GMAN’s Manifesto 2015-2016

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As the year 2015 comes to a close, I take the time to reflect on the most valuable lessons and experiences lived throughout the year. It has been an excellent, productive year; business is expanding, the family is more united, and relationships are flourishing.

I credit this success to a winning formula I adopted and fine-tuned over time that allows me to live the life I want with vision and purpose. It is do what you love. Simple yet complicated depending how you see it. Doing what I love is part of the formula, but there is a catch. The other elements will fall into place; maybe not exactly how I wanted to but they will in due time. Accepting this and letting go of what I can’t control and focus on what I can do are the ingredients necessary to make the formula work.

There are many other lessons and experiences to highlight this year, but I will keep it short. Ten lessons or experiences of 2015 in no particular order:

1. I have learned that even with sincere efforts of trying to help someone else if they don’t want to be helped or not ready for that change, I cannot force onto them. I can hold the door open, but they must walk through themselves.

2. Focus is on what I want in my life, NOT in what I don’t want. This goes hand in hand with life expectations. Expect little or nothing from people. Do what I can and let God do what I can’t do or have no control over it. As a result, I got fewer disappointments. It’s all good .

3. Coffee, grass-fed butter, and coconut oil = Bulletproof Coffee. Drink daily.

4. Getting rid of cable TV has been best decision this year. I was sick and tired of the drug commercials and mediocre programming. I now have total control of what I want to allow in my house. It’s a powerful feeling and honestly, the most responsible thing I have done.

5. Regular Intermittent fasting was a critical factor in resetting my system along with the total elimination of sugar and processed foods. Detox first for two weeks and then intermittent fasting. The cravings and other afflictions were gone in a matter of days after detox. The challenge is in keeping it up. Discipline, discipline is the key.

6. How’s my breathing, am I relaxed? What did I eat earlier today? How is my posture? Can I do this in a different way? Keeping a mental checklist and rehearsal to check how I feel at any moment is a good habit to practice daily.

7. Quality over quantity, always. The quality of the time I spend with wife and family; quality of service I offer, quality of relationships in my life, quality of food I eat and quality of thoughts and visuals I allow to enter my mind.

8. It is not my job to judge anyone or jump to conclusions just by how people look or even by their actions. I don’t know their full story, nor I am walking in their shoes.

9. I am reminded that’s solitude is  part of my reformation and through traveling is where I find it. There is a reason things are happening this way and why they are what they are. I should not question it but instead, I have embraced it.

10. There are no failures only lessons learned. That being said, if it still shows up one way or another in my life it is because I have not learned that lesson fully yet. And, just because it has happened before doesn’t mean that it will happen again in the same way. Circumstances may be similar, but the outcome is entirely different.

I welcome the year 2016 with enthusiasm and look forward to new challenges and adventures. Bring it on!

THE GMAN

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Make Your Brain Smarter: Increase Your Brain’s Creativity, Energy and Focus by Sandra Bond Chapman with Shelly Kirkland 

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I picked up this audiobook, Make Your Brain Smarter, as one of my long road trip companions. As usual, anything with the words “Brain” and “Smarter” in the title gets my immediate attention. I found this book extensive and complex in exploring the brain’s frontal lobe process (cognitive domains) and enhancing it’s brainpower as your own C.E.O. or Cognitive Entepreneurial Officer. It is one of those audiobooks where you have to start taking notes from the get go and even pause to digest all the information. It deserves a dedicated second listening without any distractions. It covers in- depth how to improve your cognitive performance through strategic thinking ( brainomics) on new learning, content absorbtion, project design and implementation, problem solving, breakthrough thinking and sound desicion making.

  1. Strategic Attention:  focusing on one topic, avoiding multi-tasking and other tasks which depletes brain power. I quickly realized this as one of my crutches since I multi-task my life a lot and which I thought it was one of my best personality asset.
  • Brain Power of none: getting some time alone, meditate and reflect on the task at hand.
  • Brain Power of one: taking one task at the time. Make sequential progress and not multi-tasking.
  • Brain Power of two: selecting two of the most important task at hand.

