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Is my violence our violence?

Commentary by José Parés Pérez, Concepción, Chile. I am not different from the world, I am the world and the world is me. If I am violent, then the world is violent. If everyone else ceased to be violent and I continued, the world would be violent. While I...

To love, do I have to overcome suffering?

Contribution by Isabel Hernández Negrín, Las Palmas, Canary Islands, Spain. Can a person who suffers and who licks his wounds, who complains about what he believes are undeserved misfortunes love? I am not referring to infatuation. That is easy and does...

Is the desire to change accompanied by irritation caused by resisting what I am?

Commentary by José Parés Pérez, Concepción, Chile. What has caused evolution in the human species is its eternal state of being dissatisfied and fearful. The satisfaction of its needs and desires is an imperative in life. All of that is part of nature, of...

Do I live as a subordinate of my desires?

Contribution by Isabel Hernández Negrín, Las Palmas, Canary Islands, Spain. “Our desire despises and abandons what we have to run after what we do not have.” (Michel de Montaigne, French writer and philosopher). A desire seems to be an urge to satisfy...

Is nostalgia the prison of the PAST?

Commentary by José Parés Pérez, Concepción, Chile. Nostalgia is a feeling of pain or suffering that we experience when we remember having had something that we do not have today or having been in a place that is different from the one in which we are. The...

Am I only in the present?

Contribution by Isabel Hernández Negrín, Las Palmas, Canary Islands, Spain. I would say yes, but often our present lives are coloured by a fog of memories or expectations of the future. We spend so much time distracted by our mental speculation, ideas,...

Is there a difference between the relationship I have with myself and the one I would wish to have?

Commentary by José Parés Pérez, Concepción, Chile. -I am so bored with having to act like my boss wants because it is “better for business” as he says. It is not my kind of life, being like that. I do not feel myself when I have to act that way. -But...

Am I my memories?

Contribution by Isabel Hernández Negrín, Las Palmas, Canary Islands, Spain. Often the life of many people, adults, is filled with memories that bring us a film of good moments, like those that are put on in summer where there is always a happy ending. At...

Is there a new life in paying attention deliberately to myself?

Commentary by José Parés Pérez, Concepción, Chile. It seems to me that I was born again. By being reborn, I am sure that I learnt many things. I had made mistakes and I have learnt many lessons from all of them. What life has taught me in the last few...

Is it to live in the present to know me at every moment?

Is it to live in the present to know me at every moment? Commentary by José Parés Pérez, Concepción, Chile No doubt you have many friends. As beings who depend heavily on our relationships with others, we are extremely keen to make friends and to get to know...

Am I usually aware that I am living?

Am I usually aware that I am living? Commentary by José Parés Pérez, Concepción, Chile. Depending on the point of view you use to assess the value of our faculties, thinking can have a very high value as well as being the main cause of our most severe conflicts...

Is my peace, our peace?

Is my peace, our peace? Commentary by Isabel Hernández Negrín, Las Palmas, Canary Islands, Spain. We often think that feeling well depends on positive things happening to us, being free of problems and conflicts caused by situations outside ourselves. However,...

Do my reactions dig up my past?

Do my reactions dig up my past? Commentary by Isabel Hernández Negrín, Las Palmas, Canary Islands, Spain. We nearly always believe that our responses to situations are coherent, that they are what the situation demands. And, moreover, that they constitute an open and...

what are the consequences of sefl-observation without resisting what i see?

what are the consequences of sefl-observation without resisting what i see? Commentary by José Parés Pérez, Concepción, Chile. Self-observation is paying attention to those feelings that I am experiencing internally at the present moment. Not resisting what I...

Is there peace in oblivion?

Is there peace in oblivion? Commentary by Isabel Hernández Negrín, Las Palmas, Canary Islands, Spain. When we are worried about something that happened or about something that we fear may happen, someone appears who says to us: “Forget it, don’t brood about it...

Why do I live by valuing and comparing everything?

Why do I live by valuing and comparing everything? Commentary by Isabel Hernández Negrín, Las Palmas, Canary Islands, Spain. To start with, let me ask you: Do you realise that we are always comparing things? It is something that we may not notice, but there are some...

