Thursday, March 22, 2007

wise words from my favorite chilean

"The world, despite its sufferings and paradoxes, is a wonderful place to be in. Life is worth to embrace. Two advices: learn to see the invisible, to open yourself to the unexpected; and no matter what follow your instincts in everything related to your soul and your identity."
"In our daily routines, may we be ready, willing and able to let the unexpected in and to receive what it is teaching. And may we all be so attuned to creation that we come to see God everywhere."

2 comments:

Liz P said...

Dr. Juan! It is nice to hear his voice again through a friend. I have been so heavily influenced by him and the one class of his that I took - I still buy scores of "I, Rigoberta Menchu" books and pass them out to any one who will take them. I still go to drastic lengths to get fair trade AND organic coffee because of the vivid descriptions of her life on the coffee plantation. And because of Dr. Juan. What a cool dude.

Anonymous said...

Love the blog!

Just thought I might share this bit of wisdom for Nelson Mandela:

(Stop me if you've heard this...)

"Our deepest despair is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light not our darkness that frightens most of us. We ask ourselves, "Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous?"

Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn't serve the world. There's nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. You were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us; it's in everyone. As we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”