Member since January 2008.

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I share my realizations and perspectives within learning how to live life in self-honesty to expand and grow as a person in this world. #IMatter

Marlen Vargas Del Razo

604. Breathe, Keep Calm AND Have a Plan

Or how to first sort out the emotional fears and reactions to unexpected natural disasters while developing a plan of action to know what to do in such cases. This has been quite a literally shaky couple of weeks with the earthquakes we’ve gotten here in Mexico and I’ll share... —marlenvargasdelrazo.wordpress.com

603. Keeping Indulgences Secret

Or how it is easy to not question anything that feels good or positive in our experience instead of seeing to what extent it is affecting ourselves and our relationship to others, in order to understand it and take responsibility for our expression. Yesterday I had a reveali... —marlenvargasdelrazo.wordpress.com

602. Flexibility within Reality

Or how I decided to live a day where things didn’t turn out as ‘I expected’ and prevented myself from going into an exasperation about it and instead turn it into an opportunity to develop patience and understanding. So, part of my plans in the day was to write a blog yester... —marlenvargasdelrazo.wordpress.com

601. Power Plays in Social Contexts – Back To Self

Or how I became part of a ‘power play’ in a group of people with body language, what I discovered about myself and what I learned from this experience. Following up with the previous topic on arrogance, I mentioned another situation that I didn’t get to write out where I notic... —marlenvargasdelrazo.wordpress.com

600. Understanding Arrogance

Or how to let go of the idea I had about myself as ‘untouchable’ based on knowledge and information in order to truly live and express ME. So this is a word that was opened up in group discussions and in a couple of situations I’ve faced in my life in the last couple of days,... —marlenvargasdelrazo.wordpress.com

599. Letting Go of an Infatuation

Or closing doors or cycles from the past by verifying in physical reality what was the ‘myth’ I had created about certain things/people in my life that I can now let go of. The word ‘infatuation’ just popped up as I asked myself what is the word that I require to look at and ... —marlenvargasdelrazo.wordpress.com

598. Opening up with Parents

Or sharing bits of my teenage years and how my relationship with my parents has evolved throughout the years of walking this process with Desteni. I listened to these two Eqafe audio recordings today Children and Isolation – Perfecting the Human Race – Parenting – Part 79 and ... —marlenvargasdelrazo.wordpress.com

597. Embracing My Mind

“Be humble in your relationship to the mind, humbleness meaning to walk it in understanding and consideration, it’s like this beast that you gotta tame. And approaching the beast with an attacking egotistical superiority is going to just unsettle it even more, so take it easy,... —marlenvargasdelrazo.wordpress.com

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596. The Gifts of Criticism

Or how to walk from a reaction to criticism towards an acknowledgement, discernment, learning and embracing of it as a way to assist ourselves to grow and develop ourselves to better ourselves in many ways. I was listening to this documentary IDO PORTAL – JUST MOVE (filmed by ... —marlenvargasdelrazo.wordpress.com

595. All that Could Have Been…

Or walking through and identifying an experience of regret through self-forgiveness So, as I was watching a video today on Facebook from Leila at the Desteni farm, I saw that I had this knot in my throat forming – emotional experience – because of how much I have appreciated h... —marlenvargasdelrazo.wordpress.com

594. Who Decides?

Or how I’ve been able to establish a pillar of support for myself from the time I decided to ‘kick a habit’ and get to know who I am as the authority of myself. Last week there was an interesting discussion in our group chat about self-authority and how many times we believe w... —marlenvargasdelrazo.wordpress.com

593. Missing 5 seconds in reality

Or how the pattern of desiring to get things done as fast and efficiently as possible can carry consequences where reality hits hard to see what I’m participating in. I had an interesting situation going on yesterday when I was out to buy a ticket for a concert that I’ve been ... —marlenvargasdelrazo.wordpress.com

592. Looking for Meaning in Creation

Or how I imposed this ‘holier than thou’ experience to art creation and how I decide to stand in relation to it as a point of self-expansion. Continuing from the points I opened up yesterday and going straight into the point of ‘looking for meaning’. This also opened up throu... —marlenvargasdelrazo.wordpress.com

591. Looking Forward and Missing Out the Life

Or how I’ve realized the expectations I’ve built upon ‘my life’ creating a ‘waiting mode’ for these ‘grandiose things’ yet to happen, instead of appreciating life as it takes place in every moment to truly learn to live. I’ve been looking at my relationship with ‘meaning’ and ... —marlenvargasdelrazo.wordpress.com

