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To connect the world, one person at a time.
"I believe that the Universe is one being, all its parts are different expressions of the same energy, and they are all in communication with each other, therefore parts of one organic whole. This whole is in all its parts so beautiful, and is felt by me to be so intensely in earnest, that I am compelled to love it and to think of it as divine."
- Robinson Jeffers
This sense of awe fuels the love in my heart and it is my delight to share this light with everyone I meet. I travel to see the world from different angles, to partake in the completeness of her activities, to celebrate the diversity of people, and to delve deeper into the uncertainties of life. I am blessed that many beautiful spirits have helped me to open my heart, allowing me the opportunity to taste the purity of conscious living. When we are harmonized from within, it transcends peace and joy to our outer life. There is incredible beauty in this world and I am curious to see how you live! :)
The adventure you're ready for is the one you get. Life is short, go for it. - Joseph Campbell
Everything you can imagine is real. - Pablo Picasso
Happiness is only real when shared. - Christopher McCandless
A man is not what he just happens to be; he is open. For him, there is no one correct solution. - Buddha
It is not movement that leads you somewhere, it is direction.
Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.
Peace between countries must rest on the solid foundation of love between individuals. - Mahatma Gandhi
The meaning of life lies in the process of living - change is the only thing that never changes.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
Chicago: While working in Chicago for a year, I hosted no less than 40 times. The local CS community is great and I have made life-long friends through it. Many beautiful people passed through and we shared amazing times.
Since 2009: I have been living a nomadic life for 8 years now! People often ask me how I sustain leading such a lifestyle. The answer: I look for adventure in normal life, and normal life within adventure. The community of CS supplements me in whichever areas is deficient and restores me towards balance. Thank you.
Self-inquiry, adventure, learning, yoga, spontaneous and creative activities, meditation, music, food, basketball, sport, nature, wild animals, photography, hands-on activities, cozy night with live music... I love to learn and experience new things.
- live music
- trying new things
Music, Movies, and Books
I watch a lot of movies but even more trailers.
I love a diverse range of music especially if it is live.
Books are my saviors but I am a slow reader.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Life will break you. Nobody can protect you from that, and living alone won't either, for solitude will also break you with its yearning. You have to love. You have to feel. It is the reason you are here on earth. You are here to risk your heart. You are here to be swallowed up. And when it happens that you are broken, or betrayed, or left, or hurt, or death brushes near, let yourself sit by an apple tree and listen to the apples falling all around you in heaps, wasting their sweetness. Tell yourself you tasted as many as you could. - by Louise Erdrich, The Painted Drum
Teach, Learn, Share
Yoga is my main practice. I really enjoy going to classes and learning from different teachers. Oil massage and Thai Yoga massage are also things I practice.
I take photos and share them through Deva Image.
Follow me on instagram @devaimage
Countries I’ve Visited
Belgium, Belize, Bolivia, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Fiji, France, Gambia, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Hungary, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Mauritania, Mexico, Morocco, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Senegal, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Spain, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Ukraine, Vatican City State, Western Sahara
Countries I’ve Lived In
Australia, Canada, China, India, Russian Federation, United States