Monday, November 8, 2010

My Daily Happiness Commitment : Until Your Wildest Dreams Come True

Have you ever heard about people who travelled the whole world looking for their true calling? People who had to spend nights outside watching the stars in the middle of terrifying jungles; people who fought monsters, escaped captivation and came back alive from death, people who saw their families and beloved ones tortured, raped or assassinated in front of them, people who carry weapons as their little kids because it is not a safe world out there? Those people, you wonder, can tell you about the real meaning of life; those people know exactly who they are; they have 'experiences'; they know the answer. Have you ever heard about people who retreat and spend hours and hours contemplating without even thinking about the word bored? People who have discovered that ‘scary’ inner world and live peacefully with it; people who ‘possess’ wisdom, people who understand life; people who have something to talk about.

What about you? Sitting on your chair; doing the same things everyday; no adventures; no big achievements. Ok wait a minute! I don't agree with all this madness. You don't have to fight a dragon to discover the sense of achievement. Who can give me an example of a dragon, a monster more dangerous and terrifying than Fear? You don't have to go to India; to meditate the whole day in order to uncover your true calling. You know it right here right now; whether you like what to do or you don't; you have the answer. You don't have to meet native people to understand love and compassion; you can see love and compassion right now on her or his eyes.

The bottom line is that the most important moment in your life is NOW. It may not seem that special because you are not in Hawaii drinking a refreshing cocktail and watching the ocean. But believe me, there is a huge ocean inside you. If only you choose to see and not to escape or hide from it all the time.

I dream of skydiving, I love it I know I am not that brave but flying is SUPER. I love diving too; the mystery of oceans appeals me; I want to see all that colours and creatures, closely. I love to jump from Australian mountains; to attend the Brazilian carnival; to visit India and spend a month there learning secret lessons about life. I want to walk on the Great Chinese Wall; I want to visit the moon; I want to make 'Tour d'Europe' on my feet or train; I want to have a dinner in the White House; to attend “le cirque de soleil”; to eat a real Italian pizza (still addicted to pizza and my home-made pizza is becoming more delicious every time; a great cooker is going to impress the world :) I want to spend a night watching the stars in front of a beautiful lake.... But until I make all or some of them come true, am I wasting my life? is what am doing not enough? Are people who did all of this understanding life more than me?

I had a conversation once with one of my friends, a journalist by the way. I know I have sometimes strange ideas that people cannot cope with. He was telling me: "I don't believe people who tell you how to live or what to do unless they had ‘huge experiences’"( maybe one of what I mentioned in the beginning). He said: “how can soemone leaving in a conformable neighbourhood write and tell me how to live?” I said: “you don't travel the world or try everything to discover true answers.” I am always convinced that everything is within, going from mini cooper (I love to drive a red one because I have never seen a rosy one :) or the ideal partner. Everything you want is inside you; all answers are inside you. He said: “you are young and you don't know anything about life.” I wondered, you have no idea :) I answered: “sometimes little experiences can teach you huge lessons and huge experiences can leave you with nothing.” I am convinced it is not about what you do or what you have is about YOU; what you are.

Lao Tzu (Oh that man really understands me; if he is still alive I would propose for him:) reiterated my thought (I Know he lived in the 4th century BC, so he is not reiterating my thought but Einstein said present past and future happen at the same time:). So Lao Tzu said:

Without stirring abroad, One can know the whole world; Without looking out of the window; One can see the way of heaven. The further one goes; The less one knows.”

Until your wildest dreams come true - and believe me they will do - keep dreaming but keep living the moment, you have yourself now and you will come back to yourself always. You will spend a month meditating in India; you will skydive (May Allah be with us:) you will realize everything you want but you will always come back to yourself; you will always have nothing but you. What you have done, you do or what you will do cannot tell anything about you. And half of people are miserable so they will always underestimate you, but you have billions of cells just in your brain and you have a reason to be a human being don't throw it away. Until your biggest dreams come true be happy, grateful and hopeful; love and give as much as you can because you receive as much as you give.

"Normal day, let me be aware of the treasure you are. Let me learn

from you, love you, bless you before you depart. Let me not pass you

by in quest of some rare and perfect tomorrow. Let me hold you while

I may, for it may not always be so. One day I shall dig my nails

into the earth, or bury my face in the pillow, or stretch myself

taut, or raise my hands to the sky and want, more than all the world,

your return." Mary Jean Iron