dark clouds celebrate, showering the earth with rain
a silent bud promises the coming blossoming
endless shades of gray
nothing is black or white
absolutes are imaginary
all is relative to its surrounding
joy in everything
death and tragedy, rain in the soil
nurturing the dormant seed
that awaits to be kindled with life
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
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.
laughing out loud
holding the space
living in love
for every breath
for every one
for every moment
is a gift we get to live
in love, of love, for love
what makes us kin?
is it blood, is it likeness? is it closeness, is it kindness?
what are the bonds that tie us together?
once we see that we are all one
then we can see our selves as we are
all connected, all woven together
we are the threads that make up this rug that is the universe
just like sun, we need rain
without the wet, there is no dry
if it was never cold, gray, tempestuous and dark,
how could we ever understand and appreciate bright, sunny, hot, breezy days?
neither is better
both are essential
opposite elements in nature give us a clue as to what opposite forces live within us
rain invites us to go inside
dwell inside to contemplate our self
go to the opposite places in your mind, heart, body and soul
know them well
with this knowledge, you can live in the middle
live in love
rediscovering the love that always is, you are in complete balance
thank you rain
snaking along the northern asian mountains
the great wall of china still stands
a testimony to the lack of unity in mankind
a reminder that we must all get past history
past our differences, shed all fear
that biggest of illusions, that impedes us
from remembering that the only reality is love
that we are all part of one loving one
the great monument is not the stones, the parapets, the steps
it is the majestic mountain range
undulating the surface of the earth as far as my eyes can see
that display of nature’s magnificence is greatness, beauty, awe
humbled by the great mother
gratitude for life fills my soul
my grandfather tito
whenever i asked him “¿cómo estás?”
he would always reply the same way,
“empujando la carreta” (pushing the ox cart) he would say
a national symbol and icon of joy for all ticos,
a tradition that embodies so much of who we are
no two carretas are the same
always uniquely hand-painted according to the creativity of the artist
they are put in motion thanks to the efforts of a graceful animal
the wheels are a costa rican mandala
you can observe them forever
meditating on love and beauty
the carreta is a humble reminder of a life more connected with the natural world
sun rises, yet again
a beautiful gift, one more day
one more time
one more chance
one more gift we receive to give love
to live life
what a blessing
what a miracle it is
that we get to live every single day
one more time
use this gift
make love, give love, be love