After many years of absence, I was finally able to return to the capital of the USA. A very dear place to me since I lived and studied there for some years.
A very impressive place with its white buildings and monuments, I was so excited to go and see how things were there now. And yes, that was a big thing in my mind because, how would that place look to my eyes now?
Would the same people be still around? Would I find my friends and classmates living their lives as usual? What would be different nowadays? Would I like the changes? Continue reading →
If someone would tell you right now that you are more “in charge” of your happiness than you think, what would your answer be?
Of course, we all are now aware of our “responsibility and influence” on our own happiness and well-being. We have read a lot lately about how important our thoughts and feelings are to influence our end results.
But most times we need a reminder of this, because as soon as the things become difficult, we tend to forget our own power and immediately go back to “desperation mode”.
The XIV Dalai Lama once said: “If there is no solution to the problem then do not waste time worrying about it. If there is a solution to the problem then do not waste time worrying about it”.
And I have been many times there, where I thought things were very rough and I felt powerless and scared for the “magnitude” of the problems I had right in front of me. But after some time, with the help of others or even through my own merits, I finally realised that things were not as huge as they seemed. Continue reading →
If we observe carefully all the time, there is a lesson to be found, a signal, a message, something to learn about.
They say that is hidden knowledge waiting to be found, but is it really hidden? or are we just too distracted to see it. One we see it, it is no longer “hidden” and most of the time it is actually pretty evident. We just disregard it, but it is usually right in front of us all the time.
Most of our inner strength, our real power is taken from us by the old believes, those that taught us to be meek, and not to shine.
We needed to be “humble” and make ourselves “invisible” lest we be considered, arrogant or boastful.
There are many interpretations for “being awake”. Probably each one of us have our own concept and yours could be quite opposite to mine.
One day you wake up tired of feeling yourself in a “foggy-dream-mental-state”. And then you realise that there are times in life when things happen around you and your mind is like connected to a different dimension. Later, you realise you have lost the action that happened right in front of you.
I am not trying to teach anything new, I am no trying to impose my ideas on you, I am just sharing my experiences, my lessons learnt and yet to learn, my own answers and conclusions, as if we were having a friendly chat in a tea house on a cold night.
I had no idea how to repair a scratch on the paint of a metallic surface and I was going mad trying to find some video online that showed me how to do it.
I tried some suggestions but they were not what I needed. There are not many answers online for my particular problem.
So, I was about to quit and accept to live with that scratch when, while walking in a busy street, I saw an old man creating real masterpieces on metallic plates with his fingers and a few other handmade tools.
I stood there for a few minutes contemplating in awe the ability of that man and the wonderful paintings he was creating in a few minutes, right before an admired crowd.
After a while, he began to pick up his belongings and his unsold paintings, so I decided to approach him and ask for his advice on how to solve my problem. Continue reading →
A good friend of mine was born with a strange condition that affected his body. He was very tall and his head and hands were bigger in proportion to the rest of his body.
He had suffered very much during his childhood because the other children mocked him and called him names that hurt his soul deeply.
He had to get used to the way people stared at him on the street and to the impertinent questions of those with no manners whatsoever, who never touched their hearts before making harsh remarks about his looks.
Anyway, he has got a wonderful personality. He is very kind and compassionate with every living being. He pursued a career in acting and due to his image, he got important roles in international movies. Continue reading →
We are living very hectic times, everything must be quick and short. We like to see a movie instead of reading the book, we strive to find shortcuts, instead of taking the time to learn and practice to do things properly. We prefer to pay to get our clothes washed and ironed instead of taking the time to do it ourselves.
We are living our lives on the fast lane.
As a civilization, we are getting lazy on many things.
But on the other hand, we are getting obsessed with exercising. We are beginning to face serious health problems due to an excess of exercise training in ways our body was not design to do. But, fashion is fashion and you need to follow it, in order to feel you are “fitting in”, right?