Awake the Mind

31 07 2008

It has taken me years to be where I am right now with my writing and the manner in which my words flow from my heart through my mind and then to the paper and yet I can’t understand the whole process. For some reason in the past weeks the flow is not there, something is blocking it and I would like to know what it is. At the beginning I felt sad and hurt, now I don’t feel a thing, I’m an empty shell. I wish I knew how to shake off this feeling of numbness and move on but I don’t, all I can do is push myself to go on and write whatever comes to mind at this moment.

Tonight I’m going to have a Girls Night Out and go see the movie Mama Mia!, I hope that helps. I always dream to travel to Greece so any movie that present vistas of it uplight my heart and put a smile on my face. In addition ABBA’s music will transport me to good times in my life.

I know I need to do is remind myself of the good in everything I’m living at this moment, to be thankful for the little blessings and for those around me who love me no matter what. I believe we lose sight of what really matters when we focus on what we want instead of what we have instead. These are very hard times financially for most everyone and one tend to lose hope in the future and what it will bring, but instead we should be looking for a way out and be creative as we find our way out of the maze.

Clary Lopez, author of Simplicity, Richness of Life

Dreaming Together

3 06 2008

This was the last reflection given at the monastery.

It is important to remember that we are part of this world and that we only have an personal earthly mission but a collective one as well. Unity creates strength and helps us grow as individuals as well as a group with a common goal and purpose. Our accomplishments ultimately impact the world in the great scheme of things.

What are my dreams? What are yours? There is always room for improvement and for new ideas to evolve.

I dream with a world of truth and peace, where masks are unnecessary, where love and acceptance prevails, where understanding is pursued, where knowledge is desired, where we give more than we look to get, where forgiveness abounds. I dream of smiles and laughters, and having someone wipe our tears away. Most of all I dream of a communion within mind, heart and soul.

Life, Time and What We Do With It

2 10 2007

“I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see.” —John Burroughs

Life, so fragile and unpredictable. Nobody knows how long we will alive and yet we live like we will never die.

Life and time are linked together and somehow contribute in the accomplishments of our mission, goals and dreams.

I was listening to Paulo Coelho’s interview in Glasgow last night and it’s amazing how much we think alike. There is a time in life in which you decide to make your dreams come true. It might not be what others have in mind for you but it sure is what you have in your heart.

Writing becomes a way to grow and understand myself in the process, to me a necessary evil. The days in which I can’t write freely I’m uptight and “absent” from my immediate sorroundings. Like Paulo, it’s easier for me to express myself in my writing than speaking so that offers me hope given all he has been able to accomplish so far.

I’m planning to do a major revision to Simplicity – Richness of Life and add the things I’ve learned in the past eight years. I’m not sure if I will expand on each topic and create some new ones or just add a whole new section to the book. Some of my friends have asked me to translate the book into Spanish as well so that’s another major project I need to take into consideration. Time is limited right now so I don’t know when I’ll be able to begin these projects.

One thing is for sure I, like anyone else, need to stop and evaluate frequently my life, my time and what I do with it. If I don’t nobody will and before I know it is out of my control. Life is too short, it passes us by and those we love the most leave us (to begin their life or called by God to a better life) and we need to make the most of the time we have with them.

What do you think your life means? How do you manage your time?