Mi primera entrada de blog en español- Don’t worry there is a translation if you’re one of the few people that actually might like to read it :P

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So I know there is probably a load of mistakes, but here is my first blog post in Spanish, unedited and raw, flowing right off the stream of my consciousness.
For some reason I feel really nervous posting this! But I’m going to throw away this fear and just put it all out there.

SPANISH VERSION

Ya es la hora que escribo una entrada de blog en español, entonces aquí esta.

No puedo creer lo rápido que pasa el tiempo. Ya pasó casi 5 meses desde que he llegado acá en Perú, aun todavía a veces parece hace un día.

Cada día nuevo que estoy acá, aprendo algo nuevo, y últimamente he estado aprendiendo mucho de mí-mismo.

Cuando una persona está sola en su propia mente durante mucho tiempo, hay mucho tiempo a pensar, y mucho tiempo a reflexionar (a veces demasiado).
Para mí, siempre me gustaba mi tiempo solo. Siempre era una persona independiente.
Me gusta y honestamente, prefiero generalmente, pasar tiempo en silencio, sola, haciendo cualquier cosa; tal como viajando, dibujando y ahora yoga; aunque a veces este tiempo en su propio mente puede te volverá loco.

Empiezas a sentirte que tus pensamientos te están asfixiando, como si estuvíeras en una cárcel.
Pero eso es simplemente un reto que tienes que enfrentarte, un reto de la mente que eventualmente le harás más fuerte.

Entonces en continuación: últimamente he tenido una fase donde he estado aprendiendo mucho sobre mi propia mente.
He recordado algunas cosas muy importantes que ya conocía, pero tenía que reconocerlas de nuevo.

Para empezar: es importante de reconocer lo mal y lo bueno igualmente en la vida.

Tiene que aceptar que, en la vida, van a pasar sufrimiento y tristeza, tanto que la felicidad, y tiene que reconocer ambas igual.
Tiene que aceptar que el cambio es una parte de la viday todo es impermanente.
Tiene que aceptar que la muerte es una parte de la vida, tanto como el nacimiento, y los dos son hermosos.
La vida es un ciclo de cambio, un ciclo de transformación continuos.
Tenemos que abandonar a esta transformación continuos.

Nadie puede conseguir una felicidad permanente y fija, porque la felicidad cambiará también, el ciclo de la vida nunca para.
Al aceptar la felicidad y el sufrimiento igualmente, puede vivir una vida más feliz, porque al hacer eso, puede aprender del sufrimiento, y eventualmente, puede aceptar que todo el sufrimiento en la vida pasará tanto como la felicidad.IMG_0018 (2)

Otra cosa que he reconocido últimamente: tenemos que reconocer la potencial por cambio positiva cada día.
Todos tenemos algo a ensenar y aprender cada día. Tenemos lo más potencial para desarrollo personal, cuando abrimos nuestros campos de energía.
Este punto me lleva a la próxima historia, y esta historia que te diré empieza con una sonrisa.

Siempre he estado consiente del poder de una sonrisa, pero también a veces se olvide el poder inmenso que la tiene.
Todos tenemos que estar consciente de las vibraciones (energéticas) que emitimos.
Por ejemplo, en la calle, cuando estás caminando, si tú tienes una mueca o si estás siempre desconectado de las personas alrededor de ti, vas a compartir este energía.

Simplemente tenemos que tomar unos minutos cada dia, de desconectar de nuestros celularesdesconecta de la música que estamos escuchando, desconecta de los pensamientos y reconnecta con el mundo que nos rodea.

Si haríamos eso, veremos que la energía que nos rodea es muy hermosa, y también, cuando estamos conectados al momento presente,  que nuestra energía tiene un poder increíble.

Simplemente tienes que pensar de un día, cuando estabas triste, y alguien te sonrió.
Mismo si no conocías esta persona, o mismo si estuvieras pensando,
“¿Esta persona, porque él está haciendo una sonrisa así?”, todavía, tiene un efecto bonito.

