Some push this love and affection forward, making part of their lives revolve around it. A few even feel the duty to protect such a powerful yet fragile universe, striving to do whatever they can, even to achieve the smallest change possible.
Sergio Penzo is a Chilean creative director, whose desire to spread this knowledge and awareness gave life to Panthalassa, a platform that explores contemporary culture and our unique relationship with our oceans.
Even if his daily life somehow orbits around the sea, it is definitely not completely devoted to it; often around the globe, both working as a creative and seeking beauty and inspiration, Sergio is driven by a powerful curiosity and desire to reach a deeper level of awareness and knowledge, whatever the context and topic is.
The baseline of all these features is perseverance, and a calm resolution, pushing himself forward, but with lightness and always with a smile.
Perseverance and daily training
There are many ways to connect with this untamable force: one is free diving. The aims and the reasons behind this practice may vary, but the means are the same: hold your breath, focus, and get deep. Everything lasts a matter of minutes, but it is balanced by uncountable days of training.
It is a humble act where a man delivers his body to the sea. Preparation is like meditation: the more you breathe in, the more you focus. Once you start sinking, each movement becomes precious, and every particle of your body is devoted to that very moment. For a small handful of minutes, nothing else exists.
Whenever you are confronting yourself with something as powerful as the ocean, you need to keep in mind that you are not the host, you are the guest. Every glimpse of control is indeed a gentle license of the sea.
Reaching the possibility of living a life which is perceived as extraordinary, is all about getting it.