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Dalajláma a tlmočníčka, ktorá nepočula

Boli sme na Dalajlámovi. V obrovskej hale sa tento svätý muž počas dvoch hodín prihováral približne dvom tisícom ľudí. Ľuďom s otvorenými ušami a srdcami.

Tento muž hovoril presne to, čo by ste od Dalajlámu čakali. Slová ako láska, súcit, pomoc, pochopenie, prijatie zazneli presne toľkokrát koľko by ste od Dalajlámu čakali. Jeho reč  bola pokojná a umiernená. Miestami humorná, lebo taký je tibetský pápež. Bol by to úžasný zážitok, presne taký, aký si väčšina ľudí vysnívala. Až na jednu vec. Tlmočníčku.

DSC09179.JPGKým Dalajláma hovoril celý ten čas dokonalo pokojne, konzistentne, hoci občas tichšie a menej zrozumiteľne (čo vás pri jeho veku osemdesiatjeden rokov zase až tak neprekvapí), a prítomné bolo v jeho výklade obe – obsah aj forma, jeho tlmočníčka predviedla presný opak. Namiesto pokojného prekladu prinášala do sály vystresovaný výklad, namiesto konzistentného zdelenia sa táto žena strácala v súvislostiach, vetách a slovách prerušovaných dlhým „ee“, ktoré prichádzalo ako jingel takmer po každom slove. Kvalitný obsah sa strácal v zle vystrúhanej forme. Duchaplné a presne mierené myšlienky svätého muža zanikali v dlhom “ee” tejto nešťastnej ženy.

Nedalo si nevšimnúť tento paradox. Ženy sa jednoducho božský pokoj svätého muža ani len nedotkol, napriek tomu, že sedela pri ňom najbližšie zo všetkých. Kým on sa snažil dôsledne odovzdať toto vážne posolstvo, pritom bol svojou pozornosťou plne prítomný v sále plnej ľudí a živo reagoval na to, čo sa dialo v sále, viedol interakciu a popritom vtipkoval, žena bola hlboko ponorená do svojich rozháraných myšlienok a nadľudského úsilia pokúsiť sa presne zrkadliť to, čo svätý muž úplne prirodzene formuloval. Nebola v sále, nevnímala energiu ľudí pod ňou ani láskavosť muža vedľa nej a nebola sama so sebou, ani prítomná tam, kde práve sedela. Ten paradox bol neuveriteľný, no najlepšie nám ukázal, akými môžeme byť a akými občas bývame. Lebo ako povedal Dalajláma, aj on je len obyčajný človek a každý môže byť vo svojej podstate ako on.

Taký človek sa však musí naučiť byť prítomný, byť s druhými a zároveň byť v sebe, vo svojom strede. Ostať pokorný, no silný, byť milujúci a zvedavý. Každý môže byť vo svojej podstate svätým človekom a mal by sa o to snažiť. Každý môže byť šťastný a vytvárať mier aj v týchto chaotických časoch. O tom bolo napokon celé Dalajlámove posolstvo. Len žena, ktorá ho mala preložiť, si ho vlastne vôbec nevypočula. Škoda.

In bed with positive news

In days like these, when it´s raining heavily and you´re trying to get out from stupid sickness, you can find it both: as an opportunity and pitty as well.

For me it´s an opportunity after really long time to browse news and get the best out of it. Beside lot of negativity caused by fresh news from Ukraine or Israel, making you feel very insecure in this world, I found also lot of positivity which support my belief that world is getting closer to the bright side.

Young graduates are not just desperate candidates on McDonald´s employees but also very creative in generating job opportunities. Proofs are here in this article as well as in this particulare example of very creative individual. Second article is about a guy who created web page to promote himself and get a job in Silicon valley, which turned out to be successful project. Also it reminds me of this guy who is an inspiration for me in these days – he created lot of projects for his community, including Council of students, news portal or Messages to member of local parliament. And there are lot of such examples which persuade me that young people are worth trusting!

Also reading interviews of Karol Sudor, slovak journalist for SME, it makes me feel there are lot of people in Slovakia that are worth it.

Reading magazine Život I found very positive there are lot of good articles about Africa, finally something, which I was missing a lot before.

Talking about yoga & meditation I discovered lot of positive examples of proffesional web pages (or) talking about benefits of both excercise, which make more & more people trust in these techniques. Finally, people are discovering what used to be invisible for absence of scientific proofs and now chances to improve ourselves will rise. There was even an articles in Forbes about it.

Last but not least positive example of pure human´s happiness and ability to hold the engines of life is here. It´s an article about a girl who went to Peru cos she wanted and felt she had to go and there she found love of her life –  partner which became her husband after one month and love toward the country.

To summarize there are lot of things you can do while dying in bed and there are always options to choose from – positive ones as well as negative.

Now it´s already dark outside, rain stopped and I ´m still in my bed. From here I can hear someone playing panpipe. Amazing!


Have a nice day!

What kind of future do we have

Important thing nowadays (which I realized on my travels) is fact, that there are no limits. Especially when you´re young, coming from country that is relatively free, you have so many options.

Not talking only about all the youth exchange, Erasmus and volunteering programmes, which allow you to go anywhere. Following the right pages, sooner or later you´ll find the offer you need to find – to make a movie from Kosovo documentary festival or train to become part of one NGO in Macedonia. Most of these offers are almost for free – you pay max. 30% of your travel costs. Can you imagine what your parents would say (especially when you´re coming from former east block as I do)? It´s not fair.


Well, it´s not. On the other hand, not everything is bright. For example – insecurity we live nowadays – like my friend told me – most of young folks around me are lost. In present and especially in future. Still there exists principal conflict – should I go with the flow which dictates me what to do, when and how or cut the rope which ties me to these borders and leave them? Well, hardest fact to accept – it´s up to you.

Let go your fear

I used to be a fearful kid. Afraid to be myself, afraid of trying new things, do what I like. Becoming older you´re getting rid of these fears but still. Fear is my biggest enemy. Where does this fear come from? Is it my fear – or fear of my parents, ancestors, the society I live in?

I met a lot of people on my journey to Thailand – people with no plan, no future, let´s say. They were coming from travels – used to travel for years or months and now, coming home, little bit fearful what it will bring. But, who knows what future brings?

I met a guy, let´s call him Diego, he used to be lawyer in Argentina, safe future, nice girlfriend, nothing to worry about. But at the certain point in his life – he asked himself – is this what I want? No, was the answer. Somehow he moved to Australia, to work, to live, to travel, then go to India to practise yoga, then it happened he got offer from organisation teaching young people around the world to meditate. He was just following his “inner voice”, not thinking too much, not planning a lot, going with the flow of life. And so we met. You should see him. I bet you haven´t met so many people like him – free, open to anything, feeling comfortable with himself, shining like a star.  The way he talked, acted, was uncompromisingly straight. No fear, no hesitation, just pure faith. In life itself, in future, whatever it brings. I often think of him.

Leave your comfort home

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But… It´s not necessary to leave your job, home, family and friends to change your life, you can start to do something different here, staying in your homeland. Sometimes it´s even harder to stay. Try to be more trustful, more happy. Look on the things you want to do and things you can do. Don´t ask if you´re good enough to go out with something you want. People are so easy to persuade – untill you´re persuaded. Leave your old habits, your zone. Your homeland is a safe place, we all know that, but also too dangerous to turn you into old, lazy, always complaining, grumpy daddy.

I´m telling this to myself everyday. Sometimes it works, sometimes not. At least it makes me think. And thinking can be the first step. But not thinking too much.