Reflections

Final anecdote

Over the last two-and-a-half years, from October 27, 2018 to today, we have sent 393 “reflections.” We sent the “photo of the day” between October 2018 and the end of April 2020, and between April 2020 and today, April 2021, we have sent 49 “weekly reflections.”  An anecdote accompanied by a poem seems like a …

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Identification

The concept of identity is complex because it commits every human being to being defined either by their own will or by the enormous number of accidents and also choices that define who we are. To wonder who I am is to put that identity to the test – but why wonder who one is …

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Reciprocity

Human relationships being an extremely important part of our lives, I have been thinking about the situations in which my relationships are not of the best quality. Lately I have noticed that they have been deteriorating, and this probably has something to do with Covid-19, which by its nature has abruptly interrupted many of our …

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Conflicts

Characteristically, conflicts are forces that oppose each other and generate internal division, or in the case of armed conflict, end in wars and disasters. The most important conflicts are the internal ones because they can be worked on, and can even “disappear.” This is extremely important for many reasons, the most significant of which has …

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Prejudices and judgements

When it comes to understanding the difficulties of human relationships in any kind of society, we have plenty to consider with our opinions and judgments. But in addition, we can’t neglect our prejudices, which unfortunately hail from a very old family and are very difficult to ignore. Not content with all the possible judgments that …

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Social Justice

The issue of social justice is a very personal one, though I wish it were otherwise. Speaking ideally, I believe it is an issue that concerns all individuals on this planet regardless of where they are on the political spectrum, and regardless of their conditions of origin. But that is something that we can only …

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Expectations

“Without expectations, there are no disappointments, nor is there suffering.” That is one of the phrases we learned when we were very young, and it still has extraordinary validity. Expectations tend to ruin the nicest surprises, and even in the best of cases, are short-lived. Sometimes it happens that “reality exceeds our expectations,” but as …

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Kindness

The other day I had a coffee with my inner guide. In a rather brief moment, despite the coffee and my reflections with the guide, I asked about kindness, because it is not very clear to me how to register kindness. Intuitively, I perceive that it is something more profound and meaningful than simply “being …

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Blanca

Blanca took her brushes, her box of oil paints, her easel and the canvas she’d prepared two days before. It wasn’t going to be a very big painting, just medium sized, with brilliant colors and a luminous but undefined background. Very early in the morning she carefully tied all her equipment onto the special rack …

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Guilt

The dilemma around guilt is that even though nobody wants to feel guilty, we all do anyway, no matter what we say about it, what we preach, how we deny it or try to ignore it. I’ve noticed that when someone says they feel guilty, all kinds of advice about the absurdity of feeling that …

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