Does the observation of my reactions, without judging them, allow me to discover myself?

Does the observation of my reactions, without judging them, allow me to discover myself? Commentary by José Parés Pérez, Concepción, Chile. We are often asked how to practise Paying Attention to the Present, since people are starting to see that its use clearly works....

Is the body the scene of all our experiences?

Is the body the scene of all our experiences? Commentary by neuropsychologist Amilcar Fonseca, San Miguel, El Salvador What is this that moves within us, what is this that creates a sensation throughout our whole being and that often is difficult to define? Not...

Can living rambling make me sick?

Can living rambling make me sick? Commentary by José Parés Pérez, Concepción, Chile. When we do not intend to focus on one particular topic in our minds, we wander, without realising it, into thinking aimlessly unless, of course, we are experiencing an acute pain in...

Does obeying my beliefs give me security?

Does obeying my beliefs give me security? Commentary by Carlos Herrero Oses, Navarra, Spain Beliefs are thoughts, ideas or judgements that we treat as true, they contain an element of the past and we have generalised them in our lives. Some of them are conscious and...

Does selfishness demean me?

Does selfishness demean me? Commentary by Isabel Hernández Negrín, Las Palmas, Canary Islands, Spain. What do we believe selfishness is? Maybe we associate it with uncharitable deeds, with greed, with miserliness… These are just a few superficial aspects of something...

How to face my fears?

How to face my fears? Commentary by José Parés Pérez, Concepción, Chile. Fears hamper our lives. Who has not experienced this reality? How many situations do we miss out on, because we fear the consequences they may have on us? How many times do we suffer, because we...

Where to find my inner guide?

Where to find my inner guide? Commentary by Isabel Hernández Negrín, Las Palmas, Canary Islands, Spain. Someone asked me this particular question. The first thing is to make a distinction between the judgements that we usually make and an inner guide. When we are...

When our attention is dispersed, do we lose our notion of being alive?

When our attention is dispersed, do we lose our notion of being alive? Commentary by José Parés Pérez, Concepción, Chile. We adore the life we have; we enjoy it intensely when we pay attention to what we feel; we have really incredible moments when we are close to...

Does paying attention to the present allow me to discover who I am?

Does paying attention to the present allow me to discover who I am? Commentary by Isabel Hernández Negrín, Las Palmas, Canary Islands, Spain. When it is said, “Who am I?” we could talk about knowing yourself. When you ask someone who he is, he will normally give you...

How to gain health with every step?

How to gain health with every step? Commentary by Isabel Hernández Negrín, Las Palmas, Canary Islands, Spain. Sometimes we want to take care of our health. We sign up for a diet, or we go somewhere to do exercise. And that is fine. However, we may follow the diet...

When do we associate with others as an end in itself?

When do we associate with others as an end in itself? Commentary by José Parés Pérez, Concepción, Chile. Life is relationships. It is not possible to achieve life without the interdependence that exists by its very nature among living beings. In reproduction, in...

Why do I live anxiously?

Why do I live anxiously? Commentary by Isabel Hernández Negrín, Las Palmas, Canary Islands, Spain. The most common response is because everyday life is full of haste, with so many things to sort out at the same time that this inevitably leads us to a certain degree of...

By living a life of resistance, am I resisting life?

By living a life of resistance, am I resisting life? Contribution by Esteban Rojas Nieto, Las Palmas, Canary Islands, Spain. Don’t lock yourself up with your own suffering, or it may devour you from the inside. Frida Kahlo One possibly universal reaction to our...

Because I believe something, should it be true?

Because I believe something, should it be true? Commentary by José Parés Pérez, Concepción, Chile. If there is one thing that I would like to do before my time is up, it is to succeed in making us all understand that reality is not as we perceive it. To find...

Is there only one meaning of life: the act of living itself?

Is there only one meaning of life: the act of living itself? Commentary by Esteban Rojas Nieto, Las Palmas, Canary Islands, Spain. There is only one meaning of life: the act of living itself. Erich Fromm in a few words.

Am I humanity?

Am I humanity? Commentary by Isabel Hernández Negrín, Las Palmas, Canary Islands, Spain. This question makes me realise that normally we perceive just the opposite. Instead we want to be apart from others. Sometimes we consciously maintain a distance from people,...

