Wednesday, July 31, 2013

The view to the begining of a nice dream

When the whole world seems like a tricky place

There are days like this, and lives like this. Sometimes everything feels wrong, difficult, hard to make it happen, and other times the flow of events is nice and pleasant, and beliefs are easy to follow or prove.

When the whole world seems like a tricky place and everything feels like a test that we are destined to fail, positive perspectives are hard to keep. Most likely we might end up wondering if the walls raised in front aren’t really opportunities to grow...

Are they?

Victims of different misfortunes will tell you that indeed, what was once the tragedy and end of their past lives, is now the most important step stone they’ve crossed.

What’s tricky about this is that all these failed jumps leave us tired, and when we’re tired, very few things feel worthy of any effort. No effort, no gain...

If only we could run infinitely without ever getting tired. If only we could trust without ever doubting. If only we could love without ever, not even for a second, hate.

Wouldn’t it be great if all our enthusiasm, dreams, passions lasted one second forever repeated in time?

I wish I didn’t forget so easily my inner most motivations. Like watching a beautiful picture of an old charismatic camper van parked quietly on a hill, lighten up by the most orange and warm sunset, emanating companionship and the free spirit of long roads.

I wish I had always that sunset in me, and that I could be that lovely picture for you.

How can we keep ourselves traveling the seas of compassion and joy, without ever doubting, or hating, or losing our beautiful window view of mountain hills and perfects waves... ?

Friday, July 26, 2013



“If you truly desire to experience the world of your highest imagining, then you must love unconditionally, share freely, communicate openly, and create cooperatively. You must decide that you are truly all One, that what is good for another is good for you.”

Neale Donald Walsch

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

It's true...

“We can’t jump off bridges anymore because our iPhones will get ruined. We can’t take skinny dips in the ocean, because there’s no service on the beach and adventures aren’t real unless they’re on Instagram. Technology has doomed the spontaneity of adventure and we’re helping destroy it every time we Google, check-in, and hashtag.”

Jeremy Glass, We Can’t Get Lost Anymore

To live honestly

“Don’t get stuck. Move, travel, take a class, take a risk. There is a season for wildness and a season for settledness, and this is neither. This season is about becoming. Don’t lose yourself at happy hour, but don’t lose yourself on the corporate ladder either. Stop every once in a while and go out to coffee or climb in bed with your journal. Now is your time. Walk closely with people you love. Don’t get stuck in the past, and don’t try to fast-forward yourself into a future you haven’t yet earned. Give today all the love and intensity and courage you can, and keep travelling honestly along life’s path.”

Street Smarts: A Learning Process: 11 Things to Know at 25(ish)

Monday, July 22, 2013

What Love is...

Love once filled me

like a field of daisies,

but hope stripped away

all of their petals;
I come to you now 
as a naked stem 

with nothing to offer

but the promise of growth 


Can you love me, truly?

for you, 
I will blossom once more.

Author unknown

Thank you...

"Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a
vision  for tomorrow."
Melody Beattie


1. Count your blessings;
2. Practice acts of Kindness;
3. Practice Positivity
4. Awakening Forgiveness
5. Celebrate Life 

Sunday, July 21, 2013

“The world will shimmer because of the diamond you hold.”


How good it is for the Soul to escape the usual...

Just one week of living my days in a different way and I can notice how much clearer my mind is. It’s really good for our Soul to be away from our usual routine. Note to self: play outside more and believe I can fly.

The soul has been given its own ears to hear things the mind does not understand.

Jalalud’din Rumi

It’s not by ignoring them. We must face them and ask why they happened. Most of the times they were not mistakes. We choose too many times to do something because of unconscious fears, unspoken experiences. It’s important to once and while rewind our story and listen to what we’ve told ourselves in the past. Real change, real growth starts there. In the present moment we’re safe to go back. Let’s stop living afraid of what happened and start being free to Love.

A glimpse of where I've been... beautiful Alps.
If you're going to travel stay open and don't forget to breath.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Too much Happiness keeps you from growing?