590. From Defensiveness to Openness

Or deciding to challenge my own past decisions to ‘get away from’ certain relationships and instead decide to develop a common ground with them this time around. In looking back at this month that ends today, there’s been a lot of ‘movements’ going on which I’ve decided to do ... —marlenvargasdelrazo.wordpress.com

589. Exigency towards my body

Or changing the relationship of despotism towards my physical body to one of humbleness and consideration I’ve found the latest recordings Redefining Physical – The Crucifixion of Jesus – Part 109 and Redefining Physical (Part 2) – The Crucifixion of Jesus – Part 110 from E... —marlenvargasdelrazo.wordpress.com

588. Physically Slowing Down

Or how I’ve been focusing on and starting to live the ‘physical pace’ or ‘breath pace’ of what it means to live moment by moment in the physical. For a few weeks now I have been deliberately focusing on slowing down in my day to day living, in the minute details of my ‘ever... —marlenvargasdelrazo.wordpress.com

587. Adapting to the New instead of Wallowing in the Old

Or walking through an experience of ‘standing up’ in my dream and not going into past patterns upon seeing familiar ‘triggering points’ to do the opposite before. I had a dream about moving to a new city to live with my partner and essentially finding myself in a completely ... —marlenvargasdelrazo.wordpress.com

Forever Pure: A Mirror For Humanity

Sharing how through watching the documentary ‘Forever Pure’ and hearing what the creator of it Maya Zinshtein had to say about her intent with it changed my approach towards documentaries in a significant way, learning to see them as the mirror of my own errors as humanity, in... —marlenvargasdelrazo.com

586. Standing One’s Ground through Tough Times

Or discussing the latest Eqafe interview The Moment of Change (Part 1) – Back to Basics and how I can relate to what is shared in it. In this recording Moment of Change (Part 1) – Back to Basics I specifically can relate to the point of Joe consciously deciding to walk throu... —marlenvargasdelrazo.wordpress.com

Music and Politics: To Divide or Unify?

Sharing about my musical preferences and specifically why I like Godspeed You! Black Emperor , where do I currently stand in relation to their philosophy and political views and what I have changed from the time I started to listen to them. Also a commentary on Radiohead’s con... —marlenvargasdelrazo.com

Liberation Day: Creative Diplomacy at its Finest

Commentary on the Documentary ‘Liberation Day’ about Laibach’s concert in DPRK (North Korea) and what this event signified for the rest of the world in times of a diplomatic crisis and media manipulation towards North Korea, looking at the potential and reach of ‘cultural dipl... —marlenvargasdelrazo.com

585. Drawing Inspiration and Living Inspiration

Or learning and be triggered by something/someone to ignite a spark within oneself that can be used to live, create and express in our unique ways Inspiration is one of those words that I had certain conflict with in the past, because of how I had defined ‘inspiration’ as som... —marlenvargasdelrazo.wordpress.com

584. Walking Through the Veils of Shame

Or walking through the character weakness I created through cheating in relationships and turning it into a current self-committed strength. In this same process of doing a bit of a ‘looking back’ in my life and the things that I’ve been most ashamed of and regret and have in... —marlenvargasdelrazo.wordpress.com

583. Intimacy Starts Within

Or how to share oneself in an open and unconditional manner with others after living self-intimacy for oneself. I’ll share a about an experience that opened up while I was communicating with someone about a subject or topic that I had not particularly shared about with anyone... —marlenvargasdelrazo.wordpress.com

Cannabis in Uruguay: What People’s Drive Can Do

What is it showing about ourselves when we do almost the impossible in the name of legalizing a substance in an entire country? Discussing the documentary ‘Cannabis in Uruguay/ Cannabis en Uruguay’ about the drive that people had there – and other places in the world now – to ... —marlenvargasdelrazo.com

582. From Resentment to Learning and Appreciating

Or walking through a revision of past relationships and learning to let go of ‘what once was’, keeping what was good while also opening up current opportunities to communicate and learn from myself and others. So, continuing on the point of reconciliation within self and then ... —marlenvargasdelrazo.wordpress.com

Chicago Boys and Self-Forgiving the Nature of Neoliberalism

Discussing the documentary Chicago Boys about Chilean economy and the people that got to integrate the current neoliberal model which has led the country to a disparity that most countries in the world face today –  Looking at ‘who I am’ upon acknowledging this and my process ... —marlenvargasdelrazo.com

The Ballad of Oppenheimer Park

  Discussing the documentary The Ballad of the Oppenheimer Park (La Balada del Oppenheimer Park) walking from the reactions to seeing a sad situation lived by Native Americans in a Park in Vancouver, Canada to understanding their life and process and potentially seeing solutio... —marlenvargasdelrazo.com

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