Cosmic Dancer

  “One  must have a  chaos in oneself to give birth to a dancing star”   Thus spoke Zarathustra, Friedrich Nietzsche     We are a leftover of stardust. I am on CERN campus, in Geneva. The guide is talking and my thoughts go to my travel throughout Southern India. How come? What do physics and India have in common? Well, I…

The “unbearable lightness” of saying NO

I trust Milan Kundera will not bear a grudge against me for borrowing this powerful expression from his masterpiece. In effect, saying “no” (which in Italian, my mother tongue, I would translate with “basta”) reveals to be light as a feather only  once you have done it. Six years of progressive experience in Corporate Communication and Public Affairs in the…

Charlie Chaplin and The Self

It was my second yoga class with Amala at the yoga retreat I joined early January in Goa, India. What I have always been trying to achieve with intellect and reflection, it came by surprise, on a Hatha yoga afternoon practice. The Shala (the place where students gather to practice yoga, litterally “school” in Sanskrit) in the forest was lightened…

I LET GO. Present tense

Getting rid is a common desire that most of us experience. This year I had the most beautiful “turning” into New Years Eve ever. In Goa, India, I sat by the open fire experiencing a mindfulness presence of mySELF, like only meditation allows you to do, with a piece of paper to write down resolutions. The day after, on January 1st at…