Blood Red Clouds over Taiji

I am in Taiji, Wakayama Prefecture, Japan. I dreamed of this country as I grew up. I read books and saw movies about it. I studied their history, culture, martial arts and found many similarities between theirs and, among others, the Huns. I discovered that their thinkers have reached the same conclusions about the nature of existence, much like Krishnamurti, Ekhardt Tolle, Carlos Castaneda and others all over the planet. In the Hagakure, the Book of the Samurai one can read that, “There is surely nothing other than the single purpose of the present moment. A man’s whole life is a succession of moment after moment. If one fully understands the present moment, there is nothing left to do, and nothing else to pursue”.

A Risso dolphin's last moments @ Taiji, 09:58 hrs on 5 November 2013

These words are just as universal as unconditional love and can be felt by every human being even if only for a short time. These link us together, while our actions keep us apart… …

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