My dear friends I want to sharing this reflexions by Facundo Cabral:
"You are not depressed... just distracted, distracted of this
life that populates in you. Distracted of the life that surrounds
you, dolphins, forests, seas, mountains, rivers.
Dont fall on what your brother fell on, who suffers due to a human
being when there is more than 6,400 millions (according to google''s
"world population"). Furthermore, it is not so bad to live alone.
I have fun by deciding what I want to do at every moment and thanks
to solitude, I know myself, which is constitutive for life.
Dont fall in what your father felt, feeling old when he is sixty but
forgets that Moses lead off the Exodus when he was eighty and
Rubinstein played Chopin like no other when he was ninety, just to
quote two renamed cases.
You are not depressed, you are just distracted. That is why you think
you have lost something, which is impossible since everything has been
given to you. You didn't even make a hair on your head, therefore you
cant be owner of nothing. Furthermore, life doesn't take things
away from you but it relieves you....lightens you so you can fly higher
to achieve plenitude. It is a school from the cradle to the grave,
therefore, what you call problems are just lessons.
You didn't lose anybody, the ones who passed away
simply got ahead of us because we are just travelers headed in
that direction. And, the best part of him, his love, will always stay
in you heart.
Who could say that Jesus is dead? There is no death.. there is
"moving". And on the other side there is great marvelous people:
Gandhi, Miguel Angel, Whitman, St Agustin, Mother Theresa your
grandpa and my mom among them, who believed poorness is closer to
love since money distracts us with plenty of things and draws us
apart since it makes us grow distrusted.
Do whatever you love and you will be happy. Who does what
he loves is blessedly condemned to success, which will arrive in
the moment it must arrive since all that is to be will be, and will
arrive naturally. Avoid doing things for obligation or engagement
but for love. Then, you will reach plenitude and among all that plenitude
anything will be possible with no effort, because it is moved by the natural
force of life, the one that kept me going when
the plane with my daughter and my wife felt down, the one that kept me
alive when the doctors said I had only three or four months of life.
God gave you the task of taking care of one human being, yourself.
Only you will be able to make yourself free and happy. Only then you
will be able to fully share your life with others. Remember these
words: Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.
Reconcile with yourself, sit in front of a mirror and think that the
creature you see is a master piece of God, choose right now
to be happy because happiness is an acquisition. Furthermore,
happiness is not a right, but a duty because if you are unhappy,
you will make unhappy everyone else around you. One single man
without talent nor spunk to live, ordered the death of
six millions of fellow Jews.
There are so many things to enjoy and our journey in this land is so short
that suffering is just a waste of time. We must learn to enjoy the coming snow,
the spring flowers, the Perusa chocolate, the French baguette bread, the
Mexican tacos, the Chilean wine, the Colombian coffee, the oceans,
the rivers, the Brazilian football, the One Thousand and One Nights, books as
the Divine Comedy, The Quixote or Pedro Paramo, romantic boleros by Manzanero,
and for the intellectual poetry by Whitman, classical music by
Mahler, Mozart, Chopin and Beethoven, paints by Rembrandt,
Caravaggio, Velazquez, Picasso and Tamayo among other wonders.
If you happen to have HIV or cancer, there is two things that could
happen and both of them are good. If it beats you, it will liberate
you from the bothersome body (I am hungry, I am cold, I am
sleepy, I feel like..., I am right, I have doubts)... and, if you beat it,
you will be humbler, more grateful...therefore you will be happy and
pleased easily, relieved from any guilt, responsibility and vanity,
ready to live every moment profoundly as it should be.
You are not depressed, you are just unemployed.
Help that child that needs you, that child who will be partners with
your son. Help the elders so the youngsters will help you when you
grow old. Remember that serving others is a certain happiness,
like when you care for nature for those to come. Give without limits
and you will receive much more than you expect. Love until you
become the most loved, even more, until you become the pure
essence of Love.
Do not be confused by those few homiciders and suiciders. Goodness
is bigger although you can see it because it is silent. A bomb makes
more noise than a caressing but there are millions of caresses feeding
life per each destroying bomb. Isn´t it worth it?
By Facundo Cabral
I hope this reflexions help us to be concious about the wonderful gift of God that is the life.
Thank you so much.