A walk at Madrid | Un paseo en Madrid

We live always loaded with things and complications. Many of them we choose them ourselves, and the others, we always have a degree of freedom as to be able to choose. Always. Even with these, a rest isn't simply to stop or to slow down. It's more the fact of remembering a simplicity of life, and to simplify ourselves. It's curious, that all religions in the world share this in common: to simplify. Simplicity of life isn't at all an ilusion or a tale. No matter which are our loads in life, a rest is more th…

There is still hope | Aún hay esperanza

We live, probably, in the most individualistic moment in the history of humanity. There hasn't been as much facility for communications as there has ever been, but even though, the real communication, the deep one, the true one, is little. We live in the most comfortable than ever the human being has had, and even though we are quickly depleting our planet's resources. There's a big awareness for poor people, and to erradicate hunger, and slaveries, ... and even though we are in the midst of a global financ…

Curves and straight lines | Curvas y líneas rectas

Lines are straight, only depending on the point of view you may have, although there is always a common origin. Being so, the relativity of our points of views can be turned into absolute by our understanding and rationality. If compassion is present from the beginning to the end, not only curves become straight lines and viceversa: we will have won a battle for our soul. Las líneas son rectas, tan sólo dependiendo del punto de vista que tengamos, aunque siempre habrá un origen común. De este modo la relat…

Soul of the city | Alma de la ciudad

Tourists, travelers, ocasional people, people from the place, and people from so other many places, ... this square is at all moments full of life, and a reflection and symbol of the city that is Madrid. With just walking around, and observing life in this square, to get a hint of the soul of the city. After all, that's what's most beautiful of travelling anywhere: learning and seeing what is unique and different. Especially learning from it, and taking it inside us, in our own soul. ----------- Turistas…

The Factory of Milan / La Fábrica de Milán

"The factory", that's how italian people call the Duomo in Milan. Factory, for all the needed restorations, with the pass of time. And the result is that it keeps being a great reference. And ourselves, wouldn't we advance more with our continuous inner "restorations"? "La fábrica", así llaman los italianos al Duomo de Milán. Fábrica, por todas las restauraciones que va necesitando, con el paso del tiempo. Y el resultado es que sigue siendo una gran referencia. Y nosotros, ¿no avanzaríamos más con continua…

Dreams or crisis? / ¿Sueños o crisis?

It is when what we like seems to be at the grasp of our hand, that temptation appears, as to achieve our dreams. It is a goal: our dreams. But, these are as well our weakest moments, when we are less conscious of reality, of our limitations. Exceeding them brings us to a crisis. Fearing them, blocks us. Dreams only come true if we are highly conscious of our reality.. hmmm, ... even though, wouldn't you try this motorbike? ;-). Es cuando lo que nos gusta está al alcance de la mano cuando la tentación apare…

Human Thirst / Sed Humana

In these days of heat, it is very normal to think of thirst, of moisturing our dried mouth, of feeling that fresh water that is symbol of live .... ... but, if we are body, mind and soul, ... won't we have to give water to the three parts?. I want to add that, today Vicente Ferrer passed away. He has been precisely a man, who has given clearly more "water" to his soul than to mind or body. And that is what he will be known for. For the fruits of his soul. En estos días de calor, es muy normal pensar en sed…

Silence inside / Silencio en el interior

Here inside, I've been just a few times. Yet. Here inside, in spite of the noise of visitors and devotees, there is at the same time a silence which is stronger than those other noises. As here in the Pilar, of Zaragoza, so we are in ourselves. What do you look for? Silence, or noise?. . Aquí dentro, he estado pocas veces. Aún. Aquí dentro, pese al ruido de visitantes y devotos, hay a la vez un silencio cuyo sonido es más fuerte que cualquiera de esos ruidos. Como en el Pilar, de Zaragoza, así nosotros tamb…

Silence from the past / Silencio del pasado

Lisbon is not a noisy city. But, it may give that impression when one enters this place, these ruins of the Carmo Convent. Suddenly silence is created. What you only hear is one or two birds flying around. All else disappears. And this silence gets inside while walking along the nave. Even in ruins, one gets peace out of it. P.S.: Won't repost the picture, as I would delete the comments, and I respect them as much as the photograph itself. But, there is a version I like more at Flickr, so just in case you…
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