Sometime ago, I had the opportunity to meet in person a very well know scientist-writer. He always wrote about very polemic subjects but he was convinced of his concepts and was considered an eminence in his time.
For many years he was able to endure the attacks and criticism of his fellow scientists who were more comfortable with the old theories. He could most times provide good evidence of his own models.
But he started a family and the economic pressures began to emerge. So, he had to start searching for new work opportunities and his life took a 180° turn.
When he was not so “famous” anymore, and he had to abide under the rules of the scientific community (see how I didn´t say under the laws of science) He was politely asked to “rephrase” some of his arguments and personal views in his books, since they “were not in line with the general scientific view”. Continue reading →
I do not need to remind you of all the bad things happening every day in our planet. It is actually very difficult to turn your head to the other side to avoid the news.
There is a tendency in the media nowadays to highlight the bad news since they know that is what really sells. When they publish good news, people do not react the same way and they lose their profit.
The real problem is, that we accept that game, and get too inundated with those notes, and besides our personal everyday problems, we get even more stress with the tragedies in the world.
I know it is important to be informed of what is happening in the international and local arena. But in the process of finding a subject for the lunch time chat, we keep forgetting that we will have our part on this global stress wave. Continue reading →
Do you remember that time when you thought everything was lost and there was not possible solution for that problem?
When you were a child, there were times when things appear impossible to accomplish, things like holding your spoon properly, reaching for a toy in a tall drawer, solving an addition on the blackboard while all classmates were watching you, and so forth.
Probably there were times when you felt hesitant to tell your parents you had broken their favourite vase by accident while playing with your ball inside your home. You just could not think of a way out of that situation, right?
As you advanced in your life, the tests became more challenging and the situations seemed harder. But, when you looked back, you could see that you were always able to find a solution for every tribulation you found in your way, right? Continue reading →
Many people refer to their life experiences as “lessons from the University of Life”. Meaning that life itself is an abundant source of knowledge, experiences and very valuable lessons. Probably the best lessons in life are absolutely free. Or maybe not so “free” because the price we have to pay to receive them and learn from them is having to experience them in our life and that sometimes, is a very high price to pay.
Today I am feeling especially grateful for all my life lessons, I am fortunate to say I have experienced some very difficult ones from the best teachers in the universe: my “problems” and “hard times” have been excellent teachers and I am so grateful for them. Besides I have and still am learning from other people who have been kind enough to share their experiences with me and others who I have been able to observe from the distance as well. Continue reading →
Wait! You have been through too many things in your life and you might not be perfect, but you are a gem who took a long time and effort to be who you are now.
You have reached this far and it would be a shame if you’d stopped right now and decide to finish your journey just a few inches from your goal.
I know your trip have been difficult, you have survived and you are a living example for all of us who are watching you, even if you haven’t noticed us.
Please, don’t let those apparent obstacles to convince you of their “reality”. Do not stop now or you will never know what you are capable of and instead, you will spend the rest of your life wondering if you would have made it to the end.
I don’t have the power to motivate you, I don’t have the stature to stand in front of you to tell you what to do with your life, but I´ll be at your side to remind you that you are a unique being of Light who is here to be the best, to be happy because you deserve it (otherwise you wouldn´t be here now) and it is your right and duty to grow, expand and enjoy the ride. Continue reading →
We are not all white or all black, we actually need this duality to be able to find our balance and move forward.
In my last article, I was talking about the importance of self-forgiveness. I have talked many times about the fact that everything returns to us. Assassins, kidnappers, terrorists and so on, they all receive one way or the other what they deserve, even if we don’t see it. We never know what happens inside of another person’s soul.
Remember there are always two parts, the offender and the victim.
The victim wants the offender to be punished for eternity and with that wish the victim becomes a double victim. One: for the original offence, and the second: for the wish of revenge. The second cause is sometimes the hardest because it keeps the victim chained to those feelings for the rest of his or her life. 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.
One of the best exercises I have ever tried to get results in amazing ways is the “good words exercise”. Have you heard about it?
Well it consist in every time you open your mouth to talk about something, force yourself to speak only positive words. That’s right! Not an easy task, but forcing yourself to speak only good positive words will keep you from talking tragedies, gossiping and criticising.
It is harder than it sounds, we are so used to speak bad about everything around us that if you don’t practice constantly, it is very easy to fall back into bad talking.
Even when you need to ask for a favour, a pay rise, a loan or whatever you need, if instead of leaning on the tragic side, you use a positive language you are more likely to receive what you need.
If you are going to talk about someone you are nor very fond of, then you will need to refer about that person in positive words, that will force you to “look for” the good aspects of that person, and you will see how “magically” that person will change with you, for you have changed your perspective of that person. Continue reading →