Monday, December 24, 2012

Sonho, visualização... e por fim, realidade.

There is only one important point you must keep in your mind and let it be your guide. No matter what people call you, you are just who you are. Keep to this truth. You must ask yourself how is it you want to live your life. We live and we die, this is the truth that we can only face alone. No one can help us, not even the Buddha. So consider carefully, what prevents you from living the way you want to live your life?
The Dalai Lama (via lazyyogi)

When a warrior has put an end to his routines, when he doesn’t care anymore whether he has company or is alone, because he has heard the silent whisper of the spirit; then you can say that, truly, he has died. From that point on, even the simplest things in life become extraordinary for him.
Carlos Castaneda

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.
Lao Tzu 

I suppose in the end, the whole of life becomes an act of letting go, but what always hurts the most is not taking a moment to say goodbye.
Pi, Life of Pi    

Sunday, December 16, 2012

The Tiger That Never Was

Tigers are animals feared by many types of preys, and non-preys coming to think about it. Even elephants might not be completely safe as Tigers might take advantage of any kind of physical weakness.

With a natural capacity to adapt to any kind of environment, they’re fast and thorough creatures. They are felines, but they can actually be very good swimmers.

Besides all their innate physical stamina and horse power when it comes to chase their preys, they are also, inequivitably, beautifully looking beings. Their fur is exquisite, being many times used in the fashion industry to represent sophistication, power and a sensuality that holds the essence of the wild side of life.

Tigers are the “femme fatales” of the animal kingdom, languish and apparently lazy, but nonetheless always very present of their goal. Their ultimate wish is to satisfy their very own desire of physical satisfaction, which comes from eating well, resting well and procreating.

As any “femme fatale”, they have very individualistic manners. They prefer to be more in the quietness of their solitude, than in the confusion of too much noise and thoughts. They have their own “moral” code. There’s no wrong or right way to do things. If they want something to be done then they are right in doing it for it’s in their gut, the desire to do it comes from their very own instinct. It’s their life unique experiences that lead them towards nature’s spiritual laws of existence. Their astonishingly balance comes from that primordial paradigm: nature is the essence of all Life, so being naturally a Tiger is what they’ll be best.

A day well lived in a Tiger’s life starts with a nice siesta in the warm sun. Only after their body temperature becomes naturally ready for movement then they might go for a “stroll”, to smell everything, to become aware of their surroundings. To know exactly where they are, and with whom, it’s vital for the sake of their security and peace of mind. Tigers know that very well so they need to explore the room, explore the space.

If they’re not hungry, they’ll go back to that nice siesta left back some hours ago, but if it’s time to be fulfilled, then they will change their mindset, and focus on their primal mission: to hunt and eat.

When they hunt all their power and energy is used. They scanvenger until they are sure they’ve found the right prey. They’ll watch it for the necessary amount of time until they’re certain about the way they will carefully and successfully approach it. Once committed to their choice, then it’s just a matter of opportunity, and in a fast and powerful single action they will chase down and paralyze their victim...

They’ll eat the necessary amount, and mark the rest as theirs, in case they need to come back for a second meal, but probably once the hunt is consumed, their belly is full, and the appeal for a long sweet nap is stronger than the need to protect it’s hunt. Remember, their immediate satisfaction comes first... yeah... well, but that was a long time ago. Now I’m married, and I don’t think I’ve really trusted my instinct that much to be that tiger I thought to be. Trying to please everyone but yourself gets you a bit off of who you truly are. So, I guess I am the tiger that never was


Wednesday, December 12, 2012

A bit more on caring (about yourself 1st)

Tell everyone you know: “My happiness depends on me, so you’re off the hook.” And then demonstrate it. Be happy, no matter what they’re doing. Practice feeling good, no matter what. And before you know it, you will not give anyone else responsibility for the way you feel - and then, you’ll love them all. Because the only reason you don’t love them, is because you’re using them as your excuse to not feel good.
 - Esther Hicks (via cosmofilius

An important step to make this a true statement is to really Forgive and Forget. To stop trying to find  fault, and instead to look for a solution based on Love.

