Keeping it simple

It seems that we live in a world where we are never happy with what we have. Looks like we are in a constant search of something better, in both, objects and persons. I´m not against improvement, but I belive that most of us just focus on what is not working around instead of taking the time to think what is not working inside us. 

It´s exactly the same with social connections. We are connected with everyone, but at the same time we feel more alone than ever. We try to find the perfect partner and the best friends just by matching everything, tastes, moods, and thoughts and we get scared with some pretty diferences that would make everyhting more real and beautiful. We get tired of our people easily and we look for changes, changes that go in the same way in a never ending loop. Instead of solving problems, we always go for a change trying to leave problems behind. We drop many people around the way who care about us. But who cares? Someone new will come.

  My beloved sierra, summer breeze and sunset

My beloved sierra, summer breeze and sunset

Everytime I travel to places with little villages and humble people. I see people there living way more happily than most of the people who have "everything" in more developed places or cities. Yeah maybe they don´t have, the last smartphone, a ton of latest fashion clothes or that essential Netflix suscription but I see them happy with their life and grateful with what they have. Their animals, their family and a beautiful house to live in, usually surrounded by a nice landscape to look at, a huge space outside to think about life, and a nice bar or space to connect with their neighbours. 

I´m not a big fan of big cities but I live in one. Nevertheless I find happiness in any tiny village, specially in mine. I find happiness in the mountians, and those who really know me can assure this. And I find happiness in the most simple parts of life. A sunny day, a long hike, good food, some contact with animals, some sport or just watching a sunset can draw a huge smile in my face for hours. 

In my honest opinion I think most of us need to think more about ourselves in quiet places and without that annoying phone notifications. We need to find happiness before trying to show how "happy" we are to the world. We need to stop ignoring our thoughts just by scrolling down a screen all the time we feel "bored". We need to talk more, live more in the real world, and love more those who would cross the world for us. Because maybe there are millions of people out there, but you will never get to meet them all.

Keep life simple and enjoy it more. 

  Silence and calm - Photo: Carlos Mejino

Silence and calm - Photo: Carlos Mejino