#keepfreedomunlocked for me means the opportunity to keep skateboarding & be able to do it wherever, making myself and other people happy. A fact that is important to remember is that 30 years ago under communism, people could get into trouble for doing things that were considered to be Western culture like skateboarding. Since the end of communism, Latvia has gained many freedoms and people can freely choose their passions. As we celebrate 30 years since the end of the regime, I want to show my support for freedoms. Skateboarding is just as much an individual practice as it is a group thing! A lot of people still don't allow skateboarding and some places have laws regulating this, so may I encourage, please, to respect the people who skate and the people who do not. Let's keep our Freedom Unlocked! Link to bio for the campaign info and if you would like to participate I encourage you posting a photo with a key and the #keepfreedomunlocked on your page. #ad
I played a game where all the participants are very conscious of what they say. When talking one chooses how to speak, what to experience and listens to what he/she is actually saying and if it is really the way the person wants to tell his/her story. It’s as if you’re talking about your past from a third person perspective. For example, in stead of saying: “I am not good enough, I’m injured, I don’t deserve this or that,” one is saying: “My old self thought he/she was not good enough. Now I am good!” Because I learned that You have to be very conscious about using the word “I”, it’s like self programming, because the human body reacts to its thoughts & the spoken word. The story we tell ourselves about our lives is what creates our whole being. So let me tell you my story according to this game. “I am a happy person, I am very thankful for this world and all the people that I have interactions with. I am grateful for my experiences as a skateboarder & a human being. The old Madars was sometimes set back by his injuries. He thought that perhaps he will never heal & be able to skate again, he was in a dark place. And out of this desparation was born hope, because I tried every healing technique I could get my hands on. I believe that healing practices like Rest-Ice-Compress-Elevate, stretching, meditation, yoga, acupuncture & submerging into ice holes have opened my mind. Skateboarding has thought me a lot, it has been with me for two thirds of my life and it is the thing that pushes me to be healthy & grounded. The old Madars used to get bummed & even paranoid because of not being able to skate, but now I have learned that I have to give my body and mind a chance to heal. I have to watch my thought process, I have to watch what I say. I am a healthy & a well grounded human, I am the conscious universe - constantly evolving & changing. I am. ART PROJECT FOR @istenalinda 📲. Thank you for showing me this game & helping with the text @aniaanaisgaia ❤️❤️
In the 30 years since the fall of Communism, Latvia has gained its freedom, but some freedoms still need to be upheld. Before 1989 people were not allowed to speak their minds freely and could get into serious trouble for breaking this rule. But we now have this freedom. For me freedom means the opportunity to express myself, to feel free to do what I want, without caring about other people judging me. Freedom is a calm mind first of all, a mind that recognizes other beings as equal. Bob Marley once said: "Until the philosophy which holds one race superior and another race inferior is finally and permanently discredited and abandoned, everything is war". To me it's essential to remain compassionate, we should recognize our neighbors as ourselves, and if we are at peace (with ourselves/our own story ) then we can make miracles happen. #keepfreedomunlocked is a campaign I support, because they advocate for freedom, human rights and most importantly - equality! Link in bio to the campaign website. Join the campaign by taking a picture with a key (symbolizing your freedom unlocked ) and use the hashtag. And, please, remember that love is our greatest tool, the evolution of humanity is a group work! #gopro
So thankful to @gopro for bringing us all out to Thailand! Merci beaucoup!!! ❤️❤️❤️ @seanmalto @chrisrayfilms @sewakroetkov @chriscobracole @drpurpleteeth @currencaples @daveysmidt @andrewbrophy & locals @janchai @tao_kitpullap @simon_preduce THANKS FOR THE EPIC TIMES HOMIES! About to go back to Latvia this Saturday, actually straight to Vilnius, Lithuania for @kablys_skatepark event!
Digital detox is over and it was more a pleasure than anything. It felt great to not use my phone or computer for more than an hour a day. Nowadays it has become a norm in our society to be constantly "on-line"... Show your presence to friends in virtual reality, as if that would almost be the only reality. I have always admired how my friend Wes ( #weskremer ) doesn't have a smart phone and to me it seems he is really always present, he enforces the idea that we should give our whole attention, our whole being to the world, the people we interact with. He is always ready for whatever might come to him next. he is aware. I feel like this last month of #DigitālaisDetokss did me good and I'll probably not rush into using my phone at every opportunity, but rather go skate, read a book, meditate or do some yoga with my friends. Thank you @tele2Latvia for inspiring me to DETOX! #goprophoto #jegpilnsinternets
Insta contest for europeans!!! Wanna win some healthy snacks? Post a comment with your guide to a happy & long life, like this post, follow @the_beginnings & tag a friend! Next Wednesday I’ll announce the winner. I really want to hear your thoughts/quotes & lifestyles. - - - I am currently on an island healing my mind, body & soul.. doing yoga every morning & visiting different healers daily here at @thesanctuarythailand ! It feels so empowering just to be here and since my supporters @the_beginnings food & @thebeginningsrestorani are all about long living & healthy nutrition I thought I would like to hear your opinions, please! ❤️