A Positive Attitude makes a Huge difference...

Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life; not so much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens. 

- Kahlil Gibran

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Word! ... so true.

In so many cases, if I knew that people were OK, I would feel so much happier. And in so many cases, if people were feeling OK, they would do so much better good to people around them. So, it's really not about worrying if others are pleased with life, but instead, if you're OK, if you're doing good...


Monday, December 10, 2012

Good stuff...


1. Dream Big. We tend to overestimate what we can do in a year. But we underestimate what we're capable of in 5 years. So think big. Visualize your life 5 years ahead.

2. Human beings are mostly good. Trust more. Love more. Take a risk with exposing your heart. (It's more resilient than you think!). Some people might let you down, but most will elevate you.

3. Don't let dogma hold you back or trap you into previous generations way of life. Always question.

4. Don't attach your happiness to your goals. Be happy before you attain them. You'll find attaining them much easier when you make the journey and not the destination the key to your happiness.

5. No person is an island. We all need each other. Borders, countries, nations, religions and anything that makes us feel 'different' from each other should be things of the past. Do not believe the priests, the media, the politicians who divide us with "us vs them".

6. This is the only life you'll ever live. Don't waste it pursuing others people's expectations of you. Make a bucket list of everything you want to experience. And start crossing things off like this is your last year on earth.

7. You're here to grow. So learn, absorb and soak up knowledge. Growth is a goal, a quest in itself.

8. Happiness may come from gaining things. But true fulfillment comes from giving things. Give, contribute, share. You become happy when you make others happy.

9. Leadership is recognizing that we are all ONE. That every person you lead is as brilliant as you, as talented as you, and has the same capacity for growth and accomplishment. They simply need to be reminded of this fact. The best leaders, in short, are those that create other leaders.

10. Treat humanity like you're it's mom. Never do business that makes humanity worse off. The money isn't worth it. Good entrepreneurs and employees create things that push the human race forward. This is the ultimate goal.

11. When you complain or whine, you become a giant living, breathing crap magnet.

12. When you appreciate and are grateful, you'll always find more good things falling onto your lap. Gratitude gives you God-like powers over the things that show up in your life.

13. Here's the truth: You are literally bending reality every single day with your thoughts. So watch what you think.

14. You are more powerful than you think. No matter what you've been told in the past.

15. If you aren’t growing, your doing a disservice to your mission and to the world. Dream big, play big and push your boundaries. By letting yourself shine, you grant permission for others to do the same.

~ The Mindvalley Manifesto

Friday, December 7, 2012

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Rainbow Family

A gathering of people who share the same desire of freedom. No rules, no leader, just true respect towards each other, and respect for Nature. Here's a video of what happens when you do things based on LOVE. Everything simply becomes possible...


WE LOVE YOU from Jonathan Kalafer on Vimeo.
Do you recognize that the thoughts you think, your attitude, the words you speak, and the actions you take are responsible for who you are and for the life you are living?

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

“Be an individual if you want to be happy. If you want to be happy, then start choosing on your own. There are many times when you will have to be disobedient — be! There are many times when you will have to be rebellious — be! There is no disrespect implied in it. Be respectful to your parents. But remember that your deepest responsibility is towards your own being.”
 - Osho

So you lack in self confidence. Feeling confused about your true nature, your strengths. Maybe we should start with some mind cleansing. Get rid of those dark stains that causes us to feel unbalanced. How can we do that?  To heal yourself you need to identify your little demons (broken pieces). You can identify them any time you do something that is in disagreement with what you believe. So,

Any time you lie about anything tale a look;

Any time you feel the need do pretend, question that;

Any time you feel inadequate, analyze that...

Pause and question the source of that struggle.
Why did you feel or react that way?

You can change the perception of yourself. What you are, core wise, will never change. You're innately loving, innately you are the way you are. But you can change the way you see yourself, and the way you interact with others.

Whatever the dark places you think you have, let them be the crack where the light comes in. Let the sunshine in...

Monday, December 3, 2012

Nice suggestion from a friend: to call a different friend everyday... so simple and great to keep your heart warm : )

"Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away."  – Maya Angelou