After living a rather successful life, having all the things we are supposed to have to “be happy”, a good house, wonderful family, nice job and a good income, a series “chain events” marked my life leaving me literally on the street wondering what had happened and what went wrong.
This situation pushed me to find many tool on my path and many unexpected wonderful teachers who generously shared their wisdom in many forms with me, changing my life in many ways.
I have decided to start this blog to share this tools and lessons in the hope that someone out there who is living now a terrible situation, learns that there are other people who have walked that path and live terrible situations but have learnt to overcome them as well. It is possible to get out of the hole and live the life you have always wished.
I am a good example of it and I want to share with you all this baggage I have been gathering along my way to where I am now.
Fortunately I haven’t stop learning since I began and I don’t have all the answers in my backpack, so I continue my journey surprising myself every day and being grateful for the experiences.
We are in the same boat and that is why you are reading this, so I invite you to get in and share the ride. We will certainly learn both wonderful things and reach each one of us, our own particular concept of success. Thank you being here with me.
I’ve been listening lately to many people complaining about the rest of the world.
I have witnessed how people are organizing more protests against injustice, bad governments, unfair treatment against women children and animals all over the world, how more organizations are marching throughout the main avenues of the great capitals of the world.
People everywhere are mad due to those and many other things. They are like untrained Soldiers ready to die and kill in order to stop the violence.
In a time when everybody is competing with everyone else, sometimes we find people who seem to have everything we haven’t got, people who know everything we ignore, and people who can do everything we are unable to do.
There are times when we feel inferior, suddenly you find yourself in a group of people with higher experience, knowledge and strength, and it is then when you begin to underestimate yourself. Comparisons are never good, they are totally unnecessary.
Most times it is a good practice to take advantage of that situation and learn as much as you can from them. That is a great way to get experience and increase your knowledge.
In my case, it took me some time to learn and appreciate the opportunity to be in a team with the best of the best. Even when I was the youngest and most inexperienced person in that group, I never allowed myself to feel intimidated by the others, and in the end, I can say for sure that it has been one of the best lessons In my life.
I remember when I used to get very nervous when things got difficult and I was not able to see the end of the tunnel. When life´s colours were of the darkest nature and everything seemed to be doomed to failure. I felt lost and terrified.
It took me years of getting up and falling again, to try and fail and of learning and relearning the same lessons again and again, to realise that what comes next might not be as bad/terrible as it seems at first.
I used to give up as soon as things got difficult, as soon as I could not see the end of the road and when people told me that I was a lost case with no hope whatsoever. That is, I gave up constantly.
But one day you get tired of listening to what the others try to put into your mind, you stop believing and living the life others are trying to impose you and then you begin to shine with your own true colours. Continue reading →
When we look back into our past, we can see many periods when things looked impossible to bear. Tough situations when our hope seemed to be vanished but, in the bottom of our heart, hope was the only thing that kept us alive.
But once we overcome those situations and we look at things from a more relaxed perspective, we can see all the “advantages” of those painful times.
You learn to differentiate true friends from those who are only there pretending they are on your side but, the moment they know that you need their help, they look the other way leaving you alone. Continue reading →
Insomnia is a very harmful illness that is becoming very common these days.
Recent studies are reaffirming what Chinese medicine said centuries ago: Sleeping after midnight is not as beneficial as going to bed earlier. The human body has an internal natural clock that regulates different functions of our organism.
Going to sleep around nine or ten pm will give us a better rest and definitely will help your body to recover faster, according to these studies.
But when your mind is awake in the middle of the night and for some reason you cannot go back to sleep immediately, your mind begins to wander, your problems begin to look bigger and scarier than they really are.
And you know very well, what happens when you begin to think about your problems at the wee hours of the night. Continue reading →