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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...

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...
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