IT Matters…

March 23, 2007

 What one does daily
  In the name of Coherence
     Where the heart accompanies the head
       And lead the actions of the body
Strengthens mankind’s need for unity. 

What one does daily
   In the name of Solidarity
      Accompanied by compassion
        And tolerance of each other’s subjectivity
Nourishes mankind’s need for a sense of belonging. 

What one does daily
    In the name of Peace
        Flavored with Compassion
          And  oriented by Faith in life’s eternity
Constitute mankind’s gift to Humanity.

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What is the open mind to me?

Is it the full joy that once filled me with something sacred?

Is it the deep stillness that overflows and connects me with all and everything, without barriers, without effort?

Is it an assured aspiration, something I search for with a growing hope?

Could it be a view with which to see everything translucid, beyond my landscape and my time?

Could it be the coherence of love and the compassion that I can give?

Could it be the kind help that cleans all resentment and all affectionate misunderstanding?

Could it be the path to my ultimate liberation?

Remember…Lembre-se

March 23, 2007

Remember.

You are more than what eyes can see.
Remember, that the sun actually rises up each single morning just for you.
That you are the reason why the moon shines each single night
and the reason why the sky in summer is so clear and blue.
Why the first snow flurry of winter is pure and white
and why the autumn leaves turn to a golden hue.
Remember, that you are the reason why birds sing,
and why even flowers in the harshest of deserts bloom in spring.

Always remember that everything has a reason for being,
but that you are the meaning for everything.


Remember…

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lembre-seque voce e mais do que seus olhos podem ver
talvez mais do que voce tenha imaginado que voce poderia ser.

lembre-se
que o sol brilha cada manha apenas por voce;
a razao porque a lua brilha tanto toda noite
a razao porque o ceu no verao e tao claro e azul
e porque o primeiro floco de neve no inverno e tao puro e branco,
a razao porque as folhas que caem no outono se tornam douradas.
lembre-se
que voce e a razao para os passaros cantarem
e porque ate as flores no mais seco dos desertos
nascem na primavera.

sempre lembre-se
que tudo tem uma razao para existir
mas que voce e a razao para tudo.

lembre-se…

EYES

March 23, 2007

Before a flower
fish, bird or landscape dazzles me,
I will be captivated by simple people’s eyes. 
I will plunge into their moist warmth
until I am intoxicated with profundity. I will amuse myself with their sight,
the intertwining, sorting and comparing,
inexhaustibly pondering the times. 
I will be marveled by their potential to be stars,
shining directed, liberated light. Human eyes
live and felt windows
mood gauging
vigilant reporters
mind scouts. 
Undying light. ……………………. 

LOS OJOS

Antes de deslumbrarme la flor
el pez, el ave o el paisaje
me cautivarán los ojos simples de la gente. 

Me sumergiré en su húmeda tibieza
hasta embriagarme de profundidad. Me entretendré con su espectáculo,
su incansable conjugar de los tiempos
entrelazando, separando, comparando. 

Me maravillarán sus posibilidades
de ser astros que alumbran
con luz liberada dirigida. Ojos humanos
ventanas vivas, sentidas
medidores del ánimo
reporteros alertas
centinelas de la mente. 

Luz inmortal. 

Patricia Rios(2000) 

Raúl

March 23, 2007

Tomorrow you will weigh anchor
yes, tomorrow – today you would not be able
Tomorrow, when you leave your house in order

You will do so when the storm has passed
After smiling at error and offense,
after thanking the hand that has been held out to you
after greeting those who have crossed seas in your boat

Tomorrow you will leave, yes, in calm
when you are friends with yourself
and you decide to navigate the heavens in your own company
with only your Guide as guide for the new crossing

You will weigh anchor tomorrow, yes, definitely
when the gentle breeze and the radiant sun bless you
That is how you will move away, intrepidly looking into the infinite

– Norma Coronel
On returning from La Reja Park, thinking of my brother in his current situation

