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La obsesión llega y dice:

HERE IN ENGLISH –> Obsession arrives and says:
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La obsesión llega y dice:
“A partir de ahora, tu destino me pertenece. Haré que busques cosas que no existen.
“Tu alegrí­a de vivir me pertenece también.
‘Porque tu corazón ya no tendrá paz, porque estoy expulsando al entusiasmo y ocupando su lugar.

“Dejaré que el miedo se esparza por el mundo, y tú siempre estarás aterrorizado, sin saber por qué.
No necesitas saberlo: lo que necesitas es seguir aterrorizado, y así­ alimentar el miedo cada vez más.

“Tu trabajo, que antes era una Ofrenda, está ahora poseí­do por mí­.
Los demás dirán que tú eres un ejemplo, porque te esfuerzas más allá del lí­mite, y tú sonreirás a tu vez y agradecerás el cumplido.
“Pero en tu corazón, yo estaré diciéndote que todo tu trabajo es ahora mí­o, y servirá para apartarte de todo y de todos: de tus amigos, de tu hijo, de ti mismo.
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“Trabaja más, para que no puedas pensar. Trabaja más de la cuenta, para que dejes de vivir por completo.

“Tu Amor, que antes era la manifestación de la Energí­a Divina, también me pertenece.
‘Y esa persona a la que amas no se podrá apartar un momento siquiera, porque yo estoy en tu alma diciendo: ‘Cuidado, puede irse y no volver’.

“Tu hijo, que antes deberí­a seguir su propio camino en el mundo, ahora pasará a ser mí­o.
‘Así­, haré que lo rodees de cuidados innecesarios, que mates su gusto por la aventura y por el riesgo, que lo hagas sufrir cada vez que él te desagrade o te provoque sentimientos de culpa porque no correspondió a todo lo que tú esperabas de él”.

Por lo tanto, aunque la ansiedad sea parte de la vida, nunca dejes que ella controle tus movimientos.

Si se acercara demasiado, dile: “No me preocupa el dí­a de mañana, porque Dios ya está ahí­, esperándome”.

MANUSCRITO ENCONTRADO EN ACCRA
(en todos los paí­ses de idioma español)
 
 

Obsession arrives and says:

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(VERSION EN ESPANOL: clicar aqui)
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Obsession arrives and says:

‘Your fate now belongs to me. I will make you look for things that do not exist.
‘From now on, your heart will know no peace, because I will drive out enthusiasm and take its place.

‘I will allow fear to spread throughout the world, and you will always feel afraid, but without knowing why.
‘You don’t need to know, you just need to stay afraid.

‘Work harder, then you won’t have to think. Work harder than you need to, so that you can stop living altogether.

‘Your Love, which was once a manifestation of the Divine Energy, belongs to me too.
‘And the person you love will be unable to leave your side for a moment, because I am there in your heart saying:
“Careful, she might go away and never come back.”

‘Your son, who once would have followed his own path in the world, will now be mine as well.
‘I will have you surround him with unnecessary worries that destroy his taste for adventure and risk,
‘that make him suffer whenever he displeases you and leave him feeling guilty because he has failed to live up to your expectations.’

Never let Obsession control you.

If it comes too close, say: ‘I’m not worried about tomorrow, because God is there already, waiting for me.’

If it tries to persuade you that taking on lots of jobs means having a productive life, say:
‘I need to look at the stars in order to feel inspired and to be able to do my job well.’

If it threatens you with the ghost of hunger, say:
‘I do not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God.’
 
 
taken from MANUSCRIPT FOUND IN ACCRA

The eyes of the soul are bleary with tiredness

3655_coelhoFor those who cannot learn how to deal with anxiety, life will be a nightmare.

The very thing they should be grateful for – all the hours that make up a day – becomes a curse. They want time to pass more quickly, not realising that this will also hasten their encounter with the Unwanted Visitor.

Even worse, in an attempt to drive away anxiety, they do things that make them even more anxious.

The mother, waiting for her son to come home, begins to imagine the worst.

The lover thinks: ‘My beloved is mine and I am his. And in the broad ways I sought him, but I found him not.’ And with every corner I pass and with each person I ask and who fails to answer my questions, I allow the normal anxiety of love to be transformed into despair.

The worker, while he awaits the fruits of his labours, tries to occupy himself with other tasks, and each task will bring him more moments of waiting.
It will not be long before each single anxiety has grown into one larger anxiety, and he can no longer see the sky or the stars or his children playing.

And mother, lover and worker alike all cease living their lives and simply expect the worse; they listen to rumours and complain that the day seems never-ending. They become aggressive with friends, family and employees. They eat badly, either eating too much or unable to keep anything down. And at night, they lay their head on the pillow, but cannot sleep.
That is when anxiety weaves a veil through which only the eyes of the soul can see.
 
 
taken from MANUSCRIPT FOUND IN ACCRA

Os dois meninos

black-outline-two-boysUma velha história árabe conta que dois meninos – um rico e um pobre – voltavam do mercado. O rico trazia biscoitos untados com mel, e o pobre trazia um pedaí§o de pí£o velho.

– Deixo vocíª comer meu biscoito, se bancar o cí£o para mim – disse o rico.

O menino pobre aceitou e, de quatro na calí§ada, comeí§ou a comer as guloseimas do menino rico.

O sábio Fath, que assistia a cena, comentou:

– Se este menino pobre tivesse um pouco de dignidade, ia terminar descobrindo uma maneira de ganhar dinheiro. Mas ele prefere tornar-se o cí£o do menino rico, para comer seu biscoito.

“Amanhí£, quando for grande, fará o mesmo por um cargo público, e será capaz de trair seu paí­s por uma bolsa de ouro.”

When you are going through difficult times

fotoOur dream, the desire that is in our soul, did not come out of nowhere.
Someone placed it there.
And that Someone, who is pure love and wants only our happiness, did so only because he also gave us the tools to realise our dreams and our desires.

When you are going through difficult times, remember: you may have lost some major battles, but you survived and you’re still here.
That is a victory. Show your happiness and celebrate your ability to go forward.

Pour your love generously out onto the fields and pastures, down the streets of the big city and across the dunes of the desert.

Show that you care about the poor, for they are an opportunity for you to display the virtue of charity.
And care, too, about the rich, who distrust everything and everyone, keep their granaries crammed with grain and their coffers full, but, despite all that, cannot drive away loneliness.

Never miss an opportunity to show your love, especially to those close to you, because we are always at our most cautious with them, for fear of being hurt.

Love – because you will be the first to benefit. The world around you will reward you, even if, at first, you say to yourself: ‘They don’t understand my love.’

Love does not need to be understood. It needs only to be shown.
 
 
taken from THE MANUSCRIPT FOUND IN ACCRA

Let’s take a walk in my garden