Looking at the other side

A blog full of contrarian views

  1. Get vitamin N*.
  2. Set your priorities right.
  3. Avoid complaining.

* N is for “Learn to say No”.


Today, during my lunch walk at the office, I suddenly recalled something my father used to constantly remind me many years ago.

As a kid, I had this habit of walking with my hands inside my jean's pockets. Each time my father saw that, he asked me to take them out. Then he used to said: “if you suddenly fall down, you won't be able to use your hands to avoid hitting the floor”, or something along those lines.

I don't know why I walked like that. Perhaps, somehow, it has a calming effect on me. Sure, he had a point, but his constant reminders were slightly annoying at the time.

Over the years, however, I have discovered different layers of meaning in his words.

#Stories #Life

Every hour passing by, painfully slow.

My brain barely works, the heart pumping blood, fresh air flowing in and out my lungs.

Bad habits lurk from the shadows, waiting for my weakest moment to show up.

And every moment replaces the previous one, painfully slow.

Some days I do wonder if time could ever stop, but it never does.

All the dust will settle down. Experiences and places, smiles and tears, happiness and sorrow, everything is waning down, painfully slow.

And the feeling of being lost will fade away too. Because such is life, sometimes it changes fast, other times slow.

#Life #Time

Without forgiveness life is governed by an endless cycle of resentment and retaliation Roberto Assagioli


As if there was a right amount of worrying (not too much, not too little?). Fundamentally, worrying about something is useless. However, mentioning its uselessness is useless as well because under certain circumstances we can't stop being worried.


I am working on stopping talking shit.

It is clear that no real progress can be made if you don't control the shit inflow. Shit in, shit out, basically.


I am not wise enough to lead, I am wise enough not to follow.


She was a great practitioner, someone who devoted her life to help others.


Each time I visit the Basque Country, I have a great time there. I am not sure exactly why, but I like it even more than Spain.