28.4.08

in love

- sabes? me esta pasando algo raro
- si? que?
- estoy feliz con el..
- espero que eso no sea lo raro
- no..
- ...
- es que.. veo que esto tiene futuro, estoy cómoda, lo quiero mucho..
- ...!
- pero no estoy enamorada
- no?
- no.. no se nota?
- no mucho..
- no se si esto esta bien
- se siente mal?
- no..
- entonces?
- no se supone que tengo que estar enamorada?
- no se... creo que se supone que estés feliz.. estas feliz?
- si
- pues eso..
- pero... me gusta estar enamorada...
- a ver.. que paso la ultima vez que te enamoraste?
- termine amarrada en un baño..
- y la vez anterior a esa?
- me divorcie..
- ok.. creo que no queda mucho por decir...
- que hago?
- y que se yo!
- yo estoy bien. así que así me quedo... si me he estado enamorando "mal", pues ahora aprendo a enamorarme "bien"
- sounds like a plan to me
- good..
- yeah

24.4.08

nism

- did you figure it out?
- not yet.. come on, tell me..
- i don't know..
- what do you mean...
- i can't remember.. i was about to fall asleep when i wrote that, so..
- you're amazing, really
- well..
- well, i made a list...

Not, Non, Now, New, Never,
I, Intentionally, Idle, Intelligent,
Self, Smiling, Some, Submit, Smell,
Myself, More, Melody

- "now i smile more"
- i don't think so..
- "non intentionally submit myself"
- huh?
- nevermind.. "not in same melody"
- come on..
- "not in said moment"
- ...

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cAn YoU guEsS?

18.4.08

Sick

-digame, que paso?
-bueno, una gripe que me fue empeorando..
-y usted se trato?
-bueno, se algunas cosas... hice esto, esto y esto...
-vamos a chequearla...

(diez minutos después)

-bueno, usted se curo usted misma..
-si?
-tiene rastros de bronquitis. aun no se termina de curar. necesita reposar. pero va bien, lo peor ya paso
-wow..
-siga con todo lo que estaba haciendo y además haga, esto esto y esto.
-no hay problema
-y venga a una sesión de acupuntura y reflexiologia
-bien..

y mi padre que me acompañaba, un tanto sorprendido me dice:
"te dije que estudiaras medicina"

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ESTO, ESTO Y AQUELLO

1
jugo de zanahoria, apio y manzana
(fresco)

2
jugo de zanahoria, remolacha y manzana
(fresco)

3
jugo de naranja con menta y tomillo
(hervido, como te)

4
jugo de caña con jugo de limon
(fresco)

5
crema de vegetales con mucha cebolla y ajo

6
cebolla roja, mucha..
pasada un ratico por una sarten caliente con salsa de soya

7
vitamina C

6
vitamina B6

8
dos dientes de ajo
media cebolla roja
tres cucharadas de polen
doce onzas de miel

licuar y guardar

tomar una tacita diaria

9
descanso y amor

17.4.08

ADHD

"Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is the most common behavioral disorder in children. ADHD is characterized by attention deficit, impulsivity, and sometimes overactivity ("hyperactivity"). The diagnosis is empirical, with no objective confirmation available to date from laboratory measures. ADHD begins in childhood and often persists into adulthood. The exact etiology is unknown; genetics plays a role, but major etiologic contributors also include adverse responses to food additives, intolerances to foods, sensitivities to environmental chemicals, molds, and fungi, and exposures to neurodevelopmental toxins such as heavy metals and organohalide pollutants. Thyroid hypofunction may be a common denominator linking toxic insults with ADHD symptomatologies. Abnormalities in the frontostriatal brain circuitry and possible hypofunctioning of dopaminergic pathways are apparent in ADHD, and are consistent with the benefits obtained in some instances by the use of methylphenidate (Ritalin) and other potent psychostimulants. Mounting controversy over the widespread use of methylphenidate and possible life-threatening effects from its long-term use make it imperative that alternative modalities be implemented for ADHD management. Nutrient deficiencies are common in ADHD; supplementation with minerals, the B vitamins (added in singly), omega-3 and omega-6 essential fatty acids, flavonoids, and the essential phospholipid phosphatidylserine (PS) can ameliorate ADHD symptoms. When individually managed with supplementation, dietary modification, detoxification, correction of intestinal dysbiosis, and other features of a wholistic/integrative program of management, the ADHD subject can lead a normal and productive life."

