Live with no regrets

Think about the things you do everyday: How many of those are done in auto-pilot? Closing the door, turning the water tap, seeing passers-by on the street, taking a bite off your breakfast; replying ‘lol’.

The number of things that you did on auto-pilot today are the same number of things that you did not live today. We only live what we consciously experience. That’s why you get sad with the thought of losing something or someone close – because you regret not having lived it to the fullest. If you did, there would be no regret.

Living every moment might seem hard, but it becomes easier everyday you practice it. One day, you’ll realise every single second of your life. And at that moment, you’ll understand that you are here and everywhere: you are timeless.

Wait a minute

When you doubt yourself. When you question if you’re good enough. When you wonder if the things you were born to do were just frivolous dreams. When you ask yourself if you are as special as you used to think… don’t answer. There is still no right reply. But one day, sooner than later, you will have the answer for all those questions – the right one. And you’ll know that because you held your answer until the day you succeeded.

If you worry about it, you don’t need to

Good news today! The things your mind worries about will be sorted out soon. Sooner than anything else in your life.

If you realise what your worries are – the little ones that chatter in your mind one day, or prevent you from falling asleep at night – you’ll realise how soon they will be taken care of.

It’s the things you don’t realise that actually need more noticing. Not the other way round. Say you are doing a new dance class and you feel you are the worst student. You leave so disappointed you feel like crying, “I am worried I will never be as good as the other students”, you think. But think less. You wanted to be like the other students so bad that you forget to pay attention to how much better you got at moving your feet. So instead, you worry.

Isn’t worrying simply a symptom of how much you care? And don’t we know that everything that is cared for, grows beautifully? Isn’t that the case of trees, families, friendship and even skills?

Realise that worrying is nothing but a stressed-out version of: I care. And understand that everything that is cared for solves itself. Worrying is a part of the growing equation that can be completely eradicated from your dreams. Try to focus instead, on the little things that pass unnoticed. Nurture those things, and let the rest unfold naturally, just like it will.

What is freedom?

What does freedom have to do with morality, with doing what’s right?

I’ve always been a person of high morals, huge loyalty and warrior energy. Doing what is right is more important for me than my own freedom. But where will that take me? How will I find the freedom I am looking for, by doing what I think is right?

So many times I’ve seen people act wrong. Do wrong. Aim wrong. But do you think they’re stuck? They are not. With a smile on their face, hugging friends like they care, waking up content with their recklessness for other people’s lives, looking fabulous, feeling motivated, feeling free. Free flowing energy circumventing their empty body. Energy they believe is pure and real. More real than my thoughts.

An intention is more powerful that its consequenceIt is what it is. If you think you’re doing good, even though you are not, life will reward you in the same way it rewards the good. If you think you’re doing bad, even though you’re not, life will punish you in the same way it punishes the bad.

So can we control our life with our mind? Can we train ourselves to think differently about our actions, become blind to the things we do wrong, and show life only what is beautiful? At the end of the day, we are the ultimate judge. We can decide what happens next, independently from what is hidden within the files.

Well, not for me…

I’ll continue showing my ugly and my beautiful. I’ll continue doing what is right, and I’ll gracefully accept whatever life gives me in return. Freedom of a consciously free mind or no freedom at all. That is my only way. 

«O provincianismo consiste em pertencer a uma civilização sem tomar parte no desenvolvimento superior dela — em segui-la pois mimeticamente, com uma subordinação inconsciente e feliz (…). 

Fernando Pessoa

Innovation Tuesdays #1

Ridiculous concepts designed to improve our life.

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Transparent Objects – See the bigger truth

Most human beings only care for what they see. So #1 suggests that everything that needs to be taken care of, should be made transparent: Water pipes, electricity cables, engines, trash containers, skin.

By being shown what’s hiding beneath the layers, people will start caring for the world, caring for them, caring for life.

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Should I stay or should I go

I’m reading about Osho, a 20th century master of knowledge. He’s talking about the power of awareness by doing things slow and consciously.

He clearly isn’t a bus driver in London.

I get was he is saying but the world doesn’t work like that. If he were a bus driver in London Osho wouldn’t be Osho. He’d just be someone aspiring to be like Osho.

That’s who I am right now. Except for the driver part. If I follow Osho’s advice to be 100% conscious, I can’t be doing what I’m doing. I’ll have change my lifestyle. No drugs, no hats, no triple chocolate cookies. Focusing on what’s needed, working towards a society that benefits all. But how can I change the world by setting myself apart from it?

By leaving an unconscious society to start a conscious lifestyle, I’ll also leave behind the people that need Osho’s advice the most. My colleagues, my friends, a stranger in the street, they can all learn something using me as the bridge. But if I leave, they’ll have one less chance of seeing beyond their own island.

That’s how I compare 3 states of being found in everyone that surrounds us: Rivers, Margins and the Bridges.

The River represent those who go with the flow. Free and fresh. lose and unpredictable. I’ve met a few people like this in my life, and I always admired them for not giving a fuck. They might wake up one day and regret a life of nothing, but then again, wouldn’t it be good if we could all strip from our mental polish and enjoy every single day for the first time?

The Margin represents those who work for themselves, only communicating with people that live by the same values and ideas. They get things going, and build essential structures that help our society thrive through their eyes. Undisturbed, they work amazingly well. The downside of Margins is that they get distressed when questioned. A designated Margin can’t physically communicate with another Margin because they’re too far apart from each other. Religion, Politics, and well… Parents, are examples of this.

The Bridge. A man made structure that solves a man made problem – Communication. Unlike Margins, Bridge people adapt. Their ideas don’t proliferate far as the Margins’ do, but the Margins’ ideas will eventually come to an end without bridges. It’s the yin & yang of human evolution. Bridges see the potential in a correlated world by connecting  ideas, cultures, politics, beliefs – they make margins understand each other. They go outside their bubble of comfort to make the world go further. Those are the cases of Ghandi, Martin Luther King and that random person that helped you carry that heavy luggage on the tube. Creators of frequencies that allow us to let go and see through what really matters – beyond our differences. Beyond our egos.

I find Bridge people the most appealing. But I don’t think I’m one yet. First, I must create solid grounds for others to trust they can find their way through me. Sounds very philosophical, but that’s just how bridges are made.