We are conditioned and trained to feel and understand that perfection is a synonym of happiness. That is to say, we have the “distinction” of perfection associated with “distinctions” and descriptions such as: good, happy, excellent, blessed, wonderful, abundant, heavenly. Well, perfection is all that and much, much more. My heresy today intends to build on that distinction of perfection and even make it of adjectives that are not necessarily “good ones”, such as pain, mistake, bad, difficult, sad. My heresy today is an invitation to contemplate perfection in each event in our lives and the magical Universe we are a part of. Every step of the way, whether it is a leap toward greatness or a stumble onto the ground, it is the perfect step we needed for our growth. Each event, […]
I have continued working with my friend Joseph. More than work, it is a game we play where we discover and learn. Ken plays with us and we create indescribable miracles in each conversation. Today, one of those creations was based on the topic of “going to hell with God”. I’d rather call it “into the flame with love” now. It is a reflection on what it means to be “in a lower place” accompanied by love; that place where all you feel is mud, from the top of your head to the tips of your toes, the place where you feel the mud makes you slip every time you try to take a step to get out of it. My heresy? Love is the power that gets us out of the mud, […]
For some reason, I have associated the concept of “light” with superficiality. My entire life, I have thought and valued the weight of depth to the point that, at times, it has been just that: a weight or burden. Lately, I have learned to value lightness from the perspective of freedom, releasing attachments and the capacity to fly. Somehow, this concept of lightness makes me think of minimizing needs, in a simple life, contrary to our race in life to accumulate things, events, experiences, because the common paradigm is: “more is better”. My heresy today is that there really is no better. There are moments that are so deep that they touch our soul, ranging from being able to “be” with another soul in the intimacy of their soul, feeling that depth and […]
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Making mistakes is simply a part of life and, on many occasions, success are just another sign of our good fortune, which we naïvely attribute to our great abilities. The problem with our mistakes is the meaning we give them: we immediately interpret that there is something wrong with us, with who we are, that we have failed or, worst yet, that “we are” a failure. I am speaking from experience and pain, from my own road to learning. That is the first distinction today: a mistake is a simple event, something that went wrong. It does not say anything about who we are. That is a lesson to the ego. But my heresy today goes beyond that. While I move forward and deal with mistakes I have made that lead me to […]
Today I am going to start a new type of heresy: Heresies from the road or “mini-blogs” thanks to technology, which allows me to launch my heresies into the Universe from my iPhone. Mini-heresy: let love guide your destiny and get the strength you need from it to deal with the obstacles imposed by reason.
I had coffee a couple of weeks ago with Pablo, a former student of mine who became a friend and stayed in my heart. Pablo was going through one of those moments in life where you feel like you are at a crossroad that force you to make a choice, but which was the right way to go? Pablo wanted to find the answer in me. Perhaps he was trying to find a light in my opinion in order to understand. After listening to him with all my heart and instead of the answer or opinion he was looking for, I gave him all my love and just one question: Pablo, what does Pablo want? His face lit up! He didn’t know the answer, but he knew right away that was the question. […]