A few weeks ago, I posted the above mentioned inspirational quote throughout my different social media accounts and I was very impressed with the reaction it got from many people belonging to different cultures, ideologies and beliefs. Basically, my words were interpreted as if the action of giving could only mean that the “things” we human beings give or offer must be “material” in nature, and to be more specific, must be money, food and the like. (more…)
Someone recently made me that question and to be honest, I had no answer other than: “Why not a book about the dead?” I know, it wasn’t ideal to have answered with another question but I must admit I was caught off guard. So here I am, sharing an appropriate answer, precisely today, when The Dead Still Want To Live —my second book— is finally released worldwide, after a whole year of imagining, writing, translating, editing, and all that, not just once but twice. (more…)
As a child I remember how one of the things that used to impress me most about older people was the wrinkles on their skin. I was always fascinated by the fact that those marks, at least to me, weren’t marks created by time but marks created by the quality of life a person had offered to him or herself. (more…)
Do you consider yourself to be a sensual person? I hope you do because you are! Throughout time, religion and culture have been in charge of transforming our meaning of sensuality even to the point where today, for many, to be sensual can only be treated as a private matter, as something we should not cultivate or divulge, and even as something that can negatively be labeled as forbidden. (more…)
Why people cannot find true happiness? Because they are not willing to change their present negative way of thinking for one that is more positive and loving. I just had a phone conversation with a very special friend of mine, she allowed me to write about it so all is fine. We talked for half an hour or even better, she talked most of the half hour!
It always amazes me how people choose to keep their focus on the negative side of their lives, as if there wasn’t a positive one when by natural law —we’re an integral part of that natural law— there is always a positive side that counterbalances the negative one. (more…)
Recently, I had the opportunity to visit a beautiful home where I stayed for 4 weeks writing in solitude as I sometimes need to do, especially when I’m starting a new book. The house was just amazing. It was as if the universe had conspired so that everything there could be exactly what I needed to keep my inspiration and creativity flowing.
One of the things I love most about my work as a writer is that I am able to observe the similarities between the creation of a book and the creation of one’s life. It is fascinating to see how a book starts to move forward at its own rhythm. Just like it happens with our lives, once you are willing to start the first page, the rest of pages always unfold as they were meant to, not necessarily as we —the authors— have planned to.
After a year of intense work, last week I finished the second book of my ongoing trilogy While I Was Learning To Become God: “The Dead Still Want To Live”. I couldn’t believe it! Just like in real life, this new creation of mine had to go through so many steps… and not in the timely fashion that my mind would have wished for of course! (more…)
Last night, as I was closing my eyes getting ready to enter my magical world of dreams, my mind had to make itself one last question before my heart could start resting at ease. Why is it so easy for us humans to surrender once we know we need to go to sleep? Even for those who suffer from insomnia, we are generally open to go into that mysterious state where we don’t really know what happens to us. I find it so interesting to observe that while the average person in this planet is still trying to believe that he/she CONTROLS two-thirds of his/her life, this same person has already accepted in a natural way and since childhood, the fact that one-third of human life is spent in uncontrollable and unknown ways. Don’t you think that this is just a great example of how the ego mind loves to make us believe that we are truly in charge of the game of life? (more…)
Let’s face it. The Internet has changed forever our way of interacting with each other. Relationships keep evolving as I write these words and there is no doubt that technology is proving us that unconditional love —that is the essence that connects us all— is something more powerful than anything else. As a writer, I spend many hours of my day in the virtual realms where I do the research for my creations, and I keep in touch with like-minded people throughout the world that support my work and have become friends. Yes, true friends. (more…)
Happy to be here again my dear friends! I hope these last couple of weeks have been gentle on you all. As you may already know, people dedicated to writing —and I happen to be one of those— are curious observers of all that’s going on around them! Yesterday, as I was going through one of the old and moldy books I used as reference for the last story that I’ve been writing, I noticed with great confusion at my behavior as I almost “killed” a little, almost invisible, animal that came out of nowhere walking on top of the page I was investigating. Just before I put my finger on that exposed little creature that was doing no harm to me, my heart sent a signal to my brain so I would stop what I was about to do. There I was, staring at this little animal walking on a page which happened to have my enormous eyes (compared to the bug’s size) on its written information. If only it would have known that I almost killed it in an instant only because…because what, only because it was a “bug”? Goodness, we humans —including myself— have certainly learned some very strange behaviors! I even felt ashamed of my heartless and mechanical reaction which had led my mind to believe I should kill the bug just because…goodness again! I didn’t even know where that belief of “killing bugs” had come from!
Here I am again, wanting to share another of my moments. This time it will be a little bit different, as I would like to talk about the encounter I had last Saturday night with a beautiful and talented young woman who I have known since she was a little girl. I think it is important to highlight her story because she is just one of the millions of cases of individuals in this “modern” world who struggle while they try to understand life and search for a path that can lead them to their true selves. Fiona has lost all motivation. She feels lost as she still doesn’t see the love that surrounds her or even worse, the love that she is.
Well hello again! I hope these previous weeks have not been too challenging and that you have been able to keep your eyes looking up at the stars while your feet walk gracefully on this beautiful Earth. Last time I wrote about the day when my mother was rushed to the hospital and instead of worrying about her condition, my “Big I” suggested I should be happy while I continued my duties so my mother could benefit from my happiness even if we were separated by 5,300+ miles. She’s home now with my dad back in Wales and even though the doctors are still practicing all the necessary tests, what is most telling is what she was able to say once she got to talk to me on the phone.