The Manifesto of Maria

What can you learn from observing a dog? We picked Maria from the street. She had a car accident and was deeply injured.  She’s fine now. When we found her she couldn’t move, she was paraplegic. She couldn’t urinate or defecate for herself. Injured she was… forever. The doctors didn’t know if she was going to be ok again. Nervertheless she was always happy.

This was our lesson number 1 indeed. For 6 months she was confined into a tiny small space for bone and nerves recovery. She couldn’t move even one centimeter. 8 months later she was running like a canguru. Yes, true, she runs like a kanguru. You see… nothing is impossible. This was lesson number 2.

We learned a couple of things from her.

This is The Manifesto of Maria for a happy life.

#1

There are as many paths.

As many as all living cells in the entire Universe.

Life is a difficult creature to control.

That’s the reason why it’s so exhilarating.

And the unknown surprises us.

It’s life.

#2

Eyes, ears, nose, palate and skin wide open and awakened.

A dog is aware.

Five senses as one Unitary Perception.

No one can stop the movement of life. NO_BODY!

Carry a flyswatter if necessary. Or a gun. A gun of love.

Avoid weird things. Good is eternal.

What is done by fashion lives in the cemetery of oblivion.

#3

Participation. Culture of participation. Like life in a pack.

Having the opportunity to work with people whose minds and ideas may be more intense and interesting than ours.

After all we’re brothers. A hug is pure intensity!

Beware of hierarchy, it serves those whose egos are inflamed and out of control.

#4

Movies, books, dialogues, paintings, sculptures, photography, poems, dreams, trees, animals, leaves, flowers, water and stones, light and darkness.

The sun and the rain singing on your face, into your eyes.

Listening to sadness can be insightful if we give close attention.

And then comes silence. Quietness. Wich feeds us.

A dog can be still and relaxed a lot of times during the day.

Who is more intelligent?

#5

Smile with authenticity. Be genuine. Always.

We cannot measure the meaning of this.

Celebrate not knowing. Life is infinite potential.

I’m free because I learn.

Why? Give thanks to not knowing, it’s always a reason to open our eyes and get going!

The destination doesn’t matter.

Only right HERE and NOW are important!

#6

What we do and say in our daily lives affects and is part of our personality.

And also affects others. Like life in a pack.

We are the world and the world is us.

It’s important to leave room for the expression of others.

It is honesty. It is well being.

Do not try to be what one is not.

Realize what IS, without trying to manipulate with promises that can not be fulfilled.

Mostly those strange promises we make to ourselves sometimes.

#7

Love and care, attention and dedication, passion!

They all demonstrate respect and preserve nature.

In anything we do, the resources are minimized and kept to the essential.

The dog teaches.

This prevents the contamination both physical and intellectual and even emotional during our life cycle.

Simplicity is bliss. Pure bliss and intensity.

on of others.

It is honesty. It is well being.

Do not try to be what one is not.

Realize what IS, without trying to manipulate with promises that can not be fulfilled.

Mostly those strange promises we make to ourselves sometimes.

#8

Less is more, less but better.

We cannot define simplicity, we don’t find its definition in the dictionary, but she exists and one can feel it.

Having a quiet and peaceful mind opens the doors of perception.

urselves sometimes.

#9

Being attentive to the book of nature. To Nature’s Orchestra!

The reality flows.

Dialogue!

Be curious!

Question the comfort!

Being serious is to be! Born of being! Our being has immense potential!

Our selfishness limits. Being afraid of what and for whom ?

Understand that Life is not detached from Death.

They are ONE single melody.

The Big Bang is taking place right NOW.

Only the stupid and blind think occurred millions of years ago.

The Big Bang is on the sidewalk stone.

#10

The present moment is the unknown. A dog is aware. Listen.

Being here and now is to be awakened. A dog is still aware.

Impossible is nothing.