your daily dose of spiritual food

costa rica

180. little crab exploring out of its hole

venturing out into the unknown

can be scary

it can be very fun as well

the choice is made inside your self

enjoy the present

it is all there is

and it is all yours


174. dragonfly perched on a hibiscus petal

fragile and impermanent

in a constant state of change

life is fleeting

it comes

it goes

through the fluctuations

remain present

enjoy every single moment

every single breath

you are whole

one with everything and everyone around you


167. la basílica de los ángeles

hundreds of thousands of romeros

costa rican pilgrims, from all walks of life

they take the streets to cartago, the old capital

once a year, the country comes to a halt

the masses walk as one

their strife ends on their knees, inside the basílica

face to face with ‘la negrita’

la virgen de los ángeles

they come with prayers

to give thanks

to ask for their loved ones

to meditate on how to become

the highest version of your self


166. irazú

 

 

 

when clouds start forming

know that a storm may come

darkness will envelop you

rain will fall

so go outside

face the rain and start dancing

remember always

high beyond the clouds

the sun is shining


158. la neblina

up in the mountains at volcán irazú

tiny wildflowers and a soft carpet of grass become the edges of the road

a fence made of branches

gives monumental scale to the ancient tree

a silent, standing, patient witness to the curtains of mist

showering the earth below


157. canicas

a playful metaphor of the universe

an explosion set in motion

by a child’s flick of the wrist

each marble a planet, a star, a galaxy

in orbit with the baby blue chalk rings

upon the gray concrete space

the glass spheres collide with each other

particles crashing

sent forth in every direction

beautiful, random, spontaneous chaos

contrasting with the ordered, predesigned framework

appreciate life

by seeing and feeling opposite forces at play with each other

without chaos, could we understand order?


152. golfo de nicoya

out at sea

thoughts process in different patterns

not the familiar, solid earth underneath your feet

deep waters meet the skies above

the horizon stretches out

beckoning your gaze beyond what the eye can hold when on land

you see far, yet you walk little

the contradicting situation grants you a moment

to sit still and contemplate the vastness

to remind oneself of the smallness of you

of the limitlessness of life

and the fact that you are part of it

thus, in fact, you are not small

you are endless


151. poró gigante

a wild pigeon contemplates the horizon at the top of a giant poró

this enormous, graceful tree paints the costa rican landscape with its vibrant colors

each bright brushstroke is a petal from a curvaceous flower that the tree so elegantly displays

nature gives us this beautiful masterpiece in a bright sunny day

a silent reminder of the miracle and endless wonder of life

i am grateful for sharing space with this creation

 


150. escuela metálica

a memorable landmark in the heart of costa rica’s capital, the escuela buenaventura corrales is one of the few remaining jewels standing in the small city of san josé

designed and prefabricated in belgium, it was then shipped to limón, costa rica’s caribbean port, in 1892.

it has been restored and is boasting the splendor it once held over a century ago.

it is one of the lone bastions in the center of san josé that wants to kindle the hopes of many that dream that this city will one day be a safe, clean and beautiful cultural threshold to the boundless natural treasures that this small country is privileged to contain.

 


149. imagination is everything

einstein said “imagination is everything. it is the preview of life’s coming attractions”.

what can a physicist teach us about the way we live our lives each and every day?

be mindful of what fills your mind.

pay attention.

remain conscious.

whatever thought and feeling you generate is what you are creating for your life.

if you worry, then worrying is what you will get.

worries are only as real as you allow them to be.

so stop worrying, and you will see how quickly the feeling fades.

you will realize that worrying is a delusion.

in its place, a nice empty plot of land in your mind becomes available.

why not fill it up with something substantial?

why not love?

if you love, then love is what you will get.

go ahead, try it.

love!

start with your self.

wake up early and watch how light fills up the world.

just like that, let light fill your self.