Mindful · Metasensual

About La Muse Blue

Luxury is a well-balanced life in an individually adjusted pace and the ability to savor every meaningful experience in-the-moment. This is my intellectual side trying to explain popular man-made concepts. My instinct says: forget luxury, someone else will benefit from selling you an idea of something special using this word, but what is it that I truly desire? Do I need to calculate and measure everything to be content? Genuine happiness and joy are rather spontaneous, so how can one click and collect them from and through something else? I tell you a secret: you will find them inside, as emotions dwell in the triangle of your heart, mind and spirit.

Life itself, the fact that you breath, take a cleansing shower every day and savour the pleasure of water enveloping your weary body, that is luxury, so just stop craving more — live. A little boy recently told me: “It is better to be a fly and live just for 28 days, because the fly is cute.” I turned to his mother, my friend, impressed, as he has just distilled the essence of a happy life. Why chasing a long life if one does not bring pleasure to others right now in the shortest span available. Let’s be nice to each other. It is far more superior to admiring appearances. Good looks do not make you happy, they please the ego, perhaps, but not the heart. Constantly pursuing objects and recognition will encase you in luxuries, mere snippets of pleasure, but you want to burst free from the butterfly case and fly through life, so precious. Indulge mindfully, not recklessly and selfishly, but with an open heart to receive the love flying around like balloons of the nicest things humanity has to offer.

Overthinking limits our experience. Our brain circuits amplify meaning, yet dim other senses. It is like music, no words can express what a great sound does. Music grabs me whole. I wish I could write and make you feel like Vivaldi, Dvorak, Philip Glass or Eminem. Nevertheless, I go for it. By trying to illuminate the path for you, I must share my own twisty, curvy, naked exploration of my own. This is not my claim to sagacity. I just share what I learn as I roam the world and the deep caverns of my mind and soul, while not claiming that this is truth set in stone. Change is the only truth in life we can be sure about. ~~ For life’s essence in a limited space is the continuity of the life-death cycles.

Still, balance is the gate to sustained happiness, certainly if you are not an insect. That scale is built in our head, not outside. Constantly seeking external pleasures or drugging our minds in uncontrollable ecstasy of feasts distracts you from yourself. Too much of anything or too little rarely leads to authentic contentment and stable health (unsupervised fasting can kill you!). Many would agree that the millennia of multi-disciplinary search in Chinese wisdom grasp human reality and harmony: yin complements our yang force, the opposites naturally present in each of us. La Muse Blue captures a holistic view of life. Listen to your needs and select the right experience reflecting your momentous imbalances. As Kahlil Gibran wrote in his masterpiece, The Prophet: “You are suspended like scales between your sorrow and your joy, …they are inseparable”. Beware, “the lust for comfort murders the passion of the soul, and then walks grinning at the funeral”. Therefore, follow your heart and do not get attached to material and fragile pleasures. Learn, be open, be inspired by music and the poetic flow. Life taken as it comes, not judged, but accepted in its wholesome diversity. Even attachment to simple lifestyle does not set you free, it is your attitude that paints every emotion of your days.

lady in white

Emotions make us sensual beings, but also teach us about ourselves. It is ok to feel like indulging in a great wine or lifting up your grey mood with a morsel of delicious chocolate, savour, but it is not a remedy to whatever brought us to the momentous mood. Are you worn out by overworking, kids or travelling, and need a rejuvenating experience? My tips for healthy dining around the world, tea and places that can sharpen your focus, may be what you need as they powered mine. Ups and downs. that is how the curve of life goes. Wine helps, sometimes, but nature and friends do magic without as many side effects.

