Camouflaged and looking like a dinosaur, according to Luis.
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We slept in pueblos - small villages of indigenous people - tucked between mountains, where Mayan communities spoke their local language rather than Spanish. I communicated with these kids, not in spoken words, but in the universal language of football, chasing after a ball, shooting for the goal. Until I took out my camera to capture the moment; they got too distracted for the ball and too excited to show off their bikes. .
Have you ever stared at something so beautiful, and become overwhelmed with sadness?
Do you ever have those days where you feel like you're not allowed to feel shit towards, well, anything??
Because you dont have that right? Because other people have it worse? Because you have so much to be thankful for?
Everyone is allowed to have crap days.
Everyone is allowed to feel burnt out. Miserable. To feel so angry they want to punch their loved one in the head one second, then burst into tears the next.
Dont ever feel guilty or ashamed about your emotions. Honor them. Be with them.
I'd been hanging out with some beautiful people.
I'd been hanging out in fucking paradise.
Yet as I looked out to this view, I realised I was seriously sad.
And all I could think was "I SHOULD feel happy, looking at this".
Those fucking shoulds.
I have everything I need. My life is amazing. I'm free from societies bullshit. I'm free from responsibility. I'M FREE.
I shouldn't feel sad?
But I was. Because I had changed my externals. I had replaced my surroundings.
Change the scenery, change the story, change the problem, right?
WHEREVER YOU GO, THERE YOU ARE.
It doesnt matter how beautiful the ocean is. Or how beautiful your body is or how beautiful your wardrobe is or how beautiful your bank account is.
Doesn't mean shit. If you're sad, you're sad, guys.
Your heart is sad. Your inner child is SAD. And dangling a pretty thing at it wont do anything.
I had replaced my suppression with distraction.
Instead of just being with my sadness. Being OKAY with my sadness. Sitting with it, finally.
So i had a little cry.
It was uncomfortable and wierd. And I felt like an idiot.
And, low and behold, I felt better after it :)
Did I enquire where that sadness came from?
No. You dont have to do full self enquiry every time. Its heavy, hard and time consuming.
Sometimes its enough just to feel.
Self love comes in all forms.
Returning home from abroad is always nice - especially when you have frijolito, platanito y chilito waiting for you at the dinner table 😋To read @nicolegarciamerida piece on her Memories of Guatemala, tap the link in our bio!
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sky is the limit for those willing to climb and build...⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Este viernes 22 de marzo acompáñanos en el webinar "La lucha contra la impunidad en #Guatemala y #ElSalvador " 🇬🇹 🇸🇻 en el que analizaremos los actuales intentos legislativos para aprobar amnistías a crímenes de guerra en ambos países. Panelistas: David Morales, de @fundacioncristosal, y Alejandra Castillo Díaz, del Centro para la Acción Legal en Derechos Humanos (CALDH) 📅 De 9:30 a.m. a 11:00 a.m. hora en Centroamérica ➡️➡️ Link de registro en bio. #LeydeReconciliación#Impunidad#CentralAmerica
Always en route to somewhere 🌈 after almost a week on the lake and a visit to Chichicastenago, the biggest market in Guatemala ✨✨ we are about to head into the Jungle of Semuc Champey 🌿
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Dreaming about paradise? Look into Mexico, Yucatan, Isla Holbox 🌿⇻
Have you ever thought about taking an one way ticket trip? For us it has been the best decision of our lives. The feeling of freedom is indescribable!