Thursday, January 27, 2011
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Me, going away from Cairo...
Just taking time off to heal the wounds, lick them and erase what's not GOOD from the past.
Letting it all go...
Taking a GRATITUDE vote towards all that was great and simply forgetting and letting go of all disappointments, sad experiences with people I used to love and the REALITY that not everyone has the same courage, character strenght, honesty, kindness in their hearts as I wish they would. Accepting other people's weakness and ugly spots as they are cause that's the deepest, most difficult and truthful way of loving them while letting them go out from our lives.
Compassion for other people's ugliness (and for ours) is just a sign that we might be REALLY loving them.
While running away from Cairo, I am also LEARNING on the way...
Egypt political struggles.
The last few days in Cairo were politically agitated with violent street demonstrations, alert news of new public gatherings and a violent answer from the national police.
This blog is not a political site and I am the least diplomatic person on earth (after my beloved mum who wins the FIRST PRIZE on extreme honesty and total lack of diplomatic skills) so I will keep this comment to a minimum and will not go into details.
Here we go:
It's only NATURAL and URGENT that egyptians revolt against the corrupt system they are living in. This is a country where the common people don't have any honest chance to make a GOOD LIFE QUALITY for themselves and everybody is really tired of poverty, no human rights or a CHANCE to even DREAM about a better life.
I LOVE EGYPT, despite all the horrific things/people I've seen around here but, as I started to KNOW this country's reality and the reasons why PEOPLE act the way they do, I experimented a new kind of compassion for corruption, lies, general laziness and absence of produtivity.
It all comes down to a simple base: If there's no compensation for HARD HONEST WORK, TALENT and SKILLS, then no one will think it's worth to BE GOOD and do their BEST.
If only pimps, professional thieves, rich people with loads of money, connections and power and dishonest individuals GET THE JOB, GET the VALUE, GET the APPRECIATION then the message this reality gives to everyone is simply: BE an ASSHOLE and you'll be compensated!
I am as tired as any egyptian. I work and live in this country for 4 years non-stop. I work with egyptians and for egyptians and I see their immense potential. If only there was a political system that compensates people's TALENTS and ABILITIES, instead of killing it...
More manifestations will be expected for today.
Hoping for a MIRACLE.
You knew you the World was gonna end TOMORROW?!
What would you do?
Which people would you run to just for a hug, for a deep moment of love making, for a simple and heartfelt: I LOVE YOU, for a glimpse of their eyes on your eyes?
You knew the World was gonna end within a few hours?
Who would you meet to say: " I am sorry...", who would you passionately kiss, who would you hold tight and never let go?
You knew the World was gonna end within an hour?
What would you do FIRST?
Who would you run to FIRST?
To whom would you honestly sware eternal LOVE?
(Say the answer to these questions to yourself NOW and you will know WHAT you should do NOW and WHOM you should run to
Don't wait till the world is over.
Or this day.
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Check this GORGEOUS promotional video of the event I am honoured to be part of.
So happy to perform and teach at this event.
Will wait for you at this amazing FESTIVAL!
Monday, January 24, 2011
Sunday, January 23, 2011
No pointing fingers at other people's actions but always concentrating on DOING MY BEST. Focusing on myself and my own growth, instead
of focusing on other's mistakes (it's really a waste of time, isn't it?).
Cairo, the 23rd January, 2011
Here are a series of incredible images/messages I found out and wish to share with all of you.
As you INSPIRE ME, I hope to INSPIRE YOU TOO.
Just giving it back, really...
Yesterday night's shows were a riot!
And, for a moment of absolute clarity when my eyes were closed and I just listened to the audience's applauses, I REALIZED - again - that ALL DREAMS CAN COME TRUE if you are BRAVE enough to take responsability over your own life and MAKE THE FIRST STEP towards the things you want to BE, DO, ENJOY.
But, truly, YOU HAVE TO MAKE IT HAPPEN! God helps the ones who help themselves.:)
My gratitude, hug and appreciation to the various individuals (whom I call my disguised "angels") who inspire me and push me forward on a daily basis.
As a professional dancer and as well as a person, I need those bits of LIGHT and FIRE. They come in diverse shapes and forms. They may be a stranger smiling at me with true tenderness in the street, a TANGO dance partner who makes me fly in his arms while dancing one of my favourite songs, a friend who sends me a poem or calls me just to say "I miss you", the lips of a lover covering my face with kisses, a bunch of birds in the sky heading for Spring time, a sweet cat that runs towards me to purr in my ear, a loving letter from Portugal, etc,etc,etc...
Oh, yes! We can count the constant "put downs" around us but it's surely better to count the PUSH UPS that surrounds us all the time. And having the ability to catch their drift on the spot is also essencial. How good is a beautiful tempest if you cannot enjoy the RAIN?!