There are two major things that do not allow you to progress towards reaching yourself, your past and your future… actually, to make it more precise… your impressions about your past and your imagination about your future. Why is that? I read once “past is God’s punishment for humans“… would it also be the future? I bet so… The reason is simple: we do not live now, in this very instant, but in the space of our minds where we develop impressions and imaginations!
Today, I was washing my hands and I thought, “God, I have long fingers”. Seriously, I have never noticed that before… That very moment, I observed my body, my mind and everything around me clearly. So, yes, this is the first level of being an observer, but, again, something was missing. I was not out of feelings… I was angry with myself for not having had that observation before. So, my feelings did not allow me to observe the present moment clearly!
How do you live your life? Is the world you – or – are you a tiny spot in the universe that has, though, all the characteristics inside you? When do you think that it is the correct time to understand your potential to ACT? Yesterday? Tomorrow? If revolutionists had said that they would wait for a revolution, we would still be living under dictatorship, and you would not be able to have an opinion and the life you have now! Your body, mind, and feelings would be in a box that could easily be manipulated!
Once I told C.
“With fully conscious eyes of today, you have to observe your past and create your future”.
Try it… your life will change to that one you really want! There is a path we seldom take… the path that leads to our self-understanding and to consciousness.
Everything we do… everything we are… everything we create… is coming from the invisible! Why do I start with this phrase? Well… I was thinking that it is about time we seriously took charge of our lives. We are just perfect in complaining, moaning, sleeping awake… but we forget that life is something more essential… and we are a part of it! It… it?!?!?! NO! It is not just “it”, we are talking about life! The energy that makes our heart beat, our brain think and our feet walk! But, we forget all those things and we just do not… create!
In the Heart Sutra is mentioned that: “all is formed from nothingness” since “form is emptiness… emptiness if form“.
The deepest meaning is that you are in control of your state of being, destiny, and living. You are the creator of your own world. Despite what karma or dharma proposes you select which reality may be paved by yourself.
When was the last time you created something? When did you decide that “today, I am a part of the creation and I create!” When did you defy what you see and you are what you believe?
Start!!! Today! NOW!!! The way to do this is simple: just turn your life upside down… shall we try?
Today is such a nice day, isn’t it? Well… it is! You are strong, you are having a good time, you are enjoying everything around you… so, finally, you enjoy being yourself!
You may think that nobody understands your struggle, that each day you try to create something and develop your Inner Self more and more… Hesiodus said that “if you add a little to a little, and then do it again, soon the little will be much“. And then, you are surrounded by people who try to criticize your efforts and your state… they call you a loser… they are disappointed in you… Actually, what they are doing is to blame a part of themselves, the part holding them from succeeding in reaching their own targets! Do not feel sad about them… Do not be angry with them! Just love them, therefore, love yourself. Make a closure inside and move ahead. You and your life are much more important than any that could even try to hold you back and away from your happiness!
Since I remember myself, I have always had one major target. I will never have to tell myself in the mirror: “Why haven’t you done this since it is what you really want to do?”.
Life should be lived to its fullest. ALWAYS LIVE YOUR LIFE AS YOU WISH TO SHAPE IT!
Think of it… and do something that you really like today… without fears, regrets and thoughts of “what the others might say”!
Life. Is full of surprises. Always. We come in a world as a little child and we get to know of our parents and closed ones, we meet new friends, boyfriends or girlfriends. We grow and create a legacy.
In this life path, we meet people that we share our heart, mind and body. We share our breath for moments that can never be forgotten. Moments that define us and determine how should we behave with our next relationship. At the beginning, we are empty of experiences and only have impressions from what we observe our parents or grandparents appear to treat each other in front of us. Then we form an understanding based on our individual experiences, which is changing accordingly if these are positive or negative.
It is inevitable. At a certain moment in our life, we will meet a person that is our soul-partner and we would wish to stay with that person forever. The issue is that we don’t know how to behave or to expect from that person, and the worst is that we assume that, that person should know us already.
Well, that won’t work… but here is a quick 5 step to succeed
Nope. You don’t like ALL they say or ALL they do and vice versa. It’s simply impossible. It’s great sharing and respecting each other and their wishes, but if you do not like something you create a black hole, fed maybe in a daily basis. That will drive you both apart. You will start disliking yourself and you will explode at a certain point. It’s better fighting now and resolving any issue than once and for good…
Make them feel wanted
Especially after 11 months of a relationship, we all getting less enthusiastic. Not because we don’t want our partner. On the contrary. We do. But we have learned to be liked and conquered by the other person. That’s how we get confirmation! In addition, approaching the 1 year, it’s all nice but deep inside we do feel that it’s getting serious. Are we sure about that commitment? Should we stay together? Should we have kids? Should I meet more before settling? And all questions like that. Well, let me tell you. Not experiencing your partner to the fullest, you lose! Keep your love steaming hot!
Make time for your partner
I understand. You work a lot, and you must use a laptop, a smartphone, and a tablet at the same time. Well, make some space for your partner. Allocate some good hours every day and a lot during the weekend to meet, have fun, walk around, travel, experience each other. If you don’t like somebody, don’t make excuses on how much work you do have. Be honest in-front of yourself, at least, and move on. When was the last time you spontaneously booked a trip for your partner? You’ll just need keyboard and mouse. As destinations I recommend: Rome, Milano, Barcelona, Stockholm, London, Granada, Tenerife, Maastricht, Lisbon, Prague. So simple!
