Amor incondicional

He tenido suficientes relaciones en esta vida y ahora basta de aceptar relaciones no saludables y destructivos. Desde ahora cambio mi perspectiva sobre las relaciones. En primer lugar, una relación saludable comienza con la relación que tengo conmigo mismo, respetándome a mí mismo, amándome a mí mismo y haciendo las cosas que amo hacer y alegran mi vida. No tengo restricciones que me quiten la libertad de crecimiento y desarrollo personal. Nunca más volveré a cortar mis propias alas para volar. Yo vuelo a donde quiero ir y tan alto como quiero ir. La persona que está preparada para volar conmigo es más que bienvenida y será recibida con amor y compasión. Las alas de esa persona serán tan fuertes como las mías para que ambos podamos tener la libertad de crecer donde sea necesario.

Las personas somos como árboles, tenemos muchas raíces diferentes y nuestras ramas crecen en diferentes direcciones. A veces nuestras hojas se caen y crecerán hojas nuevas, brillantes y verdes y más hermosas que nunca. Este ciclo continuará toda nuestra vida, por lo que no debemos tener miedo al cambio, sino recibirlo con los brazos abiertos.

Una relación entre dos personas debe ser como un bote de madera en un río tranquilo. El río ayuda al bote, con el flujo del agua, a llegar a su destino y la tranquilidad de su corriente asegura que llegue allí de manera segura. Si el bote decide que quiere ir en una dirección diferente, usará sus remos y la corriente del agua la ayudará a llegar a la otra dirección. Al revés, el bote nunca detendrá el flujo del agua y el río siempre podrá fluir en su propia dirección. Hay una armonía, un entendimiento y un acuerdo entre el bote y el río. Ambos tienen la capacidad de fluir en sus propias direcciones y ninguno impedirá que el otro vaya a ninguna parte.

Las restricciones en una relación impiden el crecimiento personal porque no le está dando la libertad que uno necesita. En una verdadera relación armoniosa y amorosa que consiste en amor incondicional, no hay lugar ni necesidad de celos, trampas, enojo u odio porque se respetan mutuamente y disfrutan tanto de su libertad en la relación que tienen que nunca arriesgan a perder este amor incondicional. Te encanta ver crecer al otro y alentarlo a hacer lo que su corazón desea. En una relación con amor incondicional no habrá trampas porque obtienes el espacio que necesitas para crecer, lo que evita los deseos de estar con otra persona. Respetas esa libertad tanto que sabes y sientes que te estarías engañando a ti mismo si engañaras a tu otra mitad. Romperías esa conexión tan pura e intensa que tienes y eso es algo que nunca quieras que suceda.

El amor incondicional es libertad, honestidad y comprensión.

Unconditional love

I’ve had my fair share of relationships in this life and now I’m done with accepting unhealthy and destructive relationships. I am changing my perspective on relationships right now. First of all, a healthy relationship starts with the relationship I have with myself, respecting myself, loving myself and doing the things I love to do and bring joy to my life. I don’t have any restrictions that take away my liberty of growth and self-development. I will and shall never again cut my own wings to fly. I fly to wherever I want to go and as high as I want to go. The person that is prepared to fly with me is more than welcome and shall be received with love and compassion. The wings of that person shall be just as strong as my own so we can both have the liberty to grow wherever we need to grow to.

Us people are like trees, we have so many different roots and our branches grow in different directions. Sometimes our leafs fall down and new leafs will grow, bright and green and more beautiful than ever. This cycle will continue all of our life, so we shouldn’t be scared of change but instead embrace it with our arms wide open.

A relationship between two people should be like a wooden boat on a calm river. The river helps the boat, with the flow of the water, to get to its destination and the calmness of its current makes sure it gets there safely. If the boat decides it wants to go in a different direction, it shall use its oars and the current of the water will help her get to the other direction. The other way around, the boat will never stop the water from flowing and the river shall always be able to flow in its own direction. There is a harmony, an understanding and an agreement between the boat and the river. Both have the ability to flow in their own directions and neither will stop the other from going anywhere.

