I was exhausted, the four hours walk to the pond in the middle of an uninhabited jungle had been difficult, but nothing compared to the way back.
Climbing back to the top of that valley was a daunting task for me, I was not very used to walk for so many hours in the outdoors, and the Sun was really at its peak hour, so I was really wishing to get back to the car and drive back home.
I had to take little rests from time to time and the closer to the top I got, the more frequent stops I made.
When I was about to reach the last tract, I was making my best effort to pull my body up when all I could see were a pair of perfectly polished shoes in front of my eyes. My stunned eyes kept going upwards just to observe very well ironed beige trousers, a white shirt and a smiling face who greeted me with a cheerful voice: “Did you enjoy the trip?”, he said. Continue reading →
Watching him eating so fast was a disgusting view. It seemed as if he thought the world was coming to an end and he should finish his meal in advance.
I was just in the middle of the first course, when he was finishing his last. I was surprised, and at the same time a little displeased since he was not really enjoying his food. I remained silent as he was excusing himself from the table and rushed out of the restaurant without even waiting for my answer.
I was in “judging mode” so, I thought he should learn to take more time for him to enjoy his food besides, it is unhealthy, and in some cases even dangerous to eat too fast.
I finished my meal at my own pace, and my other friend and I left the place talking about more relevant subjects. 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.
When I was a child, I was always questioning why “bad” things existed.
Why God had invented “pain”, “fear”, “sadness” and so on?
We would be much happier if there was no such thing as fear, right? But then, I was explained that without fear I would not be alive today. If fear would not let me know my life is in danger when I approach a precipice, I would continue walking and probably fall to my death. But fear was there to stop me in time and keep me from jumping and getting killed or badly injured.
If that fear were not there to activate my instinct of conservation, then I would easily lose my hand when I cook or work with my electric saw. Or I could get easily killed by walking at night through dangerous places, etc.
Sometimes the only way to break free from a bad cycle, is allowing yourself to be completely exposed so the bad leaves your system and the new and good can come in once more.
Sometimes you need to allow yourself to be shattered in a thousand pieces, so you can gather your good pieces and leave the bad behind. Like a caterpillar that needs to renounce to be a worm in order to become a butterfly.
Sometimes you need to allow yourself to be emotionally gutted in order to clean yourself from all those years of negative energy, wrong programming and bad habits, in order to be re-created into your original state.
This time you can put your inner pieces in a different order and leave no space for those things that held you back for so long. Continue reading →