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Unleash your power

Traditionally, society tends to see power as something that resides outside yourself. Buy this, wear that, go there, do that….

What if all these things that are supposed to give us power are actually distracting us from ever finding and thus fulfilling our true potential?

Let’s explore true power, and where it actually comes from:

They say you can’t see smells

I see the first mall I walked through when I catch the smell of something new.

I see the soft warm clothes someone else is drying.

I see the coffee that must be brewing in the other room.

I see the calm the incense burns inside me.

See the soul, searching enlightenment, that just lit some greens.

See the green eucalyptus aromatherapy.

The Spiral of Time

Taught a Spanish class about Frida Kahlo.
The snails supposedly signified how time dragged on for her.
During all those moments of pain.

That’s how I felt during most of last year.
Going away to teach was super tough.
Failed at accomplishing my goal of being a teacher.

Dragging my feet mayling

Acrylics, on canvas paper. 2013
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Everything’s new

 

Back in LA. Everything is as if I never went away. And everything looks brand new since I DID go away. For seven arduous months.

Wonderly’s theme for January was “change”. So here are my thoughts.

 

No sonrías

La sonrisa es una máscara. Esconde y falsifica emociones con forme el deseo de su dueño. Es una herramienta de manipulación para amantes, amigos, y desconocidos.

La sonrisa ya no tiene valor alguno. La humanidad ha corrompido el valor de la sonrisa. Se sonríe cuando se disculpa, cuando se rechaza y cuando se sufre.

Los mas sonrientes son los peores culpables. Al verse en el espejo, ellos ya no pueden distinguir su felicidad verdadera de la falsa. Sus mentirosas sonrisas han desplazado la honestidad de sus emociones.

Al esconder tristeza con risas, se rechaza a uno mismo. Pierdes la identidad al no escuchar tus pensamientos y emociones. Aprende a reconocer el movimiento continuo de las emociones y el peligro de una sonrisa permanente.

Dejar de sonreír es necesario para ser una persona auténtica. Remplaza tu sonrisa con la honestidad de tus sentimientos, y llegarás a saber quien eres.

Olvidar sonrisas falsas da espacio a reconocer como se siente uno en cada momento. Ayuda a estar presente en cada momento –lo que puede resultar en una sonrisa genuina.

Like the Wind

Like the wind,
I am transparent
You don’t see the real me,
Only the trail of sounds, images and movement
I leave
Like the rain, I am refreshing
You’ll feel a few drops of humour
and watch, amazed, the pouring of madness
coming from within me
Like the sun, I am blinding
You need to look indirectly
to see the true beauty
that bounds me
Like the earth, I am grounded
You may no walk over me
but nurture me
and new lands for you to explore
I’ll offer
Like the stars, I shine brightly
You may forget I’m here
but I will resurface
filled with courage
to follow the dreams
you’re too scared to conquer

Post college depression

It’s been a year since I graduated and this is what I find myself thinking:

Feeling your twenties yet?