2. Integrated Reasoning:  incorporating and applying information. I found this insightful in the way I gather information,             facts, solutions and how I set my priorities and goals.

  • Zoom in: getting the facts, do the logistics
  • Zoom out: step back to see the bigger picture, bigger ideas, different strategy.
  • Zoom deep and wide: becoming a tactical thinker; when and when not to do something.

3. Innovation: changing old ways and experimentation. I realized this is my current stage though I must go back and see         everything from a different perspective difined in the book to make sure I stay focused, relevant to my goals and not             running around like a chicken with the head cut off.

  • Imagination: infinate subjects, solutions and concepts
  • Paradox: having the tenacity to follow through and not get stuck. Reflect-Reframe-Learn from mistakes
  • Unknown: Ask-Seek-Be Courious

There is much to do to improve my brain’s health fitness.  I found myself pausing the audio- tracks and even going back to previous chapters to better grasp the material. It pays to give full attention to this audiobook. Better yet, get the book instead 😉

Here is a well written summary  by Lauren O’Neil via Learning and the Brain blog, which does a better job describing what this book is all about. Enjoy!

Source: Make Your Brain Smarter: Increase Your Brain’s Creativity, Energy and Focus by Sandra Bond Chapman with Shelly Kirkland – Learning and the Brain blogLearning and the Brain blog

Rewiring The GMAN: How I Reprogrammed My Brain

brain_cell-200x151It takes only one person to change your life and that person is YOU. I knew that despite the people around me, the counseling, all the self-help material out there, I was the only one with the power of change my life by changing my thoughts. No one could have done that for me. Many people will open the doors for me, but I alone had to walk through the threshold towards the light. Sounds dramatic but it’s true in some sense. Recognizing this power to change my thinking was vital to my journey of self-improvement. Putting into practice, to change the negative thinking with the positive, I realized was the work I needed to do to make my life better. But how? The quick answer is brain training.

To understand what it took for me to make that change, we will have to sit down for several rounds of beer and perhaps shed a tear. There is a bit of the story here.

Anyways, my current brain training program consist of the following:

imagesThis is my daily breakfast for the brain. Designed by neuroscientists, the Lumosity brain training program is designed to challenge core cognitive functions in the areas of problem-solving, memory, attention, speed of processing and brain flexibility. It is based on extensive research in the field of neuroplasticity or the ability of the brain to adapt. Here is the Wiki on Brain Neuroplasticity. There is a free version and paid subscription. I opted for the paid family subscription. Everyone has fun playing the games.

The program is so easy to use. It only takes about 10 minutes to play and it reminds you when to play. Also, I can tailor the program to meet my  needs. I do this training at least 3-4 times a week!

images (1) Learning a second language can have positive effects to the brain and even change it. More of that here. I love Rosetta Stone for language learning. It is fun and challenging. The program is broken down into lessons and training segments. You can do it online on the go or using the CD’s of the target language of your choice at home. I usually do this right after my Lumosity session. It only takes about 10 minutes up to 30, depending on you.

download (6)Playing musical instruments, like language learning, keeps my mental monkeys tamed. I use Songsterr an online guitar, bass and drums tab player. I started playing bass guitar right away using this software. Very easy to use. It has a free version but the paid subscription has many more features.

 

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Neuro-Programmer 3. NP3 is a software application to stimulating the brainwaves. I use it with the Proteus Advance Light & Sound Stimulation System. More about Brainwaves here, here and here.  This is the crown of my personal self -programming tools. It is portable and so easy to use. I can customize my sessions and add my own personal affirmations. Adding my own personal affirmations has helped to anchor my new beliefs and agreements. This is very important for self-programming.

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The light and sound stimulation system helps deepen my meditation sessions. I put the glasses and headphones on and let the device do the rest. The only thing I have to do is empty my mind by focusing on my breathing. As I roll my eyes back a little, I can visualize the lights pulsating like neurons in my brain.

Once the affirmations start to play, I allow them to flood my brain. I visualize the words sinking into my sub-conscious becoming part of my new self.

