Life can be rough at sea. It is also beautiful. Nights under the caribbean sky’s when you shut down the lights on board are a voluptuous spectacular show to the naked eye. It is so intense that your heart flickers like the endless falling stars…Yes, if it is any way to contact yourself, it can be done in the ocean
Storms…had many of those. In this boat, a 54 metres length and with a crew of 12 to lead, control is at the essence of our survival…when things gets nasty, my decisions are always based in order to preserve the life of passengers. Interesting I say, preserve the life, health of the crew it’s the first thing first. I couldn’t take that idea forward, ….Can my body be a ship? And my brain the capitan? It is actually everything i do then is the right and secure thing for ‘my boat and crew’? If i dont take right care of my body…where else i will then live?
This is how my conversation with my fellow student Collin started at Carpigiani Gelato University..
Silence. In the middle of no where between the 2 seas, the sound of nothing is actually fulfilling. It is possible to even listen to yourself…but NOT the one that put you down, the other one, the oneself that knows what is right and wrong, the one that makes the correct thing just becuase is right, the one that knows that to help others there is no need to have a why, the one that if listen carefully will always said the truth…
We need silence to be able to touch souls ― Mother Teresa
In the attitude of silence the soul finds the path in a clearer light, and what is elusive and deceptive resolves itself into crystal clearness. Our life is a long and arduous quest after Truth. Gandhi
Do you believe what he says???. Could it be possible that silence makes things clearer??
In seeking Wisdom, the first stage is silence, the second listening, the third remembrance, the fourth practicing, the fifth teaching.” Solomon Ibn Gabirol
From all sides we have some great, stupid concepts that most of the time is nothing than poetry. Or not.
Silence is golden unless you have a toddler in that case silence is very, very suspicious. Rhodi
This i had it up because i see myself in this situation…when kids are away and i can rescue some time to think on what my life is, what i want it to be,and what im doing to make that simple thing happens….Is that simple?? No, it its never is. Its full of traps, seismic moves in your core which hurt your ass out of you. And the great satisfaction of knowing that BANG, you fucking get it now!!! Yes, i see, because i had observed, therefore i can change. Take the risk? I do.
The music is not in the notes, but in the silence in between. Mozart
Silence?? no, i don’t think you find anything in silence, either in solitude, but i had decided today not to listen to my intelligence and let my soul be my pilot. When i see so many cool , smart, wise people talking about it, maybe they are right, so lets try…if anything fails, think again, i will not be worse than now, correct?? So doing anything will be better than not to do nothing…So fuck my bright intelligence, and try…
In such open oceans there is also anxiety…you presence the edge of your life and the everything you know. You are simply an insignificant thing on earth. Or you are the whole universe reflected in a drop of the ocean. There is always many ways to look at it. That is sweet dont you think?
Mastering the art of sailing requires understanding of many different instruments, which basically guides us to safe port…goes on Collin
If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favorable.
Seneca couldn’t avoid to step in, I say to Collin
He is actually right your friend Seneca Daniel, you need to have a clear road map of your routing and always be open to sudden changes and alternatives routes.
Then he show me a picture of his work environment
Upon the question of What is this all about?Here he comes…
VHF radio, to call other ship in the area and to speak with the ports ashore
– Wind instruments telling you what direction and speed the wind is coming from
– Chart plotter giving you an electronic chart of the area, the position of the ship and possibly other ships in the area
– The position of the ship’s rudder/ rudder indicator
– There are engine instruments telling you the speed of the vessel, the RPM and the temperature of the engine.
Below you can see all the controls on my vessel which control all the sails via electronic/Electric winches
There are about 20 controls
– We also have radars that help see other vessels at night
– Alarm system
Impressive. An enormous amount of data he needs to process in order to sail that boat…
I’m wondering if in order to stir life we need such instruments to guides us through rough seas?? Do we possess such gear?
He goes on, and said On top, you have to be able to observe the ski and navigate without instruments…
Uf…imagine somebody comes and strip us off technology…What would left of us? Maybe it is exactly what we need to become aware of what we are…The open seas, the silence, the storms, the stars, all of them, as opposites of the noise, the good weather and the daylight…we can’t have one without the other, It is hard to find yourself liking a storm, even though you know that after the rainbow will come out. No, nobody wants the storm. Small letters amigo, pay attention…if you like the rainbow, you have to put up with the rain. Simple. And maybe, do as my friend the tree, ACCEPT whatever comes around, and deal with it the best possible way without wishing it was different…
A good balanced gelato key it’s always on the sugar and fats..rest are details. Sugar is used in many of its forms , sucrose, dextrose, trehalose, in order to add to the final product the right consistence, structure, thickness, and anti freezing power…every one of this natural ‘sugars’ gives some particular asset to this delight…gelato it’s an illusion, an erroneous perception of reality … you never wonder how it can be something which basically is either water or cream, which served below zero is creamy and soft?? Maybe life itself needs as well to be ‘sweetened’ in different ways? We know how to work, how to study, how to train, how to eat, but we find it incredibly difficult to be fulfilled. Do we use all the natural instruments we have available to be at ease and happy as we could be?