“I actually attack the concept of happiness. The idea that - I don’t mind people being happy - but the idea that everything we do is part of the pursuit of happiness seems to me a really dangerous idea and has led to a contemporary disease in Western society, which is fear of sadness. It’s a really odd thing that we’re now seeing people saying “write down 3 things that made you happy today before you go to sleep”, and “cheer up” and “happiness is our birthright” and so on. We’re kind of teaching our kids that happiness is the default position - it’s rubbish. Wholeness is what we ought to be striving for and part of that is sadness, disappointment, frustration, failure; all of those things which make us who we are. Happiness and victory and fulfillment are nice little things that also happen to us, but they don’t teach us much. Everyone says we grow through pain and then as soon as they experience pain they say “Quick! Move on! Cheer up!” I’d like just for a year to have a moratorium on the word “happiness” and to replace it with the word “wholeness”. Ask yourself “is this contributing to my wholeness?” and if you’re having a bad day, it is.”
Hugh Mackay

Here's a way of learning, sharing and having fun ; )

Wednesday, July 10, 2013


Be gentle and play sweetly...

Tender Hearts

We were born with tender hearts – warm, sensitive, open, innocent, and vulnerable. Hearts that were sweet, curious, infinite, abundant, that had no rules and knew no bounds – filled with dreams, desires, hopes, and aspirations.

At some point in our life, our sweet tender heart experienced a sadness – an expectation unmet, a loss of something or someone, an understanding turned on its head, a belief contradicted, or a violence perpetrated. The natural response would have been to shut down and protect the heart in any way we could. The steps you took to heal that wound or prevent it from ever happening again may have blurred the boundaries of where your vulnerability ends and your love begins.
To maintain that protection, we continued to cover the wound with thicker layers of defense so we would never again experience the hurt, the pain, the sadness. But in that process, we stop ourselves from feeling, we shield ourselves from letting love in, and we deaden the possibility of falling in love yet again.
So here we are in this precious, sacred moment. And what shall we do with it? Live our lives in this constriction or open our hearts once more and risk the pain of heartbreak once more?

- David ji

Why do we meet the people we meet? Just because of circumstances? It’s more than that, some of those people changed our life forever...

We experience such deep intimacy and share dreams together, only to let them linger in our sky forever...

Love is the most precious gem we can hold one day. Nothing ever can be compared to it. Nothing. Sometimes we actually get to have it in our hearts. A word, an embrace, a smile, an adventure... but it fades. We get wrap up by stuff that doesn’t matter, we get distant because of our insecurities, fear, supposisions. To Love means a great deal of self-work, opening and forgiveness. To Love we need to be able to forgive and we need to act brave in order to let fly.

And the day came
when the risk it took
to remain tight inside the bud
was more painful
than the risk it took to blossom.

- Anais Nin

Probably we’ve learned that Love was conditional, that it hurts, that it is unstable, that messes too much with our feelings, and we’ve learned to keep it at a distance. The consequence is that we don’t recognize Love anymore when it’s in front of us. Sometimes we know it’s there, but it’s so scary to think that we are holding in our hands such precious treasure that we immediately reject that beautiful gem. We think we don’t deserve it... How can I be so lucky??? No, I’m going to have to pay big time for this happiness! uff, better not even dream of actually living this dream...

Have you lost a Love, a Friend or someone that is your Family?

Let them know they’ve changed your Life. Let them know you’re much richer for having had them in your Life. Do some internal work in your self. Try to understand why you pushed them away, or why they felt they had to step away, and then forgive yourself for the hurt that was felt in both. From there you can finally appreciate that no one ever leaves your Life for we are all connected beyond our consciousness. So feel the gratitude for the experiences shared and wish yourself and everyone you know, good winds and crops, for a Life of Love, Compassion and shared Joys. Let things get in and out, no regrets, just accept that we are all guests in each others lives. Be a good a guest in your own Home and in others. Sometimes we might stay a whole life, but never forget that you’re always a guest.

The Guest House

This being human is a guest house.

Every morning a new arrival.
A joy, a depression, a meanness,

some momentary awareness comes

as an unexpected visitor.
Welcome and entertain them all!

Even if they’re a crowd of sorrows,

who violently sweep your house

empty of its furniture,

still, treat each guest honorably.

