San Ignacio, Belize
It has been exactly one year since Logic released his second album, The Incredible True Story (and Transformation of the Man Who Saved The Earth) and I can’t thank him enough for putting this music out there. This was an incredible album, but it was so much more than just an album, it is a message that has changed my life.
The album is based on two characters from 2120 traveling in a spaceship traveling to Planet Paradise in search for a new earth. They have been living on Babel, a space station that was the last resort after Earth was destroyed. On the way to Paradise, they talk to each other about what they really want to do in life, what the new earth may be like, and most importantly how we destroyed Earth by lack of respect for our wonderful planet. Their trip to planet Paradise is a metaphor for living in your own paradise.
Logic describes this “paradise” as a state of mind full of Peace, Love, & Positivity and living your dreams. The entire album is about following your passion and making sure that every day is spent loving life. This was the first time I have ever heard of Alan Watts, the quote that sparked my interest was, “When we got down to what the individual really wanted to do, I said ‘do that and the money will follow’ because if you like to do something then there is someone out there that shares that interest. It is better to have a short life full of what you love than a long life spent in a miserable way”.
In the past year, I have completely transformed as a person, my life has done a complete 180 and I could not be happier. I listened to a lot of Alan Watts lectures talking about doing what you love and allowing the money to follow and that is exactly what I created Grassfed upon. I know things will be much harder the way I am doing them, dropping out of school and starting my own business may be a much more challenging task than I expected….but who gives a shit. Life is about challenging yourself, stepping out of your comfort zone, and following your dreams.
I spent the morning in the dining room working on yesterday’s blog, I try not to put these off until the next morning but Saturday nights are usually pretty late. I ate a nice breakfast and then ended up working until like 3:30 on creating an equation to make things easier to split up for the co-op on Tuesday mornings. The idea is to figure out how many shares we can provide with the amount of produce we will receive. It sounds easy but people don’t realize how hard it really is to turn into a formula…If they would’ve listened we could have saved 3 hours of work. My mom raised me to work smarter, not harder. Luckily this work was interrupted by a delicious lunch of eggs, chicken, avocado, arugula, and pineapple.
The afternoon was spent on attempting to get that equation created, the sun was only a few hours from setting so I decided to go on an adventure hike. By the time I was out on the trails the sun was setting and the moon was coming up. This is the Super Supermoon that is supposedly bigger than any moon in quite some time. I was told by Maria Garcia that in Mayan tradition it is disrespectful to stare into the moon, I see a point there but I believe if it is with respect then moon gazing is a great meditation.
Upon my arrival, the Garifuna drumming family was in the dining room putting on a show. As well as the drummers, the kitchen whipped up a traditional Garifuna meal of 3 bean salad, steamed pumpkin, rice, cassava bread, and more. I have been exposed to many different cultures since I have been here, Garifuna may be my favorite.
My day was made when I got a few pictures from my mom of my niece and nephews. My favorite duty in life I have is being an uncle, I have been one since 4th grade but every day it gets better and better. I miss seeing them all the time but at Christmas I will get to see these guys as well as Bobby and Bowen.
The evening ended with laundry and relaxing, procrastinating to get this done leading to a late night. Tomorrow morning, we are heading to Santiago Juan’s farm to see his organic set-up as well as 10,000 Moringa trees.
Enjoy the moon, enjoy yourselves, enjoy life.