Is there only one meaning of life: the act of living itself?

Is there only one meaning of life: the act of living itself? Commentary by Esteban Rojas Nieto, Las Palmas, Canary Islands, Spain. There is only one meaning of life: the act of living itself. Erich Fromm in a few...

Because I believe something, should it be true?

Because I believe something, should it be true? Commentary by José Parés Pérez, Concepción, Chile. If there is one thing that I would like to do before my time is up, it is to succeed in making us all understand that reality is not as we perceive it. To find...

Do I find inner peace when I look for it?

Do I find inner peace when I look for it? Commentary by José Parés Pérez, Concepción, Chile. Every search represents the desire for something that we believe we do not have. Seeking a peace that we believe we cannot attain, distances us from the possibility of finding...

What do I call friendship, my transactional or my transformational relationships?

What do I call friendship – my transactional or my transformational relationships? Commentary by José Parés Pérez, Concepción, Chile. We are permanently in contact with many people, since a not insignificant part of our activities involves a relationship with one or...

Am I moved by being present?

Am I moved by being present? Commentary by Isabel Hernández Negrín, Las Palmas, Canary Islands, Spain. The norm is to live in a distracted way, doing things and at the same time having automatic thoughts and emotions that do not really allow me to grasp what is...

How to listen to myself?

How to listen to myself? Commentary by Isabel Hernández Negrín, Las Palmas, Canary Islands, Spain. If I were to suggest to you: close your eyes and calmly pay attention to all the sounds you can hear. Do not invest anything in criticising the sounds, in thinking what...

Does it change us philosophizing about the attention to the present?

Does it change us philosophizing about the attention to the present? Contribution by Isabel Hernández Negrin in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain. Talking about these things is tempting. We frequently confuse what we think with the very facts about what we think. We...

Do I question my beliefs?

Do I question my beliefs? Remarks by José Parés Pérez. Concepción, Chile. Curiosity is the mother of knowledge and the enemy of ignorance. This is a permanent process that begins at birth. However, at a certain age, fears appear; and these tend to overcome curiosity,...
Is my violence our violence?

Is my violence our violence?

Commentary by José Parés Pérez, Concepción, Chile. I am not different from the world, I am the world and the ...
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To love, do I have to overcome suffering?

To love, do I have to overcome suffering?

Contribution by Isabel Hernández Negrín, Las Palmas, Canary Islands, Spain. Can a person who suffers and who licks his wounds, ...
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Is the desire to change accompanied by irritation caused by resisting what I am?

Is the desire to change accompanied by irritation caused by resisting what I am?

Commentary by José Parés Pérez, Concepción, Chile. What has caused evolution in the human species is its eternal state of ...
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Do I live as a subordinate of my desires?

Do I live as a subordinate of my desires?

Contribution by Isabel Hernández Negrín, Las Palmas, Canary Islands, Spain. “Our desire despises and abandons what we have to run ...
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Is nostalgia the prison of the PAST?

Is nostalgia the prison of the PAST?

Commentary by José Parés Pérez, Concepción, Chile. Nostalgia is a feeling of pain or suffering that we experience when we ...
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Am I only in the present?

Am I only in the present?

Contribution by Isabel Hernández Negrín, Las Palmas, Canary Islands, Spain. I would say yes, but often our present lives are ...
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Is there a difference between the relationship I have with myself and the one I would wish to have?

Is there a difference between the relationship I have with myself and the one I would wish to have?

Commentary by José Parés Pérez, Concepción, Chile. -I am so bored with having to act like my boss wants because ...
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Am I my memories?

Am I my memories?

Contribution by Isabel Hernández Negrín, Las Palmas, Canary Islands, Spain. Often the life of many people, adults, is filled with ...
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Is there a new life in paying attention deliberately to myself?

Is there a new life in paying attention deliberately to myself?

Commentary by José Parés Pérez, Concepción, Chile. It seems to me that I was born again. By being reborn, I ...
Read More
Is it to live in the present to know me at every moment?

Is it to live in the present to know me at every moment?

Is it to live in the present to know me at every moment? Commentary by José Parés Pérez, Concepción, Chile ...
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