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Books, Audiobooks and Positive thinking. Like I have said before, it is a constant and never-ending process and it is best if it is practiced daily.

I believe that if I have what I need readily available and in plain sight, it will be an easier transition into a positive, fulfilling life. Therefore, I made the effort to have positive visuals throughout my house so I can see them all the time. This exposure to positive things like phrases, quotes and notes encouraged positive thinking and since there were posted in every imaginable place, I had no other choice but to look at it and read it. The result was that it diffuses any attempt of negative thinking to enter  my mind.

One warning to this measure is getting used to it and overlooking it like you would with any picture frame around your house. I had to make an effort to remind myself why they were there in the first place.

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Since I drive a lot, I don’t have much time to read a good book. Audio-books are my road companions in every trip I have made. It makes the journey much more enjoyable plus I learn while on the road. The audio-book selection should include fiction and non-fiction alike, self-help, and biographies. Whatever I’m interested in as long it is of added value to my life. More about the choice of audiobooks.

download (5)Understanding how the brain works was critical in my brain rewiring program. I wanted to understand how the brain works down to the neuron level. I read this insightful e-book called Brain in Balance by Fred J. Von Stieff. It goes in-depth about neurotransmitters which made a lot of sense in understanding how my brain works. If you would like to understand  how neurotransmitters work and what causes a chemical imbalance in the brain, this is a great book.

download (1)Systema or Russian Martial Art is my way of life. It is not just for self-defense; it can be very effective in saving my life or the life of others in any dangerous situation but what I like about Systema the most is how it influences my life every day. It offers many health and fitness benefits which help improve my overall wellbeing mentally, emotionally, physically and even spiritually. It signifies a lifestyle that compliments and applies to everything I do. From the very essential like breathing, to keeping a good form, how to stay relaxed and move properly and with purpose. More about Systema here.

download (3) I use Evernote to record my daily events, ideas, pictures and videos. I don’t hold anything back. I write everything that comes to mind and at the end of the day before going to bed, I collect and review to make sure I have accounted for everything that went through my mind that day. This is a good investment to unload or dump whatever dwells in my mind into a digital format that is easily accessible from anywhere. Journalism is a great tool for me. I feel I have accomplished something at the end of the day.

This is what works for me. Brain training and self-programming is a work in progress, not a short-term try. Through repetition and some self-discipline, it will pay great dividends in the long term.

Memory: 10 Fascinating Quirks Everyone Should Know

I am most fascinated by the “Google effect”. Read on…

As the great psychologist William James said:

“If we remembered everything we should on most occasions be as ill off as if we remembered nothing.”

Here are ten interesting quirks of memory which provide a better insight into what makes us remember — or forget.

1. Context is king

What we can remember partly depends on the situation and mental state we are in at the time.

This is because our memories work by association.

The context itself can refer to all kinds of things: some things are easier to remember in a certain place, others when we experience specific smells, others when we are in particular emotional states.

One striking study which demonstrates this had deep sea divers learning lists of words either 15ft underwater or on dry land (Godden & Baddeley, 1975).

It turned out that when they learned words underwater, they remembered 32% of them when tested underwater, but only 21% when tested on the beach.

Of course our memories are far more complex than lists of words: many will have all kinds of contextual hooks, but the study neatly makes the point that for memory, context is very important.

2. Google remembers for you

If you’ve ever worried about the effect the internet is having on your mind, then this aspect of memory would seem to fuel those worries.

The ‘Google effect’ is the finding that we tend to forget things which we know we can look up on the internet.

In a study by Sparrow et al. (2011) participants were manipulated into thinking they could either retrieve items they were supposed to recall from a computer, or that the items had been irrevocably deleted.

The results showed that people’s memory was worse for things they thought they could look up.

Crucially, though, despite the fact that people’s memory was worse when they could access the information, they were better at knowing where to find it.

Given that you can look most stuff up on the internet, doesn’t that mean we’ll eventually forget almost everything?