He may be clearing you out

for some new delight.
The dark thought, the shame, the malice,

meet them at the door laughing,

and invite them in.
Be grateful for whoever comes,

because each has been sent

as a guide from beyond.

- Rumi

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Somethings are left unexplained...


(cont.) The 4 Agreements

“The big diffrence between a warrior and a victim is that the victim represses and the warrior refrains.”
  1. Be Impeccable With Your Word.
  2. Don't Take Anything Personally.
  3. Don't Make Assumptions.
  4. Always Do Your Best.

 Prayer for Love

"Thank You, Creator of the Universe 
for the gift of Life you have given me,
Thank You for giving me everything that I have ever needed,
Thank You for the opportunity to experience 

this beautiful body and this wonderful mind,
Thank You for living inside me with all Your Love 

and Your pure and boundless Spirit,
with Your warm and radiating Light.
Thank You for using my words, for using my eyes,

for using my heart to share your love wherever I go.
I love You just the way you are and because I am your creation, 

I love myself just the way I am.
Help me to keep the Love and the Peace in my Heart

and to make that Love a new way of life,
that I may live in Love the rest of my life.

Miguel Ruiz, The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom

We can choose to see fear or challenge...

“Do not anticipate trouble, or worry about what may never happen.
Keep in the sunlight.”
Benjamin Franklin

Monday, July 8, 2013

Dalai Lama birthday's wish:

In your heart, in your mind, be more compassionate.

How to release a negative thought...

Thank you Caroline Rushforth

"When you find yourself thinking a negative thought, going back into a past memory or saying something which is detrimental to your well-being, follow this simple technique:
  • Find a quiet place where you can sit and not be interrupted, and close your eyes (you can keep your eyes open if it’s easier).
  • Bring in the thought, words or feelings that are causing you upset or discomfort.
  • Notice how they are making you feel, what you see, hear, smell or taste.
  • Decide what you would like to replace the thought, word or feeling with. Perhaps it might be something which smells nice, tastes nice or feels good. Perhaps you have a past happy memory which you could use to replace this thought. Really connect to the state.
  • Imagine or pretend to release the thought, word or feeling, so it is separate from you. Maybe you might want to imagine that it’s a particular color, shape or person, and see it as though it’s in front of you on the floor like an object.
  • When you are ready, using your imagination, bring in the positive thought or feeling which you’d like instead, and saturate the negative thought you see in front of you. Soak it, dowse it, drown it, and suffocate it!
  • Remain in that wonderful state of positivity until the negative thought has disappeared.
  • Come back into the room, look at the time, and do a quick jog on the spot… (trust me on that bit!)."

Sunday, July 7, 2013


“It’s unbelievable how tenaciously we cling to what we’ve prayed to be released from.”

Marianne Williamson

Saturday, July 6, 2013

What we are exists before we think about it

“What we are exists before we think about it. What you are exists before you name it. What you are exists before you even call it “male” or “female.” What you are exists before we say “good” or “bad,” “worthy” or “unworthy.” What you are is more fundamental than what you say you are. What you really are is quite a surprise when you see it for the first time, when you feel it.”


Thursday, July 4, 2013

To really care we must put our attention into it.


Let it dissolve...

“We are like children building a sand castle. We embellish it with beautiful shells, bits of driftwood, and pieces of colored glass. The castle is ours, off limits to others. We’re willing to attack if others threaten to hurt it. Yet despite all our attachment, we know that the tide will inevitably come in and sweep the sand castle away. The trick is to enjoy it fully but without clinging, and when the time comes, let it dissolve back into the sea.”
Pema Chodron

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Ahha! "knock the great sloth down on his ass"

“‘Stuff your eyes with wonder,’ he said, ‘live as if you’d drop dead in ten seconds. See the world. It’s more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories. Ask no guarantees, ask for no security, there never was such an animal. And if there were, it would be related to the great sloth which hangs upside down in a tree all day every day, sleeping its life away. To hell with that,’ he said, ‘shake the tree and knock the great sloth down on his ass.’”
Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451

on Love...


... Seduced by Life, "makes me feel like I'm on a river flow"

... melt into the music rythm, get entangled, baffled, eluded by all the ups and downs of these playful music notes.

