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About moving project forward – Daily Lesson – Jan 21st 2014

If you are anything like me you have several projects moving forward. I know I do.

Today I had meeting with two people from different projects, and it was amazing how much one can get done if one has space in the head. For the most part I had good space today, and that allowed for the projects to take one step forward, at least.

Lists, priorities, actions to take, timelines to complete. Oh the projects.

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Meetings… or greetings – Daily Lesson – Jan 20th

We all have those friends, that reach out to us and want to get together for coffee, with no real agenda, just to hang out. hmm. so the more I write it the more normal it sounds.

But I came of age, I because an adult, in a busy New York, a place where etiquette mandates that we have an agenda to meet. If we don’t have an agenda, then is better if we don’t meet.

But my friend is write, there is no way to create an agenda for a friendly encounter, where you just exchange anecdotes with a dear friend, without anything important to extract from the encounter but a cheer shared memory.

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Interesting People, or not always – Daily Lesson – Jan 19th

Today was the birthday of my girlfriend’s friend. Really cool girl, very kind and fun to hang out with.

But tonight I felt a little bit like a snub. I talked to some people at the bar. For the most part all very nice people. I had a problem that I didn’t find any of the interesting.

It could be that I should have asked better questions?

So are people interesting or not interesting because of the questions I ask? does it even have to do with the person being interesting on their own?

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Dexter is an amazing show – Daily Lesson – Jan 18th 2014

Out of all the things that I could have learned today, the most awesome thing is that Dexter is an amazing show!!
I had never seen it fully. I have just watched two episodes randomly when someone else was watching.
I wish I had watched it before. It is really amazing! It’s so well written, so great cinematography, and love the Miami spanglish! πŸ™‚

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I love teaching – Daily Lesson – Jan 17th 2014

For the last month I have been guiding meditation every Friday at 12:30 at one of my favorite places on earth: The Three Jewels.

This is a new experience for me, because after practicing meditation for 7 years, on and off, it’s the first time I have the opportunity to actually guide people in it, and take their minds to amazing places. It’s a humbling and awesome experience at the same time.

Today, my class was double the size than it usually is: it went from one student to two! πŸ™‚ And you know what? it felt amazing! I felt that was actually starting to make a difference in society, a difference in the life of Newyorkers.

My one regular student has been coming since the second day. He has been coming every Friday. He is also a close friend. And little by little he has been teaching me that I am a little bit of a teacher, and that little by little I will be building the skills to help other people become happier, and in turn try themselves to help other become happier.

It is one of the most beautiful things I have done in my life, and every time I do, I think it just gets more and more beautiful!

Thank you Life!

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Debate is good, but not always – Daily Lesson – Jan 16th 2014

Debate is great, I love getting down and debating things, whether I agree with them or not, the act of debate, the mental exercise fascinates me.

But there is a problem with debate, it only works if the people involved in it are departing from a common understanding. What it means is that we can only debate about food, if we are both in agreement of what food is. Or we can only debate about economics, if we all understand at least basic concepts of economics.

When either side starts adding their own interpretations, without disclosing what it is to the parties involved, then it gets messy, it stops making any sense, and there is no more debate, it turns into an argument, where each side will turn out to be disappointed and probably further apart.

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Today is my birthday, but I will not celebrate – Daily Lesson – Jan 15th 2014

Today is my birthday! and that is awesome right? Except that I have not been able to feel good all day. I have delt with head ache and other body aches all day!

It’s the first time in 34 years (exactly) that I feel bad on my birthday. So it turns out that I am not invincible in my birthdays, no matter what I think.

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If I am feeling bad, I probably should rest – Daily Lesson – Jan 14th 2014

So I am writing about this lesson late. Actually very late, but I still want to post about what I learn each day, so regardless, I will post as if it was the14th.

I woke up feeling a little under the weather, but I didn’t want to listen to my body. Tomorrow is my birthday so there is no way I will let a little cold stop me. Well, I should have heard my body because I ended up feeling terrible for my birthday.

The lesson today is that I should listen to my body on letting me know what is happening and take action on it.

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We can be brutally productive – Daily Lesson – Jan 13th 2014

Today was a spectacularly productive day. I meditated, had breakfast. I read a book, complete book, I had a full 8 hour day at work in which we got much done. I talked about a couple of projects I needed to do. I had time to go to the store and to make dinner, and to post stuff on facebook.

I still need to wake up early to send some notes on the documentary, but it looks like, if I get into it, I really can get so much stuff done, it’s ridiculous!

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I can’t always write at night – Daily Lesson – Jan 12th 2014

That is a big lesson. I cannot always write late at night, so I need to start writing earlier, or just write at the moment of the day when I realize there is a lesson I learned.

I have, for the last few days, getting very tired by the end of the day to really write something that makes sense. So I decided that I will be more flexible with my writing, and it will happen at any point of the day that it needs to happen. What is the most important is that it happens every day.

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