I haven’t been on horse-riding- I like horses, and this is something I was dreaming of as a child- maybe it is on my bucket list in a way.
But the idea is, having more energy and getting ahead in the direction of my dreams- things happen and we also happen to others; most of all, we might lose faith in ourselves and in the future. But things change constantly, and what is negative can become a window of opportunity.
Let’s give it a try and let’s keep walking and trying independently of getting this or that outcome.
I commit to waking up at 6 am every day and going to bed a bit earlier, to begin with; and to work for one hour and a half focused, with a short break in between.
What do you think?
I am working from home and took a short break with some lentils and tea; it seems like a great idea to have one and a half-hour focused work, let’s see how it goes.
I feel a bit more relaxed after a month in London, and I start wishing for more: so here I am, planning what I would love to see materialising in my life: everyday life, friends, home, career, anything. I would like a magic wand to attend to it, but sometimes, taking a step at a time is also great. I came accros my goals set in 2017 in an old notebook, and was happily surprised to see I have reached them, almost all!
In the meanwhile, there were times that looked disastrous, as if not only I was not reaching any goal, but I was also losing what I already had! Somehow, I kept my faith, in the middle of these adventures, and I can now talk from a much better place.
So, how do I create magic again? Apparently Good Things come to those who Create, so I will draw the best possible picture and I will see myself into it. I see myself aligned with my work environment, friends I can trust and who can be trusted and a mission that inspires me! A loving family created, pets, travelling to unite with like-minded people on Earth, Beauty and my personal Utopia materialised!
Can we be happy in the middle of unhappiness? Yes, because LIFE has always a way to get ahead, and by involving as many others as possible to this happy bubble of ours! May Happy Bubbles become many and include the whole world!
how does it feel to get my first shot of Moderna vaccine? Well, my left arm hurts a bit and I feel kind of tired (but this could be due to other stuff).
While I was going back home, I had a conversation with a taxi driver whose young daughter dreams of studying and living in Japan. Sounds like a great idea, although, and sorry my Japanese friends, I don’t know how are things now for foreign women trying to have a life and a career in Japan. What is the place of women nowadays?
So, study, I said definitely for this great culture, and then go and see if whatever she proposes will find a welcoming reception.
I know something about trying to make it in different places from where we have been born. And I have had roadblocks, cultural shocks etc
One essential thing has been not to insist past a certain point. When our basic values, or actions clash with a cultural or sociopolitical system, there is no need to insist and we need to take a shortcut. Or a long cut. Another way, in other words.
yes, it is a beautiful winter day today; I am feeling better after vertigo, thank you for asking. Indeed, this is why you haven’t seen me more. But it was probably necessary to slow down a bit.
It felt as if I pushed myself too hard with resolutions and to do lists, and I forgot that the most important thing is to enjoy the moment and feel grateful for the air we breathe…
I also admit that I was sad with some criticism I found harsh, and it brought back fears and insecurities.
Taking criticism personally, or being afraid that whatever it is about will be difficult to deal with, this is what made me feel bad.
I realise, that if we believe in our self-worth, criticism can be faced constructively. It is like, “of course, I can learn how to do this better”, or to go towards something I enjoy more.
On the other hand, even when you try your best, someone might not be happy. It is important to put some boundaries to malevolent criticism. Like, thank you, but no, thank you.
Like: “I am sorry you don’t feel well about yourselves, critical guys, and you need to throw all this in my front door. This belongs to you, not to me”.
I sympathise, but I need to go though a ceremony of self-Praise before I deal with that.
Let me make it more concrete.
Let’s say, I am a student, and I have failed, or had bad marks in my assignments. I receive a particularly nasty comment from my professor with personal comments on laziness, not getting the point, making me feel stupid, lazy, not delivering anything worth while. There are also points about not getting my degree.
On my side, I think this is what I love. I felt that I have tried a lot, despite difficult circumstances. What do I do?
Finding at least five reasons I am great for each negative comment. Then, looking at this negative critique and trying to see if there is any concrete, any actionable material.
If there is, then I take note.
Then, I wear my best, and praise myself in front of the mirror. Isn’t it great, to be able to deliver an assignment which almost passed, despite working part time, having to help my family and to face some blues? I am an awesome person. Then, have some coffee and a piece of chocolate.
Now, let’s see if I can get some constructive feedback from someone who is positive, and then try to see how to address the couple of useful points made. And forget about the third one, it was just the bad mood of this critique.
Eleanor Roosevelt said, “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
I was going to sleep when I noticed I haven’t written today- it has been a virtually fast day from home, working online.
I was worrying about my online presentation, but it finally went well: I am really happy for this.
Then, there is another matter, the kind I have been following for about a year, and it looks like a major book project; the moment I think it finishes, and I will finally feel rewarded for all the time and effort, something new comes up.
Instead of despairing, I decided to try another approach: detachment.
So, I will try, no matter what. Not blindly, but in a serious and dedicated way.
The way the sea is coming again and again against a Rock.
yes, it is a sunny cold day today, and I have had two morning coffees, continuing with tea. Reading about world challenges in the morning or just enjoying our lockdown thinking that hiding under the bedclothes we can emerge when challenges are over?
So, how do I feel energised and ready to learn statistics? By loving statistics, and seeing them as a game. How about dream time? Well, visiting the blog of my friend Brian: https://equinoxio21.wordpress.com is offering scope for imagination, even more than any series could do! Enjoy!
Full of magic and views of everyday World Art. It always makes me feel like travelling!!!
I went out for a walk this morning, it was kind of cold, with a cold wind lifting up the fallen leaves; and yet, this weather has a lot of energy, there is something to expect… in the air… something interesting…
So, yes, I make space for a nice cup of coffee with cinnamon and chocolate, and then I listened to some music and danced…
Not a lot of people is circulating, and we are wearing masks;
I fed the cat who now lives in the garden, Felix…
And then back to prepare online meetings…
It is great to be able to work from home at a time when work is not easy…
But more than that, I would like to prepare for something magical to happen, by making space for what is important on a daily basis;
I am writing a few lines in my new novel and also think of starting something in English that I would be able to share 🙂