Some days are difficult to forget. If you had a day full of wonderful times, that day becomes a memory of a lifetime. If you had a day full of problems and bitter moments, that day will too become a memory of a lifetime.
Happily, those days are very rare. Usually our days are a mix of good and bad incidents.
The only difference is that most people are used to focus on those events that make them feel bad. We keep them in a special compartment in our mind and it seems we feel a strange “pleasure” by bringing them back to memory frequently in reunions that end up being “adversity competitions” where the one who has suffered the most wins.
I know playing the victim help some people to bring more attention upon them, and yes, who does not enjoy the “15 minutes of fame” from time to time. Continue reading
I have tried to sleep more hours to see if my weariness would fade away. But I kept feeling tired, with no energy whatsoever. When your inner self is tired, all the physical rest and sleeping will not make a difference.
There are days when you wake up and life hurts, therefore you resent it and will reflect it in your physical body. And of course it will take you longer to stand on your feet, but any way you have to do it.
You see, it is easier for our brain to recall bad memories. We usually remember more the bad events than the good ones, so we keep them in the first row of our conscious mind and that could be one of the main reasons why we keep repeating our mistakes and manifesting our worst fears faster. Continue reading
In my humble opinion there is nothing more frustrating than waiting.
Yes, I confess: I am very impatient. I hate having to wait for a long time. I usually like things to be there, ready for me instead of having to kill time while I receive what I want.
And, of course, this has brought me many headaches in my life throughout the years.
Specially when things are going wrong, I would like to discover a magic spell to make things change course immediately.
But, as you already know, this is not possible and to understand why things should be that way, is something most times I am not very good at. Continue reading
There are days when you just cannot find the Light in your life and everything looks so dark and sinister.
With all the bad news inundating the Internet and the public media, those tragic stories from family and friends who are always so eager to share them with us, even before asking how we are doing. The strangers in the street who love to tell you their lives and recent tragedies to see if they can find a friendly ear, that allows them to discharge their bad energy accumulated in their soul for so long. All that added to your own personal emotional baggage!
There are days, when you have to decide creating your own Light in the middle of a lot of induced darkness. Continue reading
In my younger years, I had always seen economics, the subject, with disdain because I considered it not a science but a topic of “personal opinions and interpretations.” Nowadays I have reached the conclusion that most of our believes are a product of our own personal opinions and interpretations, although it seems we are not very aware of that.
I questioned a friend of mine, who is a very well-respected economist, if he could give me an example of economics theory applied on our daily life, and while I was not expecting a great answer, his example made a profound impression on me.
He looked at me with a relaxed look in his eyes and said: “One of the things that I had applied in my life very often is the law of the sunk costs.”
I looked at him perplexed waiting for a clearer explanation. Continue reading
Re-learning to be relaxed and calmed is one of the most fundamental, yet difficult thing to do nowadays.
If you live in a big city, all you have to do is to look around you and the sight of people everywhere makes you feel uneasy. Or you can watch the news every day, it has the same result.
Everybody is rushing and minding their own business. I have seen people passing by an elderly person who just fell, and they do not even stop to try to give him a hand. They do not even look at them anymore.
I do not want to start the: “In my time, people were more concerned and kinder…” monologue, but I am really impressed by the way society is heading nowadays.
No matter what country I visit, I am seeing a very radical change in people all over the world, and I cannot say I am very happy about that difference. Continue reading
Yes, I admit it. I cannot control the headlines in all the newspapers I read, but I can control what articles I read from beginning to end.
I cannot control how politicians are handling the problems we are having in our planet right now, but I can do my best efforts to do my part to make this universe a better place to live. I am convinced that if everyone would only do their part, instead of being criticising and pretending to tell others what they should do or think, this whole universe would be a different place.
I cannot control what people believe to be the best solutions to every problem we are facing as human beings, but I can decide to do everything in my power to work on solutions I can do something to make them real. We might differ on what the best solutions should be for some problems, but the only way we will find out is to do something and try them. Continue reading
Living in these times, it’s a very exciting and challenging adventure.
Information is always at your fingertips, and you can communicate with people around the world in real-time almost anywhere.
These great advances are making our lives easier in some areas, but very difficult in others.
Do you know what I think we need the most now? Continue reading
For you who want to learn everything right now.
Sometimes we wish other people would know what we know, and they could do what we do and be as good as we are at doing some things.
We get frustrated when our children or those people close to us cannot see the world the same way we do. We think that if only they could see things from our own perspective, things would be so much easier for them.
It is so difficult sometimes trying to explain some situations when we see them from the outside. But for the people “inside” things look complex and overwhelming. And of course, we cannot understand why they cannot see things that are so “obvious” to us.
But in these cases, we are guilty as well, we rarely stop to think than the others have a very different learning path then our own. They do need to go through the difficulties and “problems” they are facing now in order to grow and become wiser. In fact, you are doing the same thing right now, that is why we are all here. Continue reading