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Illustration Friday: reflect

Illustration Friday: reflect

My first contribution to Illustration Friday, this week’s topic is: reflect.

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2013 sunset

2013 sunset

It was nice to meet you 2013, I will definitely remember you!

Since the beginning you’ve been very honest and sincere, I like that. Maybe we had some disagreement, but never misunderstanding. So let’s enjoy tonight, together hand by hand, and embrace our upcoming friend.

Happy “to be continued…” to everybody!

What’s in a number?

Lately I was wondering about our age, the number I mean, me for example I am 32 years old, but what does it mean actually? What’s in a number?

As a tree looked from far away seems homogeneous, we too, head, trunk and four limbs, but observed in detail the tree has maybe longer branches in one side than in another, perhaps some roots are deeper because of the availability of water in the soil, more likely it will grow more green leaves from the side were the Sun reaches it and so on. In my point of view we are somehow the same. I am 32 because the Earth have completed 32 times the orbit around the Sun while I have been living on it (and I still live on Earth, so you know), but parts of me are still immature and one could say I am childish or teenager, as well as some other aspects of me maybe reflect a more mature character, more than 32. I would say this imbalance is even natural, grow at the same speed and reach the same level of maturity in all aspects of our lives looks to me non human, but rather a pc update.

Nevertheless, as wise people say, balance is a virtue, so work towards a proper balance in our lives may be beneficial for our personal development.

New Year’s motivations

New Year's motivations

I am not a big fan of New Year’s resolutions, but I think that from time to time it is important and healthy do a balance of what is or is not happening in our lives.

I feel it is one of those moments now, and I would like to share with you the motivations that inspired me to think about my resolutions:

1) Which people I like or feel close – which are my attachments. I had very different experiences in the field of relationships in the last months, and assess with whom I spend my time and energy is essential.

2) What makes me feel light or heavy. Which activities make me feel good/bad? Are there new activities I’d like to do? Are the old or usual ones still good enough? What should go to the “trash bin”? With activities I mean from job to leisure, and from mundane tasks like clean the dishes to deep activities like meditation.

3) How the process of creation of myself is going. Am I happy with who or how I am now? Do I follow my values? Should I check my values and how I put them in action?

The photo is a moment in which I was sharing food and motivations!

Which are your motivations/resolutions (if any)?