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What this weblog is.

Creating a blog was suggested to me by a couple of friends, as a more flexible and spontaneous append to the website structure.

Recently I had developed the practice of sharing meaningful quotes on my site, a practice which was… well, pretty unidirectional. I found it a bit unfair that people were not able to engage in communication in a more active way, the possibility of leaving a comment made it much more interesting.
This I find more appealing, and maybe, with time, I will find content that conveys enough meaning to me to post here.

If there is nothing to post, I intend to post nothing, meaning that silence is more eloquent at that moment (comments are welcome).

If there is something to post, it probably may be a quote, a non quote, images, thoughts… or neither of the above, to be determined.  Ideally it should be an extension of my artwork which is… well, my life. Easier to say it than to implement it.

Another consideration is having to switch the communication to English only (I am Mexican and my mother tongue is Spanish), which comes with a high cost since the translation tools are still pretty inaccurate; for the time being it will have to be.

Here are the previous quotes I had cited in the page as a form of record.

Yours truly,

03/18/2011

Become the one you would like to be, start saying what you’d like to say, act like you would like to act.
Stop repeating incessantly what you’d rather do differently.
Do what you know you have to do, today; don’t sit on it.
A lifetime is not a long time.

Se quien te gustaría ser, comienza a decir lo que te gustaría decir, actúa de la manera en que te gustaría actuar.
Deja de repetir incesantemente lo que preferirías cambiar en tí.

Haz lo que sabes que tienes que hacer… el dia de hoy; no lo dejes para mañana.

Una vida no es mucho tiempo.

gh

03/15/2011

“…of course it was impossible to connect the dots when I was in college, but it was very clear looking backwards, ten years later, again, you can’t connect the dots looking forward, you can only connect them looking backwards.
So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something, your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever… because believing that the dots will connect down the road will give you the confidence to follow your heart even when it leads you off the well worn path.”

Steve Jobs

“… desde luego, era imposible el conectar los puntos cuando estaba en la universidad, y muy claro al verlo en retrospectiva, diez años después; repito, no se puede conectar los puntos viendo hacia adelante, solamente viendo hacia atrás.
Hay que confiar en que los puntos se van a conectar en tu futuro. Hay que confiar en algo, tu intuición, destino, vida, karma, lo que sea… ya que el saber que los puntos conectarán mas adelante otorga la confianza de seguir el camino que propone el corazón, aún cuando conduzca a lugares poco visitados.”

Steve Jobs

03/05/2011

When there is nothing to say it is better to say nothing.

GH

Cuando no hay nada que decir, es mejor no decir nada.

GH

03/05/2011

Here is the test to find whether your mission on Earth is finished: if you’re alive, it isn’t.

Richard Bach

Esta es la prueba de que tu misión en la Tierra no ha terminado, si estás vivo aún tienes que hacer.

Richard Bach

02/28/2011

“Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself, and know that everything in life has purpose. There are no mistakes, no coincidences, all events are blessings given to us to learn from.”

Elizabeth Kubler Ross

“Aprende a contactar el silencio interno, todo en la vida tiene un propósito. No hay errores ni coincidencias, todos los eventos son bendiciones de las cuales podemos aprender.”

Elizabeth Kubler Ross

02/18/2011

“Nothing is built on stone; all is built on sand, but we must build as if the sand were stone”

Jorge Luis Borges

Nada se construye sobre piedra; todo se construye sobre arena, pero debemos construir como si la arena fuese piedra.

Jorge Luis Borges

02/17/2011

“Take good care of yourself, if you do this, everyone will benefit”.

Dr. Ihaleakala
(precursor of Ho’Oponopono)

“Cuide bien de usted, si hace esto, todos seremos beneficiados”.

Dr. Ihaleakala
(precursor del Ho’Oponopono)

02/14/2011

“Mom, isn’t it true that fear lives in my head?”

Santiago Soruco
12 years old

“Ma, verdad que el miedo vive en mi cabeza?”