Restrictions in a relationship prevent personal growth because you are not giving the freedom that one needs. In a true harmonious and loving relationship that consists of unconditional love, there is no room or need for jealousy, cheating, anger, or hate because you fully respect each other and you enjoy your freedom so much in the relationship you have that you would never risk losing this unconditional love. You love seeing the other grow and encourage the other to do what his/her heart desires. In a relationship with unconditional love there won’t be any cheating because you get the space you need to grow which avoids the desires of being with someone else. You respect that freedom so much that you know and you feel that you would be cheating on yourself if you would cheat on your other half. You would break that connection so pure and intense you have and that’s something you don’t ever want to happen.

Unconditional love is freedom, truth and comprehension.

Learning languages

Recently someone asked me how many languages I speak and I told him I speak three languages fluently, Spanish, English and Dutch. Then I speak the basics of Thai and I understand everything of Fries, which is a native language from the province Friesland in the Netherlands, but I never learned to speak it. The next language I want to learn is French, as it has been fascinating me for quite some time now.

Why do I spend time learning languages? Because I love to learn, I’m a very curious person and if I can keep on developing myself, I will. I believe the best way to grow as a person is to nurture our brain, soul, body and mind constantly. Whenever I feel an interest in learning something, and that can be anything, I focus on what I want to learn and I look up information. I make sure I inform myself as much as possible until I feel that I know enough about it and something else catches my attention.

Now, some people wonder how I’m able to speak different languages fluently and most of all how I’ve been able to learn languages in short amounts of time. So, I’ll give a few tips here that have worked for me to learn languages without paying a lot of money and how I’ve been able to learn it quickly.

  1. Start watching movies/series in the language you want to learn and put subtitles in your own language. When you understand a bit more you can change the subtitles to the original language so you stop translating in your mind and just simply understand the other language.
  2. Listen to music in the language you’re learning and look up the lyrics. Sing along with the song so you learn the correct pronunciation and then translate the lyrics so you also understand what the song is about. Repeating the same song will help you memorize the words.
  3. Did you know that we can learn up to 7 new words each day? Choose 7 words you will need to use regularly, for example: verbs, and write them down. Repeat the words out loud numerous times and then make a small exam for yourself. The next day you check again if you know the correct translation and you’ll see that you remember.
  4. Look up websites with online free language courses and start practicing on the websites. Mostly you can learn the basics of languages on these websites, which is very important, to start off well. For example offers free membership, which I use to practice Thai.
  5. Make friends with people that speak the language you’re learning and tell them you want to speak in their language. Obligate yourself to speak that language and step over your embarrassment or worries of speaking incorrectly.
  6. Learn from your mistakes! Speak in the language you’re learning and every time someone corrects you, try to write it down on a piece of paper or on your phone, whatever is closest and easiest at that moment. It will help you to remember because you wrote it down and when you’re not sure you can still check what the correct word was.
  7. Live in the country where they speak the language you’re learning, do an internship, work there or do voluntary work. It’s the perfect way to learn a language quickly and correctly because you don’t have a lot of options to speak your own language and you’ll be forced to speak the language your learning. It’s great practice !
  8. Try to find free audio lessons or maybe a friend has some audio lessons and put it on your phone. When you have to drive to work, school, training or wherever,  you can just turn on the audio lessons and listen to it while you’re on the way. That makes sure you practice every day, which is one of the most important factors in learning a language.
  9. Daily practice and believe in your capabilities !


Sometimes we are so worried to fit in society, to be part of a group and to belong somewhere that we do everything in our capabilities to not be ´that person´ that stays behind or is always left outside the group. We fear to be misunderstood if we show our emotions and our true feelings so we keep them to ourselves. If you don´t say out loud what you feel or think, you avoid the risk of being ridiculed and you protect your vulnerability. We end up doing the same things every day, over and over again, although we feel it´s not what we want to do. We stay with the same person because once we said we were going to be together forever, even though we feel it´s not right anymore and we both have grown in different directions. We´re afraid of criticism, being judged by other people, so we stick to what we´re used to and we won´t be exposed to negative judgement.
When you surpass this fear of judgement and start doing whatever it is that you feel you should be doing, you will feel liberated. You will see that the right people and the opportunities to change your destiny will come onto your path all at the right time. You will have new friendships, new opinions, new social life circles and a clearer vision of what you´re life should look like. You won´t worry about the negative opinions of other people anymore because you know that what you´re doing is the right thing to do. Above all, you will meet like-minded people that will understand your vision, even though before you thought you were all alone in this. Actually, you are never alone and everything that you´re feeling has been felt by someone else as well. Maybe you haven´t met those people yet but they will cross your path sooner or later and you´ll understand the natural energetic connections and alignment of your soul and you´re life´s path. When you get to that point, there is no turning back, neither do you ever want to go back because you understand that it has all been a very important life lesson that brought you to the place you´re at now.