Let me insist on the OBSERVE word again….erroneous perception of reality.. If what i see is MY ERRONEOUS PERCEPTION my THINKING therefore will also BE FUCKED UP, or MISTAKEN if you rather the soft version.. Another traumatized friend of mine, who had a mother which did not read to him at nights, neither told him enough how precious he was for her, Sigmund Freud, in a walk across the west coast of Denmark, comments on the go wisely
Knowledge is the intellectual manipulation of carefully verified observations.
I agree with him, really. Its not possible to acquire KNOWLEDGE based on wrong facts….
Observation will also help you to change your mind..think, you will be able to understand your surroundings first, then yourself…and when you see the amount of crap you do, you will be lucky and smart enough to choose the way you will stir things…that simple again!
I believe Will Rogers stated this in a great way..
People’s minds are changed through observation and not through argument.
Nobody will convince you of anything unless you do it yourself.
Collin speaks about how to read and observe, Stefano about balancing and uses of different compounds to balance a formula, for gelato, or for life..i can tell you , that the small letters are THE SAME. It’s not possible to be fulfilled if you CAN’T read the data or don’t know how to deal with it.
And how is this related to a life codex?? It is related on the way that a set of rules are needed in order to use your time (the one you live, not the other one) better. Imagine you could be living every day of your life. Would you like that? because i do, so i take that statement from Mr jonathan Swift, and take the world tours with Gullivers...
May you live all the days of your life.
Seating in a bar, 2 guys argue and one says to the other, man, why you insist in telling me that we live only once when is wrong? What?? the friend reply, you die only once, you live everyday …not the way around. OBSERVATION…
Capitan first rule is to preserve the health of those on board,…in order to have a happy life i have decided that any act i do, must preserve my health, and everybody else concerned, included the earth.
I remember to search all reasons for why i was desperate to lose weight…i was 92 kgs, in the BMI index i was considered obese…in my perception was just some kgs on top….but in the health record numbers that was the gateway for
Coronary Heart Disease
High Blood Pressure
Type 2 Diabetes
Abnormal Blood Fats
Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome
Waw i say!! and I thought I was only some extra kgs….coming from the pizzas, asados, gelatos, lack of physical activity, hydration, meaningless job, you know, the classic things that we are surrounded today….the important always first, the essential never!
All this anyway is like telling smokers than the cigarettes are not good for his health. They know it , we know it, everybody does know that. Did you note i had hyper linked the smokers word ….PLEASE, do not live the site without visiting that link…the world is also made by actions more retarded that whatever you can imagine.
So what was in fact was the thing that made me
- Quit smoking
- Lose weight
- Understand the need of a lifestyle change
- Rebrand myself
For those who DON’T smoke, better said those that don’t suffer any addiction, its very hard to understand the infinite pleasure of the ingestion of nicotine.
Nothing beats, really, in the eyes of a smoker, NOTHING beats the first smoke with your caffeine…there is no words for it, like the sick relation on the song of Sinéad O’Connor ….Have a look into the lyrics meanwhile you listen to this great song…
Is the same type of relation, one that you FEEL that when you are strip off that, or this, you will be unhappy, with bad temper, deprest, shaky, alone and for the smokers, will be far more difficult to take a dump.
And who want to feel all that? No body, so smoke on, eat on and keep it up becuase if you are under 40 your body will take it, after that, amigo, it gets more tricky…like life itself.
Today in the google times, started to look up some images of smoking diseases, then, human obesity since with me things work on the visual area…do you know your brain gets the things? I call it ‘ the coin flipped’ inside my brain…you better observe how this little process work with you, since Know thyself its a key on the way of change…, and we can change only the things we see, ergo, stop looking into the mirror and start looking in exactly when you feel uncomfortable….Why? Because when you feel crappy its the best time to get the questions and answers…
Would you offer your son a cigarette? And tell him, please smoke with me, let’s enjoy this moment like if was the last one ( they maybe right) …because you know you have to die on something, so a nice smoke could be an option.
Or not? You cross the street, bad luck a car hit you and adios amigo…your family will cry for a month or 2, then they will need to move on…you get a nice place in the local cemetery, and a gravestone saying how good you were ( Have you notice dead people are always good ???). Sorry, i have bad news for you. Imagine the same conversation with the same son we had before…this one from the hospital….and here if you are a smoker or have weight problems is the same, both ends are a a perfect cocktail for a stroke….
So you just had one, it didn’t kill you like the car, it left you , let’s say, paralyzed in half of your body, diminish your mobility, and in many cases, you will end up with your mouth losing the little , thin, continuous dripping of saliva from your face, like this
So you are in your new chair, dripping as per the image, and it takes you 15 minute to make yourself understand when you say a sentence…if your stroke was on the left side, so you are not even able to write when you see that people understands more the speech of the finance minister than when you try talking. Sweet eh? It’s like being a baby again!!! Your wife become your mother, changes your diapers, make you some nice mashed food, since you are unable to chew properly either…and after your coffee (by now you quit smoking for sure) your wife also clean the same dump from your ass. Would you now consider telling your son to take a smoke? Or tell me pls, if you would have known that that specific cigarette or muffin would be triggering a stroke, would you have taken it?
Tips from a TREE
Think,it’s not illegal yet.
Preserve your health because it’s the only thing you have, and those who loves you as well. They rather to have a healthy dad / mom/ brother / sister than a sick one. Or just say to your son how good smoking is….