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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Different yoga classes which is best?

Mudra Boston Art Museum

Now a days there are so many different type of yoga classes that one can get easily confused as to which one is the best etc.

For me it comes down to which one connects with you better, which one is more YOU and  you feel you need it for your personal  development.

Ashtanga, power,  yin, jivamutki, kundalini…  I wont dwelve into which is which but I encourage if possible to give them a try, find a teacher which inspires you.

Personally I am a trained Kundalini yoga intstructor because everytime I went to that class my day and life transformed into the better, loved that the teacher spoke during the excercises so I felt that I was at a lecture and I could say it changed me .

Now a days since I moved to Puerto Rico I dont have Golden Bridge( the Kundalini center I used to attend in Los Angeles ) so I am starting to go to Ashtanga yoga classes which are much more physical, the teacher does not give you a lecture just guides you through the poses and with  your inhale exhale you go into a continuous moving meditation .

It all depend on where you are at in your spiritual  journey what you want?

Link to learn more about different types of yoga

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/the-11-major-types-of-yoga-explained-simply

Link to learn more about Kundalini Yoga

https://www.3ho.org/

 

can’t afford it

What I can’t afford is a negative thought …

Everything starts from the mind so the moment you ” will fast drown you in a negative whirlwind .

The mind is powerful remember it all starts with an idea of what our world is , who we are and we make actions that are self fulfilling prophecies .

So really I can’t stress enough to take care of your thoughts that is why mindfulness and meditation are so important .

Look at the world around you it is the product of your thoughts

The eternal quest for happines

Ok, first post.

What comes to my mind is the quest for happiness and what  are we searching for , what are we working towards. Today I saw an interview  of  Santos  a Yale teacher who gives the most popular class in the history of Yale and it is  about  happiness.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/26/nyregion/at-yale-class-on-happiness-draws-huge-crowd-laurie-santos.html

Which it came down to life´s simple pleasures as cliche as it may sound… but yes . After we have acquired food, shelter etc much more money will not give us any more happiness but what will are things like gratitude, excercise, sleep, meditation , being with friends etc .

So what are we waiting for … Sleep well, meditate for at least 10 minutes , be grateful that we have roof, water , food etc and go walk in nature!

Here I will  post a link to my favorite video that will instantly put a smile on your face and help see life in different ways. Even if you have seen it , watch it again! It always has an effect on me