Parece sencillo, pero, si saludamos con una sonrisa en lugar de evitar el contacto con los ojos, con una cara blanca y desconectada, compartiremos más energía buena y conectar con más personas afines.
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Yo recuerdo esta ocasión muy bien, hace unas semanas cuando me sentía muy mala.
Mi energía fue muy baja, y estaba compartiendo una energía negativa.
Yo odio emitir energía negativa en el mundo, pero a veces, en el mundo de tus pensamientos, puede ser difícil a evitar cuando hay muchas cosas que ocurren y no sabes cómo enfrentarlas.

Aunque en este caso, al final, mi energía negativa creó una situación donde podía aprender y despertar de nuevo.
Básicamente, alguien que no yo no conocía muy bien en este tiempo, me sonrió, me  compartió su energía, y de verdad, su energía ha cambiado mi percepción de todo lo que estaba pasando en mi vida.
Me di cuenta que las problemas que estaban teniendo y lo sentimientos que me sentía, esos pasarían; todo va a pasar y decidí que no podía continuar sentirme así, compartiendo esta energía triste y baja con el mundo, cuando fuera personas así compartiendo energía tan linda e incondicional.

Después de este encuentro, en el camino a mi casa con mi bicicleta, he llorado mucho, más que he llorado en mucho tiempo, pero fue genial… fue como si estuvíera soltando toda la  ansiedad y tristeza.
Finalmente he reconocido los sentimientos en lugar de reprimirlo.
Finalmente he liberado, reconocido y  aceptado la energía negativa en mi cuerpo.
Esta sonrisa y energía hermosa me ha ayudado a enfrentar a la realidad.
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Pues, esta historia que acabo de contarte, demuestra el poder que cada uno de ustedes tienen de cambiar las vidas de otras personas. Esta persona no tenía ninguna idea de mis problemas personales, aun su energía inconsciente me ha ayudado a afrontar a la realidad, y de repente, todas las cosas que han pasado parecieron insignificante.
A veces todos tienen que afrontar a la realidad y poner sus problemas en perspectiva.

Tenemos que tomar el tiempo a reconocer el poder de nuestra propia energía y alma, y reconocemos el poder que todos tenemos de cambiar el día de alguien conocido o desconocido.

Mismo hay una jerarquía  en la sociedad, este no significa nada, todos tenemos la misma naturaleza y todos tenemos el mismo poder de transformar y al final, todos van a morir, independiente del estatus. Entonces, tiene que percibir a todos igual, todos tienen su propia felicidad y su propio sufrimiento y todos merecen amor.

Entonces, sonreí antes de juzgar, y ten confianza que tu energía hará cosas buenas.

NB: Yo sé que hay mucha información y muchos pensamientos en esta entrada.
Creo que, para mi, es una acumulación de todo lo que ha pasado, y ademas, en una situación así, donde estoy viviendo en un pais extranjero, adaptando a una cultura diferente y nueva, presenta mucho tiempo para la auto-reflexión.
Le permite identificar partes de su alma que quizás no le gustan tanto, o mas, identificar métodos mejores para hacer frente al camino en el que estas.
Creo que por eso tenía tanto miedo de entregar esta entrada, porque, como dicen, todo está sobre la mesa.
Está entrada es una representación de mí-mismo, en todo mi intensidad y emoción. Esta entrada me demuestra en todo mi vulnerabilidad.
Yo sigo trabajando en mí-mismo, pero eso no significa que, donde estoy ahora, esta donde estaré siempre. Es simplemente otro paradero en mi viaje de auto descubrimiento, y este viaje nunca cesará para cada uno de nosotros.
Cada dia es una oportunidad nueva de volver a la realidad, en lugar de cubrir los pasos.
Entonces, gracias por ser una parte de mi viaje loco, y gracias por leer este blog!

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OK, so here is the loose translation if anyone has got this far… be prepared, it gets quite wordy… but hey, that isn’t anything new.
ENGLISH TRANSLATION

It is about time I wrote a blog post in Spanish, so here it is finally!

I can’t believe how quickly time is passing. It has already been nearly 5 months since I arrived here in Peru, but sometimes it still only feels like one day ago.

