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They say that childhood forms us, that those early influences are the key to everything. Is the peace of the soul so easily won? Simply the inevitable result of a happy childhood. What makes childhood happy? Parental harmony? Good health? Security? Might not a happy childhood be the worst possible preparation for life? Like leading a lamb to the slaughter.

JOSEPHINE HART, Damage

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Honor your soul above all else,

Speak your truth,

Live your passion.

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NOMADIC TALES

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TO WHOEVER IS READING THIS RIGHT NOW ;
EVEN THOUGH I DO NOT KNOW YOU OR SEEN YOU, HUGGED YOU, DANCED WITH YOU, LAUGHED OR CRIED WITH YOU OR HAVE THE SAME SKIN COLOR, BELIEFS OR THOUGHTS AS YOU —
KNOW, THAT I LOVE YOU.

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Fear or Love… which one will you choose?

It is a choice, you know. And its only yours to make. Every second of your life, you make that choice. Most will make that choice based on years of conditioning.

But what if you just went into the desert, or sat near the ocean, or looked at the stars, or went into the jungle/forest, alone…

What will you hear?

What choice does your true self, the one that lives between your bones, make?

Listen to your soul… honor your soul!

Love or Fear?

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This was a present to me from a 6-year-old boy from Lospalos, Timor-Leste.

I am not telling you anything new, I am simply reminding you of what you already know to be true and of something that so many things/people have tried to make you forget.

You are magnificent! You are perfect, just the way you are.

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What matters at the end of the day are not things. Life is about shared moments of laughter, joy, love, compassion and everything in between, with people from all corners of our world. I collect and invest in memories instead of things.

Dance, love and laugh with each other more. Listen to your soul, always… It knows all the answers. You were taught to search for answers outside of yourself, but the truth is — you already know.

 I don’t watch TV, read news, try catching imaginary friends on the streets (pokemons), go to church or vote for “presidents”.  Things, Religion and Governments don’t own me. Not governed by any entity, religion, symbol or man. I will not bow to any man-made myth. I stand alone. A chameleon soul and nomad, (traveling/living/creating around the world), artist, creative soul and a minimalist. I represent no particular country and no particular ideology.

Fear Is Not Real

True story, Word of Honor:

Joseph Heller, an important and funny writer now dead, and I were at a party given by a billionaire on Shelter Island. I said, “Joe, how does it make you feel to know that our host only yesterday may have made more money than your novel ‘Catch-22’ has earned in its entire history?” And Joe said, “I’ve got something he can never have.” And I said, “What on earth could that be,  Joe?” And Joe said, “The knowledge that I’ve got enough.” Not bad! Rest in peace!” —  Kurt Vonnegut

 I write about my journey, with all its passion, humor, heartbreak & joy. This is a memoir. All the juicy and really naughty parts are going into the print version. (maybe)

   Let There Always Be A Road…

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“I have just three things to teach:
simplicity, patience, compassion.

These three are your greatest treasures.
Simple in actions and in thoughts,
you return to the source of being.

Patient with both friends and enemies,
you accord with the way things are.

Compassionate toward yourself,
you reconcile all beings in the world.”  – Tao Te Ching

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For years now I travel and live in places with almost non-existent wifi connection…

(it’s a wonderful life in a way : )

Right now this type of lifestyle makes it much easier to just publish one photo with a short story to Instagram, than trying to edit, upload media and publish a story here. But whenever I have enough time and good wifi connection, I try to publish stories and photographs here.

I get emails asking if there ever will be a book… maybe… maybe not… It’s really not that important… not to me.

But yes, maybe someday I will put several books together; one with photographs, poetry and notes and one perhaps will be a memoir… but memoirs should be written at a time, when you have nothing else to learn…which you always do… (or you have realized all that you wished for yourself and hope to somehow inspire others to live their lives to the best of their ability, regardless of circumstances) and I don’t believe, I’m there just yet… I’m still a student.

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I also hope someday to sail around the world indefinitely… yo ho yo ho and many, many, many bottles of rum…

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“Before the missionaries arrived, we had the land and they had the bible. Then they taught us how to pray with our eyes closed. When we opened our eyes, they had the land and we had the bible” – Desmond Tutu

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A LOT OF NATIVE PEOPLE AND TRIBAL COMMUNITIES IN REMOTE CORNERS OF OUR WORLD ARE BEING ROBBED BY RELIGION, UNITED NATIONS AND BANKS — LANDS CONFISCATED AND SOLD TO FOREIGNERS, WHO BUILD RESORTS, HOTELS AND VILLAS FOR THE ELITE, MINING FOR GOLD AND GEMSTONES, LEAVING PEOPLE HOMELESS, DEFORESTATION BY LOGGING INDUSTRIES, WHICH KILLS MANY ANIMALS, PALM OIL PLANTATIONS, ILLEGAL FISHING COMPANIES, MAKING IT HARD FOR LOCAL PEOPLE TO GET ANY FOOD FROM OCEANS AND SEAS AND ILLEGAL MINING COMPANIES, TO NAME A FEW.