Lead author of the study, Betsy Sparrow, doesn’t see this as the beginning of the end, rather a ‘reorganisation of the way we remember things’:

“Our brains rely on the Internet for memory in much the same way they rely on the memory of a friend, family member or co-worker. We remember less through knowing information itself than by knowing where the information can be found.”

So it’s not a step backwards, but an evolution in how memory works.

3. Negative emotions fade faster

This is a simple — and wonderful — quirk of how memory works.

It’s the fact that, on average, negative emotions are forgotten quicker than positive.

A typical study asks people to write about things that have happened to them over a period of months.

Then they are asked to recall these events up to five years later.

A curious thing happens for most (non-depressed) people: the negative things are forgotten at a higher rate than the positive.

Psychologists aren’t exactly sure why this happens, but it seems to be part of our natural psychological immune system which helps protect against life’s inevitable knocks.

4. Deep processing

This is a very obvious and intuitive quirk of memory, but nonetheless continually ignored by generations of students and others who are trying to learn.

It’s the fact that the deeper a fact or memory is processed, the greater the chance of it being recalled later.

A classic study had people trying to memorise a list of words (Craik & Tulving, 1975).

Some were told to focus on surface details, like the sound of the words or how they were written. Another group, though, had to process the meaning.

You’ll be unsurprised to learn that those who thought about the meaning of the words did the best on a subsequent test.

And yet, students and other learners continue to revise by rote or by just focusing on surface details.

Looking for deeper connections is the way to more strongly fix memories in the mind.

5. Memory distortion

When a memory is ‘misattributed’ some original true aspect of a memory becomes distorted through time, space or circumstances.

Some examples that have been studied in the lab are:

Misattributing the source of memories. In one study participants with ‘normal’ memories regularly made the mistake of thinking they had acquired a trivial fact from a newspaper, when actually the experimenters had supplied it (Schacter, Harbluk, & McLachlan, 1984).
Misattributing a face to the wrong context. Studies have shown that memories can become blended together, so that faces and circumstances are merged.
Memory expert Daniel Schacter suggests that misattributions may actually be useful to us (Schacter, 1999).

The ability to extract, abstract and generalise our experience enables us to apply lessons we’ve learnt in one domain to another.

6. The Zeigarnik effect

The Zeigarnik effect is named after a Russian psychologist, Bluma Zeigarnik, who noticed an odd thing while sitting in a restaurant in Vienna.

The waiters seemed only to remember orders which were in the process of being served. When completed, the orders evaporated from their memory.

Zeigarnik went back to the lab to test out a theory about what was going on.

She asked participants to do twenty or so simple little tasks in the lab, like solving puzzles and stringing beads (Zeigarnik, 1927). Except some of the time they were interrupted half way through the task.

Afterwards she asked them which activities they remembered doing.

People were about twice as likely to remember the tasks during which they’d been interrupted than those they completed.

The Zeigarnik effect, therefore, is that incomplete tasks are remembered better than completed ones.

It’s pretty easy to see why that might be a useful quirk of memory.

7. Childhood amnesia

Most adults can’t remember much, if anything, from before the age of three.

It’s what Sigmund Freud first termed ‘childhood amnesia’.

A new study of childhood memory reveals that childhood amnesia sets in at around the age of seven (Bauer & Larkina, 2013).

The results showed that between 5 and 7 years-of-age, the children could remember between 63% and 72% of the events they’d first recalled at the age of three.

However, by the age of 8 or 9, the children only remembered about 35% of the events.

When children are young the hippocampus–a part of the brain crucial to memory–is still undergoing neurogenesis: new neurons are constantly being produced.

Until this process is complete we find it hard to lay down long-term autobiographical memories.

8. The reminiscence bump

While we may remember little from before around the age of seven, the teenage and early adult years are a completely different matter.

Between about 10 and 30-years-old, most adults experience some of the biggest moments in their lives, all in relatively quick succession.

There’s education, puberty, falling in love, deciding on a career, getting married, having a first child and so on.

