Friday, September 2, 2011


Que nadie te lo cuente.
This life-changing little tidbit was suggested to me by Luís Pérez-Eguiarte, a very significant Mexican friend. The wisdom we exchanged accelerated the process of my eyes opening. This chilango has had a tremendous impact on my life. In a fantastic way.

It roughly translates: "Don't let anyone have to tell you."

In other words, truly live and experience your Life. Have as many interesting, life-enriching, and amazing experiences as you possibly can. Try it. Do it. Taste it. See it. Drink it. Eat it. Listen to it. Learn it. Feel it. Breathe it. Dance it. Visit it. Climb it. Explore it. Embrace it. Enjoy it. Be fearless and courageous. Jump into the Universal pool of infinite possibilities and JUST GO FOR IT!

It is a powerful little gem of wisdom related to:
Let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt, being all metaphysical in his First Inaugural Address.

After all, fear truly is the only thing that limits us from our godlike potential. The opposite of fear is love. Realize that deeply and saturate your life with love. Continuing this narrative, some profound wisdom from an unexpected source:
Life is a buffet and most poor suckers are starving to death!
- Auntie Mame*

The infinite abundance of the Universe is ours, if we would simply open our eyes and realize it. This "opening of the eyes," in turn, is alluded to by the singing Jamaican prophet:
Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery, none but ourselves can free our minds!
- Bob Marley

There are a whole lot of fear-bound, enslaved minds in this world, let me tell ya. Yet, I truly believe the "emancipation" of the collective human consciousness has not only begun, it is accelerating. (Observe, for example, how the Arabic peoples of the Middle East and North Africa are rising up, demanding, fighting for, and even courageously giving their lives for justice, their human rights, and their freedom.) The best is yet to come for humankind. The glass is half-full. It only gets better.

*Thank you, Claiborne Parker.

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