Diary Entry 17.05.2021
Why would any country want to get better when foreign aid would cease?
That would make things worse.
All is perception.
We distinguish the ‘developed’ and ‘developing’ countries of the world.
But who is who?
What does development stand for?
What are the criteria?
Does ‘developed’ mean it’s not developing anymore?
Is therefore perfect?
So developing could be far more superior a label than developed.
Developed means finished.
Developing is vibrant.
Would the developing therefore want to be instructed by the developed?
Learning from others’ mistakes and not making the same is the key.
Which means listening to other people’s failures.
Appreciating them instead of shaming.
Other people’s mistakes are your empowerment.
Someone stuck their head out and tried to make a dream come true.
Instead of you.
So value their bravery.
And be aware of your barriers which keep you from doing the same.
What about fulfilling your dream?
Their mistakes should be your encouragement.
It’s ok to make mistakes.
In order to receive inspiration from others, means asking questions.
Why is this?
Why is that?
Why did you do this?
And what happened then?
Others have opinions and false perceptions and beliefs which reflect their character.
Just like yours.
Only seek advice if their character matches yours.
This is one of your filters.
And a good one.
Seek and notice the spark of inspiration they ignite in you.
Take that spark and use it.
Add it to your fire.
But if they hand you what feels like a piece of grey mud, discard it from your thoughts.
When asking questions, be focused but at the same time relaxed and open.
And formulate an intention in your mind.
The big overlying question you want to pose.
The answers which switch you on will come.
Remember, there will also be answers which might not be the ones you expect or want.
And that’s cool.
Everyone around you could be an oracle.
And you know those are notoriously vague.
But always right.
There are no wrong answers.
Everything is ambiguous.
For a reason.
Not in order to confuse us but to give us freedom of choice.
We think we need rules and guidelines of others to run our lives.
But we are simply giving away our freedom of choice.
Having to make choices can become uncomfortable.
Especially if we are unsure of the consequences.
If we are afraid of them, it seems easier not to make choices.
But how come then that we don’t find happiness in other people’s choices made for us?
Because they are not ours.
They don’t reflect our true selves.
So don’t be afraid of making choices.
Just make them according to — not what is perceived as right or wrong by society — but how good it feels to you.
Always choose the option which feels best.
You will never be wrong.
Move on intuition.
And feeling of well being.
It will always be the right choice to make.
In that moment.
I feel like bouncing again.
Been in Accra a week, staying with beautiful people in a creative environment of music and visual which is right down my street and I am being generously and lovingly accommodated.
God, so much talent.
And there is nothing to it.
Seeds are planted left right and centre.
The perfect way to live.
Am I sewing seeds?
Sewing Seeds could be a cool fashion label.
The shield_seed being my logo.
I had the urge to pick up all the plastic that has accumulated in and outside the compound.
The environment looks nicer.
I find the obvious.
And the closer I look, the more I find.
Plastic that has been dusted over in red. Looking from afar like rock.
That’s why I overlooked it the first time around.
Nature already took care of this.
That’s what she does best.
Is nature worried about what we call plastic polution?
So I find more material.
If plastic from afar can look like rock, why are we worried?
We are not worried about rock, right?
As I said before, both have similar properties when it comes to biodegradability: both takes about 100- years to desintegrate.
So why are we fiercely plastic campaigning?
Maybe everything is supposed to be the way it is?
Nature taking care of itself.
No need for exertions.
Neither mental nor physical nor financial.
Adapting is evolution.
Challenges are progress.
Do we have to interact?
Only if we feel like it.
And it is fun.
And leading by example.
I noticed that many fierce campaigners look constantly exhausted.
Always feeling they are not doing enough.
They never look like they’re having fun.
Why join them?
Their quest to better the world could be a valid one, sure
But looks like un-fun.
Not for me.
If everyone did what they love doing, instead of what they think should be done, all would be well.
And I mean ALL.
Wouldn’t watching the ripple effect unfold be astounding?
Heyyy, asking is a clever thing.
It could be questioning as in the German ‘hinterfragen’ but also CREATING.
The image of the ripple effect.
If someone answers YES, the seed is sewn.
In two minds.
Two minds are better than one.
That’s what I want:
A gorgeous lover who says to everything I suggest would be fun, YES TOTALLY!! With passion and enthusiasm.
Someone who spins the story further, adding more exciting aspects to it.
Fanning the fire.
Pushing the energies higher and higher.
Like that moment with a girl I know and her boyfriend inventing crypto.
When we end up jumping up and down, literally the excitement getting stuck in our throats.
It almost feels like an orgasm.
Or giving birth.
What if we screamed?
Screamed: SO BE IT!
Would we instantly manifest?
What if those ideas needed to be sealed with an orgasm?
A powerful primal scream?
Money is only printed paper …
What is value?
Value is what we decide is.
Who decides is the individual as the whole.
But still the individual.
You and me.
Why do we decide what we decide?
Upon which judgement do we decide?
On what guidelines?
You know what?
The only question I’ll ever have to ask is:
“Wouldn’t it be fun if we could …?”
If the answer is yes or lol, my work is done.
Wouldn’t that be fun?
Wouldn’t it be fun to be a naked beekeeper with a model train set obsession?
Wouldn’t it be fun to be a naked beekeeper, torn between the model train set and his crystal baby rainbow hippos collection obsession?
Wouldn’t it be fun to be a naked beekeeper, deliciously torn-between the model train set and the crystal baby hippos collection obsession?
Wouldn’t it be fun …
But what do I need another person for?
I can ask and answer at the same time if I want to.
Because I already know the answer.
Or do we need three in the creation game?
Me, myself and another myself.
Another myself I believe is another person.
Because it looks so unexpected.
But what do you expect?
Expect absolutely everything.
And absolute nothing.
Then you have everything.
These guys I’m staying with here in Accra produce tracks constantly, however they seem to chill most of the time.
Inspired action is the most powerful force of all to get shit done.
It will be as if you commanded an army.
Of time magicians.
And action, when inspired, is the most pleasurable of all.
And a breeze.
Wouldn’t it be fun to produce a track with an iPhone voice saying “low battery, please charge” 10 seconds into the song?!
“Wouldn’t it be fun”… will have to always end with this symbol ?!
It is both, a question and a confirmation.
Having little Instagram followers means you are extremely niche. Crack the champagne!
Feeling tired and lazy and like not doing anything, make sure you enjoy it.
Pretend it’s a wonderful and necessary opportunity to have a complete rest before the next explosion of energy into an epic adventure.
On the house.
The value of waste
Or is it art?
Wouldn’t it be fun if Nature was creating art with new (man made) materials, excitedly?!
And so on and so forth.