And suddenly I looked again, and there it was. I had got what I wanted for so long, but instead of being grateful for having it now, my mind was already wishing for something else.
And the worst part is that I was not even enjoying the new, I was beginning to feel the lack of what I did not yet have. What kind of craziness was this?
I could look around me right now and see numerous things I had longed for.
After a closer look, I realised that now I have many things I had wished for years, and going back in time, most of them I never thought I could have.
And I am not talking only about material things, there are people, situations, events etc., that looked so “impossible” to have back then, and now they are a reality, they have become a regular and normal part of my existence. Continue reading →
They say you cannot be in two places at the same time. That is a law of physics.
But nowadays most people are in several places at the same time, everywhere, but in the place they are supposed to be.
Have you ever talk to a person who seems to be listen to you very attentively, just to realise few minutes later that they were thinking something else and their attention was somewhere else? Aha! But you have done the same to others as well so you are not off the hook!
Sometimes I wonder where did the time go when a day ends and it takes me for surprise.
I think we all have asked ourselves how our life would be now if we had or had not done somethings in our past.
It is normal to wonder how different our life would be, if we had gone a different path.
One interesting aspect of the theory of multiverses (multiple universes) which explains that we are living our life in different “layers” or “strings”, that is, in one of those “strings” we are living a different path, for instance, if you dropped school in your teens, and now you are working on your own, in a different “string” you are working for a company, in other “string” you are a doctor, in another you are a farmer, in another you never dropped out of school, etc.
Some Hindu philosophies say that we are here so the universe experiences all possibilities through us, so once we die, we go back to the source and “feed” the Universe with our life experiences. Continue reading →
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 →
I must admit that being focused on this present moment is not as easy as I thought.
My mind is wandering more than ever and trying to keep it in this local reality is costing me an extra effort today.
Too many things are trying to keep me from “being here” and that is so interesting to observe, because I am trying to ask myself why, something apparently so simple, is so complicated today.
Probably paying so much attention to my thoughts today is making the task more difficult or, struggling to keep my mind relaxed is what is causing the opposite effect. But nevertheless it is so fascinating to observe this process from the inside. Continue reading →
We always talk about being present, we are constantly remembered that we need to focus our attention on the “here and now” if we want to lead a happy life.
But have you noticed how difficult “being here” really is?
This modern life has too many distractors around us and our mind is getting used to pretend it can “multitask”, that means doing multiple task at one time. But that is not possible for humans. Yes, I know most women think they can do it because they usually have to keep their mind on different things at the same time, but human multitasking is very different to computer multitasking. Continue reading →
That street looked not as wide as usual, not as long as the picture in my mind. I grew up in that street but now it looked smaller somehow. Did the houses in that street shrink maybe under the pressure of time and space?
I haven´t been there maybe in 30 years or so. The trees were of course taller than when I lived there but some way they didn’t look that taller than in my memories.
But the houses were now shorter, the whole street not as wide and the people were all different. Continue reading →
I thought that living in this “reality” was simple and easy to do, but the more I talk to other people the more I realise that it is one of the most difficult things to do nowadays.
When I was a child and I was able to play without the help of any electronic device, I was more in “touch” with my reality since I used what I had in hand to build my toys. A piece of wood could be a ship, a bus, a bed, a seat or anything my mind could imagine. Same for an old box, a blanket, etc.
I used any object in my physical world to “create” a wonderful world in my mind. My mind was creating a world of fantasy for me to live in, but at the same time I was more in “touch” with the reality around me. The moment my mother called me to dinner, I was immediately “present” in my local reality. Continue reading →