16.4.08

Lungs

"Illness of the Lung/Spirit is experienced as a fog or cOnFusiOn as to by what design we should guide our lives or choices. When you don’t know what to do or what would be most meaningful to you in major choices, or you find yourself often in situations that are dissonant to your highest good, then you are suffering illness of Lung/Spirit. The malady may also be experienced as an inconsolable loneliness even in the midst of loving company and a nourishing environment. The loneliness is the perceived absence of the nourishing soul or divine source of vitality. The further we stray from our soul’s intent, the weaker we become in guidance from the soul. If I fail to listen to my navigator and choose turns and byways against his or her advice, eventually his or her roadmap may fail to contain accurate guidance for my location."

Nurse Jane

"The patient of course wanted to know when he was going home, back to his life, his job, not really knowing or understanding that it was not palm trees mountains or apples in his lungs. That he was seriously ill, and could not go anywhere anytime soon."

(Visit Nurse Jane...)



Health and Others

"Centramos toda nuestra energía en encontrar esa persona que cure nuestra soledad y sin embargo al mismo tiempo fortalecemos la idea ilusoria de querer ser independientes.

El objetivo real y auténtico de cada uno de nosotros es llegar a conectarse con todos los seres humanos.

Todos los investigadores de las relaciones humanas están de acuerdo en que la relación con los demás es necesaria. Está claro que el acercamiento con los otros promueve tanto el bienestar físico como el psicológico.

Al observar los beneficios de la relaciones humanas los investigadores médicos han descubierto que las personas que tienen amigos íntimos a los que dirigirse para buscar seguridad, empatía y afecto son los que más posibilidades tienen de sobrevivir a los desafíos como infartos, operaciones y las menos propensas a padecer enfermedades como cáncer, enfermedades respiratorias, etc."

13.4.08

6.4.08

You Spot It, You Got It

A student recently wrote to me: "I want to stop judging people but I can't. It's like breathing, it's part of who I am and what I do. I'd have an easier time holding my breath. What can I do?"

The great sage known as the Baal Shem Tov said something beautiful that speaks to this, but it's not poetry or philosophy or a metaphor or a nice way to live your life. It's reality what I'm about to share with you. Here it is:

Whatever annoying behavior you see in someone else is inside you. That person is a mirror showing you what you've got to correct in your life. Somewhere within your consciousness, either on the surface, mid-level, or deep within, you have the exact same trait you are judging.

Now we've heard this all before. People are mirrors, we get it Yehuda. But the Baal Shem Tov goes one step further. He says, not only do you have to accept responsibility that what you see is inside of you, but you must know with certainty the person will never change until you do.

That's a mind-bender. You are responsible for every person you see in your life? Yes! And once you accept that charge, redirecting judgment onto your own behavior and making the change within, you'll see the change reflected in them.

There's one more part. I can say to you that the people in your life are also responsible for what happens inside of you. But you can't say it. And I can't say it about me. You get it? If we did, then we'd use it as an excuse to take less than 100% responsibility.

Spirituality is technology; it's the way the universe is hardwired. God, "in his infinite wisdom", [which is nothing but a giant computer calculation] arranges everything, karmically speaking, so that the people we need to confront will be in our lives.

This week, think twice about that annoying person in front of you. Maybe you won't stop judging over night, but at least you can begin to be aware of the judgment mechanism. Use the Baal Shem Tov's words as a weapon in the war against your own ego. Go inside. Take responsibility. Make some changes these next seven days.