Be diverse, be you, we learn and grow all the time, don´t fear the unknown and flow with life.


On the way back in the airplane, I sat next to a friendly young man and we had an interesting conversation. He comes from Afghanistan but left his home country to find a better life and to study abroad. It is very clear that there are many problems in his homecountry and that actually, unlike what many people think, a lot of them are against the governors in their country and consider the IS and Taliban to be extremists. They do not agree with them and definitely don’t want to live their lifes as they are told to do.

This young man understands that the people that do follow these extremist ideals, is because of ignorance and/or fear. He doesn’t want to partake in this at all but feels a responsability towards his own wellbeing and education so he won’t be an ignorant person.

During our conversation I told him about my visit and how I also see some of my friends being very materialistic and shutting themselves off from any source of information to educate themselves. I feel hurt when I’m not able to let them see the beauty of living in harmony and focus on social structures instead of being selfish and only focused on having as much materials as possible.

Then he made a great argument, to which I agree completely. It’s all about leading by example, without arrogance, to show, what life can be about. Instead of distanciating us from people that have these believes or thoughts, we should keep contact with them because we’re their bridge to information that leads to wisdom. If we’re not there, the bridge will collapse and they won’t get on the other side, which is exactly the opposite of what we want to achieve. We have to show them, through love and guidance, that life has a deeper meaning and that true happiness lies within us.

The world is completely unbalanced, we have ‘rich’ countries and ‘poor’ countries, and there is little effort to get it balanced. We believe it’s important that educated people, with the right tools, from ‘rich’ countries, should go out and help the people in ‘poor’ countries. People from ‘rich’ countries have way more opportunities than the people from ‘poor’ countries. That’s why it depends on people from ‘rich’ countries to help out the rest and it depends on people from ‘poor’ countries to receive this help so they can be open towards change and improvement. Also people from ‘rich’ countries will see with this kind of work that there is a lot more to life than just financial and materialistic wellbeing. It’s a job we have to do together and ignorance is a choice for ‘wealthy’ people, so make the right choice.

Thank you for reading this and comment if you’d like, I’m always open to other people’s insights.

Spiritual path

A beautiful three weeks have come to an end. It’s finally time to go back home and I am completely ready for it. I’m very content with the experiences I’ve had in the last couple of weeks. It was a journey of personal growth, lessons, teachings and most important of all, spending time with family. My goal was to reconnect the family’s bond and I think I’ve been able to do that. I did healings, consciously and unconsciously and I’m glad that the first one I did a healing on was my auntie. I really hope it helped her and she will be able to open up and continue on her spiritual path and awaken just as I did. I’ve seen many friends that are very close to the awakening and they are very interested in this spiritual path and I’m so happy to see that they are conscious that there is something more. It’s the only way to turn the tables around and make this earth a loving and peaceful place in which everything is treated with the same love and respect as it deserves.

The natural disasters happening right now are signs but so many people are blind to it and choose to be ignorant. Our life’s aren’t made to be focusing on materialism, instead, it’s about being one with the universe. We have to love each other, spend time with each other in real life, connect ourselves with mother earth and the rest of our solar system and even further than that. We have to connect with ourselves, our inner light, our truth, our soul deep within us and each of us has the capability to do that. We have to let go of our ego’s and understand that we aren’t what society, culture or our parent’s and generations before that have made us believe we are.