While life’s later years can be full of happiness and fulfilment, it’s in these two decades when most people experience the largest changes to their identities, goals and life circumstances.

Naturally, then, people tend to remember this period most intensely — that is the ‘reminiscence bump’, named after the bump on the graph of people’s retrieval of autobiographical memories (in red below).

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9. The consistency bias

New experiences don’t fall on a blank slate; we don’t merely record the things we see around us.

Instead everything we do, have done to us, think or experience, is affected by past thoughts and things that have already happened to us.

One strong psychological drive humans have is to be consistent.

This, then, can lead to a consistency bias: we have a tendency to reconstruct the past to make it more compatible with our current world-view.

For example, as people get older, on average, they get politically more conservative.

Despite this people report always having had roughly the same views (Markus, 1986).

10. The recall effect

Many memories which have the scent of authenticity may turn out to be misremembered, if not totally fictitious events, if only we could check.

But, does the long passage of time warp the memory, or is there some more active process that causes the change?

In one experiment participants had memories laid down in a carefully controlled way to test this out (St. Jacques & Schacter, 2013).

The results showed that people’s memories were both enhanced and distorted by the process of recall. This shows that merely recalling a memory is enough to strengthen it.

This is one aspect of the fact that memory is an active, reconstructive process; recalling something is not a neutral act, it strengthens that memory in comparison to the others.

A good memory

Hopefully these ‘quirks’ of memory help to underline the fact that some of what we think of as the disadvantages of memory are really strengths.

As the great psychologist William James said:

“If we remembered everything we should on most occasions be as ill off as if we remembered nothing.”

Source: http://www.spring.org.uk/2014/03/memory-10-fascinating-quirks-everyone-should-know.php

The Man Who Sold His Motorcycle….and Found Peace

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” you have to open your hands to let go what is holding you back so you can receive what is better for you”

It has been more than a month since I let you go. It was not an easy decision by any means. In fact,  one of the hardest things I had to do. More often than not, I can’t help to think about you; our times together, riding on the fast lane,  like there was no tomorrow. Time didn’t exist when we were together. It was pure joy, ecstasy like no other drug. I loved the way I rode you, like a wild horse. How the wind caressed my face , how your raw power vibrated my core. We spent some long years together and I enjoyed every second of them. Too much, I think.

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And like everything that is done in excess, it becomes, like an addiction too much to handle.

Like  a drug you were demanding more of me. More time to ride, more time away from home, more money to keep up with your high maintenance. I was blinded by your seductive attraction, by your speed by how happy I felt riding you. My world revolved around you and everything else or anyone who didn’t like how much I wanted you, I had no problem turning the other face like I didn’t care.

Everything comes to an end or a pause to take a broader view of the life I was leading and assess my priorities. In my case, it took a unfortunate yet inevitable event for the way I was handling things, to put the brakes on you.

I lost sight of what was important. The veil of freedom and self center righteousness obscured my vision. I didn’t want to hear the truth of reality despite of been ringing into my deaf ears for a long time. I neglected the most important thing in my life for going out with you…my family. By chasing my personal happiness, I was happy but the people most important to me were not happy. I broke the rule of happiness in my marriage: happiness must go both ways.

In retrospect, I could see it coming. From the moment I laid my eyes on you and brought you home you were not welcomed. You preferred to ride with me only and didn’t like her, my wife, to ride along and truth be told she didn’t like you either.

Every time I went out with you, there was always an issue day or night. I didn’t see it before because I was living the single man’s life, justifying my riding and time with you as a reward of my hard work. The bickering became upsetting and riding emotionally painful. It was not much fun anymore. I was not at peace and prefer not to ride anymore.

Only then I realized what needed to be done and took me more time to finally do it. I cried, like a little boy when I let go of you. Watching you being handle by others and away from me brought me to tears. Knowing it will be the last time together, I rode you like I stole you and still letting go was one of the hardest things I’ve ever experienced.

But like a friend of mine said ” you have to open your hands to let go what is holding you back so you can receive what is better for you”.
I did and by doing it  I grew up and found out what is really important in my life. By letting you go, I found peace.

