Category: Costa Rica


stop your spinning wheels

stop your spinning wheels from Greg Albritton on Vimeo.

stop your spinning wheels.
let your mind walk freely.

the great paradox of time;

the slower you go,
the more you see.

it’s ok to wonder.
it’s ok to dream.

stop spinning your wheels,
and take a walk with me.

filmed: costa rica
camera: gopro 3+
music: elias fanni

i wrote these lines down in the past few months while traveling. to me, this video provides a certain medicine for personal space and thought.

this film can be experienced as not only an oasis of relaxation, but also an opportunity for one to look around and reflect upon the speed at which they are physically and psychologically moving.

time is not fungible. it cannot be traded for another time. slowing your time down permits not only a meditative state, but an opportunity to see things in a new light. respect your vision by maintaining a rhythm that brings new epiphanies from moments.

White noise creates a colorful mind

I’m currently a few hundred feet away from the ocean surrounded by trees that inhabit a number of interesting creatures…howler monkeys, the occasional toucan, iguanas, squirrels, and insects. One of these insects is called a ‘Chicharra’, commonly known in English as a Cicada (which you’ll hear below).

This place is alive. It is full of life, and sound.

You’ve just listened to tens of thousands, if not even more, insects and creatures creating a symphony of sound. To me, it’s a gold mine of sound. A place that can enable thought to flow freely, and without limit or negative intrusion.

The sounds around me remind me of the setting on an alarm clock that lulls you to sleep, or a soundtrack a spa might have before you get a massage.

This place has me wondering…what is it about constant sound that could make us feel comfortable, focused, and relaxed?

Often times when we think of constant sounds, it is intrusive. One could imagine a jack hammer, or the sounds of a freeway. There seems to be a certain breaking point where mechanical white noise is just aggravating.

So what happens when it’s ‘natural’ white noise? When there is a constant mixture of sounds that makes you feel good?

I think it lies in the complexity of the constant sound. The sounds are very persistent, but come in different forms and variations.

These slight variations create opportunity for our mind to feel at ease. It makes the sound less piercing and more soothing, much like a massage for your brain.

For me, these sounds provide an additional ‘pillow’ of omnipresent frequencies and melodies that enables me both rest my head, and think freely and clearly.

Where do you go for sounds that enable you to create, think, and learn?

 

Color Full of Imagination

First Surf Dominical, Costa Rica

What if all the color we see was just our imagination?

Walking to Playa Dominical, Costa Rica

What colors would you focus on?

Under the ocean

What colors would you create?

In a place like Costa Rica, it is easy to be stimulated just by looking around.

The vibrant colors captivate you and provide a buffet of all-you-can-see.

Removing the color of our experience provides a look into the depth of our color full imagination.