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I remember the first time I tried to meditate. I think I’d heard about it in a magazine or a book. I was in my bedroom and I closed my door and sat facing a wall and closed my eyes and set a timer for 15 minutes. I started breathing and listened to my young buzzing mind. I had to be sneaky about it because my overly religious mom would most certainly scold me. I remember her disapproval when I shared my interest in eastern religions. She shook her head when I told her I was leaving for a 10 day silent meditation retreat. I think we were making progress before she passed.⁣

I’m no zen master now. More often than not I turn to my vices instead of turning to meditation. Like anything, it’s a practice. The more you can do it, the more you get back. But there’s no milestone that says you’re done meditating or practicing mindfulness, not as long as your heart is still beating. I find a lot of peace in it, and I’m trying to practice it again. Funny that one of the best things a person can do for their mental health is as little as possible.⁣

What’s your meditation? How do you challenge your vices?

Thirsty, thirsty boy on the last leg of our little trip with @honest.camper and we made a quick stop at Trillium Lake just outside of Portland. It’s about the places you go. And the people you meet. Having outgoing buddies like @xshaydx and @julescrawf and Momo with me is a surefire way to meet a lot of strangers that are now friends (and some friends that are still friends) along the way. 🏔

Find Momo in Calpe. 🔎 Too small? Link in profile to a bigger photo which you can also buy 😉 ⁣⁣
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Exploring this brilliant structure was definitely one of my fondest memories, Ricardo Bofill’s Muralla Roja in Calpe, Spain. Buy this print, link to store in profile. It’s also one of my favourite shots in my new book, also available in the store. If you buy the book you can save on the print too. So, get it!⁣⁣ ⁣⁣
And thanks to everyone who’s already bought a print or a postcard or a book or a calendar it really means a lot to me and helps me a LOT. 🙏⁣⁣
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Save $15 on all prints by sending me a receipt from pre-ordering Find Momo Across Europe (link in store). Details in store. Everything in store. Go to store.

We went to Pismo Beach in search of a Land Cruiser gathering and ended up hanging out with the Westfalias. I’m so grateful to @honest.camper for this camper to remind me what I miss so much about being on the road. I’m definitely missing Mellow.

Check my story, we came in last night on packed sand and woke up this morning to the sand being a lot softer. We go stuck and our new Syncro woke up early to pull us out.

Shayd practicing his fly fishing cast and Momo cramping his style.

A clown nose given to me by an Italian mime. He also gave Momo a sequin vest which Momo wore during Pride in Amsterdam. Our planet is full of beautiful people.

Find Momo at Albula Pass.

Escaping from the Sunday scaries.

Spent a couple of days in Tofino at @theshorelinetofino. Forest walks at Schooner Cove and ended the days on their @endy mattresses. #theshorelinetofino

This guy and I are driving down to LA on November 10 for a quick visit to say hi and talk about travelling with dogs. You’ll also get a chance to meet Momo. We’re honoured to be speaking at the @annenbergspace with @jordankahana and the dogs he found in the middle of the desert. Check my story for a link to get tickets.

Be curious, be brave, be genuine, but most of all be respectful even in the face of know-it-alls and liars and bullies. Hold yourself together when people look up to you and let yourself fall into the arms of those you trust. Break the process. Don’t be afraid of chaos, it’s what keeps everything moving. Know the difference between right and wrong. Practice self-awareness. Self improve. Apologize and forgive. Try a lot of things, don’t worry about the people watching, and do the thing that makes you most excited until it becomes a part of you. Work hard, but not too hard, and never take yourself too seriously. Let strangers meet you, be awkward, make a joke, hold a hand if they’ll let you. Let your roots grow deep and your giving arms be fruitful. The more you put into it, the more you’ll leave behind. Trust yourself. Nobody’s a better you.

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