The Spectacle of our Lives

August 13, 2010

The highs. The lows. The things we strive for and the things we avoid. The moments where everything will be perfect that come and go before we realize they are there. The search for better. The guilt and the shame when things are not as they should. Blaming the outside, blaming the inside. The big successes and disasters, dramas, dilemmas, life choices and tragedies. The same pattern unfolding in us, in others through our projections, in the world through our projections… The constant classification and no escape…

Unless we choose the third way. To step once in a while in a space of an observer. Observing the moments of joy and success and smiling inside. Observing the drama, the pain and the disasters and… smiling inside. The spectacle of our lives unfolding in front of our eyes. All as is, an experience. All part of our journey, all to wonder, to ponder and to notice. Without judgment, value or attachment to what is next. Our life unfolding step by step, moment by moment, happening by happening. The same pattern unfolding in us, in others through our projections, in the world through our projections… The constant awareness and the ultimate freedom…

Can I? Can you? Can we?

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Joy to be alive

June 3, 2010

I sit here aware and happy to be alive. What a joy to be here. I close my eyes and see images, smells, sounds, feelings. All the countries I have traveled or heard about, for a moment I am there. All the people I had a chance to meet, be with, love, share some moments with. For a moment I am with them. All the moments of fun, joy, all the moments of disappointment and frustration, for a moment I live them. All available, right now, I can choose where to go…

A phone next to me is flashing with another email that just arrived. I am curious, what future will this gathering of bites open for me? Onto the next thing, the next thing, the next thing… The dance of becoming is so quick,so tempting, so forward looking. The urge to self-realize, to make happen, to act, to do, to move forward. The more it makes crucial the moments of being, thetime to just be with all that was, that is and that will be. The moments to nurture, to connect, to acknowledge and appreciate.

Like an open book that we are reading and that has a thought that makes us look up, stare into nowhere and have a minute to fully take in what we just read, its beauty and message, to have it fully become a part of who we are forever. That minute is so important for the things we read, for the conversations we have and for the lives we live.

Take it before you rush off. I know you will…

Have a nice day…

PS The email that came was a TED talk reminding us of the beauty of what is as well as the necessity to fight for what will be. All starts with awareness…

You can find it here.