We are light

‘Zona de confort’

Escucho a muchas personas que me dicen que quieren hacer algo más con su vida. No están contentos con su situación actual, ni con su trabajo ni con su relación o circunstancias dentro de sus familias. Cuando les pregunto qué están haciendo para cambiar su situación, en realidad nunca tienen una respuesta. Solo escucho muchas excusas de por qué no pueden cambiar su situación y siguen los mismos viejos hábitos y permanecen dentro de su “zona de confort”. Sin embargo, el problema con la “zona de confort” es que puede ser un ambiente negativo y le impide crecimiento personal y cambio en general.

Aunque te encuentres en un entorno negativo, es difícil salir de él porque estás tan acostumbrado y piensas que aquí es donde se supone que debes estar. Todos aprendemos a establecer objetivos y seguir nuestros objetivos sin importar qué, y debemos hacer lo que la sociedad nos dice. El gobierno y nuestra religión nos han enseñado en casa, en las escuelas, en qué debemos creer, cómo debemos pensar, cómo debemos actuar y qué debemos saber. Nos han encerrado en una pequeña caja y nos enseñan a permanecer dentro de esa caja y seguir haciendo las cosas que nos enseñaron a hacer.

Sin embargo, a veces, los objetivos que hemos establecido no son los correctos porque no representan lo que realmente somos y hemos establecido esos objetivos cuando estuvimos completamente desconectados de nuestro verdadero ser interior. Si encuentras en el camino que todo está yendo en tu contra para lograr tu objetivo, entonces deberísa reconsiderar si estas tomando el camino correcto. A veces, ni siquiera el objetivo es incorrecto, sino solo el camino que estas tomando para alcanzar ese objetivo y debes seguir un camino diferente. Lo más importante es que debes escuchar tu intuición y sentir lo que es correcto para ti.

Si crees que tu objetivo no es correcto o ya no representa quién eres tu, puedes cambiar tu objetivo. No hay nada de malo en el cambio, ya que todos envejecemos, obtenemos puntos de vista diferentes, cambiamos nuestras opiniones y vemos el mundo desde una perspectiva diferente. No te quedes con algo solo porque lo dijiste una vez, ya que sientes que ya no es para ti. Establezca nuevas metas y confíe en tu poder interno y tu intuición que sabe lo que es mejor para ti.

Cuando haya establecido nuevas metas, comience a hacer planes sobre cómo lograrlas y sea de mente abierta. Intenta ver los diferentes caminos que puedes tomar y elige el correcto. No tiene que ser la más fácil, la mayoría de las veces no es la más fácil, pero será la más gratificante. Una recompensa no es solo dinero, una recompensa es mucho más grande que eso, no te quedes atrapado en el mundo materialista. Las recompensas son lecciones de vida, perspectivas, opiniones, cambios, progreso, ayudar a otros y convertirse o ser una buena persona.

Si pensamos que no somos capaces de lograr algo porque pensamos que es demasiado difícil, entonces nunca podremos lograrlo. Se trata de nuestra mentalidad. Es muy importante creer en ti mismo y si lo que haces beneficiará a otros también, estás haciendo lo correcto.

No tengas miedo de salir de tu “zona de confort”, acepta el cambio, da los pasos y haz lo que creas que es adecuado para ti. No dejes que otros te digan lo que debes o no debes hacer. Todos somos únicos y todos vinimos a este planeta para hacer algo especial. No necesitas ser famoso para hacer algo especial, no necesitas ser millonario para hacer algo especial. Para hacer algo especial, debes mantenerte fiel a ti mismo y encontrar alegría en lo que haces.

Si haces lo correcto, el universo te ayudará a alcanzar esos objetivos y no tendras que preocuparte por las finanzas, el desempleo, tu hipoteca o las facturas a pagar. Todo encajará en su lugar, siempre que realice el trabajo por las razones correctas y con una actitud positiva.

Cree en tus propias capacidades.

‘comfort zone’

I listen to many people telling me that they want to do something else with their life. They are not happy with their current situation, either with their job or their relationship or circumstances within their families. When I ask them what they are doing to change their situation they never really have an answer. I only hear lots of excuses of why they are not able to change their situation and they stick with the same old habits and stay within their ‘comfort zone’. The issue with the ‘comfort zone’ though, is that it can be a negative environment and it withholds you from personal growth and change in general.

