Who says you are beautiful?

What if you grew up in a desserted island? and no one told you if you that you were fat or skinny , ugly or beautiful. Y

You would look within yourself to know those answers. You would do excercise because it makes you feel good or makes you more agile to do your daily chores…

Well this is the approach to fitness we should be looking for

Thanks for the inspiration at Bryan Kest´s yoga class in Santa Monica ,  he gives his class as a maintenance for our bodies, not to change us or make us be able to do handstands or contorsions but to care for our bodies while also being present with our breath  while doing the asanas, a moving meditation.

Although headstands, inversions etc do help bering oxygen to the brain and help the circulation of energy the modern western yoga world has become obsessed with just the look of or the contorsion side while it is just a side benefit from the practice

 

Machines – technology

Most people see technology as apart from us or as a tool that could eventually be evil or turn against us . But I do think that technology is an extension of the human mind. We are able to communicate almost instantly like telepathy with an extension of an iphone. It all the depends how we use it like FIRE

1921 opinion

Got inspire after my last visit at the San Francisco De Young Museum’s “cult of the machine ” exhibit

ouside De young museum

Abstraction made into introspection … Rothko

 

Mark Rothko

American Born Russia 1903-1970

NO.14 1960

Oil on canvas

Emitting a brilliance as if illuminated from within, Rothko´s painting often arouse a deeply emotional responso from viewers. His aim was to create intimate and enveloping environments in which the color, texture, and scale of his compositions would draw the viewer closer. Here the large red orange passage with its velvety, luminous surface helps achive this effect by seeming to project forwar into the viewer´s space, while the dense, dark indigo band below pulls back into itseld. A warm eggpland color at the paintings perimeter gently frames our gaze and encourages us to attend to the act of looking

rothko
Self portrait with Rothko background

Ok so this is the explanation at the Sfmoma , and yes I have to say that this painting completely made me look , stop and go within. Which is what is said in all meditation and mindfulness practices, stop look within. He achieved it and that is what art is.

Something that makes us feel what the artist wanted to convey or even a vehicle to an inward experience within oneself…..

Just by entering the room where the painting was made me be present and that is the secret of having a meaningful life… being present in every thing we do.

You are you

In the whole existence there has never been a you, so if you are not you, you never existed

Guru Singh

Love this from Guru Singh’s class at Sat Nam fest in Joshua tree .

This means that there is no one like you that does the things they way you do and if you try to be something else what you came to this earth for means that you wasted it . So stop comparing and trying to fit in pre existing concepts and ideas of what your life should be like our how you should look like , there is only one you and people will love you and want you because you are the only on that smiles , dances and talks like you . You are irreplaceable .

How do you measure a life?

It all changes nothing ever stays , we do not know the future but we know we are going to die that is a fact …

So how would you measure your life?

I find this song from the Broadway musical rent beyond beautiful and the best way I think it is the best way to measure yourself how did you lived your life and at the end all that matters is how much did you love

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UvyHuse6buY

Five hundred twenty-five thousand six hundred minutes
Five hundred twenty-five thousand moments so dear
Five hundred twenty-five thousand six hundred minutes
How do you measure, measure a year?
In daylights, in sunsets
In midnights, in cups of coffee
In inches, in miles
In laughter, in strife
In five hundred twenty-five thousand six hundred minutes
How do you measure a year in the life
How about love?
How about love?
How about love?
Measure in love
Seasons of love
Seasons of love
Five hundred twenty-five thousand six hundred minutes
Five hundred twenty-five thousand
Journeys to plan
Five hundred twenty-five thousand six hundred minutes
How do you measure the life
Of a woman or a man?
In truths that she learned
Or in times that he cried
In bridges he burned
Or the way that she died
It’s time now to sing out
Tho’ the story never ends
Let’s celebrate
Remember a year in the life of friends
Remember the love
Remember the love
Remember the love
Measure in love
Measure, measure your life in love
Seasons of love
Seasons of love
Songwriters: Jonathan D. Larson
Seasons of Love lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

Science and religion

“May our philosophies keep pace with our technologies. May our compassion keep pace with our powers. And may love, not fear, be the engine of change.” Excerpt from Origin

GOD
GOD AND UNIVERSE

Ok so it was just Easter,  aswell as I finished reading ORIGIN by Dan Brown and after reading the book I watch Ready player One  . So it really  got me thinking about religion , faith ,  science and our future  .

Where do we come from? Where are we going?  What is all this technology doing to us?

HUMANS AND A.I.
HUMAN EVOLUTION ?

Why in an age where technology has grown exponentially and everyone can literally contact another human being at the other side of the world in seconds.. people still flock churches and celebrate Easter, Passover , Ramadan….

