You do not need to “share” all your experiences with the rest of the world.
Most of the things we really enjoy are things we cannot punt into words.
I know nowadays it is more important for many people to upload photos of their last trip to their social networks than taking the time to enjoy the moment for themselves.
The other day I was talking with a friend who told me that he had not taken any videos or photographs of his trip because I felt he lost a lot of time taking the photo instead of filling his mind and soul with that moment. Continue reading →
I was in a hurry, I was walking faster than usual, and that means very fast because I always walk rapidly, when suddenly right after turning to the right on a corner, I found a huge tyre with a tree branch in the middle blocking the pavement.
Who had dared to leave that hindrance in the middle of the pavement??
“Someone might get hurt, didn´t you think of that when you left these things here?” I said in loud voice, in case the culprit was still around waiting to have a laugh when someone bumped into it.” But there was no one there.
I tried to move that big branch to clear the way, and when I began pulling it out I could see a big hole on the floor. It looked like someone had fallen into it previously and then, in order to avoid someone else to fall again, they moved a big tyre and a tree branch to cover it and that way prevent more accidents.
The morning Sun started to shine upon the river Thames as London was awakening to a new day.
The activity in Oxford St. was chaotic as usual, and a walk in Hyde Park was the best medicine for my exhausted soul. That, and something good to eat. Body and soul are connected and good food is something that I enjoy very much.
I arrived at a very popular place in the area, the owner takes care of the kitchen since he is an excellent chef. I was happy to be there that day.
Watching him work was a real pleasure, he has the gift to make regular food look like a masterpiece. Continue reading →
Sometimes we look up at other people thinking their lives are really great and worth imitating. We see just what they allow us, great houses, cars, expensive gadgets, etc.
We believe they have a wonderful life and we wish we could be as lucky as they are.
We see people we call achievers and read about their great success in business, sports, politics etc. We would love to do things as good as they do.
We tend to idealise those people and really believe that we are very far from those overachievers. We wouldn’t dream to compare with them and sometimes we even feel happy if we could do a quarter of what they can do. And actually that is the real problem. Continue reading →
They say that we should be clear where are we heading to, in order to get to the place, we wish to reach. And that is true.
I am sure, most of the time you leave your home with a destination in your mind. When you take the underground, a cab or get into your car, you have a definite end point in your mind. Otherwise you will make you and other people mad very easily. Especially cab drivers, they like to know where they will take you to, instead of driving around like lost ants.
In life, it is considered a good practice to have goals to accomplish, places to go and people to love. And that is good as well.
The real problem comes when you have a “fixed mental image” of how things should happen. Continue reading →
She felt really down that morning. She had been trying to be strong for too long and that takes a lot of effort. Her strength was beginning to fade away and the despair was more than evident in her eyes.
She looked at me with the saddest eyes I have ever seen in my life. Her voice projected her inner state and after saying hello in a taciturn voice, she told me that she felt she could not bear it anymore.
Life had treated her unkindly and she has been going through a difficult period in all areas of her life.
She knew quite well, that she needed to change her attitude, thoughts and feelings so she could jump back on her feet once more. But this time she felt that was just too much for her to accomplish.
She asked me to give her just one aspect of her that could give her hope for the future.
“Tell me just one thing to make me feel strong once more” She said with a desperate voice. 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 →
The merry voices of fishermen coming back from a hard day of being under the Sun for hours, was mixed with the voices of hundreds of people returning home in those huge boats called Vapur.
Everybody looked tired but happy, since their workday had finished and they were free to relax and forget about their problems for a while.
The coffee shops were full of men talking and laughing as if they were the happiest people on Earth. Everything looked in order everywhere you looked.
The Bosphorus Bridge was packed with cars going both directions, loaded with people wishing to get home as soon as possible so they could share a delicious meal with their loved ones. Continue reading →