venturing out into the unknown
can be scary
it can be very fun as well
the choice is made inside your self
enjoy the present
it is all there is
and it is all yours
fragile and impermanent
in a constant state of change
life is fleeting
through the fluctuations
enjoy every single moment
every single breath
you are whole
one with everything and everyone around you
hundreds of thousands of romeros
costa rican pilgrims, from all walks of life
they take the streets to cartago, the old capital
once a year, the country comes to a halt
the masses walk as one
their strife ends on their knees, inside the basílica
face to face with ‘la negrita’
la virgen de los ángeles
they come with prayers
to give thanks
to ask for their loved ones
to meditate on how to become
the highest version of your self
when clouds start forming
know that a storm may come
darkness will envelop you
rain will fall
so go outside
face the rain and start dancing
high beyond the clouds
the sun is shining
up in the mountains at volcán irazú
tiny wildflowers and a soft carpet of grass become the edges of the road
a fence made of branches
gives monumental scale to the ancient tree
a silent, standing, patient witness to the curtains of mist
showering the earth below
a playful metaphor of the universe
an explosion set in motion
by a child’s flick of the wrist
each marble a planet, a star, a galaxy
in orbit with the baby blue chalk rings
upon the gray concrete space
the glass spheres collide with each other
sent forth in every direction
beautiful, random, spontaneous chaos
contrasting with the ordered, predesigned framework
by seeing and feeling opposite forces at play with each other
without chaos, could we understand order?
out at sea
thoughts process in different patterns
not the familiar, solid earth underneath your feet
deep waters meet the skies above
the horizon stretches out
beckoning your gaze beyond what the eye can hold when on land
you see far, yet you walk little
the contradicting situation grants you a moment
to sit still and contemplate the vastness
to remind oneself of the smallness of you
of the limitlessness of life
and the fact that you are part of it
thus, in fact, you are not small
you are endless
a wild pigeon contemplates the horizon at the top of a giant poró
this enormous, graceful tree paints the costa rican landscape with its vibrant colors
each bright brushstroke is a petal from a curvaceous flower that the tree so elegantly displays
nature gives us this beautiful masterpiece in a bright sunny day
a silent reminder of the miracle and endless wonder of life
i am grateful for sharing space with this creation
a memorable landmark in the heart of costa rica’s capital, the escuela buenaventura corrales is one of the few remaining jewels standing in the small city of san josé
designed and prefabricated in belgium, it was then shipped to limón, costa rica’s caribbean port, in 1892.
it has been restored and is boasting the splendor it once held over a century ago.
it is one of the lone bastions in the center of san josé that wants to kindle the hopes of many that dream that this city will one day be a safe, clean and beautiful cultural threshold to the boundless natural treasures that this small country is privileged to contain.
einstein said “imagination is everything. it is the preview of life’s coming attractions”.
what can a physicist teach us about the way we live our lives each and every day?
be mindful of what fills your mind.
whatever thought and feeling you generate is what you are creating for your life.
if you worry, then worrying is what you will get.
worries are only as real as you allow them to be.
so stop worrying, and you will see how quickly the feeling fades.
you will realize that worrying is a delusion.
in its place, a nice empty plot of land in your mind becomes available.
why not fill it up with something substantial?
why not love?
if you love, then love is what you will get.
go ahead, try it.
start with your self.
wake up early and watch how light fills up the world.
just like that, let light fill your self.