So, so long my iron horse. I enjoyed the good times riding. Now it’s time for me to take care of the ranch until we get a  better horse that we both can ride and enjoy together….the way it should have been in the first place.

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5 Things to Do When You’re in an “Emotional Fog” « Mark’s Blog

Oftentimes, I feel like I am in an emotional fog. My feelings and emotions are in a constant battle. My mind is not clear and my body completes the picture. I am not myself though I pretend to act like nothing is going on. I must push forward, his too shall pass, I say to myself. In the meantime, I enjoyed Mark Merrill’s post with tips on how to deal with the emotional fog.

Take time to read, learn and share.

 

Pull over.

You may want to stop what you are doing and pull over if you are able for a few hours or maybe even get away for several days so you can clear your mind.

Patience.

Sometimes, you just have to be patient and wait until the fog clears. You can’t try to control everything.

Ponder.

Spend time reflecting upon your life.  Instead of asking yourself “Why is this happening to me?” Ask yourself, “What can I learn from this?” Or, “What should I do as a result of this?”

Pray.

God allows the fog in your life and God can take it away. Sure, pray that the fog will clear. But also pray that He will be pleased with how you handle yourself when you’re in the fog.

Persevere.

Life is not easy. You will struggle. You will experience pain. Don’t give up. Don’t give in. The fog will lift. Blue skies will prevail again.

 

Full article here:

5 Things to Do When You’re in an “Emotional Fog” « Mark’s Blog.

Simultaneous Listening Experiment: Harry Potter and Peter and the Starcatchers

I was traveling on I-10 from Panama City to Orlando and deciding how to spend the 5 plus hours on the road. I was undecided whether to listen to Harry Potter and The Half Blood Prince or Peter and the Starcatchers by Ridley Pearson and Dave Barry. Two masterpieces narrated by none other than Mr. Jim Dale. Both I have listened over three times each. I do have a lot of time when traveling. I love how Jim Dale takes me to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter or off to Neverland with Peter Pan. It awakes the inner child in me making the time vanish while I’m on the road. So, I decided to listen to both simultaneously. I started to interchange the discs starting with Peter and the Starcatchers. I played Harry Potter right after finishing listening to the first disc, curious about how the stories will blend in my mind. well, I am on disc 4 enjoying the best of both magical worlds.

