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Secret to Life

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"If you look at zero, you see nothing. When you look through it, you see everything."

Antoinette Pienaar lives in the Great Karoo - a barren landscape in the centre of South Africa. Many people question how she survives in this desolate space. But for Antoinette, it is a place to thrive. She has come to learn that by sitting quietly and paying attention, a world of beauty is revealed. She has found her secret to life.

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