Even though you’re in a negative environment, it’s hard to get out of it because you are so used to it and think that this is where you are supposed to be. We all learn to set goals and follow our goals no matter what and we should do what society tells us. We’ve been taught at home, in schools, by the government and by our religion, what we should believe in, how we should think, how we should act and what we should know. We’ve been enclosed into a small box and are taught to stay inside that box and just keep doing the things we were taught to do.

Sometimes though, the goals we’ve set aren’t the correct ones because they do not represent who we truly are and we’ve set those goals being completely disconnected from our true inner self. If you find along the way that everything is working against you to achieve your goal then you should reconsider if you’re taking the correct road. Sometimes it’s not even the goal that is incorrect but just the road you are taking to achieve that goal and you should follow a different road. Most importantly you should listen to your intuition and feel what is right for you.

If you feel your goal isn’t right or it doesn’t represent who you are anymore then you can change your goal. There is nothing wrong with change, as we all grow older, get different views, change our opinions and see the world from a different perspective. Don’t stick to something just because you said it once, while you already feel it’s not for you anymore. Make new goals and trust in your inner power and intuition who knows what is best for you.

When you’ve made new goals, start making plans on how to achieve it and be open-minded. Try to see the different roads you can take and choose the right one. It doesn’t have to be the easiest one, most of the time it’s not the easiest one but it will be the most rewarding one. A reward isn’t only money, a reward is way bigger than that, don’t get stuck in the materialistic world. Rewards are life lessons, perspectives, opinions, changes, progress, helping others and becoming or being a good person.

If we make up in our minds that we are not capable of achieving something because we think it’s too difficult, then we will never be able to achieve it. It’s all about our mindset. It’s most important to believe in yourself and if what you do will benefit others as well, you’re doing the right thing.

Don’t be scared of leaving your ‘comfort zone’, embrace the change, make the steps and do what you believe is right for you. Don’t let others tell you what you should or shouldn’t do. We are all unique and we all came on this planet to do something special. You don’t need to be famous to do something special, you don’t need to be a millionaire to do something special. To do something special, you need to stay true to yourself and find joy in what you do.

If you do the right things, the universe will help you to achieve those goals and you need not worry about finances, being unemployed, your mortgage or bills to pay. It will all fall in to place, as long as you put the work in for the right reasons and with a positive attitude.

Believe in your own capabilities.

Kambo medicine

So I tried Kambo medicine for the first time in my life. I didn’t plan for it, it just came on my path and this is how it happened:

I did a tour where I met a guy and we started having a long conversation. During the conversation he mentioned Kambo medicine and ayahuasca. I had already tried ayahuasca before and I didn’t feel like it was for me. I had never heard about Kambo medicine before so it ignited a spark in my curiosity and I asked him to explain more about this medicine. He told me that Kambo is another name for frog, which you can find in the Amazon jungle, and this frog has a poisonous skin. So they take the poison of the frog (without harming the frog) and they use that poison as a medicine to heal physical and emotional injuries and problems.

While we were hiking and talking we stopped for a moment to take a picture of our beautiful surroundings and I noticed the number 12:21 on my phone and at the same moment he said 12:21.

The next day I was at my friend’s event and he presented a friend of his. Asking her why she was living at that place I came to the discovery that she actually offers Kambo medicine ceremonies. She explained to me in detail what Kambo medicine is about, where it comes from and that she is actually using it to heal her breast cancer. If you are interested in finding out more about this I advice you to follow her youtube channel

While talking I felt that I had to do the Kambo medicine ceremony and I asked her if it was possible for me to do it the next day. She told me that it requires a diet before you start, for at least four days, but fortunately I eat vegan and I hadn’t eaten anything that was on the ‘forbidden’ list. She told me to take the rest of the day to think about it and let her know later if I really wanted this. I said to myself, if I see a sign then I will do this. Not much later I wanted to check my phone for any messages and I saw the number 12:21 once again. This was obviously the sign that I had to do this, so I confirmed our ceremony.

