The poet Rumi once wrote: “Run from what's comfortable. Forget safety. Live where you fear to live. Destroy your reputation. Be notorious. I have tried prudent planning long enough. From now on I'll be mad.”
And yes some may think I have gone mad. And you know, they might be right. Because this is the place where I have been pleasantly sheltered a big part of this and last year— writing, reading, thinking, and surfing.
I think I can truthfully say that life doesn’t get more “into nature” than that. Whereas I thought the van-life was pretty back to basic, this new “cave experience” is giving me a whole new view on living in and with nature, having an ecological lifestyle and just being in one place with full attention.
But, being so disconnected, it also made me realize that when we want to bring a contribution to society and fulfill one’s life purpose it is also important to be connected.
To be connected and disconnected at the same time. To be part of society and yet not bound by its conventions. To be somebody and nobody simultaneously.
So that is why I am trying this new juggle: dividing time between ‘Moroccan Cave’ and 'Amsterdam Apartment’ and see what life gives me when I bring out the true chameleon in me.