When you do, it will feel amazing because not only will you get to change, but you will get to relieve yourself of the burning burden of judgment and hatred. Now that's what I call freedom.

All the best,

Yehuda

3.4.08

aparente... mente

me haces pensar...

en lo que soy
y en lo que digo sEr
eso que tu ojo derecho ve cuando me mira..
es hermoso

2.4.08

Ataraxia

(From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

Ataraxia (Ἀταραξία) is a Greek term used by Pyrrho and Epicurus for a limpid state, characterised by freedom from worry or any other preoccupation, and for Epicurus to achieve Hêdonê, the great pleasure.

For the Epicureans, ataraxia was synonymous with the only true happiness possible for a person. It signifies the detached and balanced state of mind that shows that a person has transcended the material world and is now harvesting all the comforts of philosophy.

For the Pyrrhonians, this state is said to arise from withholding judgment or refusing to support any one belief when there is evidence to the contrary.

In Popular Culture...

Josh Hartnett's character in the movie Lucky Number Slevin, claims to suffer from a condition he calls Ataraxia, supposedly "a condition characterized by freedom from worry or any other preoccupation." There is no such medical condition. However, certain mental disorders such as dementia, ADHD and some simple learning disabilities such as dyslexia are known to cause such states. This has resulted in many psychologists and neuropsychologists refering to this condition as "Ataraxia" even though this is not the strict medical or psychoanalytical term.

In Psychology...

Ataraxia, although not a strict medical condition, is recognised by the vast majority of psychologists as "an extreme difficulty in connecting the emotions related to the effects of an action with the action itself." A simple example of this would be a child deciding whether of not to do his homework. A 'normal' child would be able to understand and sum up the situation with the statement "If I don't do my homework, I will get in trouble. If I get in trouble, I will be sad. Therefore, if I don't do my homework, I will be sad." However, an ataraxic child, while able to understand the concept of this statement, would be unable to make the emotional connection between not doing his homework and feeling sad. This tends to result in a lack of motivation in most areas of life and can often make forming stable relationships difficult.

Complete ataraxia is very rare and most ataraxics will often experience situations in which emotional connections are correctly formed (some more frequently than others). These situations often prove to be confusing and sometimes even frightening to the person in question. Ataraxic states are relativly common in people suffering from mental disorders such as dementia and ADHD. Some particular forms of dyslexia have also been known to 'cause' ataraxia.


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You blog, you learn...

1.4.08

Pertinacious

pertinacious \puhr-tin-AY-shuhs\, adjective:
1. Holding or adhering obstinately to any opinion, purpose, or design.
2. Stubbornly or perversely persistent.

When he made up his little [mind] to have or to do anything, all the king's horses and all the king's men could not change that pertinacious little mind.
-- Louisa May Alcott, Good Wives

We were presently attacked by tens of thousands of the most bloodthirsty, pertinacious, and huge mosquitoes that I ever saw or read of.
-- H. Rider Haggard, She

The cabman replied: "If you will excuse me, your coat lapels are badly twisted downward, where they have been grasped by the pertinacious New York reporters."
-- David Walton, "Sherlock Holmes's Maker", New York Times, May 2, 1999

Pertinacious is from Latin pertinax, "having a firm hold, obstinate," from per-, "thoroughly" + tenax, "holding fast, tenacious," from tenere, "to hold."

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How very Taurus of you...


Lo Ve O

los escritos se vierten en las paginas, desde la nada. un susurro los conduce por corrientes sutiles. y las letras, caen encima de el. otoño. las palabras nacen y se aman, dando lugar a las ideas que corren por sus dedos. como plumas. el esta en el aire. flota entre todo aquello y se deleita. yo desde aqui... lo ve-O.

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pero antes...
oscuro, entre sabanas. privandome de-l sueñO. telepopmusic en los oidos.. tarde, cansada y feliz