Amazing emptiness. It’s minimalism to the core. A busy mind is what our society accepts. But an empty mind challenges the status quo. It is not understandable for our society. Meditation is seen as a waste of time. In a world used to instant gratification, this simple act of emptiness, nothingness and non-action is revolutionary. Meditation is not escapism; it’s a scientific method applied to your own mind. Don’t fear emptiness, it’s your natural state.

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You might have come across people trying different healing methods to treat their conditions. And in some cases, their patologies are not understood or even taken seriously by allopathic medicine.

Some people can not imagine themselves being healthy, this being the first crucial step in healing. Paradoxically, sickness brings some benefits as well. It might be attention and care. Or not having to go to work (which in many cases is perfectly understandable). And then again it could be a continued financial support, which would be lost upon recovery.

It can be easier to add solutions instead of going through the hard realities of your current lifestyle. This also being the reason for the lazy pop-a-pill practices we see everywhere in Western societies. If you work with clients, an insight into the current lifestyle might be the most powerful tool for both practitioner and client alike. Understand the addictions and comforts in their life; they might as well unveil the core of the sickness.

Looking at the Maasai way of life there is no wonder we feel a huge disconnection in Western societies. We currently live in a disconnected island, in what always was a connected world. We were communicating with the environment, and in contact with the beautiful circle of life and death.

If you are interested in more footage from indigenous tribes with exceptional sensitivty to their natural habitat, check out the San people of the Kalahari while they are hunting: