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
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
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
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
"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