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I heard many times before that i should live the present. I’m not sure the real reason people say that but i do have some ideas on this matter. Firstly the obvious idea: we live the present. We don’t live the past or the future instead we use past and future to project our selves. Projecting for the future helps creating it. More traditional people believe it to be called planning and strategy. More advanced ideas as the teories from quantum physicists support that you really create your future in your mind. The physical result is actually controlled by your mind’s projection of it. So you can project for the future as a benefit. But what about the past? This one should be easier to figure out because it is already there. It’s all written. Even so it can be more deceptive than the mysterious future. If you live your present according to your future you will be creating. If you live your present according to your past you will be stuck in it. The past is nothing more than a giant series of information coming from everywhere including our own journeys. When you look at it you start to use your memory. So far so good. It’s important to learn but we learn from mistakes and many times mistakes hurts us. So this information is not for free. It comes with a lot of things we don’t want or need to access. That’s where we create our defenses. That’s where we learn to fear. The big question is: How to get this information without the pain? People gotta be brave and take it? Even so the result is not that great. You learn to be afraid of heights but the feeling that comes with it can be as dangerous as heights depending on the situation. I’m using a simplistic example here. Think about other things we learn. We develop Karmas. We keep doing the same mistakes. That way we are repeating a projection for the past. The fat guy repeats his eating everyday. The dumb girl keeps choosing the wrong guys. We do to our kids the same things our parents did to us. The most creative we can be is to do the opposite. But getting free from this legacy and trying something new is something very uncommon. I think that’s nothing we can do about it. But i also think if we have this in mind we can do much more by trying. And the best way to try it is to focus on the present. Because life is in the present. The future is a possibility and the past is a big trap. I believe the present is a shadow of our souls. The past and the future are shadows of our present. Present= Life.

Today i went to see my first pyramid. The city of Teotihuacan close to Mexico city was one of the most advanced cities of the pre colombian civilizations. As many of these civilizations it ended with not much of an explanation. The site is undescribeable so i’m posting a shot i took. I was in one of the pyramids called moon and the shot shows the avenue of the dead and the bigger pyramid, the sun. The power of this site is amazing and you can’t help but wonder what happened to the people who lived there. They were very advanced. They lived there from 400 bc to 700 ad and since them we hed no major evolution on astronomy for an example. You may say that we do have many great discoveries in modern astronomy but think about it. They left us the 365 days year with twelve months and four seasons. They knew 20 centuries ago the earth was round and not the center of the universe. They used soap produced by mexican cactus with the same characteristics of our soap and they did it almost twenty centuries before we invented our soap. Like those there are many examples of their power. Even so they disappeared with no clues left behind. The strange thing is that nothing written was ever found so we don’t even know what was the language used by them. They could be extra terrestrials like those i posted a while ago here but that’s not the subject here. What is bothering me is how can a society like that just fade with no traces. Will our society do the same eventually? Societies are like bodies and have a “life” and a “death”. You can have a younger or older society but how to know as a man knows his life is ending that a society is about do die? As societies have a much longer life spam than men we can’t precise how long a society will live. There are signs like climate change and the diminishing of the natural resources. So i think about our society. How old is it? Is it close to it’s end? Will our story survive if we fade like dinosaurs? It overwhelming to be in a place like Teotihuacan thinking about these subjects that are so up to date with the conversations we have today about our future. Did those guys back then imagine nothing could destroy them? Resources were endless? Are we doing these same mistakes headed to the same fate? It’s really important to learn all we can about history so we can grasp how fragile our life in earth is. It’s important to give real value to the risks we take and help ensure our children’s future and their children’s future as well. Time to wake up!!

I heard many times before that i should live the present. I’m not sure the real reason people say that but i do have some thinking on this matter. Firstly the obvious idea: we live the present. We don’t live the past or the future instead we use past and future to project our selves. Projecting for the future helps creating it. More traditional people believe it to be called planning and strategy. More advanced ideas as the teories from quantum physicists support that you really create your future in your mind. The physical result is actually controlled by your mind’s projection of it. So you can project for the future as a benefit. But what about the past? This one should be easier to figure out because it is already there. It’s all written. Even so it can be more deceptive than the mysterious future. If you live your present according to your future you will be creating. If you live your present according to your past you will be stuck in it. The past is nothing more than a giant series of information coming from everywhere including our own journeys. When you look at it you start to use your memory. So far so good. It’s important to learn but we learn from mistakes and many times mistakes hurts us. So this information is not for free. It comes with a lot of things we don’t want or need to access. That’s where we create our defenses. That’s where we learn to fear. The big question is: How to get this information without the pain? People gotta be brave and take it? Even so the result is not that great. You learn to be afraid of heights but the feeling that comes with it can be as dangerous as heights depending on the situation. I’m using a simplistic example here. Think about other things we learn. We develop Karmas. We keep doing the same mistakes. That way we are repeating a projection for the past. The fat guy repeats his eating everyday. The dumb girl keeps choosing the wrong guys. We do to our kids the same things our parents did to us. The most creative we can be is to do the opposite. But getting free from this legacy and trying something new is something very uncommon. I think that’s nothing we can do about it. But i also think if we have this in mind we can do much more by trying. And the best way to try it is to focus on the present. Because life is in the present. The future is a possibility and the past is a big trap. I believe the present is a shadow of our souls. The past and the future are shadows of our present. Present= Life.