WELCOME EVERYTHING AS A BLESSING
Generally we are very selective about what we consider a blessing. If it rains and our garden needs rain so that our plants can grow and feed us or so we can have pretty flowers to look at we may be grateful but if we planned to go . . . → Read More: ART Nº13 WELCOME EVERYTHING AS A BLESSING/BIENVENIDO TODO COMO UNA VENDICIÓN
There are many kinds of journeys in life. Some of them are short and to the point like my early morning walk to the small street market in my pueblo to buy tortillas. I bring them home warm and fresh and I am content as I share them . . . → Read More: ART Nº12 JOURNEYS/VIAJES
THE WARRIOR PATH
Some folks are terrified about what will happen if the King falls. They keep their lives tightly controlled, their belief systems vacuum sealed and their territories well defined and defended. Perhaps they spend thousands or even millions of dollars patching holes in their attic just to keep the bugs out. . . . → Read More: ART. Nº 11 THE WARRIOR PATH/EL GERRERO DEL CAMINO
Be careful about changing your way of thinking. Your Ego might not like it.Our Ego, which we call our identity, is a necessary and useful thing. It defines who we are in the world and makes it easier for people to categorize us. We like categories. They make us feel safe. Our Egos like . . . → Read More: ART Nº10 THE KING IS DEAD/EL REY HA MUERTO
THE BUDDHA KNOWS
What is the answer to the uncertainties and changes that life brings us? They seem to be constant don’t they. We just get nicely adjusted to things as we know them when along comes another little fly in the smooth ointment of the life we are trying so hard to . . . → Read More: ART Nº9 THE BUDDHA KNOWS/CONOCE EL BUDA
WHEN THINGS FALL APART
Cracks in the armour of our ego,the well laid plans for how we will live our life, can appear at any time. Often they are subtle and superficial and we may not notice them until our hair turns grey, our breasts begin to sag or getting an erection is . . . → Read More: ART Nº8 WHEN THINGS FALL APART/CUANDO LAS COSAS SE DESMORONAN
WATCH OUT WHEN YOU STEP BACKWARDS.
Stepping back from the dramas of our lives does not mean that we don´t care about what´s going on. It is not meant to be something like dropping out and doing nothing.
On the contrary it means that we are stepping back to observe our actions . . . → Read More: ART Nº7 WATCH OUT WHEN YOU STEP BACKWARDS/TENGA CUIDADO CUANDO DA UN PASO ATRÁS.
DON`T BE FOOLED
Be careful about getting into other peoples trips. Always check to see if the truth of the people you attach yourself to is compatible with your own. Look ahead a little and ask if in the long run, your identification with this person or cause will make you a better . . . → Read More: ART Nº6 DON’T BE FOOLED/NO TEJES ENGAÑAR
GO WITH THE FLOW
I hope that when you did the little detachment exercise you felt that something shifted internally. Maybe it was a very slight shift but if there was some shift then you have proved to yourself that your problem is not insurmountable. It can be shifted, shaped, sculpted. How? By . . . → Read More: ART Nº5. GO WITH THE FLOW/FLUIR CON LA CORRIENTE
The backing off trip can be difficult. Our egos don’t want us to back off. They don’t like the idea of losing. They want us to escalate the war. Bring in the nuclear arms if necessary says our ego. No way we’e backing down until the country and everyone who . . . → Read More: ART Nº4. BACKING OFF/RETROCERDER