Animal Zen Masters: The Gecko

The word Gecko comes from Indonesian-Malay word gēkoq, which is an imitation of sounds that some species make. In Indonesia we call them Cicak and children love to sing about them. We’re happy to have them in the house, because they eat the moths and mosquitos.

It’s amazing to see how cicak’s can walk any surface vertical or upside-down with their ‘magical’ adhesive power, and theirfeet are self-cleaning and will usually remove any clogging dirt within a few steps. Very practical.

The really cool thing about Gecko’s is that they leave their tail behind when they’re in danger. It’s called autotomy (self-amputation) and it’s a way to distract the predator, thereby allowing to escape.

Losing ego,
saves the soul.



ego = 1/knowledge

Shifting Style

From the REFORMATION series

The funny thing is, that despite of the ambitions or situations we’re in, we keep doing the same thing and expect a different outcome.

Well, this is never the case.

Maybe it is a hard conclusion, but it is the truth. Those are not only my words, basically it’s what Darwin said a long time ago:
Evolve or die.

And evolution is adapting to the environment.
Or situation.

And he proved right, ask the dinsaurs. Besides, it is a very good thing. It is absolutely fabulous to be in that situation and have the ability to evolve. Imagine, just new and better things lying ahead.  There’s two things we need to do:

  1. Overcome the fear
  2. Break the routine

In that order….

A good way to start is, make it visual. Change that look in the mirror. It is the easiest way to start a change and evolve. Change your look, change your clothes or just buy those great pair of shoes or boots you always wanted, but were a bit extraordinary.

Do it.


And don’t be afraid to look in the mirror and be proud of yourself. Along the way, be very much aware of the situation you’re in and where you want to go. If you don’t know where to go, just focus on that positive feeling of happiness in general. The world will fold around you.

Remember, the difference between evolution and revolution is time.
How fast do you want to go?

Happy shifting.

Shifting Style is part of the Reformation series.
Reformation is embracing new knowledge and insights in order to rewire existing patterns in the brain and ones natural behavior. Reformation is phase One and internal. Phase Two is Transformation the external result.