So what?

You take a chance, throw your best shot at that giant leap and make the change.

So what?

What happens next? Do you feel better with your choice? Do you feel accomplished? Where is that insta-win state of mind you have been longing for so long? Worse of all – where is all the peace?

It is not there. There are no securities, no safety nets. When you swing from one trapeze to the other, you are on your own. Gravity and momentum. That is all.

“What if I fall?”, people ask me.

So what?

If you fall to the ground it will only mean you are alive and aware of the rules you set to yourself. The rules you respect in order to play the game, no matter wether you cheat or not – cheating is nothing more than validating and legitimizing the rules of play.

Stand up, shake the dust from your clothes, check your smile and move on. In the end, it’s never about the finish line, but about the way you snap your finger to start the next song in the queue.

That’s what!

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The Wheel Turns and the Path Unfolds

Loved finding this title.

I only had “The Wheel Turns” on my mind, over and over again. Then, the Universe showed me the rest (with the help of Google).

So yes, another year has passed since this blog’s inception, this was the first year of new discoveries, the first year after saying YES to life, universe and the rest. The first year where I was open to the abundance of [insert better word for ALL].

So what happened last year? Continue reading “The Wheel Turns and the Path Unfolds”

Love’s True Kiss

Love’s True Kiss

To behold a glimpse
of love’s true kiss
Would make faces turn into awe

For we have, since,
Forgotten such bliss
Since alpha, since the days of yore

What is this – you say – and turn to fly away,
I cannot upon you bestow

The angels’ blessing, with my hand caressing
Your heavy frown

Release thyself then,
From all the past, cumbersome and frail
To enter a brave new world, a new trail,
For you are the who, and now is the when.

© 2015 Tiago Loureiro. All rights reserved.

This one is about Love

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So I sat down, after a long day, waiting for sleep to come, waiting for the sweet kiss of night’s tender lips, Persephone’s scent, warm and comforting embrace.

On the floating, shapeless oceans
I did all my best to smile
til your singing eyes and fingers
drew me loving into your eyes.

And I heard you from far away, eyes calling out to me, a desperate cry for release, release from the shackles you built for yourself, from the life you foolishly chose.

And you sang “Sail to me, sail to me;
Let me enfold you.”

Have you dreamt about us? Have you love me as I loved you all this time?

Here I am, here I am waiting to hold you.
Did I dream you dreamed about me?
Were you here when I was full sail?

I have been here, always, a lighthouse to guide you in the never-ending darkness you drove into. Would you let go? Would you see me as your saviour?

Now my foolish boat is leaning, broken love lost on your rocks.
For you sang, “Touch me not, touch me not, come back tomorrow.”
Oh my heart, oh my heart shies from the sorrow.
I’m as puzzled as a newborn child.
I’m as riddled as the tide.
Should I stand amid the breakers?
Or shall I lie with death my bride?

In both death and life, I will be here, for you, forever. Hear me sing my song of light and warmth to your body. Let my arms touch your soul, if only for a brief second. Let me hold you just for a brief instant, in the everlasting flow of time.

Hear me sing: “Swim to me, swim to me, let me enfold you.”
“Here I am. Here I am, waiting to hold you.”

I am here.

Life (re)starts at 38

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Yes, it does. For me it’s more like restarting (quite poetic for someone teaching videogames programming at a media school called Restart), restarting on a new paradigm, new roles, new paths and new challenges. Oh, did I mention that today is my birthday?

Today is my last day at Miniclip. This level has been complete, as are all the achievements, and I also managed to get a fair position, mind you, in our leaderboards. Time has come for me to try something new, again, to venture in the world of questions, of learning and, ultimately, of adventure.

Looking back I love the path I’ve tread. I learned a lot, met wonderful persons, laughed a lot and got to see plenty of them growing with me. Some persons will still be in contact, some won’t, but that’s just fine, that’s how life brings you freshness every day: you meet others, make friends, love some, hate others, and, unfortunately, quite often, forget to be in touch more than you would probably want. But still, I guess that’s part of your personal growth, overcoming kindergarten-like emotional intelligence and start accepting who we are, what we want, and, ultimately, knowing how to let go of all the things we do not need in our lives.

I look at you (yes, I can see you) as someone who has taught me something. Even if our paths never crossed, I would like to take time to say Thank You! We never do it enough times in our lives, being thankful for life, the universe and everything.

So Thank You for being a part of my life. Thank you for making me laugh, cry or any other indiscriminated (is this a word?) emotion. You helped me grow, as a human being, a patchwork quilt made of stardust and earth.

Quoting an author you probably know very well:

“You step onto the Road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there is no knowing where you might be swept off to.”

Here’s to being swept off!

Love & Light