The next morning I arrived on an empty stomach at this temple on a beautiful hill. First I had to drink about 3 liters of water before the medicine was applied to the skin. After drinking the water I got 4 tiny burns on my skin, which only lasts a second and then one by one the medicine was applied on the burn. With the first drop I felt my shoulder getting very warm, then with the second drop my head started to get warm as well, with the third drop it went to the other arm and with the last drop it went down until my chest. I felt very calm, I could stay in meditation pose and waited to start vomiting the water. It wasn’t easy  to start vomiting so I was kindly told to put a finger in my throat to get it started and as soon as I did that, the water started coming out. At the same time I listened to the music that Hauxita was playing and I kept calm the whole time. After I finished vomiting all the water I drank before, she cleaned the medicine of my arm and it became time to meditate. During meditation I could see lots of different things that are important for me to work on.

After the meditation, the session was finished and I could go back to my friend’s house, where I was staying over. During the rest of the day I felt tired and had a small headache but that’s very common as you get dehydrated because of the vomiting. I made sure I drank enough water and got enough rest. The next morning I felt good again and in my dreams I saw many things, which is still the effect of Kambo medicine.

Over all it was a good experience for me and I can recommend it to anyone that wants to work on themselves or have physical injuries or diseases and wants to cure themselves. Obviously one session isn’t enough and you have to do more if you really want to achieve something with it. I will try again next time I have the opportunity.

Medicina Kambo

Así que probé la medicina Kambo por primera vez en mi vida. No lo planeé, simplemente apareció en mi camino y así es como sucedió:

Hice un paseo donde conocí a un señor y comenzamos a tener una larga conversación. Durante la conversación mencionó la medicina Kambo y la ayahuasca. Ya había probado la ayahuasca antes y no sentía que fuera para mí. Nunca antes había escuchado sobre la medicina Kambo, así que encendió una chispa en mi curiosidad y le pedí que explicara más sobre esta medicina. Me dijo que Kambo es otro nombre para rana, que puedes encontrar en la selva amazónica, y esta rana tiene una piel venenosa. Entonces toman el veneno de la rana (sin dañar a la rana) y usan ese veneno como medicamento para curar lesiones y problemas físicos y emocionales.

Mientras estábamos caminando y hablando, nos detuvimos por un momento para tomar una foto del hermoso paisaje y noté el número 12:21 en mi teléfono y en el mismo momento el dijo 12:21.

Al día siguiente estaba en el evento de mi amigo y él me presentó a una amiga suyo. Al preguntarla por qué vivía en ese lugar, descubrí que ofrece ceremonias de medicina Kambo. Ella me explicó en detalle de qué se trata la medicina Kambo, de dónde proviene y que en realidad la está usando para curarse de una enfermedad. Si está interesado en obtener más información sobre esto, le aconsejo que siga su canal de YouTube.

Mientras hablaba sentí que tenía que hacer la ceremonia de medicina de Kambo y le pregunté si era posible que lo hiciera al día siguiente. Ella me dijo que requiere una dieta antes de comenzar, durante al menos cuatro días, pero afortunadamente como vegana y no había comido nada que estuviera en la lista “prohibido”. Ella me dijo que tomara el resto del día para pensarlo y hacerle saber más tarde si realmente quería esto. Me dije a mí mismo, si veo una señal, haré esto. No mucho después quise revisar mi teléfono en busca de mensajes y vi el número 12:21 una vez más. Obviamente, esta era la señal de que tenía que hacer esto, así que confirme nuestra ceremonia.

A la mañana siguiente llegué con el estómago vacío a este templo en una hermosa loma. Primero tuve que beber unos 3 litros de agua antes de aplicar el medicamento en la piel. Después de beber el agua, tuve 4 pequeñas quemaduras en mi piel, que solo duran un segundo y luego una por una se aplicó el medicamento sobre la quemadura. Con la primera gota sentí que mi hombro se calentaba mucho, luego con la segunda gota mi cabeza comenzó a calentarse también, con la tercera gota fue al otro brazo y con la última gota bajó hasta mi pecho. Me sentí muy tranquila, podía permanecer en pose de meditación y esperar a comenzar a vomitar el agua. No fue fácil comenzar a vomitar, así que me dijeron amablemente que me pusiera un dedo en la garganta para que comenzara y tan pronto como lo hice, el agua comenzó a salir. Al mismo tiempo escuché la música que tocaba Hauxita y mantuve la calma todo el tiempo. Después de que terminé de vomitar toda el agua que bebí antes, ella limpió la medicina de mi brazo y llegó el momento de meditar. Durante la meditación pude ver muchas cosas diferentes en las que tengo que trabajar.