When was the last time you did fight with your partner like a kid? Realize that you won’t split up! You will be having actually fun! Actually, you are both right. And that’s the fun of it! Little arguments should be welcomed and feeling threatened that the other person will run away or hurt their feelings. We are together with a person not fix all their problems but to face them all together! There are times that their problem is our habits or behaviors. Just because they don’t know us yet as well as they will in some years, doesn’t mean we won’t get along already!
Old fashioned? Cheesy? Kids stuff? Call it what you want. The very first moment you touch their hand you’ll never forget it. So why shouldn’t you repeat it all the time? It’s not a part of a show. It’s how you tell your other half “you complete me” and “I’ll be next to you”. Can it get better than this?
This universe is established in duality and nothing functions out of this concept. The beauty of life is to understand both sides of ourselves… both Sun and Moon and experience through the our other significant. Everything is important in this path … everything!
Have you ever considered what is success for you? I don’t mean for your parents, for your schoolmates, for your colleagues or for your partner. I mean for Y O U .
We come in a demanding world as a naked child. We cannot eat by ourselves. We cannot walk. Not talk. Can practically do nothing by ourselves. We are immensely dependent on anybody else. We want to become like somebody (parents?) so practically reach their own limits. Where is the success on that? Pessimism… Fatalism… Yeap. All that!
We have only one asset. An infinite inner force. That force is nourishing ourselves to achieve greatness. It is guiding us to learn and select freely our path. That if we do listen to our inner voice and we believe in ourselves with no doubt.
For a long time the media of this Pale Blue Dot write about the problems its inhabitants face. Financial crises, conflicts, pollution, poverty, political instability, and the list of bad news goes on and on. Suddenly NASA makes an announcement and the world stands still. Seven Earth-sized exoplanets discovered orbiting their Sun and for a day – at least – the problems and issues of our planet don’t fully dominate the news. Why? Why hundreds of millions of people who possibly have their own important problems consider this discovery important?
For me the answer is simple: It is our nature. Curiosity, exploration, innovation are the defining characteristics of our species. Our whole history has been shaped by visionaries who conceive ideas, innovators who create the means and tools based on the abstract ideas and explorers who enlarge our borders and pave the ground for the next generation of visionaries.
For example, the existence of exoplanets was conceived as an idea by visionary scientists like Carl Sagan, innovators created the means and tools like the Spitzer and Hubble Space Telescopes and now modern “explorers” will study the planets hoping to answer one of the biggest questions of humanity: Does life, as we perceive, it exist elsewhere in the Cosmos?
I believe that this discovery has an even more important aspect. Our world has become too “small”. We can travel to any place in the planet in hours, communicate with anyone instantly and have access to almost any information with few clicks in our keyboard. We need to expand our boundaries again and perhaps the discovery of planets that may support life, “only” 39 Light Years from our home, gives an “impossible” magnificent target to our species. It is not something that our generation will experience but it our generation’s duty to look up to the stars and pave the way for the future.
inside, worlds are spinning… the shapeless is shaping to what I create…
as above so below…
There are many trying to reach a talent and many trying to reach a recruiter.
It seems there is a serious disconnection starting with the needs ending to the fulfillment of the job opening. It comes down to a simple question:
WHO is the BEST and most TALENTED CANDIDATE for my JOB OPENING?
For some time I was pondering how to bridge that gap. The answer is simple. We keep forgetting that it’s all about human relationships. Honesty, Trust and Dream should be re-establisshed.
If the candidate does not really say what they want to the employer and vice versa if they assume that the deal is not correct and it’s a temporary job or a step job, if they do not share the same dream, how can they bot expect to have a successful business relationship?
On your next interview start with a simple question and all will run smoothly:
Who are you and what do you really want to achieve?
In life, there are many kind of pleasures. Name them… But one of them occupies a special place in our minds. Chocolate! Milk, vanilla, ginger, black, coffee, lemon, cherry, strawberry… whatever combination you can imagine! Recently, I ate duck with chocolate sauce and balsamico, and it was delicious. And then, you can also drink it, with 40% milk and 20% chocolate and, the rest, 40% water… the perfect combination. So, imagine that now, you are in a snow shelter, and it is cold outside. I bet that the only thing that would make you feel nice… is a cup of hot chocolate.
Since Valentine’s is around the corner, I would like to share with you an eternal love story… that of the Sun & the Moon.
Sun & Moon
S: It is half day since I have not seen you…
M: Hours seemed like an eternity and beyond…
S: I will touch you again with my breath, just to see you smile at me one more moment…
M: I will come after you to feel your breath…
S: I am the king… the ruler… I am everything… and yet nothing without you…
M: I am forgotten… I am worshiped… just because of you…
S: Life is so empty without you…
M: There is no life without you…
S: Who am I without you….?
M: Who am I without you….?
S: Never we were one… never we will.
M: You are I and I am you… always apart… always together
This universe is established in duality… nothing functions out of this concept… The beauty of life is to understand both sides of ourselves… but still incomplete without our special one. both Sun and Moon… everything is important in this chase … everything!