Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Ante la desilusión


Hoy escuchaba las palabras quebrantadas de una amiga, mientras se debatía entre el llanto y la rabia. Me quede sin palabras y eso es bien raro en mi. Fue tal vez que ya me había visto en esa misma escena y no pude sino escucharla y unirme a su dolor. Y es que se que va a ser pasajero porque en esta vida todo pasa. Sera uno de esos días negros, cuando pensamos que todo se acaba sin darnos cuenta de que las desilusiones suelen ser apenas el comienzo de nuevos senderos. Para ella tiene que ser así. Mientras tanto se irá instruyendo en las artes de la fortaleza, del dolor callado y de la indiferencia que en ocasiones nos sirve para esconder las lagrimas del corazón. De eso estamos hechas las mujeres, de madera de roble, de acero. Somos ese pozo inagotable de agua fresca. Cuando amamos, no conocemos límites ni condiciones. Apostamos a ganar porque no conocemos derrotas sino oportunidades. Así nos levantamos cada día, dejando atrás el ayer y preparadas para el ahora, sea el que sea. Siempre presentes aun en medio de la ausencia.

Con el tiempo ella caminará su propio camino y como yo y muchas otras, vivirá siendo feliz con lo que tiene que espero sea precisamente lo que ella quiera. Todos los días empezamos de nuevo.Es asi como construimos nuestro propio camino.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Changes


So I have been asked many times in my life, what I would change about it. Surprisingly, the answer has always been the same; nothing, absolutely nothing. You see, every single experience, good or bad, has taught me valuable lessons I wouldn’t have learned otherwise.

By listening to my heart I have traveled long roads in pursue of my destiny. I have been a co-creator of every single scene. I have chosen to be the main character with all its flaws and qualities. I have taken advantage of every opportunity, every opened door without paying attention to other people opinions in many occasions. In the end my passion has won, my instincts have guided me.

In loving, I have been closer to the true spiritual experience that many have missed through their lives; always searching for love means nothing if we are not capable of giving it freely.

In accepting my defeats I know I am in no way defeated but just in need of a new strategy because wars are made of many battles. My enemy is not my enemy but his own and there is when my strength is tested; when it grows stronger.

In dreaming I have learned the language of the soul which ultimately is the language of God and my best guide.

So, what about changes? I have made many through the years. Fear of change? No. Every transformation comes with a reward. It is necessary to get to know me better and get to that final destination. Today, the little bee of change comes back to bite me. Like any grandfather clock when it strokes twelve, changes occur and it’s time to move on and evolve. Where I would go? I don’t know yet. I ignore the why or the when. What would the purpose be this time? I do not have a clue and I am not looking for it. I am not escaping; I do not want to leave something or someone behind. This time it will be just life and its many mysteries and I, again, will be welcoming a new view to my eyes.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Because Sometimes There's No time...

to say what we want to say, to express what we feel, to be there or here and now. Every time is a good time to say Thank You, I'm Sorry, and I Love You.


Thursday, September 24, 2009

Make Them Happy


Today make someone happy; in doing that you will be happy too. Little details could transform a life. There’s always someone waiting for a smile, a touch, a kind word or a warm and unexpected hug. We all need to feel part of something or someone. Don’t go through life complaining about the dark days you have had; they are gone. Don’t pass your resentments or bad memories to others. They have their own burdens. Instead lift them up, lend them your hand, and fill them with all the love you are capable of giving.

“Every human being has the right to search for happiness, and by 'happiness' is meant something that makes other people feel content.”

Paulo Coelho

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Welcoming Autumn


Autumn is officially here. It is the season of joyful darkness proceeding the silent winter. Through the season we all have the opportunity to be blessed with new insights to better our lives. What to do?

• Time to find some balance, just like day and night. Take some time to be with yourself, meditate, exercise, and get rid of all the limiting beliefs which are limiting your full potential.
• Time to share your blessings; give to those in needs, find a cause and follow through, share your unique talents.
• Enjoy nature, this is the best gift and it’s free. Take a walk and smell the season.
• Count your blessings. Take some time to enlarge your gratitude list. Every day find a reason to be grateful. Every day count the miracles unfolding in your life.
• Honor the darkness because in darkness light emerges to bring the best out of us.
• Begin writing your own personal story, we all have one. In telling our stories we get in touch with our true self.
• Bring positive energy to your surroundings and spread energy to those around you. What you give if what you get.
• Celebrate your home and family. Dress it with the autumn colors. Make your home your temple.
• Like spring cleaning, have an autumn cleaning. Get rid of everything you don’t need, everything that is holding you back.

