The Adventure of Being is the introduction to self-knowledge. This book
was given to me through life experiences in 1993 and taught me to know,
to accept, to appreciate, and find love, happiness, and the path to
success, as well as how to contact and be in communication with our
Father-Mother God, I learned to recognize that everything starts from
the inside out. All of our values, as my teachers taught me, are within
us. We need only connect with our Source, our Father-Mother God, to
recognize that life is an amazing adventure!
It has been several years since I received this book, and I have lived
through many difficult ordeals since then. My teachers have taught me
that life is a continuous rise of levels of consciousness, until we
manage to take away those layers, those ideas and beliefs that hinder
us, and discover who we really are and know, accept, and learn how to
love the world around us.
I had to learn to recognize that everything starts with us, like change,
love, our dreams, our wishes, and all our possessions. Our happiness
begins with us, and it’s our responsibility to make it happen.
The Adventure of Being is an adventure of life that ends when we leave a
mark of our existence on this Earth. And it continues until the day we
are face-to-face with our Creator, our Source.
Life is a reflection of what we were, what we are, and what we can be.
The way we live, that is, our lifestyle depends on our thoughts, which
we materialize at all times. Sometimes when we ignore that our thoughts
are real, it creates problems because the thoughts attract and manifest
what we don’t want to have.
In a society like ours, we are not allowed to know ourselves. As we
grow, we have so many responsibilities that there is no time to analyze
or to look at ourselves and know who we really are, where we come from,
what our purpose is on this planet, where we are going, where the path
for happiness is, and so on.
Currently there are plenty of books that help us to know and find out
who we are, but when we try to do what the book tells us, we face a
terrible disappointment it’s never as easy as the book says. Changing
ourselves is to accept who we are right now.
We need to forgive all the mistakes we have made and stop punishing
ourselves. We need to know how to love ourselves where we are now. That
is what will help us to change and accept ourselves because there might
be a truth or reason that perhaps we cannot understand.
Through my experience, I have seen in the world people who deny their
lives, their fates, their families, their problems, and even their
bodies. They hide their personalities behind masks that they change
every moment and every place. They pretend to be vain, beautiful, and
smart, hiding their insecurity, fear, and heartbreak.
We get so involved in this superficial living that sometimes we might
even think that it is impossible to change! Experience teaches us that
we can. If we really have our eyes open, we will realize that we have
days so different from one another; that there are four quite different
seasons each year, and they are changing constantly; that half of the
body is bigger than the other; and that within our families we are
completely different from one another, and yet there are identical twins
who are completely different.
Now tell me, if we are surrounded by change in our clothes and shoes,
the cars we use, a certain season, foods we eat, music we hear on the
radio station, and even the places we visit why is it so hard to
recognize that as there is a day and night, we can change as often as we
wish? Life is an adventure in which every moment we have to solve many
things and decide whether we want to make them well or not.
I hope this book will help you to know yourself and to know your
worthiness, because you have a gold mine inside of you!
How To Know Yourself
In this life I have been given the opportunity to meet different people
and to learn from them. I’ve been in different situations, traveled to
different countries and societies, explored different philosophies, and
realized that there are different religions and all of them have the
Some time ago I had so many questions of the world around me, about my
family and myself. With the help of my guides, my teachers, I began to
understand the world around me, which let me know myself and understand
I found that to start any path of self-knowledge or wisdom, it is
necessary first to know and accept yourself. And if we want to change
the world around us, the first step is to start with ourselves. How can
we want to love others if we do not accept ourselves? How can we help
and understand others if we do not understand and help ourselves to
Then, you may ask, how are we going to do it?
Well, the first step is to really want to do it. We need to have the
willpower to make changes, we need courage, and we need to be positive.
We need faith when our days turn cloudy. And we must remember that
nothing lasts forever. This will come when we are ready for it. If you
are ready to enjoy a change within you, then welcome, we can make a
I have met several people who say it is impossible to change the world.
And I tell them that they need to change themselves first because
everything we have within, we reflect constantly into our world,
creating it and manifesting it. That is how we create our world, our
reality, and our luck.
Take a moment to visualize that each of the inhabitants of this planet
has its world and its reality or truth. Now think…we are like cells,
like molecules coexisting together, and if we could really understand
who or what we are doing in this world and accept and appreciate
ourselves, our reality, and our problems, this world would change
because we would extend our borders to others, recognizing that we are
one with this planet and our planet depends on us.
There are many people who don’t understand the real meaning of love.
Some people might think that love is vanity, but remember that vanity is
insecurity. Our personalities, our egos show our outside beauty. We do
this only to be accepted by a certain society or group. We do anything,
even pretend to be someone we are not, so that we can be accepted in a
job, in a team, at school, even if it takes us far from who we are.