DESTINY

March 23, 2007

I hope that one day, my son, you understand
that life is only
a search for one´s own Destiny

I hope that you understand
that the betrayal and insult you suffer,
that the love that leaves your side,
that the dream that ends in an abyss
that everything that impedes your step
is only a small obstacle on the journey

When instead your soul shines
with infinite unexpected joy
and the kindness you feel reaches others,
when you dream or know about tomorrow
about that which has not yet even happened,
When action grows within you
in unity with your heart and mind
I hope that you intuit then
that there is a reason that you walk this world

This is the gift that I can give you today:
May you finally one day grasp, my son
that your life is a pilgrimage
in search of your profound and transcendent Destiny

Thinking of Dante on returning from La Reja, January 3, 2007

WHEN I LOOK INTO YOUR EYES…

what do i see?



when I look into your eyes…
i see someone with simple hopes
i see someone with simple aspirations
someone with longing for true love
someone looking for a companion
someone lost in the labyrinth of this crazy world.

when I look into your eyes…
i see someone in search of justice
i see someone in search of equality
someone in search of happiness
someone in search of simple joy
someone in search of a little laughter.

when i look into your eyes
what do i feel?

when I look into your eyes…
i can feel in my soul, the Human in you.
i can feel the essential in you
your future triumph
your future joy
your future laughter.

when i look into your soul
what do i feel?

when i look into your soul…
i feel one with your hopes
i feel one with your aspirations
one with your essence
one with your whole being

when i look into your soul,
i feel one with you.

come, look into my eyes…



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CUANDO MIRO DENTRO DE TUS OJOS…

¿qué es lo que veo?

Cuando miro dentro de tus ojos…
Veo a alguien con simples esperanzas
Veo a alguien con simples aspiraciones
Alguien que anhela el verdadero amor
Alguien que busca un compañero o compañera
Alguien perdido en el laberinto de este mundo loco.

Cuando miro dentro de tus ojos…
Veo a alguien que busca la justicia
Veo a alguien que busca la igualdad
Que busca la felicidad
Que busca la simple alegría
Que busca reírse poco.

 Cuando miro dentro de tus ojos…
¿qué es lo que siento?

Cuando miro dentro de tus ojos…
Puedo sentir en mi alma lo humano en ti.
Puedo sentir lo esencial en ti.
Tu futuro triunfo,
Tu futura alegría,
Tu futura risa.
 
 Cuando miro dentro de tu alma…
¿Qué es lo que siento?
 
Cuando miro dentro de tu alma…
Me siento unido a tus esperanzas
Me siento unido a tus aspiraciones
A tu esencia
A todo tu ser.
 
Cuando miro dentro de tu alma,
Me siento unido a ti.

Ven, mira dentro de mis ojos…



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Quando eu olho dentro dos seus olhos…
O que eu vejo?

Quando eu olho dentro dos seus olhos….
Eu vejo alguém com  simples esperanças
Alguém com simples aspirações
Alguém procurando pelo amor verdadeiro
Procurando um companheiro
Eu vejo alguém
Perdido no labirinto desse mundo louco.

Quando eu olho dentro dos seus olhos….
Eu vejo alguém a procura de justiça
Alguém a procura de igualdade
Alguém a procura da felicidade
A procura de simples alegria
A procura de uma pequena risada.

Quando eu olho dentro dos seus olhos
o que eu sinto?

Quando eu olho dentro dos seus olhos
Eu posso sentir minha alma, o humano que há em você.
Eu posso sentir o essencial em você
Seu futuro triunfo
Suas futuras alegrias
Suas futuras risadas

quando eu olho dentro da sua alma
o que eu sinto?

quando eu olho dentro da sua alma…
Eu me sinto aquele com suas esperanças
com suas aspirações
com a sua essência
com o seu ser.

quando eu olho dentro da sua alma,
eu sinto com você

venha, e olhe dentro dos meus olhos…