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The Chinese Bamboo Tree- a story on Patience and Perseverance

In the far east they have something that’s call the Chinese bamboo tree. The Chinese bamboo tree takes five years to grow. They have to water and fertilize the ground where it is every day, and it doesn’t break through the ground until the fifth year. But once it breaks through the ground, within five weeks it grows 90 feet tall.

Now the question is does it grow 90 feet tall in five weeks, or five years?The answer is obvious. It grows 90 feet tall in five years. Because at any time, had that person stopped watering and nurturing and fertilizing that dream, that bamboo tree would’ve died in the ground.

And I can see people coming out talking to a guy out there watering and fertilizing the ground that’s not showing anything. “Hey, what’cha doing? You’ve been out here a long time, man. And the conversation in the neighbourhood is, you’re growing a Chinese bamboo tree. Is that right?”

“Yeah, that’s right.”

“Well, even Ray Charles and Stevie Wonder can see, ain’t nothing showing. So how long you been working on this? How long have you been working on your dream, and you have nothing to show… This is all you’ve got to show?” People gonna do that to you. And some people, ladies and gentlemen, they stop. Because they don’t see instant results. It doesn’t happen quickly. They stop. Oh, no, no, no, no. You got to keep on watering your dreams.

That is not gonna happen as quickly as you want it to happen. Lot of things gonna happen that will catch you off guard. And so therefore, you’ve got to deal with and handle it as it comes. And not only that, but that faith and patience drives you into action. You’ve got to keep moving. And keep plugging away.

During those hard times, when you don’t know how you’re gonna make payroll. During those times when you fail and things didn’t work out. They were nowhere to be found. But you know what I discovered? When you’re working at your dream, somebody said, the harder the battle, the sweeter the victory. Oh, it’s sweet, to you. It’s good to you.

Why? See, when it’s hard and there’s a struggle, see what you become in the process is more important than the dream. That’s far more important. The kind of person you become. The character that you build. The courage that you develop. The faith that you’re manifesting. Oh, it’s something that, you get up in the morning, you look yourself in the mirror, you’re a different kind of person. You walk with a different kind of spirit.

People know that you know what Life is. That you have embraced Life. You knew it was hard. But you did it hard. 


-Les Brown


En el lejano Oriente tienen algo llamado el árbol de bambú. El árbol de bambú se toma cinco años en crecer. Tienen que regar e abonar el suelo donde se encuentra todos los días, y no sale de la tierra hasta el quinto año. Pero una ves que sale a la superficie, crece 28 metros en nueve semanas.

Ahora la pregunta es, crece 28 metros en nueve semanas o en cinco años? La respuesta es obvia. Crece 28 metros en cinco años. Por que si en cualquier momento esa persona hubiera dejado de regar y abonar ese sueño, el árbol de bambú hubiese muerto bajo el suelo.

Y puedo ver a la gente llendo a hablar con el hombre regando y abonando un suelo que no muestra nada. “Hola, que haces? Llevas mucho tiempo aquí afuera hombre. Los comentarios del barrio dicen que están creciendo un Arbol Chino de bambu, es verdad?

“Si, es verdad”

“Pues hasta Ray Charles y Stevie Wonder pueden ver que ahi no hay nada. Hace cuanto tiempo que trabajas en esto? Cuanto tiempo llevas cultivando tu sueño y no tienes nada para mostrar…. esto todo lo que tienes?”

Hay gente que te va a hacer esto. Y hay personas, damas y caballeros, que al escuchar esto abandonan sus esfuerzos por que no ven resultados instantáneos. Como no sucede rápido, paran. Pero oh, no, no, no, no. Tienes que seguir regando tus sueños. 

No va a suceder tan rápido como tu lo quieres. Muchas cosas pasaran que te van a agarrar desprevenido. Y entonces, tu tienes que hacerles de frente y manejarlas como van llegando. Y no solo eso, la fe y la paciencia te llevan a entrar en acción. Tienes que seguir hacia adelante y continuar con tus esfuerzos.

Durante esos tiempos dificiles, cuando no sabes como vas a llegar a pagar las cuentas. Durante esos tiempos cuando fallas y las cosas no funcionan, no es facil encontrar fe y paciencia. Pero sabes lo que es descubierto? Cuando estas trabajando en tu sueños, lo mas difícil que es la batalla, lo mas dulce la victoria. Oh es dulce para ti y es bueno para ti.