Every day that I am here I learn something new, and lately I have been learning a lot about myself and how I need to resolve my own energy imbalances.

When a person is alone for most of the time in their own thoughts, they have a lot of time to think and reflect (sometimes too much time).
For me, I’ve always liked my alone time. I’ve always been an independent person.
I like, and honestly prefer generally, to pass time in silence, alone doing whatever activity whether it be traveling, drawing, or now yoga; although at times this time within your own mind can drive you a bit crazy.

You begin to feel like your thoughts are suffocating you, like you’re being boxed in as you watch life around you, making yourself a prisoner.
But this is simply a challenge that you need to face up to, a challenge of the mind that will eventually make you much stronger.

So, continuing on, lately I have been going through a phase where I have been learning a lot about my own mind.
I have remembered some very important things that I already knew, but I needed to acknowledge them again.

To begin with: it is important to acknowledge the good and the bad equally in life.

You need to accept that, in life, there is going to be suffering and sadness, just as much as happiness and you need to acknowledge them equally.
You need to accept that change is a part of life, and that everything is impermanent.
You need to accept that death is a part of life, just as much as birth, and both are beautiful.
Life is a cycle of change; a cycle of continuous transformation.
We need to surrender ourselves to this continual transformation.

No one can obtain a permanent, fixed happiness, because happiness changes as well,  the life cycle doesn’t stop for anyone.
In accepting happiness and suffering equally, you can live a happier life, because in doing this, you can learn from the suffering, and eventually, you can accept that all suffering in life will pass, just as the happiness will pass as well.

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Here is a picture of my banana haul to lighten the load of this post 😛 bananas for days…

Another thing that I realized recently was that we all need to recognize the potential for positive change each day.
We all have something to teach and equally something to learn each day.
It is when we open our energy fields that we have the post potential for personal growth.
This point leads me to my next story, and this story begins with a smile.

I have always been conscious of the potential of a smile, but sometimes I forgot about the immense power that one holds.
We all have to be aware of the vibrations we are emitting.
For example, when you’re walking down the street, if you have a frown on your face, or you are always disconnected from the people around you, you are going to share this energy.

Simply, we need to take a moment each day to disconnect from our mobiles, disconnect from the music that we are listening too, disconnect from thoughts and reconnect with the world around us.

If we did this more often, we would be able to see that the energy around us is very beautiful, and also that, when we are connected to the present moment, that our own energy has an incredible power.

All you need to do is think back to a day when you were sad or down and someone smiled at you. Even if you didn’t know this person, or even if you were thinking ‘Why is that person smiling like that’, it still has a beautiful effect.

It seems simple, but if we greet with a smile, instead of avoiding eye contact with blank, disconnected faces, we would share more good energy and connect with more like minded people.

I remember it well, it was a few weeks ago now, and I was feeling very upset.
My energy was very low and I was emitting negativity. Now, I hate to share negative energy in the world, but sometimes, in the world of your thoughts it can be difficult to avoid when there are so many things occurring and you don’t know how to digest them all.
Although in this case, in the end, my negative energy created a situation where I could learn and wake up again.

Basically, someone that I didn’t know that well at the time, gave me a smile.
They shared their energy with me, and honestly, their energy changed my perception on everything that was happening in my life.
I realized that the problems I was having and the feelings I was feeling were impermanent, and I decided that I could not continue feeling this way, sharing this sad and low energy when there were people like this sharing such unconditional, beautiful vibrations.

After this encounter, on the bike ride back to my house, I cried a lot, more than I have cried in a while… but it was great! It was as if I was letting go of all the anxiety and sadness, finally I had recognized the feelings in place of repressing them.
I finally liberated, recognized and accepted the negative energy in my body.
This smile and this beautiful energy helped me to face up to reality.

Now this story I just told you, it shows you the power that each one of you have to change the lives of other.
This person had no idea of any personal issues I was having, yet their unconscious energy brought me back down to reality and all of a sudden, everything that had happened felt insignificant.
Sometimes everyone needs to come back down to reality and put their problems in perspective.

We need to take the time to recognize the power of our own energy and soul, and acknowledge the power that you have to change the life of someone you know or don’t know.

