Being you

 

We are living very interesting times.

It seems evident that the easiest thing in this life should be, being ourselves.

If you have born with a particular set of characteristics, gifts, things to learnt and to share with others. Being yourself should come easy and without any effort whatsoever.

But as amazing as it sounds, nowadays it has become one of the hardest things to achieve.

This society is teaching us that being who we are is not enough. We need to have certain requirements in order to fit into today’s perfect model.

Of course, nobody can accomplish such a task, but everybody is doing their best to show others that they can. Continue reading

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Do nothing

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?

Otherwise, what would our acquaintances say…? Continue reading

Being here

 

It seems very difficult nowadays to live in the present. Either we remain missing the past or dreaming about the future. But we forget to live here and now.

I was listening to a song this morning, it was about the importance of enjoying the present because you’re going to miss it in the future, and it got me thinking about that the whole day.

Most times we don’t like what we are looking around us right now.

And it’s amazing how we waste time complaining about the circumstances in the present, wishing we could go back in the past, where this “problems” didn´t exist, or we spend the time wishing our future will be different. Continue reading

Your Light

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

Your cover

They say you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, nevertheless many authors (published or indie) struggle to design the best cover for their books. They know a cover will attract customers and “encourage” them to buy their books.

We do the same with humans. We know we shouldn’t judge them by their physical appearance yet, hard habits die hard and we still judge people by their “cover”.

A few days ago I cut my chin while shaving. The cut left an ugly scar that was easily seen by a distance. Of course that made me very self-conscious of my appearance and I think everybody notice my insecurity, despite my efforts to look confident.  I don’t know maybe it was just my appreciation. Continue reading