We need to understand that if where we belong really reflects who we are
inside, then it’s fine. However, if we have trouble staying on it, or
really pretending to be or do what other people want from us, then it
means that we do not really belong to that world or reality.
Amazingly, everyone is an important piece of this planet and there is a
job for each of us, a couple, everything. It is only important that we
really want it and that we are not afraid of change or chasing our
dreams. Remember, everything is changing and dynamic!
Now, since we have accepted that we want to change, to grow, to be
better, then what follows is to work on this matter. I think this should
be one of our first missions in life: to know ourselves. It is very
important that we spend some time alone to examine who we are, and we
need to talk about ourselves as if we were different people.
We need to sit for at least five minutes and write what we like about
ourselves and then what we dislike. Here we need to learn to motivate
ourselves and try to accept our qualities, as well as all the things
that are not very positive about ourselves. Remember, you are talking to
your best friend, your inner self.
Long ago I heard that if we do not like something about another person,
it’s because we see something in them that we don’t like about
ourselves. Think about it!
And remember: "If you see a wise man, imitate him. If you see a bad man,
Experience a moment with your true self.
1. Write what you like about yourself, your attitudes. Point out all the
qualities you are proud of yourself
2. Write what you don’t like about yourself and what things you want
3. Give yourself a time limit, like a week or a month, to smooth out
Do not push yourself too much, or be angry with yourself. If you fail,
remember that you’ll have another day to improve what you could not
How to Accept Yourself
Acceptance is the hardest step to take that every human being can give.
We look in the mirror and see that all of us have thousands of errors
that we need to accept. Perhaps these mistakes are so bad that we try to
hide them. But remember that the sun can never be overshadowed; the
light will shine even if you try to hide it with your hand.
Observing your faults, many of you may feel hurt because you are not as
perfect as you expected. By not accepting your body, some of you look in
the mirror as if you were gazing at your worst enemy. You punish
yourself each time you gain weight, because you can’t accept that you
may have a problem, or perhaps you need to change.
To be accepted as you are, you must love. Love those details you do not
like of yourself, and try endlessly to improve them. It’s complicated,
but if you really want to improve yourself, it really pays off. Just
remember that if you really want to become a new and healthy person, you
need to love yourself and treat yourself with respect as well.
This is how you start the path toward change. Only you and your best
friend, you will be on this new path together. The more you love, know,
and appreciate yourself, the easier it will be.
You need to keep in mind that the extremes are bad. If you spoil
yourself too much, it will prevent your change, and if you push yourself
too much, you will become uneasy.
You need to keep in mind that balance is the key to any path or change
in life. In Buddhism it’s called the Middle Way. It might be difficult
for many, but with practice you can achieve great results.
Remember that if you want to be accepted, the first step is to accept
yourself. How can you ask for love if you are afraid to love or
appreciate yourself or even look in the mirror and accept who you are?
We prefer to buy expensive clothing, jewelry, or material things to
attract attention, and we do everything in society to be accepted. But
in reality, what does acceptance mean? It is to recognize, accept, and
appreciate. Recognize that you are priceless, that you have a lifetime
of unforgettable experiences, and that you exist!
On the path of understanding yourself, you accept your reality. You
accept that you are perfect! Perhaps there is a reason that you
currently do not understand why everything is like it is.
When you begin to accept your body, your person, and you see yourself as
you really are, you can say, "That’s me, and that’s how and who I
am!" You take a giant step toward realizing who you are.
This is when you realize your positive aspects and try to improve your
flaws. Although this is the hardest thing to do, change your negative
aspects into something positive. It’s challenging, but remember that
everything is possible.
I have often wondered how humans can be happy. Is the world complicated,
or is it humans themselves that complicate its existence? I let my mind
fly and always reach the same point. A human being is the perfect
creation, living in a perfect world that has built perfect machines that
help other humans work. And yet we humans are not allowed to learn
through our mistakes.
We are not allowed to see our internal beings and accept ourselves as we
are. This is where the questions bombard my mind:
• So how do human beings want to be happy, if they are not happy with
• When will human beings realize that we are capable of being happy at
all times, and when will we accept this reality?
We prefer to find our value in external objects, luxuries, and amulets.
We work on material things, and as time flies, we realize that we have
enslaved ourselves and all superficial things won’t allow us to
discover and know who we really are or where we are headed.
Experience a moment with your true self.
Take time to share the best experiences with your best friend: you. Be
always grateful for another day to be better. Give thanks every morning
for all the blessings you have for your body, your life, and your
Accept yourself as you are physically. Remember that you are a perfect
being, and you have the power to be who you really want to be, and you
need to fight to make your dreams come true.
Examine all the good and beautiful things you can do. Try to change
those details that bother you, but do not push yourself too much.
Love yourself a lot because you’re worth it!
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