Anytime is a good time to start fresh if we seize the day and take the steps to transform our lives. Let autumn help you discover the true being that resides in you.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

A Time for Mystery


The autumn Equinox is approaching. This is the time when the day and night are equally divided, and we all take a moment to pay our respects to the impending darkness of winter. It is the time to celebrate the aging Goddess as she passes from Mother to Crone and her consort the God as he prepares for death and re-birth. Beginning tonight, take time to celebrate equality and balance. Fill your home with wine, gourds, pine cones, acorns, grains, corn, apples, pomegranates, and vines such as ivy, dried seeds, and horns of plenty; burn incense of Autumn Blend-Benzine, myrrh, and sage. Dress your home with reds, oranges, russets, maroons, browns, and gold.

It is the time when we stop and relax and enjoy the fruits of our personal harvests, whether they be from toiling in our gardens, working at our jobs, raising our families, or just coping with the hassle of everyday life. It is a time to meditate and give thanks for all our blessings.

A balance of night and day, a balance of light and dark
Tonight I seek balance in my life
as it is found in the Universe.
A black candle for darkness and pain
and things I can eliminate from my life.
A white candle for the light, and for joy
and all the abundance I wish to bring forth.
At Mabon, the time of the equinox,
there is harmony and balance in the Universe,
and so there shall be in my life.

Happy Autumn Equinox

Friday, September 18, 2009

Y entonces...


Un buen día entiendes que en realidad no hay nada, que fueron los sueños o visiones turbias, las ilusiones vanas, las memorias que como todo lo que acaba en el pasado queda. Te das cuenta de que no perteneces a este mundo o que son los otros los que continúan sumergidos en el suyo aunque este sea como rodar en el mismo círculo una y otra vez. La costumbre los aprisiona, las promesas los esclavizan, la debilidad los consume y en ese fuego se hacen cenizas sin la menor resistencia. Sin embargo cada quien vive a su manera y carga con su propia cruz, la que ellos mismos han escogido. Se olvidan de lo visible y lo presente porque le temen o lo extrañan y el aceptar cualquiera de los dos se convierte en un enemigo personal. Y, así ocultan su realidad o tratan de crearse una nueva.

Y me doy cuenta de que ha sido el tiempo y aquellos a mi alrededor quienes a su manera y de alguna forma han moldeado lo que soy, esa misma que precisamente los que más amo no logran descifrar y en muchas ocasiones tampoco comprender. Es curioso como algunos maestros siembran la primera semilla y con el tiempo no son capaces de reconocer su propio árbol. Me dieron las alas y se olvidaron de volar. Me alejaron de las frustraciones que en ocasiones nos presenta la vida pero se sumergieron en ellas. Como la mayoría de los humanos prefirieron buscar escapes de mentira cuando me aleccionaron en ir en búsqueda de la felicidad que es creada día tras día, de momento a momento, viviendo, respirando y sintiendo. Me dirigieron hacia el camino del tesoro, lo encontré, pero fueron ellos quienes perdieron el mapa. Me dieron las armas para luchar pero olvidaron ellos mismos las técnicas del buen guerrero.

Y estoy aquí, sin importarme si pueden comprenderme o no. He crecido como el árbol de roble, fuerte y duro de torcer. He volado muy alto y mis alas continúan en su extensión. El pasado me nutrió mas es el presente el que me alimenta y cada día vivo, respiro y siento. Mi mayor tesoro lo llevo guardado y su luz, a través del tiempo y la distancia, me ilumina toda. Continúo trazando mi propio mapa y siguiendo mis propios pasos. Y sigo aquí, ya no luchando sino flotando con los tiempos y cada cambio.

New Moon Intention


I am the One who moves
through Resistance
jumps through life’s transitions
even though others
may look on with their
judgments and doubts.

I am the One who trusts
the Presence will show me
the path that lands me on solid ground.

With open arms I find
change is good.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

One World

United in love, compassion, and freedom.



Beyond the Signed Paper


So today I’m debating the importance of a signed paper. I signed one too long ago, the first and only time I was married. That signed paper lasted four years, enough time for me to realize that marriage is not synonym of happiness. But, that is just my very personal experience. Many different stories revolve around me; good, bad, and tragic.

I’ve seen married couples who live “happily” ever after. They have managed to find the balance or the temporary mind blocked skills to be blind, deaf, and mute when necessary. Others have been trained to not feel or feel less as a survival skill that would keep them out of reach of harsh feelings and very bad ideas. Thirty four years of apparent joy and perfection have turned into grief and hate. Twenty of going with the flow turn into boring routine that must be kept up with for the sake of others. After fifty four springs looking at the same face every morning, everything seems forgotten and forgiven. A widow after a lifetime of been the woman of, discovers total freedom to do and just be.

