Back in 2012, I started a journey I baptized Navigate on Trust. Embracing the age-old wisdom of uncertainty since then, I traveled through many countries, I researched many cultures and philosophies, and I experienced joy, beauty, loss, and insecurity, which led to some profound life lessons.
I traded my job and home in Amsterdam and the plan to have no plan, as I felt that a life demanding a well-organized and materialistic full existence, was not necessarily the answer in leading a fulfilled one. I figured that our understanding of life and the world is not generated through reasoning, but through experiencing, and so taking distance and breaking with the system was necessary to create a rupture in my way of thinking and open up to new views of the world.
Together with my great love and life teacher, I set out to live a life full of intention, but without set-out plan. We called this experiment: navigate on trust. This ‘art of embracing uncertainty’, led us from living a simple life on the countryside of Uruguay, exploring a true life off the grid, to the highlands of Bolivia and Peru, investigating the Andean Cosmology of ‘Buen Vivir’ (Living Well), to crossing the South-American continent in a ‘71 VW camper-van. We surfed, we read, we learned, we shared, we lived and loved until Roberto’s sudden death in December 2015. Sparked by the rebirth of loss, I have been continuing to navigate on trust – deepening the philosophy, investigating different lifestyles, and inspiring myself by Roberto’s profound insights.
My journey has been featured in:
The Wild Way