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They thought I was a Surrealist, but I wasn’t. I never painted dreams. I painted my own reality.

– Frida Kahlo

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– Diego Rivera (in his study at San Ángel), Anonymous, ca. 1940

Forget it.

What if the things you remember aren’t real?

When you feel the sunset kissing the outline of your face you’re not remembering: you’re experiencing, feeling the warmth awakening your heart. Any thought hoping for or remembering this moment isn’t real. It’s only your imagination, your contaminated interpretation of now. Think about this – but only for a brief second – because as soon as you do, the moment is gone. Reality is right here: in the place where there are no thoughts, no words, no hopes, no knowledge of what happened to you or predictions of what will. You are everything right now. The most important person in your life. Know that. Feel that. Now forget that.

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Are you good company?

Start saying the things you truly think out loud, outside your own mind. It’s the only way you’ll ever hear what you really think, and decide which thoughts you’ll keep and which ones you won’t. Because your thoughts are like guests at your own party, whispering in your ear. They sit the closest to you and they never leave your side. They tell you everything. They judge everything. They gossip about other people at the party. They question the food and criticise your attitude. They question themselves and wonder if they aren’t a bit crazy. Or maybe they’re just tired. Then they get distracted with dessert. Then they stress because someone didn’t say thank you. But no one else hears them. Just you. They’re whispering in your ear all day long. And you have to sit there and listen to this.

Seriously, if no one else could see them, would you invite these weirdos to come to your house everyday? That’s what you do with your thoughts. You invite them in. You’re probably used to them already. To their likes and dislikes, their preconceived opinions, their snobbism. The good news is that they are your own creation, just like your own thoughts.

Start being good company to yourself today. If you’re wondering if your thoughts are good or not, say them out loud. Enough of letting them whisper in your ear. People only whisper when they should be quiet. Or when they’re creepy. And people only speak loud when they’re proud of what they have to say. So, start creating the guests with whom you’d love to sit around all day. That option is not only real, but is also the beginning of happiness. Because when you let go of annoying guests, you realise how beautiful your party really is.

Is the universe a thought within the mind?

“He knows”, I thought. 

I looked into his eyes and realised, we both know. There is nothing to say. He disappeared behind the closing doors of the subway.
Nothing happened before this time. Even though this time is gone. That is the only truth.
No words can describe this feeling. No images can translate what we see. The infinite cosmos flowing between our eyes.
We know a place. A place that is. A mysterious place, magically untouched. A truth that is only there when we consciously lose ourselves to be found in someone else’s eyes. A stranger to us.
We are one. He knows. I know. And we’ll continue our lives knowing, simply by not figuring it out. It’s beautiful.