Marriage is the perfect status; that’s what people say. Real, unconditional, let us be ourselves love and meet in the middle is the perfect status; that’s what I say and have experienced over the years. Sacred feelings are not written on paper. A signature is not true commitment; this comes from the heart and our desire to be there no matter what. Forgiveness is not necessary when honesty remains as our priority. True happiness is built upon our day by day.

People evolve, couples evolve along their own paths and they must walk in life then meet again under changed circumstances. How many married couples understand this truth? How many are willing to accept it? How many are willing to face these changes and still love each other without conditions?

So there was a time when I thought to be happy meant a good husband, a couple of kids, a nice, cozy house and a perfect, always sunny life. Life showed me some other truths. I don’t have to go with the flow. I accept only what I want to. I don’t have to listen to others; they can’t live my life. I can love eternally, even if the object of that love is not next to me. I can live my life to the fullest in the brief moments given to me as a precious gift of love and that will always remain.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

For All...

The good memories we all share. For the moments we all cherish. For the time past, the present lived, and the future expected. For the dreams we dream and for the angels who guide us. For the laughter, the sights and insights, the touch, the surprises, and the details. For all that we know and the unknown that brings magic and excitement. For every day we live knowing that we are eternally here. For every soul we have touched, every heart we have opened. I will always be. We will always stay.


Monday, September 14, 2009

On Every Day Miracles

“Love works in miracles every day: such as weakening the strong, and strengthening the weak; making fools of the wise, and wise men of fools; favoring the passions, destroying reason, and in a word, turning everything Topsy-turvy.”

Marguerite De Valois quotes

Life the moment. It's all we have.





Sunday, September 13, 2009

On Unconditional Love





Love is patient, love is kind.
It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.
It is not rude, it is not self-seeking.
It is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.
Love does not delight in evil, but rejoices with the truth.
It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
Love never fails.

I Corinthians 13:4-8

This morning I recalled my grandmother’s words, some of many I heard over a period of thirty three years. “When you do something related to the affairs of your heart, do it silently, live it fully, and do not tell those who love you if you think they will disagree.” Its funny how the scenes in my life are always interconnected with her words, like if, somehow she spent her life preparing me for the future I would have to experience.

She would probably be the first one to give me a face this time, reciting the long list of lady 101 not to do things. She would also be the one telling me at the same time – “if it makes you happy go for it but be prepared for whatever comes next.”

So today, I’m listening to her again under the mango tree while rocking in our metal chairs. I am here grandma. Just for today I am happy and I’ll do my best to feel the same every day. I haven’t forgotten the good girls to do list but sometimes, and maybe you did not live through it, not everything on the pamphlet works the same for everyone. Some things in life are bigger than that, even with the whole world against them and those, grandma are the little moments that finally count in the pages we write.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Today…


One of my friends told me that I looked and sounded weird. She called me seven times and I could not hear a word; one of those days when we get lost in our feelings and thoughts. Why should I feel, look or sound strange? Maybe it is because sometimes, even when we try really hard, some things refuse to leave us. It could be that just when we think it’s over, it all comes back again. Strangers get into our dreams, waking us up, reminding us that, no matter what we do, they are inevitably part of our lives; past, present, and future. Against them, what can we do? Keep living, follow our path as it goes, learn to live with them, embrace them when we can, letting them go when there’s no other option.

In the meantime, I know I will have many more of those weird days, when my chest feels compressed, when tears are held, and smiles could look fake, when hope grows bigger, and strength wider, when gratefulness for a life well lived is my only option to be eternally happy.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Nuestro Destino

Ir con la corriente or enfrentarnos a ella para poder ser felices?



300 Dreams

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Saturday, September 5, 2009

It Feels So Good

Waking up in the morning, looking through my window, and see the wind, dancing with the tree branches. Getting up from bed; take a deep breath, and feel completely alive again. What makes me feel good?

• The smell of fresh brewed coffee and its minty flavor.
• The cool morning breeze.
• The grateful feeling of been here and happy.
• Walking down the stairs feeling the chilly touch of the wood floors.
• The singing of my parakeet.
• The twirling of my dog.
• Chatting with good friends.
• Standing still, gazing at nowhere.
• Saying “I love you” many times.
• To be me; unpredictable, mystical, spiritual, joyful, nostalgic at times, loving and caring, impulsive, instinctive, a dreamer or too grounded at times, always in love, like love itself, and free to do it. Simply me.



Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Just for Today

Dare to be you. Simply you. The one you have always dream. Live fully. Live now. Share your love, be love. Tell those you care for how much you truly care. Let your actions be your words. Dream big. Enjoy the amazing blessing of being present.

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Another great story by Paulo Coehlo. Real life down to earth characters struggling to find the meaning of life; a mirror of what we all go through day by day. The amazing story of Linda makes us ponder and question. What's life's ultimate purpose? What force moves us? What is it that we should all strive for?

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