TRIBES BEING FORBIDDEN (OR FORCED TO GET A LICENSE, WHICH THEY CAN’T AFFORD) TO HUNT, FISH, GROW AND SELL THEIR OWN FOOD AND ARE FORCED TO USE “MONEY” AND MOVE TO CITIES IN ORDER TO SURVIVE, THEY ARE ALSO FORCED TO VACCINATE, WITHOUT BEING TOLD ABOUT SIDE EFFECTS OF ALL VACCINES. (USUALLY BY “SCHOOL” OR CHURCH.)

(DOES IT REMIND YOU OF ANYONE YOU KNOW?…)

IF YOU EVER HEAR, WATCH OR READ IN “THE NEWS” (WHY ARE YOU STILL DOING THAT?) BAD PRESS AND “DANGERS” OF GOING TO A PLACE, BE SURE, THAT THEY (THE USUAL SUSPECTS, THAT I MENTIONED EARLIER) ARE STEALING SOMETHING THERE, THAT THEY DON’T WANT YOU TO SEE.

THOSE PEOPLE WHO ARE STILL ABLE TO MOVE FREELY, THINK INDEPENDENTLY, FEEL PASSIONATELY, SPEAK WHAT’S IN THEIR SOULS, CREATE, HUNT, FISH, GROW THEIR OWN FOOD, BARTER WITH THEIR NEIGHBOR, HEAL THEMSELVES WITH NATURE, COLLECT RAIN WATER AND USE WELLS,

THOSE WHO ARE SELF-SUFFICIENT, KNOW BASIC SURVIVAL SKILLS AND KNOW AND CAN SURVIVE WITHOUT “MONEY” (THAT ARE ONLY WORTH SOMETHING, BECAUSE OF YOUR FAITH IN THAT NOTION… JUST LIKE RELIGION AND GOVERNMENTS) ARE THE TRUE FREE SOULS.

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I refuse to “settle” anywhere and hope to never “settle” anywhere.. Church/Religion, anti-religion groups and banks do that — they perfected settling on a global scale… not me.. I don’t “settle” because “settling” is unnatural to me. I want to continue being homeless (that’s different from soulless, I mind you) and continue moving and living anywhere i want and if I am no longer “allowed” to do that or have that choice of freedom to not settle and freedom of movement taken away, then there’s no point to be alive for me.

A freedom to move and not settle anywhere is what I am born with.. I was born wild and free and I shall leave this particular world unchanged. I simply don’t acknowledge or grant any “authority” over my mind, body and soul to anyone or anything. And if i shall stand (not kneel) alone in that way of life, then that’s how it is going to be.

I take full responsibility for my health, freedom and happiness. And I don’t grant that responsibility to anyone / anything else.

If you are ever forced to do something like voting, vaccines, living in one place, not being able to speak whats in your heart, not being able to grow your own food or fish and hunt and not ever truly owning your land – because most never truly own land if you look closely enough… (you’re LEASING your whole life from the system, that has been set up around you with your permission) then why settle?

If I am ever forced to be vaccinated, vote, go to church, subscribe to any ideology, have a chip (for my own and world security of course) it will be the last time, you hear from me : )

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“Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet. Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.”

― Napoléon Bonaparte

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STAY WILD AND FREE, MY LOVES.

LOVE MORE, FORGIVE AND DANCE NO MATTER WHAT.

P.S – Go do something today, that you have never done before, do something today that scares you. Call your parents if you haven’t spoken to them in a long time, kiss a stranger, tell someone you love them, give someone a hug, look up into the sky, be grateful for your life and for all that you have, make someone laugh, forgive the one who hurt you most, love more, laugh more, live more… and don’t forget the rum… 🥃

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Due to overwhelming amount of spam, (over 200k spam comments) and inability to answer and approve comments due to almost non-existent wifi connection in a lot of countries, I have decided to disable the comment section. Thank you to those who have left a piece of your soul on this site. Thank you for all the thousands and thousands of comments and hundreds of emails. Thank you for your truth.

Thank you for your support, love and laughter. Thank you for the joy you brought to me. Hope I am able to do the same for you. Hope the work that will be published here, continue inspiring all of you, my dear readers,  from all the corners of our beautiful world – From an 18 year-old Indian girl, who was inspired to leave her home country and pursue her dreams , to a 50-something year old woman, who is battling a serious illness and wants to try a more natural approach to healing. 

All of you, are my inspiration. And all of your emails, “thank you” notes, poems and artwork, worth more than all the fame and riches in the world.

You may still share my work that will be published here, on any social media sites and contact me directly through the contact form.

Let there always be a road…

 

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They say that childhood forms us, that those early influences are the key to everything. Is the peace of the soul so easily won? Simply the inevitable result of a happy childhood. What makes childhood happy? Parental harmony? Good health? Security? Might not a happy childhood be the worst possible preparation for life? Like leading a lamb to the slaughter.

JOSEPHINE HART, Damage

Read more at http://www.notable-quotes.com/h/hart_josephine.html#9wmiDKI9tLMRjsbx.99