Should I stay or should I go? This question cannot be “questioned” when the place to go is the beautiful and virgin Hawaii!
Hawaii is one of those places that would make any atheist doubt his/her beliefs! It is so perfect in its wilderness and peace. It just makes you think about our Creator, because only the Almighty God could envision and ultimately create this kingdom, this “back to the roots” place. Now, the place where I was born is not even close to this pristine beauty, but somehow there, in Hawaii, in Oahu, on Waimanalo Beach, I felt home. I felt that I could live forever there and never get tired of the surrounding mountains, and the turquoise water and an overall peace and joy, that I have never experienced anywhere else in this world. I am absolutely positive that there are so many other incredible places on Earth that would take your breath away and I am extremely eager and impatient to visit them. I just hope I get enough time on Earth to see its jewels. I was waking up every day and was literally rushing to the window to see the breathtaking turquoise ocean that was reigning over the entire “paysage”, making it simply spectacular! I remember I would wake up very early in the morning, like at 4:00 AM and with a sleepy head I would throw a glimpse to the window just to admire the divine blue and then happily falling back asleep like in a fairytale. That joy was so immense, so unconfined, so incomparable, and so genuine! I was constantly thinking about the locals and secretly envying them for being able to see and live that awesomeness every single day. I mean: every.single.day.
Also, there, in Hawaii I thoroughly understood and lived with my whole being one of the oldest philosophical thought, or words of wisdom, or attitude, however you want to name it! It’s “CARPE DIEM”! Live in the moment. Live in the “now” and don’t loose yourself too much in the myriad of thoughts and plans about future. There, in Oahu, it seemed a natural thing to live in the “now”. One cannot just do it otherwise. I think it’s impossible! The virgin green beauty is just so overwhelming, so engulfing that it opens up a whole new world of perception. There, walking on the soft white sand, one forgets about time with its pressure of anticipation, expectation, comparison, judgement! There, one forgets about one’s own desires and material necessities. There, Mother Nature is teaching you how to instinctively become aware of the rhythms of life! You just live in the moment without a real need of the future and guess what, you feel happy.
“Those who dwell among the beauties and mysteries of the Earth are never alone or weary of life”.