Por que? Ve, cuando las cosas son difíciles y hay un lucha, en que te conviertes durante el proceso es mas importante que tus sueños. Mucho mas importante. El tipo de persona en la cual te conviertes. El carácter que desarrollas. El coraje que desarrollas. La fe que manifiestas. Eso es algo que cuando te levantas por la mañana y te ves en el espejo, ves un tipo de persona diferente. Caminas con otro tipo de espíritu.

La gente sabe que tu sabes de que se trata la Vida. Que tu haz abrazado a la vida. Sabias que iba a ser difícil. Pero lo hiciste igual. Ponte firme y ve por tus sueños.

-Les Brown


Einstein’s Theory of Happiness


” A calms and modest life brings more happiness than the constant pursuit of success combined with constant restlessness.”


“Una vida calma y modesta trae mas felicidad que la bùsqueda constante del exitò acompañada de una inquietud constante.”

Will’s reflections on Love


You cannot make a person happy……You can make a person smile, you can make a person feel good, you can make a person laugh, but whether or not a person is happy is deeply, totally, and utterly out of your control….. We fell into this false romantic concept that somehow when we got married we would become “One”, but what we realized is that we were two completely separate people, on two completely separate individual journeys, and that we were choosing to walk our two separate journeys, together. But her happiness was her responsibility, and my happiness was my responsibility…. Find your individual, internal, private, separate joy and then you can present yourself to the relationship and to each other already happy.”

-Will Smith

The Journey of a Hero

ReThink Your Life

Comedian Joe Rogan giving us his take on how to lead a life of happiness and purpose. Enjoy!

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Universal Declaration of Human Rights

-Illustration by Zen Pencil

Nature is not Mute

Reality paints a dead nature.

The catastrophes are called natural, as if nature was the tormentor and not the victim, while the climate goes crazy and so do we.

5th of June is world environment day. A good day to celebrate the constitution of Ecuador, that in the year 2008, for the first time in the history of the world, recognized nature as a subject with rights.

It sounds strange, this idea that nature has rights, as if it was a person. On the other hand, it sounds perfectly normal that the big corporations of the United States have human rights. And they do, by Supreme Court decision, since 1886.

If nature was a bank, she would have already been saved.

-By Eduardo Galeano, Uruguayan Author.

Translated into English by me.

La Realidad pinta naturalezas muertas.

Las catástrofes se llaman naturales, como si la naturaleza fuera el verdugo y no la víctima, mientras el clima se vuelve loco de remate y nosotros también.

5 de Julio es el dia del medio ambiente. Un buen día para celebrar la nueva constitución de Ecuador, que en el ano 2008, por primera vez en la historia del mundo, reconoció a la naturaleza como sujeto de derecho.

Suena raro esto de que la naturaleza tenga derechos, como si fuera persona. En cambio, suena de lo mas normal que las grandes empresas de los Estados Unidos tengan derechos humanos. Y los tienen, por decisión de la Suprema Corte de Justicia, desde 1886.

Si la naturaleza fuera banco, ya al habrían salvado.

-Eduardo Galeano

The Earth Speaks

Short films by Conservation International. In the films, a different part of nature speaks to us through the voices of some of Hollywoods biggest stars, reminding us that Nature doesn’t need people. People need nature.

Lupita Nyong’o is a Flower

Robert Redford is The Redwood

Ian Somerhalder is Coral Reef

Edward Norton is The Soil

Penelope Cruz is Water

Harrison Ford is the Ocean

Kevin Spacey is The Rainforest

Julia Roberts is Mother Nature

Love Karma

Music Video to the song “The Ancestor” by Darlingside an Indie Folk Band from the U.S. This Beautiful music video is about death, re-incarnation, and love.

“They were eternal lovers, looking and finding each other time and time again was their karma.”

su karma


We were Never Born

“I have lots of things to teach you now, in case we ever meet, concerning the message that was transmitted to me under a pine tree on a cold winter day. It said that Nothing Ever Happened, so don’t worry. It’s all like a dream. Everything is ecstasy, inside. We just don’t know it because of our thinking-minds. But in our true blissful essence of mind is known that everything is alright forever and forever and forever.

Close your eyes, let your hands and nerve-ends drop, stop breathing for 3 seconds, listen to the silence inside the illusion of the world, and you will remember the lesson you forgot, It is all one vast awakened thing. I call it the golden eternity.
We were never really born, we will never really die. It has nothing to do with the imaginary idea of a personal self, other selves, many selves everywhere: Self is only an idea, a mortal idea.

I know this from staring at mountains months on end. They never show any expression, they are like empty space, but the emptiness of space will never crumble away because it was never born.”

-Jack Kerouac