Resounding Ecosystems

Freedom of movement is slowly coming back to Italy and at least we can start to reconnect with the outdoors.

After spending so much more time indoors and online a simple reflection came to me: Is possible that in some places on this planet there is a total disconnection from green spaces, even a little park is not accessible and some kids grow up not even experiencing a mountain, a forest, a lake, or just fresh breeze. That is scary to me.

Recent studies prove that Nature can help our brains and bodies to stay healthy. 

Oh Really? I mean, it is like to say that Air is good for your health…So the fact that Scientist started to study to prove something that our very body knows in its very DNA it’s curious to me. Even though I understand this research is done to support nature-related therapies that are considered “alternatives” I can’t help to contemplate this dynamic.

Aren’t we Nature? We are born from it. We were forged in the Wild. There it cannot be any separation. Mother Earth is our basic Source of Wellbeing just because the ingredients that we are made of are no different from what is out there. 

Try to keep your mouth shut holding your nostrils closed for 1 minute, what is your body going to do? Your entire world disappear and you only worship one thing : Air.

And when i say Air i personally think straight away of Trees. 

I’ve been an avid hiker my whole life. I was hooked on the experience and just being in nature clears my mind and helps me to feel more grounded and peaceful. 

Being in nature has a profound impact on our brains and our behavior, helping us to reduce anxiety, brooding, and stress, and increase our attention capacity, creativity, and our ability to connect with other people.

Inspired by this i did some research and i found this amazing content i am sharing with you.

You can now listen to the sounds of the last three ecosystems untouched by humans.

AMAZON :JauPerì Rio Negro Region 

AFRICA : The Dzanga-Sangha Dense Forest Reserve in Central African Republic 

BORNEO : Ulu Temburong, Mulu, and Kinabalu region

The project was launched by the Italian non-profit organization Fragments of Extinction

The team traveled to the world’s largest remaining areas of primary la forest along the equator (where, given the equal length between days and nights, life cycles – and thus sonic behaviors – are evolutionarily tuned to extremely regular patterns) and recorded 24-hour sound portraits of various habitats within what are considered to be the oldest and most diverse ecosystems on Earth untouched by man.

And apart from the soothing and healing capacity of these sounds, their mission is to use Eco Sound-Art to wide-spread awareness of the public that can influence government’s decisions toward faster global conservation policies and the end destructive development.

For now get comfy, get your best headsets on and tune into this Bliss.

Follow the link below:

That’s all for now.

Remember to care for each other and support your Local Business and Artists : )

∞ Questions or Conclusions?∞

I had it all planned for the entire year: jobs, events, dances, concerts, explorations and moving house. Everything changed on sunday march 8th here. The outbreak got me right when i was ready to move into my new hood and welcome a new exciting cycle of my Life.

Italy, Rome countryside. Day 45 of Lockdown: I’m still in the same house with my 2 friends (a couple) and their 10 months old baby.

Last wednesday the house was in full Staccato mode: laundry machines, mixers, hair dryers, dryer machine, water boiler, gardening, spring cleaning, baby crying, postman ringing, all sort of stuff all over the lounge floor that everytime i walked i looked like almost flying to avoid waking the sleeping dragon guarding the golden ring. Family cooking sessions are like a Cirque du Soleil extravaganza shows here, the only difference is they run in a 2 square meters kitchen space. A noise bombardment

And on top of all of this, my screen time increased enormously as i quickly adapted to connect with the World where Zoom meetings and phone communication suddenly took the place of all interpersonal contact and connections. I felt frustration in every cell as my body became electrically charged, totally overstimulated. 

OK Emiliano. You are not stopping while you have given a precious opportunity to stop.

That night I needed to discharge, to shut everything off.  I settled myself outside my tiny balcony, tucked into my sleeping bag to watch the night sky.

Ah…the longing for the night sky….My nervous system is still thanking me. 

So i simply looked up and stared….and stared…..and questions started to proliferate. 

I invite you to use these prompts during your next pause looking up.

What can you do in this situation to enhance yourself? 

How can you still support your community?

How can you be within yourself despite what is happening all over the world? 

How can you find expansion during contraction times?

We find ourselves on crucial intersection as Humans Beings. We simply know it.

The stars kept speaking and the questions started to broaden….

How do you want your Life to be from here on? 

How do you wish to bring and share your gifts with the world outside?

Joyful or miserable? What’s your choice?

Despite Adversity how can you still have a fulfilling experience? 

What is that really matters to you?

Did you ask yourself that maybe is this Adversity that offers you to break your cycles, your limitations?

To operate successfully in the outside world you need a lot of cooperating factors but internally? What is limiting you? Are you even limited?

And then…..still looking up at the stars in this crystal clear sky….

What do you know Emiliano? What are the possibilities?

Right now we are sitting on top of a spinning ball mashup made of Soil, Fire, Water and Air traveling through a pitch black Void where you can’t figure out where is up or down because you will be inevitably wrong….All kept together by a Mysterious Force. The 5th ingredient. Nobody knows. Nothing i know. And because of that: Possibilities? Endless. Wow. Isn’t just that a living miracle?

The earlier we come to terms that we can’t understand a damn thing in this Universe the better. And here lies the beauty.

Look up more often. It’s always available.

Question and Doubt can bring to Confusion yes, but nurture Possibilities. 

Be confused. Keep asking questions that are vital to your existence. Seeking fuels our passions. Conclusions kill all possibilities. We are finished. 

In seeking instead we become naturally humble. 

Conclusion nurtures stagnation. Questions are Life. 

As movement is. And can turn Adversity into Opportunity.

PS: As I gazed into the nighttime sky this is what i listened to.