One of my biggest passion is TRAVELING to different places and FEELING the energy those places!
If you have the chance of going to different places, I would highly encourage you to do so – because MEMORIES ARE FOREVER and it makes you part of something that is so much bigger than yourself. I love going to places I’ve never seen before and truly connecting with the land, people and culture – no matter if it is a big city, the dry desert, a nordic winter wonderland or a tropical paradise – I feel like each place has something unique about it.
When I first came to Hawai’i – I drove by this place on the Ko’olau range (see the first picture below) and as soon as I saw it, I had to stop the car. I sat down under a monkey pod tree and couldn’t stop staring at that captivating mountain range…There was something about it…I sat there for at least 1 hour…and felt as if I have been here before. Call me spiritual but I immediately felt a strong connection to the aina (land), the kai (ocean) and its mana (energy of the island).
I felt as if I belong here.
It was such a comforting and yet overwhelming feeling knowing that this island has something I may have been looking for my whole life (and I never knew that I was even looking for anything). I was thinking to myself: ‘How am I supposed to figure that out if I have only a few days before I have to fly back home?’ I decided to simply enjoy the island and not to overthink too much.
Once back home, that feeling I had when sitting under the monkey pod tree, didn’t leave …
Sometimes you have to take a leap of faith and listen to your heart,
‘because it is only with the heart that you can see rightly’ (Antoine de St. Exupéry).
Life is too short and precious to not live it to your fullest potential. Of course, certain things have to be well thought through and planned. Not everything was that easy to plan and execute but we made it work :-)!
Every single day – I am extremely grateful to wake up on such a beautiful island and I will never take that for granted 🙂 I am dancing hula and learning to play the ukelele and I truly love the island life 🙂
Hawai’i – if you come with an open heart and get off the beaten path, you’ll find places you’ve never thought existed.
I would love to show you some more of the pictures I took of some of my favorite places. Enjoy and ALOHA!
Aloha has a deep meaning – and as positive and joyful it is – it is also strong and powerful!
‘Aloha is sending and receiving a positive energy. Aloha is living in harmony. When you live the Spirit of Aloha, you create positive feelings and thoughts, which are never gone. They exist in space, multiply and spread over to others.’
I hope you’ve enjoyed this post and got a little glimpse of the islands that have captured my heart 🙂 If you are interested in more, I will write some more detailed posts about Hawai’i- its food, insider travel tips, culture,… Let me know in the comments below :-).
I am wishing you all a very lovely day and never stop believing that ANYTHING is possible! Never let anyone tell you that you can’t do something! The power is in you! Use it!
YOU CAN DO ANYTHING THAT YOUR HEART PUTS YOUR MIND TO