The passing…

September 11, 2011

Death is with us every day, the passing out of this world, into the mystery. If you put your hand on your heart and slow down your thoughts to hear its beating, you realize that there are things beyond your control that affect whether you will be here the next moment, the next day. Every time I hear the silence between the beats, I am realizing that there is no guarantee that the next beat will come, no provable assurance or security. Similarly to this our life can end anytime, despite our ample efforts to assure ourselves and make it longer.

But we have one instrument, one mighty tool that rushes to help us. It is called hope. Hope that the next beat will come, just as the next day. Hope that we just might be given a chance to live lives full of laughter and joy. Hope that things will be ok, for the people we love and for beyond, for our planet and lives of other species that share this planet with us. It is just a hope you might say, but it is indeed a powerful instrument.

As we live our lives every day, the hope carries us alongside the biggest fear we all have, the fear of death that reminds us resolutely that we are here only for a short while.

It is within the space created by hope that we may choose to fill our lives with meaning, with joy, with passion and compassion, with kindness and love. For there is no time for anything else…

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Few thoughts at the end of the year…

December 30, 2009

This post is just to share with you few thoughts as we enter, all around the world, the last day of a wonderful 2009…

It is to share a few thoughts about this experience we all go through and call life. About the moments coming one after another like footsteps in the wet sandy beach during sunrise, like the feeling of the dew on your feet as you walk towards the beauty of the night for one more time. Moments of joy and moments of sadness, the easy and difficult ones. The emotions that come and take us as a tornado up or down or neither way but strong. The feeling when we get the best idea in the world. The times we achieve and the times we make a mistake and say to ourselves the words, never again…

The people that come, stay and go, each one in their own way, pace and spark… The nature we walk in, love, understand, the one we are part of as much as we are not… The tickling sun, the sound of waves, the magic of love and kisses to drown in… The 1 million things I can not remember, the 1 million things you can and can not remember and the infinity of moments, experiences, feelings and … that all of us have been through and that remain to be discovered and unwrapped like a Christmas present every day…

All these swirling around and within us in harmony, always making sense looking back but never looking forward. Each and every single one to be experienced, enjoyed and remembered, each and every single one to be skipped in a rush, suffered through and forgotten.

But each and every single one, as a crucial part of the experience called life, of your experience called your life. And every piece fitting perfectly into the puzzle that is an expression of who you were, are and will be. And each of these multiplied by infinite variety of possibilities to make up the common gallery of humanity and beyond…

As we enter the magical year of 2010, whatever moments are coming your way, my advice is

Keep Walking…

It will all make senseĀ in the end, somehow…