Moments

The times that deserve to be lived more than once

PERFECTION| So many letters not sent, posts not published, cupcakes not brought to potlucks – that’s a lie, I always bring them anyway – in the name of perfection. The ever-present question “Is this good enough?” not only paralyzes but also brings anxiety and delays growth. As I work through my own stuff, more and more I realize that the value of things are not necessarily on how perfectly they are done – but on the intention that they were done with. . . . #hearttalk #youareenough #socialmedia #speakup #reflection #selflove #selfhelp #bodyimage #bodylove #socialmedia #instagram #truth #vulnerable #mindfulness #meditation #selfcare #anxiety #spiritual #medium #intuition #gratitude #mytruth #thoughts #feelings  #beautiful #divine #spirit #perfection #brasil #riograndedosul

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Being his has brought me so much light, joy and growth. When I first saw this guy sitting across me in the public transport my heart promplty sent me a message that was just beyond what I could mentally understand. I remember feeling so magnetically attracted to this random stranger that I was surprised at myself. For the first seabus ride I fought to put aside the thought of talking to him, of exploring why my body was yearning to get closer and discover who was the man inside that beautiful white skin. So I got out of the bus and continued with my day certain I had made the right decision to not give in to those senseless emotions. But then a few hours passed by and I see the same guy with those cool clothes sitting across me on the same seabus going back home, and this time I just couldn't control my feet when I unconsciously followed him through the platform. He noticed it and gave my bike a compliment that led to a phone number and long poetic messages and finally to a magical first kiss by the sunset. It took me a while to surrender to us, to believe that that first impulse was right, that we were just meant for each other. Two years have passed by and now we've been through so much together, so much goddness and also tears. This man is the first sight of my days and every morning I still feel magically enchanted to his face, his goofy movements and the familiarity we have with each other. Life has changed drastically on that seabus ride, and I am just so glad it did. . . #love #stories #storytelling #vancouver #vancity #dailyhive #power #seabus

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Last weekend we were sleeping beside the ocean in an area so remote I could hear the crickets chirping peacefully at dusk. One night I was awakened by an inner stirring deep into the darkness. I stepped outside our vehicle/home to find myself standing below a surreal blanket of shining diamonds. The stars were glistening in all of its magnificence, there was not one single light to interrupt their true glow. As I stood between the shoreline and the sky, my body had shivers of excitement and fear upon the vastness of the world around me. It felt like the sky was kissing my eyes, blessing me for witnessing, kindly showing all the beauty that awakens when everybody else is sleeping. I came back inside and cuddled the blankets until the sounds of hawks and eagles brought me back to the light of the day. But still until now, when I close my eyes, there's a mat of diamonds shining in the sky. . . . #poetry #hearttalk #poem #nature #vanlife #stars #inthesky #righthere #beautifulbc #bluey

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The Full Moon had passed, the week went by, and suddenly my feet were touching the fresh moss and the tress were waving hello above our tent roof. We were now deep into forest land and so far away from the hustle of the city. We've been planning and dreaming of this celebration for weeks and now it was finally here. A secret feast of colours, sound and art hosted by nature and curated by us. All through the night my awareness would be in allowing the fresh air to flow freely through my lungs; the dance movement naturally coming from my hips and ressonating to the edges of my body; the sound of the flowing river mixed with the electronic beats. As I left my week behind I left a piece of me on that land. It so willingly accepted my stress, my anxiety, my resistance and gave it back to me in kindness and love. So much love that swiftly I knew, that all I really am is nature. . . . #poetry #poem #hearttalk #nature #art #celebration #fullmoon #newmoon #love #vulnerability #truth

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It seems like an easy thing; to let your thoughts flow out like water into the ground. Sometimes it is challenging, sometimes it hits hard. But it's ok, trust that just like every drop of water was once part of the clouds, your thoughts too will ease up, fly away and transform into something untouchably beautiful. . . #hearttalk #socialmedia #speakup #reflection #selflove #socialmedia #instagram #truth #vulnerable #mindfulness #meditation #selfcare #anxiety #spiritual #medium #intuition #gratitude #vulnerable #mytruth #thoughts #poem #poetry #feelings #waterfall #falling

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PACIÊNCIA| Sabe quando você não quer fazer nada? Quando o mundo inteiro parece estar se movendo muito rápido mas você só quer parar e respirar um pouquinho. Tomar um tempo para si. Se deixar na leveza do dia, auto-saciar a vontade de ser. Tirar tempo pra si mesmo é difícil, parece que todos te requisitam por todos os lados; sua mãe, seu parceiro, seu dentista, seu trabalho, todos querem um pedaço de você. Mas você é o único(a) que pode se ter por inteiro. Então se dê, se dê a você mesmo. Se dê a uma caminhada ao ar livre, a um cochilo na rede, a um mate no parque. Confie que ser paciente não é ser preguiçoso, que nesse momento de nada, você pode encontrar a chave para tudo que se precisa, de você.

