Monday, March 7, 2011

Days of days

Some days you feel overwhelming, you feel that you can change the world. Ideas run in your mind, your head is crazy and you can’t stop smiling. There are also days when you can’t afford one more step. Life is a huge and heavy weight in your back, each day is just a copy of the one before and the dream of yesterday seems far far away.

Today is one of those days. In this moment I feel disappointed, with whom? maybe me, maybe my country, maybe my decisions, maybe… Hopefully tomorrow will be another day and a new sunrise will show me that today was just a bad day.

meSunrise

This photo reminds me that even the most difficult day can be great if you wake up early and say hello to the sunrise having a cup of delicious Colombian coffee.

Friday, March 4, 2011

The grand design

Last month I read The grand design by Stephen Hawking, a quite interesting book about the universe, how it was created and the latest ideas of the physicist that try to find the unification theory. The author concludes that the actual science can define the no existence of God, or at least the God known by everybody.

Truth be told, I’m a believer. I’m catholic who believes in the description of God by Einstein. He said, not in his exact words, that God was all the laws that created the perfect equilibrium in the Universe. The gravity, the electromagnetic fields, the light speed.. everything is God. But I also believe, based on my personal experience, that God is in all the miracles that happen to us everyday. I used to think that I was unlucky, that nobody has given anything to me and everything that I had was the result of my hard work. I was right, but also I realized that I’m lucky, each day I receive a miracle. If you take the time to think about it each day you receive something, something unplanned, something that give you peace. It doesn’t matter if it is a penny that you find in the street, the cancelation of an exam that you didn’t want, an idea that just pop out of your mind… everything that appears just out of the equation of your day is a miracle.

Now I believe that these miracles are product of something (you can call it God, fate, destiny, karma, yin…) that keeps you up, even when you are losing the north. Miracles just show you the path and try to keep you in your element, in the place where you belong. I’m where I’m because sometimes I followed those miracles or just let them go. But in the last months I began to discover where I belong. Life is showing me the vision of IT (information technologies) as a social change engine. And probably that’s what I want to do in my life, use my knowledge and abilities on IT to help society to evolve. My society (Colombian society) claims for a change, a change that does not reside in the hands of the president or the government but in the hands of everybody. I believe that my country has 45 million of opportunities that can be exploited by the use of IT.

“Change is the only thing that is permanent” used to be our lemma, and now it is time to reuse it. Those miracles in the grand design are setting the road we need to walk, step by step. Hope that this year my miracles will give me the strength to keep forward and to achieve what I have to achieve in order to follow that road.

Music that sounds now on my iPod

Last days I am listening a new english band: Mumford & Sons and I’ve to admit that I love the songs of their album. They play folk music, full of beautiful sounds and rhythm. I listen to it on my iPod everyday, it brings to me the relax and quietness that I need these days. And I only want to share with you the song that keeps playing in my mind :)

As the winter winds litter London with lonely hearts…