The Sanctuary

It took me half a day to reach the top of that mountain, a small Buddhist sanctuary stood there lonely in the middle of nothing.

The monk in charge of that small place smiled at me as soon as I reached the entrance and invited me to seat beside him on a wooden bench by the main door.

I looked exhausted and messy after the long climb. He looked radiant and happy. I told him about my great climbing adventure as if it was a once in a lifetime odyssey. He calmly told me he goes to town twice a day, so he does that “odyssey” four times every day.

I remained silent for a while. Continue reading

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Follow your heart

I was surprised to see her once more. Years had passed and it was evident to the eyes, we were not the same.

I guess she thought the same about me, but besides the natural changes time inflict upon us, there was something else I couldn´t define in her.

“What is wrong?” I asked her.

“I guess everything is wrong. No, actually I am wrong” She said after a long pause.

I waited patiently until she was able to talk again. Continue reading

Teach

Yes, I have talked about this before, but I have seen so many more examples of this lately that I felt compelled to talk about it once more.

Yesterday I went to the market to see if I could find some fruits of the season, but first of all, I realised I didn’t really know what were the fruits of this season but, then I was able to learn a lot about fruits and their care from a pro. Continue reading

The character

I constantly read ideas for writers on how to create the characters for their novels. The truth is that only after you have tried to write a novel, a short story, a fable, a poem, etc., you cannot imagine how difficult it really is.

For a writer to be in front of a blank page waiting to be filled with inspiration is a very frightening experience. And believe me, things get worse after the first successful novel. You are required to keep the quality of your stories or actually you are expected to write better with every new book.

So the best thing you can do if you are thinking about writing your first, second, third or 100th novel is to listen to more experienced writers so you can learn from their experiences. Continue reading

Blind spots

I have seen so many different techniques to avoid “blind spots” in cars that I think they could gather all the information and write a whole Encyclopaedia on the subject.

A blind spot is defined as an area around a vehicle that cannot be observed by the driver while operating it.  Those blind spots are the cause of many appalling accidents every year around the world. Continue reading

Shake it off

There is nothing more difficult than trying to talk with someone who is angry. You ask them to listen to what you have to say, but their anger do not let them listen, really listen, they actually are not really interested in what you have to say, all they want to do is to take that awful feeling out of their system.

Even if they let you speak for a few seconds, they will immediately start talking back to you, they won’t listen to your reasons because they won’t keep that anger inside and need to get it out of them. Even if you are right they cannot see it. Continue reading

Wisdom

We are not as “left alone” as sometimes we feel we are.

We are born with our own gifts and virtues but we are not completely “on our own”. We might not see it or feel it in a more tangible way but there are much more around us that our senses can perceive. Continue reading

Listen

Just yesterday I was asking you not to receive the mental and emotional rubbish of others, so it wouldn’t pollute your subconscious mind.  But I don’t want to give a wrong impression, I am not asking you to close yourself completely to the others.

There are times when the others need to be heard. And there is a big difference between receiving their waste emotional material and allowing them to let their feelings and emotions out. Continue reading

The answer

We have read that in the old times some special people known as the “chosen ones” received messages from the gods and angels and these people were considered special in many ways.

The time of the chosen ones seems to be passing and nowadays we have learnt that we all can speak with the divinity, we all can receive his message and be special as well.

Have you ever experienced having a doubt and suddenly without you telling a word, someone comes to you talking about the subject of your doubt, sometimes answering your questions about it?

We all have had some experience like that although sometimes we don’t even realise it. Continue reading