Even though we have this hierarchy in society, this doesn’t mean anything, we all have the same roots and we all have the same power to transform, and in the end, we are all going to die, regardless of status.
So, we need to look at everyone equally, and understand that everyone has their own happiness and their own suffering, and that we all deserve love.

So smile before you judge, and trust that the power of that energy will do good things!

NB: I know that this is a whole lot of information and thoughts to take on.
I guess for me it is an accumulation of everything that has happened, and being in a situation like I am, living in a foreign country, assimilating into a new culture, it presents a lot of time for self reflection and working on yourself in general.
It allows you to identify parts of yourself that you might not like so much, or identify better ways to deal with the path your life is taking.
I think that was why I was so scared to post it; because it puts everything out there, this is me, in all my intensity and emotion.
This is me dealing with all the challenges, obstacles and triumphs that life is defined by.
I’m still working on it all myself, and that doesn’t mean to say where I am now is where I will always be, it is just another checkpoint in my own journey of self discovery, and that journey will never stop for any of us, every day is a new opportunity to become more aware of life, rather than just running through the motions.

So I thank you for being a part of my crazy journey and I thank you for taking the time to read!

Ciao chicos!

Besitos

Sam x

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2 thoughts on “Mi primera entrada de blog en español- Don’t worry there is a translation if you’re one of the few people that actually might like to read it :P

  1. My goodness Sam, you are becoming so philosophical aren’t you,and this trip to Peru is the proving ground, and I am sure it will make you a more rounded person. I quite agree that a smile to those around you is a very good thing, and the need to open up with people, like I do when I go out with my walking group, each time I go I tend to walk with one or two people and its amazing what you find out about each person, their problems, their theories on life, their experiences and of course all about their families and some are quite hilarious. Being on your own at times can only intensify whatever concerns you have, and to share those with a friend is a good thing to do, even if it is via email. I never had such means of communication when I married Grandad as he was taken away from me immediately after our wedding, he was in the Army and was sent abroad, eventually to Libya a place I knew very little about but he was out in the desert somewhere and it was not the most friendly of places to go to, our letters were long time in getting to each other, so I relied on popping round to his Mum’s or to my parents, I had no car and could not drive then. Fortunately I was working, till I found to my surprise and to Grandad’s when he had been home on leave for a short while, that I was preggers! To say it had come at an inconvenient time was not stretching the imagination. So I had to let him know when he got back to camp, far away, and then the problems came when I thought something was not quite right,told my dear Mother in law and she came with me to the Docs and was told to go straight home to bed as I was facing a miscarriage and I was about 3.5 months, so to bed I went, and I felt very alone and frightened. Grandad was allowed home on special leave it was just after Christmas, and he did not know what to do really,just wait and see. I stayed in bed a week and thought we had made it, till one night when the pains started, and boy what a nightmare, not knowing what to expect. When I lost the baby and my own Mother was not much of help, she panics too much. Well the Doc said all was OK with me and I could eventually get up in a day or so. Meanwhile it was coming up to nearly New Year and Grandad had to go back to camp, leaving me once again. However, he went into the kitchen of our flat,and made a Shepherds Pie, yes that old favourite, and as you might remember I think I told you, he imprinted in the mashed potato, the words, ” I love you” That made it so much better,and I felt I could cope with everything that might happen in the future. That is just one experience in life,and like you, I am now in that situation of being on my own,and there are times when you wonder if something wonderful will happen, who knows?
    Guess we all experience these times, so when you see people around you, as you say, pitch the phones, laptops and speakers and just chat and have a laugh. I sit and listen to my friend Brenda’s problems re her son and daughter-in-law’s broken marriage and the problems associated with the kids, who are both confused. I am sure our talking about it and how it impacts on her, helps a lot, so share your thoughts and you may be surprised at what your friends have to tell you too. Lots of love – Nan

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    1. I love you so much Nan. Thank you for sharing.
      That story made me cry remembering Grandad, and your special bond.
      Thank you for all your advice.
      Once again, I love you incredibly so. All my love.
      Sammy

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