What a pleasure it is to smile, to laugh out loud! How nice we feel after some good laughing! How therapeutic it is to use the sense of humour at any situation! How much we learn when we are having fun!
Maybe I am a pain in the neck or simply sensitive about it, just like some people have a good eye for colour matching and others feel pushed to defend a bee's welfare. The fact is that I listen to others talking, I read the messages around me and I can almost feel the words in 3D, echoing deep inside me the connotations that they imply, their intention, energy, the things that they don't say. Words are important to me. That's how I feel it. And that's also why it is not the same to me to use one word instead of another. The choice matters because of the meaning is behind it.
I read quite a lot on the Internet, mainly blogs and also some digital publications. I used to stick to the article or post I was interested in and occasionlly I used to go through other user’s comments. From another point of view, my Captain tends to invest time & attention to scan quite a few of them when he is navigating through the sites that interest him. So I said to myself: if someone that I value so much spends time doing it, it must be because it is worthy. And that’s how I started to do it myself.
Ecchoes of last week’s tragic train crash in Galicia are still ringing around. Remembrance of the victims, their fear; their families’ pain, the tragedy; volunteer’s dedication, human solidarity; the burden of responsability for the accident, mankind errors…
Oh yes! We are all so busy always! Work, house, children, husband, ex-husband, boyfriend, cat, parents, siblings, friends, gym, yoga, Chinese lessons, cooking lessons, hairdresser, social networks, newspapers, volunteer work, cinema, facial mask, 7 hours sleep… And only 24 hours a day!
Adolescents are those languid & gawky creatures who move around showing off but also looking insecure & fearful at the same time, displaying their weaknesses without noticing it. That’s how pure & honest they are, as they don’t know how to fake anything or even protect themselves properly. They simply are what they are, living each day as it comes, getting the most out of it, intensely, graduated in the present moment as there is nothing else than that to them; or maybe there is. Maybe they can think about next Friday, when they will go out again with their friends, feeling free after spending a whole week restricted within a reality that is mainly set by the dominating adults.
My degree was in Hispanic Philology and there were several reasons for me to make that choice, but that’s not today's point. I love language as a vehicle & communication as a tool to develop relationships (and I am aware that there are other ways to communicate apart from words). What I would like to share here today is how we get caught sometimes in fruitless discussions just because we insist to fight tooth & nail to defend what we personally understand that a certain concept means to us. Respect, coherence, education, optimism, freedom, partnership, happiness, therapist… Just to give some close & recent examples.
Today’s post comes full of echoes & contents, mine & from others, all juicy & fresh. There is no secret about the fact that life goes on; racing minds & intrepid hearts keep beating at their own rhythms while some speakers keep focusing on more partial & less empowering perspectives, ones that explain reality from a less inspiring point of view.
Questioning the established reality from my own feelings is a spontaneous exercise that I practise since I can recall, even when some people can find that my approaches are too simplistic & naïve.
I am not doing much these days, if ‘doing’ means getting work things done as such. However, I am travelling to meet family, seeing friends, going out, staying in all together, cooking, buying-making and wrapping presents…