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BEING ENOUGH | I wish to be more honest about social media and its effects on our sense of worthiness. This big web of connection is a great gift but can also be a source of sorrow to many of us as society becomes more and more attached to online identity. Sometimes I find myself thinking I’m not good enough because I don’t have that many followers, because my photos are not that pretty or I’m not a great writer like that girl on Instagram. It’s almost as if the value of who I am is somewhat defined by what is showing on the big digital wall. (Black Mirror, S3 E1 anybody?) While social media can bring a sense of union and inspire us to share our gifts with each other it can also be a source of comparison and anxiety. I feel in order for us to love and truly accept who we are we need some more honesty on how we perceive ourselves and others through the digital lenses. You are all enough. And I’m telling that to myself too. We are all worth it of so much love and appreciation – even if nobody sees the great things we do every day. . I wish to explore a different relationship with social media, to be part of building a way of sharing that celebrates our imperfections as well as our talents, and that inspires unity and healing. Shall we build this together?

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This new moon is bringing with it a time of change and of fiery desire to invest on the things that spark our hearts. I can see it in my work, on my friends and on myself. This morning I found this picture of a spider hanging on its invisible web and it meant so much to me. As if the web represents the work we've been putting on developing ourselves and constructing the paths to further greatness and love. We are all weaving silently the new world we want to create based on our values, wishes and desires. And though it might seem fragile, this web is strong and beautiful, and it has space to hold us all. . . . #love #web #hearttalk #poetry #poesy #moon #real #truth

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Everyday I’m challenged to remain on my center. Everyday I’m given the choice to open my hearth and face the world through my true self, or to hide behind fake smiles and angst. More and more life gives the space to choose ME. To choose to cry, to laugh, to answer to the moments in a way that is unique to my being. And every night when I go to bed I’m filled with gratitude for have been given another chance to flourish and to accept my flaws, my clumsiness and my gifts. Not easy folks. To live with the cup always full. . . . . #hearthtalk #earth #water #waterfall #life #poetry #poesy #love

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I don't know the myths hidden in the mountains, or who gave their lives to explore it first. I can't know the names the old people called it, or the traditions that were there originally hold. I know very little but I know greatly, about the power and beauty that the mountains bring to life. And even though I'm not from this land originally, I feel safe and proud to call it mine. ? #poetry #freefriday #canada #beautifulbc #love #mountains #hearttalk

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Woman, Never be afraid of your facets, woman. Embrace the expression of the many lives that live inside of you, a woman. Give your abundance honestly and fearlessly, and ask to receive it back rightfully. Fight, woman. Fight against those voices that tell you that you are too much, or that you are not enough. Fight anything that tries to trim your wholeness. But don't fight against each other. Look at the other woman, embrace her with your eyes, and accept her for being like you, a woman. #love #woman #women #hearttalk #one #poetry #poesy #open #see #life #womanlife #beautiful #bc

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Dear Nature, Patiently reminding us of the harmonious cycle of ebb and flow, the natural abundance of life and the grounding power underneath our feet. Thank you for a Monday morning. #brazil #nature #hearttalk #monday #gratitude #abundance #poetry #everywhere #whereishome #righthere

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Just three days ago we were covering European soil like the travellers of past centuries; step by step in a mysteriously harmonious flow. Now we are back to calling Canada home and while is all so enchanting, there's a haze of nostalgia for the vastness of the world we left behind. #jetlagged #travel #hearttalk #europe #netherlands #whereishome #everywhere #deep #lake #history

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Welcome, new year. #openheart #cabin #snow #moresnow #home #newyear

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A portrait of our camper van, Bluey, on our first trip as a couple to Galiano Island last September. I've always dreamed of having a camper, and I couldn't imagine the man of my dreams would come with my dream vehicle. Through warm and cold this old lady has given us comfort and brought us to the most beautiful morning views. I think she loves us, and we so dearly love her back. #vanlife #bc #ferryrides #home #gratitude

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My Brazilian ruins, holding never spoken stories of a time when we were no one in the world, and only One with the forest. ?? #green #yellow #brazil #roots #notaroundthecorner #pray

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Three hours of hiking and laughing later we found this natural mirror in the middle of the mountain. Then all of our excitation got quiet and for some long moments we've watched pieces of bread sinking down the water in the hopes a fish would come and claim it. The mix of highness and calm on our day reminds me that for every moment one word is always fit: gratitude. #grateful #aroundthecorner #sundaystrolls #lake #canada

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For a long while I wasn't quite sure why I danced. Was it because it was fun, cool, or just for the challenge of it? Through my dance journey I learned to shape myself better, to understand audience and to consider others even when you are putting out there the core of your real self. But more than all that, I learned that I dance for myself. Is that moment to celebrate the health and mobility of this body, its intuitive creativity and its connection with the environment. I dance for me first, then for you, then for all of us who since the first breaths moved with the sounds of nature. I dance for the sea and the sunset, and I dance with you to this intertwining soundtrack of life. Dare to dance together? #dance #fortheearth #forus #journey #gratitude

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We walked randomly through narrowly alleys, looking up to find historical details on top of the buildings. We would stop every time we discovered an art gallery, a designer shop or a poster advertising the names to play on the next big music festival. We danced in the hall of busy museums, like tourists who were just too happy to stare. We sailed the canals and drank too much coffee, and in the end of four days, we were able to bike west to east without needing to look at the map(or almost). We had a blast feeling you Amsterdam, and we know it's just the tip of it. ?? #gratitude #amsterdam #nederland

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