Islam and technology
Islam and technology
https://www.economist.com/node/21560541

What I loved about Dan Brown´s book was the positive outlook of what the future holds, like us humans being able to use machines to enhance us . That regardless the growing discoveries in science there is still a governing entity or God that created the laws of Physics. Science and religion can be together one does not have to negate the other.

Origin book

Here is an excerpt of the book , Edmond was the futurist-scientist that made a supercomputer and disicovered how was it that life came to be by replicating an experiment and had a future vision of the world

“Edmond persuasively described a future where technology had become so inexpensive and ubiquitous that it erased the gap between the haves and the have-nots. A future where environmental technologies provided billions of people with drinking water, nutritious food, and access to clean energy. A future where diseases like Edmond’s cancer were eradicated, thanks to genomic medicine. A future where the awesome power of the Internet was finally harnessed for education, even in the most remote corners of the world. A future where assembly-line robotics would free workers from mind-numbing jobs so they could pursue more rewarding fields that would open up in areas not yet imagined. And, above all, a future in which breakthrough technologies began creating such an abundance of humankind’s critical resources that warring over them would no longer be necessary.”

Excerpt From: Brown, Dan. “Origin.” Doubleday, 2017-10-03. iBooks.

With this in mind , there was another character of a well educated priest  Father Beña that regarded science and nature as friends of religion . A church of the future was one deeply connected to nature . That instead of seeing science as a threat but rather an ally, AI without  the moral framework would not work, a world without love would be devoid of music , art, creativity it would be only automatons. 

La Sagrada Familia

That there is only one way Christianity will survied the coming age of science. We must stop rejecting the discoveries of science. We must stop denouncing provable facts. We must become a spiritual partner of science . Using our vast experience, millenia of philosophy, personal inquiry, meditation , soul- searching – to help humanity build a moral framework and ensure that the coming technologies will unify, illuminate , and raise us up rather than destroy us

Nature is my religion Earth is my temple

In this day an age were technology has reached beyond the dreams of what could be done 100 years ago, there is still religious zealots, talibans, people denying advancement.  As well as scientist with lack of faith , lack of belief in something higher than ourselves.

Yes the Darwinian theory is true, yes we live in an expanding Universe, yes there is laws of physics but what still at least for me gives me the certainty that there is God is who created the laws of physicis, the order, the patterns in nature. There is an animated spirit that makes me love, makes me dream makes me create…

I just know that when I talk to God he listens and lets stop fighting about what is right or wrong but rather find common threads.

For me religions are like food. A neccesity of hummanity but in different parts of the world food appeared in different forms satisfying the same needs. Such as carbs in Europe- Bread, Asia- Rice Latin America – Corn , and it does not mean that one is better than the other but its just different expressions of the same thing a Carb….

Such is religion , early human beings explained and created them by forming stories and beings relatable to the nature around them… Most of them agree that we have to be good to one another, family values etc etc .

TOGETHER

Lets unify instead of divide

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Make your life easy

Make you life easier with your frequency . Avoid all the little things that will just drag you down uneccesary . I read this post  and which I have tried all the things suggested  and they do work. Or at least make your life more enjoyable

Feeling

oriela oil o canvas

We are human beings with feelings , we are not machines and one of the most sensible body part is the lips, so that is why I decided to do my new painting series on lips

Oil on canvas 11 x14 inches

Oil painting

Ok, just discovered the amazing paint medium which is oil painting …. why new and why just now ?

I’ve been painting in acrylics all along because I was literally scared of oil paints for no reason because they stain and of the many different solvents that you can use etc .

So since I’m a kid born in the 80’s I recurred to the plastic medium acrylic and actually diluted it as an oil paint and made it look like one but with the complexities of the difficulty in blending and the amount of product wasted since it dries so fast .

Oil paint blends so well you can have more realistic outcome , you can fix as you go and have so many layers although a practice in patience since you have to wait for a layer to dry to go to the next one and so on but the effects are worth it .

Here I attach An acrylic paint of mine done as an oil

Want to Change the world ?

Ok… so for all idealists such as myself who want to change the world see things better than they are … What dawns to me is that we can’t control other people and we can’t control what decisions our president makes etc.

But what we can control is OURSELVES , so as Michael Jackson’s song  says ( and many other wise sayings)  ” take a look at yourself and make a change…”   the first step in changing the current situation that you are in is changing yourself.. If you want love, be loving , if you want  people to be social with you , YOU be social start the conversations.

It is easy to complain about your partner, friends etc but what only you can do is see what YOU can do to make things better and DO IT then leave the rest to others.  The best way to lead is through example

Its a great responsibility and freedom to know that YOU create your world, your experiences its only through your lenses that you experience  perceived reality .

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PivWY9wn5ps
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