How has your own suffering enlarged your capacity to be compassionate towards yourself and others?
I never thought that I could have been inspired the most to my personal journey in one of my saddest moments. When I am sad I usually don't take time for my emotions. I keep myself busy, do things that distract me. The very first time I actually looked deep inside me was after a break up last year. Read more…
I never thought I could be so very sad but I also never thought I could learn so much about myself from that time and how much it made me to the person I am now.
What inspired you to start your personal growth journey?
I used to afraid of the open water.. Swimming in the sea, surfing, snorkeling, it made me panic. One day a good friend told me that looking deep into the ocean is like looking deep into yourself, that's why most people are afraid of it. When I was going through a difficult time, just at the right Read more…
moment, my friends called me up to see how I was and invited me to a snorkel trip at Costa Brava. It was the very first time, when I looked deep into the ocean and just jumped off the boat to swim. I was uncomfortable for a while but after a bit, I wasn't scared anymore. I enjoyed it.. it sounds like such a simple thing but looking deep inside ourselves sometimes is so terrifying that we forget to take time for it. That experience definitely help me to get over that fear.
This weekend I had a conversation with friends that came up when we had a get together at the beach. My friend stood up, took a deep breath and said how lucky we are to live in the beautiful city of Barcelona sharing all these amazing experiences. I agreed while another girl said that she thinks Read more…good luck is a choice as she choose to live and build her life here just as it is. But I don't think that everybody has the same privilege of "good luck" as for example I do.
In my case, I grew up in a stable environment, we never had financial trouble and on top of that my German passport that gives me the opportunity to live, work and travel easily all over the world. I am very grateful for that and for sure do choose to be happy and live a lucky life. However, I am not sure if "good luck" always comes down to a choice.
What do you think about that...?
Yvonne interesting question. I think it's both. Good luck and a choice. For example I live in Barcelona because it was my own choice, yes. I did it because I followed an inner voice even my parents were against it. But I admit that I had also good luck in my life. Just the fact that I was born healthy is good luck and a lot of lucky circumstances happend afterwards. interesting question. I think it's both. Good luck and a choice. For example I live in Barcelona because it was my own choice, yes. I did it because I followed an inner voice even my parents were against it. But I admit that I had also good luck in my life. Just the fact that I was born healthy is good luck and a lot of lucky circumstances happend afterwards.
Enriqueto We are fundamentally the product of randomness AKA luck. Just think how your parents meet each other and conceived you, how your grandparents meet each other ... and so on. We unique individuals are the result of a very long chain of ancestors with a lot of circumstances involved. We are fundamentally the product of randomness AKA luck. Just think how your parents meet each other and conceived you, how your grandparents meet each other ... and so on. We unique individuals are the result of a very long chain of ancestors with a lot of circumstances involved.
I have just recently found my definition of Happiness and that was to enjoy my daily life. I have been outside Barcelona for 6 weeks and missed everything about my life here. When I told my family and friends about it, I realized that I already found my Happiness here in this city.
What would your close friends name as your virtues and things they appreciate about you?
I always keep repeating to friends and family that I don't see myself as a mum because I am afraid I would do lots of mistakes. Every time I say that they tell me that they don't know anybody else who cares so much about the well-being of others than me and that this is what makes me one of the Read more…
most appreciated persons in their lives. ☺️
What lessons have you learned from failure, especially in your relationships?
I am not sure if there is such a thing as failure in human relationships as they are so complex. Every individual person works so different and sometimes its just very difficult to understand each other's needs.
Is there something that you’ve dreamed of doing for a long time? If yes, why haven’t you done it?
I would love to volunteer for a sea turtle conservation. Last year on a vacation in Mexico I was snorkeling and saw a sea turtle for the first time swimming in the sea. It was one of the most touching moments in my life.