!

 

2 Kommentare

    • Sven Kaven

      Hey Franki, glad you like it. Hope you are well, enjoying life.
      Sven 🙂

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