Después de la meditación, la sesión terminó y pude volver a la casa de mi amigo, donde me estaba quedando. Durante el resto del día me sentí cansada y tuve un pequeño dolor de cabeza, pero eso es muy común a medida que se deshidrata debido al vómito. Me aseguré de beber suficiente agua y descansar lo suficiente. A la mañana siguiente me sentí bien de nuevo y en mis sueños vi muchas cosas, lo que sigue siendo el efecto de la medicina Kambo.

En general, fue una buena experiencia para mí y se lo puedo recomendar a cualquiera que quiera trabajar en sí mismo o que tenga lesiones físicas o enfermedades y quiera curarse. Obviamente, una sesión no es suficiente y tienes que hacer más si realmente quieres lograr algo con ella. Lo intentaré nuevamente a la próxima que tenga la oportunidad.

‘he will never be able to walk’

This guy down here is Luis and he became one of my muay thai students and he comes from the city Pisco in Peru. He stands out in my classes for his perseverance and motivation. He’s only in Lima once a week, he comes by nightbus, which means that he practically doesn’t sleep. The only day he has in Lima, for work, he uses to practice as many martial arts as possible. This means that he trains about four disciplines in one day. I was astonished the first time he came training, when he told me that he didn’t sleep, because it was not noticeable in training. The next training I came to the discovery that he was actually born with his foot attached to his leg. The doctors told his parents that he would never be able to walk, let alone run or do any sports activities.

So, until the age of eight years old, he would be carried to school so he could attend classes. He would look at other children run around, play soccer and having fun. He couldn’t bare the thought of never being able to do the same things as the other children. He simply didnt accept the doctors predictions and decided for himself that he would be able to walk and run, just like the rest of the kids. He started training his legs and obliged himself to walk.

Now he’s thirty years old, he runs 40 kilometres every sunday in the dunes, does different types of martial arts and can kick without problems. As I said, I didn’t notice once that he had a problem with his legs. He says that sometimes his leg is numb when he wakes up in the morning but it only motivates him to keep on going and to live up to his expectations.

The lesson he learned in his life is: ‘My weakness became my strength.’

‘el nunca será capaz de caminar’

Aquí los presento a Luis. Se convirtió en uno de mis estudiantes de muay thai y viene de la ciudad de Pisco en Perú. Se destaca en mis clases por su perseverancia y motivación. Solo está en Lima una vez a la semana, viene en bus nocturno, lo que significa que prácticamente no duerme. El único día que tiene en Lima, por trabajo, solía practicar la mayor cantidad de artes marciales posible. Esto significa que entrena cuatro clases en un solo dia. Me sorprendió la primera vez que vino a entrenar, cuando me dijo que no dormía, porque no se notaba en el entrenamiento. El siguiente entrenamiento llegué al descubrimiento de que en realidad nació con el pie unido a la pierna. Los médicos le dijeron a sus padres que nunca podría caminar, y mucho menos correr o hacer actividades deportivas.

Entonces, hasta la edad de ocho años, lo llevarían a la escuela para poder asistir a clases. Miraba a otros niños correr, jugar fútbol y divertirse. No podía soportar la idea de nunca poder hacer las mismas cosas que los otros niños. Simplemente no aceptó las predicciones de los médicos y decidió por sí mismo que podría caminar y correr, al igual que el resto de los niños. Comenzó a entrenar sus piernas y se obligó a caminar.

Ahora tiene treinta años, corre 40 kilómetros todos los domingos en las dunas, hace diferentes tipos de artes marciales y puede patear sin problemas. Como dije, no me di cuenta que tenía un problema con sus piernas. Él dice que a veces su pierna está entumecida cuando se despierta por la mañana, pero eso solo lo motiva a seguir y cumplir con sus expectativas.

La lección que el aprendió en su vida: ‘Mi debilidad volvío mi fortaleza’.