I landed in Cambodia a couple of days ago. Siem Reap has a beautiful energy. I am astonished with the sublime temples. Some more than a thousand years old. Majestic. And at the same time erected in humble beauty.
Massive old trees grow intertwined among the stones creating a magic atmosphere. The force of nature prevails and blends with the human ruins of the Khmer empire. I feel a deep sense of peace and connection. That comes from the atmosphere around the temples and nature, but also from the kindness of their people. Cambodians have gone trough rough times. And that is not too long ago. No short in struggles, with a recent war and many victims of the land mines. They, however, have a beautiful enery. They are open, patient and kind. I am amazed how they keep up the positive spirit.
It’s not easy to remain loving and truthful when you are hurt. It’s not easy to remain conpassionate and kind when you suffer. Today, inspired by these beautiful people, I wanted to share this message: Do not get carried away by anger. Do not let hatry lead the way. Pain will come and go. The gift is to remain loving and truthful. In that way we not only help ourselves, but help others following the same path.
Om Shanti Om
Walking on the chaotic streets of Hong Kong can be sometimes a challenge. Specially if you are feeling a bit stressed. Today I had a bit of a moment. I had a big headache and ended up trapped among the crowds. Sunday after Chinese New Year in Central. Alleluia!! – We are so many! -I needed to calm down. Find some peace.
Sometimes there is no need to talk. Explain. Get distracted. We just have to come back to ourselves. “Come back to your breath!”
View from clouds flying over Japan…
It’s early in the afternoon. I missed the ferry. And sat down at the pier watching the ocean. While waiting for the next boat to bring me to Hong Kong island. I had about half an hour.
I caught myself upset. And minutes later I had this realisation “life happens for you, and not to you”. I let go of the little frustration. Realising everything happens for us to be better. Most important is to embrace where we are at. And choose to create and make happen some magic. If you have dreams, it’s time to manifest them! There is no time to loose, no ferry to blame 😉 if you want to make things happen just use all the resources you have to create some dam-magic! And meanwhile enjoy the ride YaY!
Today I’ve skyped with a friend. She lives in Hawaii. Last time I saw her was the last year November. And the months have flown by. Wowzers. A lot has happened since. We talked about life decisions, relocation, partnerships and some of the challenges that come with it. Of course we did talk about exciting plans and it was a boost of energy. Grateful technology allows us to talk like this.
After our conversation. I thought about what we call “problems”. I reflected on this word… Realising actually that what we call problems they are not as such. They appear to be because we make the choice to see them as problems. That explains how we all consider different things to be “problematic”. That I run 10′ late into the office can mean nothing to me. To you maybe it’s a big deal. To other is a monster stressor. This is a simple example. But, the matter of the fact is, we choose our problems. We choose to see it as such. Generally due to our conditioning and beliefs. Hey, not saying, it’s all easy. Life can get taught. But here a bit of light. And uplifting inspiration to ponder on…
If anything today is stressing you out… Ask yourself… Is it really a problem?
Peace to all ❤
Going down was not easy… Looking forward to the next! YAY @ Niseko, Japan
I love skiing. Not just the sport in itself. The mountains. The fresh air. The purity of the surroundings. And the holiday feeling.
It’s much more than that.
I am exposed. I have felt excited. Exhilaration. Fun. But also fear. And the fear is sometimes good. It protects us from doing something harmful. However, I do notice a trend, the fear can freeze us or control us. Tinting our experiences and making them tense or unpleasant. And you know what?!? It’s not worthy. It’s nice to “slideeee” with confidence and trust. And if you fall, hey, up again. That is the ride. Our life ride. Keep on sliding, yay!
What is happiness? What defines happiness?
On board. About to take off to Sapporo, Japan. Going to hit the white powder and ski for a few days. Flying business. And feeling grateful. Humbly blessed.
However these questions keeping on popping up. I do know that all these adventures and material stuff bring a bunch of excitement and interesting encounters in our lives….
But going on a race – to the next – to the next. I just know that is not it!!
I am writing now 2 days later. Immersed in the now. Feeling alive. It does not come from what I am doing. But from staying fully present and immersed in what I am doing. I am here. Not in the past, not in the future. Just here. And looking around in white wonderland enables me to achieve this state. It’s beyond a mind-state. It’s a wonderful presence. I am alive. Fully alive. And I want to encourage you to take a pause. Just stay present. Feel the presence. The awareness. That goes beyond the excitement. Beyond “what” you do – “what” you have.
YAY!!!! I have to share with you. The other day I tried something new Anti-Gravity Yoga and it rocks!!!
Besides de amazing-mega stretch-for your spine. Truly beneficial for all your joints. And a gift for your lower back. It’s so much fun!!!!
You’ll do all sort of inversions and acrobatic moves which make you feel like a child. Playing in the air and ending the session hanging in a cocoon… New savasana 🙂
I ended up the session feeling safe, super open and w a big smile on my face. I give a 10 to Anti-Gravity. If you have the chance, play and try it!