I'm joining Service Space because ... I feel people in this family are connected to my values. All of you are an inspiration for me. You are being the change and that supports me being it too!!
A good day to me is when ... There are a lot of smiles around me and stillness in my mind
My hero in life is ...Collective: The african Ubuntu, The japanese Moai, The south american Pachamama...
My favorite book is ...The Power of Now, Siddharta, Ebano...
One thing I'm grateful for is ... For breathing, for noble friends, for food and shelter :)
Nov 25, 2018, 1 comments, 13 smiles Yesterday our dear friend Liam was able to move to Casa de Paz in Villasur , near Burgos , a place where he is going to be in self-retreat for the next 5 - 6 months ! :) It's been amazing to witness so many causes and conditions emerge and come together slowly in the process of making this possible :) . Liam and I met 4 years ago when I was traveling with Nimo in his Empty Hands Pilgrimage in UK. We met in the most 'Bro-mantic' setting, on top of an amazing bridge near the Big Ben over the Thames, and more bromantically , giving hugs and little gifts to random people :). Something great was meant to come! :) Since then he has been such an amazing vibrational and more tangible support for all that has emerged in the part of the world we call Spain ! He was ... Read Full Story
Oct 08, 2018, 2 comments, 11 smiles I am driving the car and I see someone running with a torch! He looked like this: It took me a few minutes to turn around the car to talk to the runner , but I am glad I did! At first I thought, “Is that the Olympic Torch???” It was even better!! I was very moved when the runner told me about what he and others are doing! They are actually part of a movement that has been running with a torch for peace for more than 30 years! They call it Peace Run ! People from all over the world run with the torch in relays and they are able to cover thousands of kilometres in a matter of days, bringing with them the spirit of oneness, harmony and peace! Even Nelson Mandela or Mother Theresa have held that torch! Amazing! Quite a powerful syncronicity to meet these guys in ... Read Full Story
Oct 07, 2018, 7 comments, 21 smiles It has been a beautiful week last week in our area of the Planet! With the excuse of Mahatma Gandhi’s 149th birthday and Nimo’s visit to Burgos we organized a battery of events to spread love! So much emerged as we held multiple forms of holding :). Many of us feel this entire emergence has some deep roots we don’t totally understand, but here we are, in the middle of so much love! During these last days we have held Awakin Circles in couple of cities, a two day retreat with 25 people, an Empty Hands Music Gathering, a beautiful Heart March… and so much more happening between the happenings and on the sides of the happenings! Few puns emerged that help us describe our experiences of last days! We jokingly say that the coin we see more is coin-cidence, the new money we are trying to create is harmoney, the price ... Read Full Story
Aug 30, 2018, 1 comments, 11 smiles Vinoba Bhave said, "if you eat, then you are part of systems'. How right! In the path of inner transformation I sometimes forget of the importance of the systems I am part of... It's an undeniable part of our lives and realities. How does food come to our table? How do we move around? What are the processes involved in making and keeping the house I live in? As we are holding these conversations in the ecosystem, I wander, is there any interesting framework-theory-experiment you have found particularly relevant in the intersection of love and system design? I was very moved recently by an experience in Auroville and I also got in touch with the work of Barbara Max- Hubbard and her Wheel of Co-creation :). I also remember the Sarvodaya wheel that Vinoba created... Does anyone have a pic of it to add here?? Sending you all love!
Jul 05, 2018, 10 smiles My faith in the workings of generosity and inner transformation has increased manifold these last days! Few days ago it was a kitchen garden that manifested and now the altruistic magic of life has brought us the opportunity to serve through another home space! Last years I have been inspired by this little home located in Villasur de Herreros, a small village 25 kilometers away from Burgos. It reminded me of Vinoba’s Kutir in the Gandhi Ashram in Ahmedabad. Both homes have same colors red and white, and similar humility and outstanding simplicity. I would walk by and feel good vibrations there :). I remember once we were walking by with Madhu and he felt similarly. He said something like: ‘People will come to this space to meditate and just be’. For these last years I haven’t seen anyone in the house and I was more in traveling mode, so I didn’t undertake research ... Read Full Story
Jun 15, 2018, 5 comments, 16 smiles "“In my opinion, if 100% of the people were farming it would be ideal." Masanobu Fukuoka Two days ago we were gifted a piece of land and we are making of it a Peace of Land or a Land of Peace :). Some friends in my village were not using this land and we asked them if it was possible for us to use it :). Thank you Jose and Marivi and Chari! This is kind of common in our village since there is already a culture of sharing land when you are not using it which is very nice. A small Bhoodan movement :) Miki, Irene and my parents did a great job preparing it and we can already see great beauty on the land. Farming can be such a labor of love too, I believe :). When we go there we want to stay more and it invites a lot to meditate, contemplate or read… I feel plants also will respond to this love, but no expectations hahaha just experimentations ;). And as Miki said, we have planted more so we can start chains of generosity and gift to others !!! So happy for this :) Come any time hahaha :)
May 29, 2018, 1 comments, 12 smiles Jayeshbhai, a legendary Gandhian and friend explains about Tantra and Tatva: ‘In Sanskrit Tantra means method, technique; Tatva means intention, volition. If you have connected with Tatva, Tantra will grow organically…”. What Jayeshbhai is talking about is something with many interpretations and with a lot of depth. One thing I take from it is how important it is to create and find spaces which go beyond method or technique. In the story of religions, you might say the problem of such limitation has been very apparent. We haven’t found ways to go beyond method, beyond our different tantras; we haven’t respected our different ways of understanding the truth and this has created a whole lot of negative ripple effects that still will travel generations. Falling into the other extreme, you might say we could go into condemning methods and the diversity of approaches, and this would be also the dogmatism of ... Read Full Story
Apr 20, 2018, 1 comments, 9 smiles We have a new spanish newsletter on last months inspiration from our glo-cal ecosystem. Many beautiful reasons to celebrate the spirit of service like the re-emergence of "Güebras" an ancient village tradition where villagers helped eachother on certain tasks, or the weaving between the Byakko movement and local ServiceSpace ecosystems, or the emergence of 'Casa del Bienestar', a recently opened home for the community. :) For spanish readers, but also great with translators ;). Love, Love, Love!
Mar 23, 2018, 4 comments, 16 smiles Recently I visited Auroville, a town dedicated to explore a more integral human development, a town that honors arts, generosity, inner progress, sustainability, intercultural respect, technological progress, beauty, altruistic relationships, philosophical knowledge, alternative education, social innovation and so on ... In my experience, Auroville already manifests an entirely different Development model, oriented towards inner transformation and altruism as the base for human relationships. What started like an improbable dream is now a tangible reality, with many facts that we can already celebrate: Auroville hosts more than 2.500 people, on its path to the planned 50.000. In Auroville, more than 2 million trees have been planted, which turned a barren land into a forest-town. Such reforestation brought another major ecological consequence: the water table has increased (average) more than 4 meters in this last 50 years! This means water for people and for the land, and this is a big issue in ... Read Full Story