Que Nos Pasa Puerto Rico

Que nos pasa Puerto Rico, Que nos pasa Puerto Rico. Así comienzo al ritmo del tambor, en prosa o como salga, desde mi punto de vista como Puertorriqueño que soy… aunque viva en otra tierra.
Que nos pasa Puerto Rico, que nos pasa Puerto Rico
Políticos dan promesas y palabras vacías pero no hay acción sino le llena su alcancía
Que nos pasa Puerto Rico, que nos pasa Puerto Rico
Gente que tira la piedra y esconde la mano y después los ves cantando como el papagayo
Que nos pasa Puerto Rico, que nos pasa Puerto Rico
Que da hasta miedo ya salir, asesinatos, el tiroteo y el bullicio, y los asaltos y las peleas por envidia, por malicia por cobardía y por maldad.
Que nos pasa Puerto Rico, que nos pasa Puerto Rico
Que no nos escriban con tinta china, nosotros podemos cambiar la imagen y reputación
Y si me quieres oír, te voy a dar mi sentir de cómo podemos cambiar si nos quitamos dela mediocridad, el déjame estar, el hay bandito y el ñe, ñe,ñe.
Que nos pasa Puerto Rico, que nos pasa Puerto Rico
Por el bien, para el cambio, la mejora…se TU el cambio que quieres ver en nuestra isla.
Que nos pasa Puerto Rico, que nos pasa Puerto Rico
Que nos conocen como alegre, buenos y dadivosos. Que el calor de nuestra personalidad no se enfríe con tanta maldad. Demostremos que podemos cambiar esta actitud, por nosotros, por nuestra isla, las bellezas y su gente…. se el cambio que quieres ver.
Y Que sea yo el primero en saludar y mi sonrisa enseñar, abrir la puerta al que viene sea un viejito o la viejita, una mujer o un muchacho, ser cortés no quita sino añade a nuestra cultura…sin importar el quien viene.
Que nos pasa Puerto Rico, que nos pasa Puerto Rico
Saber callar y perdonar, a ser justo y sin gansear…
A ser honesto en el trabajo aunque de trabajo admitirlo…
A ser humilde y agradecido, dar gracias a Dios por lo que tienes y no echar mal de ojo por lo que el otro tiene.
Que nos pasa Puerto Rico, que nos pasa Puerto Rico
Recoge la basura aunque no sea tuya, dale paso al peatón, deja pasar al carro que quizás tiene una emergencia o un problema , pero de seguro no es contigo, so déjalo pasar.
Y a quién le importa las razones de por qué hizo esto u lo otro, no nos confundamos en juzgar y dejemos que Dios se encargue de eso. A mí nadie que quita paz a menos que yo le dé el permiso para que me hagan la vida cuadritos.
Que nos pasa Puerto Rico, que nos pasa Puerto Rico
Deja de hablar y escucha más, que las soluciones al problema están en el problema y compenetrarme en colaborar sin ninguna agenda personal.
Hay que amar y hay que querer sin importar a quien. Aunque veas que al principio se te hace difícil reconciliar, veras que al final después de tanto trabajar, valió la pena el sacrificio y la gente que el bien le hiciste hara lo mismo con los suyos. Porque lo bueno se contagia y nosotros tenemos el control de contagiar a nuestra islita haciendo el bien todo los días.
Que nos pasa Puerto Rico, que nos pasa Puerto Rico
Hay que ser claro con uno mismo, el cambio empieza consigo mismo…no el vecino ni el maestro, ni el guardia, ni el político. Soy yo el que puede de verdad si me importa lo que pasa.
Soy yo quien pide el cambio demostrando con mi ejemplo sin cinismo, sin la crítica ni envidia, el farfullero y la mala fe. Sino dando mi reflejo, de lo que puedo ser, tratar al otro como me gustaría que me traten. Y si hago mal, pues no me quejo… porque recibo lo que doy.
Que nos pasa Puerto Rico, que nos pasa Puerto Rico
Y Somos uno para el otro y sabemos que es así cuando nos vemos por ahí y nos acabamos de conocer, no pasan más de cinco minutos y ya te conozco como de años. Y siempre hay alguien dispuesto a ayudar sin importar que hay a cambio. Q
Que cuando perdido estas no hay más na’ que preguntar y siempre hay alguien que te dirige y hasta te pide que lo sigas sin malicia y sin importar quién eres, porque hay gente buena aquí en la isla y esa nuestra naturaleza.
Que nos pasa Puerto Rico, que nos pasa Puerto Rico
Espera lo mejor de la gente, da la mano, pon tu granito de arena, que así es que se hacen las playas y nosotros estamos rodeados de ellas. Nuestra cultura, nuestro ambiente, nuestra islita tan pequeña pero con tanta gente que se desborda
Da un tajo, da el ejemplo deja el hay bandito y el ñe, ñe, ñe que eso es pasado y esto es ahora. Más que nunca necesitamos el cambio pero no viene de nadie más sino de mí y de ti.
Que nos pasa Puerto Rico, que nos pasa Puerto Rico
Hay que cambiar esa actitud y no hay más nadie solo tú a quien culpar o echar los veinte.
Y si no hay conciencia para el cambio seguiremos oyendo de lo mismo como el disco rayao’ con lo mismo… Que nos pasa Puerto Rico, que nos pasa Puerto Rico…
Vamos gente, somos más de lo que dicen, yo lo sé porque lo soy y doy mi ejemplo con él que va y el que viene sin importar lo que traen o lo que tienen
Que nos pasa Puerto Rico, que nos pasa Puerto Rico
Que nos pasa Puerto Rico, que nos pasa Puerto Rico
Que nos pasa Puerto Rico, que nos pasa Puerto Rico

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