Here

There was a moment when I learned that nothing makes sense without you.

That we all carry each other along this journey.

That I was here for you.

Here I am.


Let’s Go Practice

Everything we need to know about how to live a good live has been said and written already, happiness has no secrets, all the wisdom is just a click away. No, we don’t need more words. We get caught up in the mental concepts and the words remain stranded at that level. We memorize and recite old foreign words, we share impressive quotes; we strive to understand, mentally, but we have no idea of what those words mean.  The energy of those words rarely transcends the mental sphere and yet, the knowing comes with the silence and the intimacy of a personal experience. It’s a matter of being the words, instead of thinking about them. Move the words from our mind to our heart and understand them from our own experience. Embody them.

It’s time to bring motion to those words. Let them arrive home, let’s go practice.


TEDxTalk “This Life Purpose Thing”


5 Reasons Why Meditation is for Losers

As with most things in life, we tend to approach meditation with a “how can I get what I need?” mentality, looking to obtain something that we don’t have. For some, that may be a moment of relaxation or mental calmness, for others, achieving inner peace or even a mystic experience.

The philosophy of meditation tells us that we already are and already have everything, and that the only thing we need to do is let go of what may be preventing us from realizing that. Meditation teaches you to shift from a focus on what’s missing to a focus on what’s already there. A slight angle adjustment that changes everything, and moves your perspective from one of lack to one of abundance.

The way we do this is by exercising our attention. We start by developing our ability to bring attention inward and focus it somewhere in the present moment (normally our breathing) without distraction. This cultivates our mental strength.

Then we will use that skill to bring our attention to different aspects of ourselves, like our mind and our emotional state, and silently observe to learn about them and discover what’s useful and true, while letting go of what’s not.

What do you have to lose?

We lose anger and other negative emotions that drain our energy and cloud our vision, blocking access to our natural state of inner peace that reflects as calmness and peace in our life.

We lose the anxiety, stress, discomfort and all forms of fear related to an excess of future-association in our mind.

We lose the guilt, sadness, regrets, complaints, and lack of forgiveness related to an excess of past-association in our mind.

We lose the habit of judging ourselves and others, preventing us from enjoying loving and compassionate relationships, and from experiencing a sense of confidence and connection to others, and happiness in our life.

We lose an idea of self based on identification with the mind, opening the space in which we can realize the essence of who we truly are.

In meditation, the more we lose the better.

 

Illustration by Adolfo Arranz.


Life is plentiful

This is just beautiful. When we put our attention in what we give to others instead of what we are trying to get from them, we experience the abundance of life. This works at the office too. Focus on what you give and give the best in you. To your employees, to your clients, to your colleagues, to your partners and, of course, to yourself! Give it all, don’t hold anything back.