You sound like a dreamer!
And yet I keep both my feet on the ground. It’s interesting how the more responsibilities I have, the easier it is to get my head around it all. You just focus, your mind becomes cleared. And when I have more time I forget all of it.
I like spending time on my own – today I consider this to be my biggest privilege and a luxury.
Is it easy for you to take a break and relax?
Oh yes. I can really recognize that moment where I feel like I need to slow down, take a break, read a book or meditate. I like mindful living, and as times goes by the experience of living more slowly and with more awareness is becoming more and more powerful. I try to escape the world of technology and digital devices. For a while now I leave my phone at home when I go for a walk, I don’t take it to bed. But it can be tricky. It’s disheartening if you think about it – it really reveals how vulnerable we are in this world we’re living in. I don’t want to constantly rush with no sense of direction or purpose. I am trying to free my life of the constraints of time, so I like to observe, digress, think.
You’re not afraid to feel.
No, I’d say the opposite is true (laughs). I would say I even appreciate pain, pain can teach you a lot.
If you had some influence on other people, what would you wish them?
A more aware and objective approach to life, their needs and responsibilities. Time has limited dimensions and a finite volume. We’re not going to change that. We’re wasting our lives measuring our existence from one task to the next, from activity to activity. I know many people who have chosen a different path – slogging away, chasing who knows what only to be able to eventually fly to the other side of the world, buy more stuff, live a lavish lifestyle. I’m not sure this can make you happy. I believe that true fulfillment comes from within, from your surroundings and close ones. This has a huge impact on the quality of life, health, wellbeing and environment. We don’t have to believe it, yet every single choice of every single individual has an impact.