Santiago Soruco
12 años

02/09/2011

“We are like the spider.
We weave our life and then move along in it.
We are like the dreamer who dreams and then lives in the dream.
This is true for the entire universe.”

The Upanishads

“Somos como la araña.
Tejemos nuestra vida para luego movernos en ella.
Somos como el soñador que sueña y luego vive en el sueño.
Esto es verdadero en el universo entero.”

Los Upanishads

02/07/2011

“Because I am the size of what I see, not the size of my stature”.

Fernando Pessoa

“Porque soy del tamaño de lo que veo, no del tamaño de mi estatura.”

Fernando Pessoa

02/04/2011

“We have been who we have been, now is the time
to become the one that we would like to be.”
gh

“Hemos sido la persona que hemos sido,
es ahora que debemos convertirnos en quien nos gustaría ser”.
gh

02/02/2011

“Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself,and know that everything in life has purpose. There are no mistakes, no coincidences, all events are blessings given to us to learn from.”

Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

“Aprende a contactar el silencio dentro de ti y recuerda que todo en la vida tiene un propósito. No hay errores, no hay coincidencias, todos los eventos son bendiciones que nos han sido dadas para aprender de ellas.”

Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

“We can express our feelings regarding the world around us either by poetic or by descriptive means. I prefer to express myself metaphorically. Let me stress: metaphorically, not symbolically. A symbol contains within itself a definite meaning, certain intellectual formula, while metaphor is an image. An image possessing the same distinguishing features as the world it represents. An image — as opposed to a symbol — is indefinite in meaning. One cannot speak of the infinite world by applying tools that are definite and finite. We can analyze the formula that constitutes a symbol, while metaphor is a being-within-itself, it’s a monomial. It falls apart at any attempt of touching it. ”

— Andrei Tarkovsky

“Podemos expresar nuestros sentimientos acerca del mundo que nos rodea en forma poética o descriptiva. Yo prefiero expresarme metafóricamente. Permítame subrayar: metafóricamente, no simbólicamente. Un símbolo contiene dentro de si mismo un significado determinado, una fórmula intelectual, mientras que la metáfora es una imagen. Una imagen que posee las mismas características que la distinguen como el mundo que representa. Una imagen es infinita en su significado. Uno no puede hablar sobre el mundo infinito aplicando conceptos que son determinados y finitos. Podemos analizar la fórmula que constituye un símbolo, mientras que la metáfora es un ser-dentro-de-sí-misma, un monomio. Se desvanece ante cualquier intento de tocarla.”

— Andrei Tarkovsky

“The moment you allow a thought to enter your consciousness
(and stay there for any amount of time), you start manifesting it.”

“En el momento en el cual admites un pensamiento en tu conciencia,
comienzas a manifestarlo.”

“…I knew, for the first time, what it means to be truly alive,
which means to be connected with death.”

Gregory in My dinner with André, by Louis Malle.

“…y por primera vez supe qué significa el estar verdaderamente vivo,
es decir, estar conectado con la muerte”.

Gregory en My dinner with André, de Louis Malle.

“I have met many Zen teachers throughout my life, all of them cats.”

Andy Warhol

“He conocido a muchos maestros Zen en mi vida,
todos gatos .”

Andy Warhol

“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

“El ser uno mismo en un mundo que constantemente intenta hacernos alguien diferente
es un gran logro.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

“The first 50 years of life are a preparation for what we came to do in this life.”

My mother

“Los primeros 50 años de vida son una preparación para lo que vinimos a hacer al mundo”.

Mi mamá

“Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.”

Carl Gustav Jung

“El que mira hacia afuera, sueña; el que mira hacia dentro, despierta.”

Carl Gustav Jung

“We are what we think.
All that we are
arises with our thoughts.
With our thoughts
we make the world”.

Buddha.

“Somos lo que pensamos.
Todo lo que somos
surge a partir de nuestros pensamientos.
Con nuestros pensamientos creamos el mundo”.

Buda

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