“Learn to like what doesn’t cost much.
Learn to like reading, conversation, music.
Learn to like plain food, plain service, plain cooking.
Learn to like fields, trees, brooks, hiking, rowing, climbing hills.
Learn to like people even though some of them may be different… Different from you.
Learn to like to work and the satisfaction doing your job as well as it can be done.
Learn to like the song of birds, the companionship of dogs.
Learn to like gardening, puttering around the house, and fixing things.
Learn to like the sunrise and sunset, the beating of rain on the roof and windows, and the gentle fall of snow on a winter day.
Learn to keep your wants simple and refuse to be controlled by the likes and dislikes of others.”
Lowell C. Bennion

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Unconfortably numb... Awake!

Why do we come back to the same old questions, over and over?
Because we haven’t really clean our “room”. We’ve kept some old boxes that are meant to be put away, we’ve spread everywhere little pieces of paper with small and big wishes, we’ve been holding on to the same old interior décor, but it’s always time to give a new look to things. We need to transform, to blossom, instead of keeping ourselves uncomfortably numb as if we were keeping ourselves inside a rose bud.

But will it ever stop being necessary to change? I think we’ll have less and less things to change around us, but inside ourselves there’s always room to change until we get to the inner most peaceful and joyful state of being, perpetually. So...

“Be gentle and patient with yourself as you untangle your own mental knots. Get help if you need it. Above all Love yourself in the process. The willingness to let go of the old is the key. That is the secret.”

Don’t let your aliveness slowly disappear... Refrain for some time from just going along everyone else’s plans, refrain from TV, from virtual reality. Give time for yourself. get to know yourself, start “dating” yourself. This way you’ll have the space to sprout. You’ll find your gracious and courageous way. I believe that after this things start falling into to the right place.

The show of course still goes on, Life does not wait for you, so be prepared to be challenged, but keep a conscious attitude towards it. Ask yourself, when in doubt: Does this behavior/decision/person help me move forward, or block my progress?

Envision where you want to be in 3 months. Visualize how you look, how you feel inside, how others perceive you. Aim at your best, beyond coolest. Aim high!

Monday, July 1, 2013

Dream Big, but start small.

I try, I really try, but it still feels like I'm not really getting anywhere. What's wrong with me I think? ... and I know. Lack of consistency; lack of one achievable goal; living more on suspicion that on real time truths; not putting the energy and effort on it; not listening to my own voice and living just as a by stander... I know where all of this “lazyness” comes from: never having to really fight for something own my own, and always counting on someone's else energy to rescue me. Tough truth, but accepting it is one step further out of this poor sighted condition.

They say, open your eyes, open your arms, just do it. No one can or should live your life for you. Fight for what you need, do it for everyone. In the end I believe it’s a lot simpler than what we thought it to be in the beginning. I’m so sure of that!

Start small. I'm starting small...

Quiet your mind. Raise your self-esteem by having positive self-talks. Commit to change, and DO IT. Everyday a little bit. One day we will easily do our own "head stand", without needing an approval or an audience. Just for ourselves.

: )

Open your arms if you want an embrace.
—  Rumi

What to do, when you look at yourself and nothing makes sense...

... when nothing of what makes you seems right. Start with grattitude.

By Heidi M. Parton
August 24, 2012

1. Gratitude is awareness that, as things come to you, they are exactly what you need - be it people, circumstance, or challenges.

2. Worry is the opposite of gratitude; it is the failure to understand that you have been and will continue to be provided for each day.

3. Whenever fear over your future encroaches, stop to observe a tree. Consider how the tree continues to stand tall and grow throughout the various cycles and seasons of its life span.

4. Worry is an action. Gratitude is an action. Both are optional. By choosing gratitude you drive out the space and time for worry.

5. It isn’t hard to do; gratitude is simply noticing the good stuff in your life.

6. What you pay attention to, or notice, tends to expand and grow.

7. Each day brings a multitude of opportunities to feel gratitude and appreciation.

8. When you neglect the action of appreciating, you limit your potential for joy and contentment in the present moment.

9. Worry does not prevent bad things from happening; it only prevents you from accessing joy in this moment.

10. The present moment is the only place where joy and contentment can exist.