Mission Statement / Life Codex & gelato balance. Chapter Beta

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

Instruments for guidance
Instruments for guidance

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
– Autopilot
– Alarm system

At seas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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…

Star navigation
Star navigation. You get to safe port looking stars and avoiding of course the titanic effect…Stop looking at the stars, and check for other things across your way.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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…

My very good friend in an easy talk night
My very good friend in an easy talk late afternoon. I love my TREE TIPS for life

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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?

 

Same Same, but diferent
Same Same, but different. Even the sugars knows that there is ALWAYS 2 sides of the story

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.

 

Carefull observation into the tree changes had changed me
Carefull observation into the tree changes had changed me

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

Stroke

Type 2 Diabetes

Abnormal Blood Fats

Metabolic Syndrome

Cancer

Osteoarthritis

Sleep Apnea

Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome

Reproductive Problems

Gallstones

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….

Smoking and obesity is good for you
Smoking and obesity is good for you

 

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

Nice to see you dripping along my friend
Nice to see you dripping along my friend

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?

Would you???????

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….

Good-bye, may you fare well my dear friends

Its me, i SUCK at it. I was never good for saying it, i had never the nerves, i avoid it like a pest. And it really doesn’t matter if it is sayonara, arrivederci, so long, lehitraot, 再见 Zàijiàn, viszlát, au revoir, tchau (google translate says that for Brazil, im not sure Sergio…), adeu…Impressive.

I dont know you guys, but me, to have the opportunity to travel, as a dad of 2 small girls and a very pregnant wife, being my selve 47 years old, it’s not something that common. Its rather a very seldom thing, which i will always be grateful.

I will never regret this adventure, it will always stay close to me. That is what i like so much about this type of experiences, it open your mind, it make you see the same things with different eyes. Same experience, same world, different conclusion. Everybody knows that what is great food in Singapore, like we learn today about the durian, i would probably say How any body can eat this piece of shitty crap smelling like the politics in Argentina???  And just in case, let me tell you that my idea about the fragrance of my inborn country leadership, in the best cases is like the cheese my little girl was producing after consuming lactose…., remember Louis the Cheesemaster question about the milk? In the worst case, would it be the fragrance of a nice diaper full of damp…and here, in order to be fair to my country representatives, its is not just a little baby shit, no, im telling you about a superb piece of my girl Mafalda, she is 2 years old and eat exactly like you and me, hence, the stench, the odor level, speaking on an hedonic tone assessment, makes the fucking shit smell like bloody hell!

But my only friend from Singapore ( I have no idea how to spell your name mate, hope you forgive me!!) would say that durian is heaven on earth….Same thing, different view. And here, its when magic happens, here it gives us the capacity to understand that we see things are as we are. It is Durian a pleasure? or a torture??

Genuine tragedies in the world are not conflicts between right and wrong. They are conflicts between two rights. Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

For some farewell parties are great. Not for me. Its hard, make me tense, sad, and quiet. Do you think you guys will be enjoying my presence in that state?. No, definitely not, and i would not enjoy it either. Same situation again.

Has been superb to meet you people, to listen to your stories, your past, your dreams, the plans ahead….i wish i could see you in a year time, and all of us, having faced all our fears and doing what we must in order to make the soul prevail. This is my wish for you people. I wish all of you the courage to take planned action and live some space for the providence to help in our endeavors. You know me, i believe in God, but i spell it Nature, so im not afraid to ask for help and guidance while my long walks meanwhile i have total understanding that the best help comes from within, and here and there, i hope my very best friend the Tree, representing mother nature and universal forces, would tilt ideas, people, things over me to seize the right opportunity, the time is ours, or as the greek says, it’s Kairos time!. 

My very best friend
My very best friend

A very good friend of mine, Seneca, when in distress comes to me and tells me all of his troubles, i simply give him the best i can give to anybody, my time to listen, I asked him, Lucius, what is conflicting your heart??

-Then he replied, Daniel i’m not feeling very well understood, i feel like im in a career change, so i was thinking on opening a gelato shop in Dodona– Good i say! Tell me pls, it has a good location?

Indeed! -Seneca replied. Lots of locals , tourist and worshippers. With the nasty heat here around, gelato is a good business, so he show the picture of the spot

Seneca Gelato Shop
Seneca Gelato Shop location

When i saw the place, i told him, looks good! i believe that place can be a good starting point…Tell me Lucius, i went on, what else you need in order to be a gelatiere??

Education -he replied- I know  there is some romans that are good teaching the art of Gelato, i’m planning to take a course with Carpigianum scholars—

Great i went on, so you are taking the necessary steps to be prepared , meaning you are acquiring the intellectual resources you need to succeed in your new business, i told him. Prepare yourself and expect providence to be in your side, didnt you hear i say, that fortune favour the brave?

His face was not that good, and i asked him what are you not happy about? You have the location, you are taking the steps to know and master the art of gelato making…, on top of that, you just need a pinch of luck and all would be resolved! And that’s it, happy ending!. Like Christian remarks on ‘Add always salt to the recipe guys, just a pinch, always!Dont forget! That’s all what you need, a pinch of this and pinch of that.

He somehow smiled, and turn his eyes up, take a moment, looked straight to me and told me,

Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.

Indeed!!! Man, i say, you are fucking brilliant!!! That is exactly what i meant!!!

What if i fail?? he replied to me? Failure is refusing to get up i say, you have the balls amigo Seneca…and again, he thinks for a bit, and tell me

Errare humanum Est

‘to err is human–waw man!! Bloody fucking good!! Pls keep talking!!!

Sed perseverare diabolicum

But to persist (in the mistake) is diabolical. I flipped. That was too much for me Look how intelligent this guy was, you can make mistakes, sure, but to make them again, make you a diabolical entity, in my words, an imbecile.

I asked him, please Lucius, can you say that again??So he come and make it complete for me, because i needed the time to follow..like in the classes, i can’t write and listen to Christian or Stefano, all at the same time.

“Errare humanum est, sed perseverare diabolicum: ‘to err is human, but to persist (in the mistake) is diabolical.”

So finally he says to me, Daniel, many thanks for your time, it was great to have your wisdom to enlighten me in such way..Lucius, dear amigo, i did nothing, it was you finding everything, i was only the mirror of your questions.

Maybe life is about that, its about knowing that all wisdom comes from within, and we just need a mirror to look into and start thinking….

I love all of you guys, and thanks you for listening, you were all this time the mirror i needed to find the answers….

A.S.K

Alway Seek knowledge

Peace

Daniel

 

Carpigiani Gelato university graduation
Carpigiani Gelato university graduation