Mindful & meta-sensual awareness of being

editor of La Muse BlueRadka Beach

The centenarians living in the Blue Zones seem to hold the keys to longevity. Yet, the heavenly gate to a fulfilling, productive and zestful life is right here and now in your hands. It is the awareness of having the power to shift one’s attitude that is the magic potion of happy living. For the Muse, luxury is to live a well-balanced life in an individually adjusted pace and the ability to savour every meaningful experience in-the-moment. The blissful wonder of nature, spreading your wings everywhere you look, through music and poetry that connect with your heart. I do live that way mostly, but I am a human and sometimes stumble, yet by accepting that, I made the first step to shift things the way they work for me. Learn and be creative – prepare a meal at home or forage to tangibly experience slowing down. Engage with your true passions – the ephemera of this precious world changes constantly, so expand each moment. Fortify your inner library by connecting with the everyday pleasures. La Muse Blue will guide you. Genderless, she (La) has him (Blue is the masculine form of the adjective in French) in her united taoist nature. I admit, I am rebel and do not enjoy following grammar. I like to play with words and ponder their changing meaning. Did you know that awful used to mean amazing, full of awe? Discernment requires experience, and travelling is the attested university of life. The Muse has visited thousands of places and lived in diverging cultures. Far from exhausting terrestrial possibilities, the travel features here distil the essence of a place. La Muse Blue is my child, I give it the space it deserves to grow independently, but I also must nurture its growth by genuinely loving, unconditionally. Call me a smart ass, alright. I think generally, that the fairest restaurant reviews are written by critics who cook, carefully select ingredients, talk with the farmers, fisherman, hunters and chefs, they try to understand and communicate, not just judge like ignorant Trip Advisor gushers and downers. After dining at the world’s best restaurants, mum and pap eateries, indulging in the most authentic and decadent street food, and visiting countless farms, La Muse Blue serves well-rounded insights by connecting the entire food system, including human emotions. We eat with our heart as well, don’t we? Liberated, the founder Radka Beach set up a non-profit body of creative, journalistic work >> La Muse Blue reports the world as it is from her poetic perspective. By applying an open-minded journalistic research, La Muse Blue sails this Planet from a more balanced boat: “My values are rooted in an independent thinking free from marketing influencers, grounded in honesty, fairness and supporting a sustainable life for all.” ~RB

Prague wedding party

Following timeless truths, the well-travelled muse, poet and writer Radka Beach discusses what stirs her in editorial musings. The above is a doodle a friend of mine drew at my wedding party at a former monastery in Prague. I admit, spiritual awareness guides my conscience.

~  ~  ~

You are cordially welcome to join our growing community. Sign up for the occasional NEWSLETTER below to follow these musings.

Alternative perspectives are a fresh water well, opening more life-supporting resources to the mind. Your constructive opinion is very important for the community. Under any story in OTHER VOICES add anything missed.

As Socrates said: “I know that I know nothing”. You may offer a more valuable insight than the author in some instances. Your personal email will not be disclosed and never used for marketing, since La Muse Blue does not need that to be motivated to write. The pleasure from creativity is the cherished reward. Each of us likes different things, and despite striving for fair journalism, nobody possess the divine power to be absolutely free of bias, judgement and individual preferences.

Opinions make us human, can lead to progress and a mind-refreshing discussion, yet experience counts over degrees and titles. I cannot deny my feminine, peace-building desire and energy, and I hope that it complements the masculine competitiveness in all of us.

Be inspired to flow in a happier, more balanced and mindful life. Sail under the clear, blue skies with La Muse Blue!*

*a rebel, I intentionally used both the feminine (grammatically correct “La Muse“) and gender-neutral form (“Blue“) in the title of this website, which the playful blend of English and French language enabled me. We are each different, yet we are not in our very essence. I am not enforcing breaking of all rules, some keep us away from slaughtering each other, yet creativity is the lawful rule-breaker that complements harmlessly the human nature. I am glad that street art has become a respected branch of expression accessible to all. Whatever gender or race you call yourself or others call you, we are one. Let’s share joy!

Independent, international, fair and quality-driven reviews for a balanced and high-quality lifestyle where passion, mindfulness, learning and the experience of traveling are the ultimate luxury.

    Privacy Settings
    We use cookies to enhance your experience while using our website. If you are using our Services via a browser you can restrict, block or remove cookies through your web browser settings. We also use content and scripts from third parties that may use tracking technologies. You can selectively provide your consent below to allow such third party embeds. For complete information about the cookies we use, data we collect and how we process them, please check our Privacy Policy
    Consent to display content from - Youtube
    Consent to display content from - Vimeo
    Google Maps
    Consent to display content from - Google