Meditation – what is that? Hard! Painful! And so good for you.
Now why did my meditation course have a bunch of rules? Because you have to focus. Focus on yourself only. That is easier said than done! So it is very helpful with the rules of not talking, no physical contact with anyone around you, no eyecontact either and no facial expressions. Imagine you are there alone. It was really hard from time to time.
So the thing is that I’m not enlighted or anything but I feel this was interesting and can be useful in my life. I have only meditated once afterwards but my hope is to start medidate regularly.
My stay in the Blue Mountains was great. Did plenty of trekking for 3 days and was lucky with weather as I had Sun sun sun!
Sometimes the tracks were somewhat muddy
And sometimes I had some obstacles to pass
But you get around and end up here and there
It was just there…
Sydney for the 2nd time
Went back to Sydney again with two girls, Bianca and Wana from Vipassana (the meditation course). Stayed in Cronulla which is a really nice suburb just by the water. Vivid festival is in Sydney at the moment, think last day is tomorrow. Was expecting more so a bit disappointed.
Stayed my last night with Wana and was glad to meet up with so many artists and hang around them. Wana draws – amazing stuff! The lady who’s place I crashed at is a painter. Her daughter is a singer in a band and they had a rehearsal that afternoon so half if the band showed up. I introduced some Greek songs by singing for a small crowd.
Brittish cities are found in Aus as well. This one is right by the coast, smaller than the European city and very beautiful. First activity was to whatch the live entertainment with everyone else down by the pier.
From time to time people came out from that last barrel. Awesome!
Good weather for such an activity!
My two nights in Newcastle I spent in this beauty! Love it! Everybody meet Clancy.
The happy man is the owner, Aron.
The shed which is a livingroom, kitchen and soooo cosy!
Chilling with beautiful people in the back yard
Time to leave Newcastle so I had a look at what activities where going on aroundme through couchsurfing.org. Rang a guy who was going from Sydney to Darwin along the East coast. Perfect. Made the call and catch on the high way towards Newcastle where he’ll be dropped from his ride. He was hitch hiking (hitched) and was only an hour and a half away. So I decide to meet him and try to go north together. I met his driver who dropped us on a good spot on the high way and we were trying to catch a ride
Now we changed the sign a couple of times cuz’ we didn’t necessarily have to get all the way to Brisbane. It is a long weekend here since it is the queens birthday on Monday so there was plenty of traffic, though lots of the cars were packed. After some time a dude stops and picks us up. He is from around there and just finished his work for the day. He seemed cool and asks us were we are heading, note he didn’t even notice that we were holding a sign with our direction. We say Byron Bay but as that is 600km we can follow along as north as you’ll be going. He says: I can take you to Byron.
The crazy part is not one but many. First, he lives just 15minutes from where he picked us up but out of nowhere decides to goto Byron Bay. He thinks it is “only” about 4 hours and can return the same day…evening. 2nd he is wearing his working clothes blue pants and an orange reflex shirt. He says along the way after 3 hours or so that he will probably just stay in Byron and leave in the morning. As we haven’t booked accomodation we are not really sure were we can stay. He says then: just stay in my room. Anyways. It all turned out pretty awesome and crazy in a good way. He is a cool dude and well generosity is pouring out of him.
He gave me my first dread:
I accidentally bumped in to another girl from Vipassana and now I’m staying at her place tonight and a couple of more. She and her boyfriend are off to Melbourne in the morning but we can stay here until they get back! Isn’t life too easy sometimes?
Byron Bay has an amazing vibes and is a very small town.