"Flying with the Cranes Beyond Time" will take you on the journey of a soccer player and dancer and his experiences in meeting with a living master. Stories from a man who travelled from many different parts in the world for eleven consecutive years to New York upstate. A colorful life story from magical rock bottom- to ordinary peak experiences.The author had no idea when he took off to New York for the first time that the many journeys that were about to follow, resulted into a frequent flyer member gold card. But the real treasure was that while making all these many and arduous journeys, he found out that each journey was a journey within a journey and that there were different worlds inside a world. All was part of meeting and learning from a rare Chinese man. A man that called himself "mister" instead of "master". In this period the author went through a variety of challenges. All in order to discover three parts.What is essential? How to discover the essential? And mostly, how to live it?