Dominica Passport | Caribbean Recipes | Dominica Photos | Classified Ads | Search Jobs | Advertise here!

Experience Dominica – The Nature Island: Dominica Vacations | Exotic Vacations | Honeymoon Destination

Dominica weekly is a personal weblog about the nature island of Dominica.


When you live in the present moment, one of the nice things that happens to you is that ordinary, everyday life takes on a new significance.

Taking walks, watching a sunset, gardening, reading a book, all begin to feel special. Life is right now, right here. When your attention is brought back to the here and now, you engage in life rather than think about life. Ordinary life becomes extraordinary life.

I have been criticized at times for being too simplistic in my approach to happier living. People find it difficult to believe that simple solutions can be so effective. It’s simple, but it works!

If your mind can sabotage even beautiful experiences, such as spending time with or receiving a phone call from someone you love, you can imagine how easy it can be to ruin your life over events and circumstances that are, in fact, difficult. It’s critical to learn to live in the present.

You need not worry that you’ll lose any effectiveness in making plans for the future if you aren’t focused on it. Life is a series of present moments, one right after another. Living them to the full prepares the future. What’s more, when the future does arrive, you will have learned and practiced how to live in the present moment and you’ll be able to enjoy your future as much as you can enjoy today.

– Thanks Dominica!

Share this Dominica article with your friends:

Facebook Twitter Google Buzz Google Bookmarks Digg Reddit delicious Technorati Slashdot Yahoo My Web

Tagged with: , , , ,

Related Post

kids playingPhoto by Diego Cupolo

There are times on the weekends, when I just lounge lazily on the bed with my nephews and just abandon all my daily concerns, and just play.Or I’ll sit and just watch them play, pretending they’re superheros or shooting each other with stick guns.

It never fails to leave me with a sense of wonder, of pure joy, of a return to innocence and a simpler time. As grown ups, we’ve lost this childlike sense of life. And that’s actually a sad thing. As grown ups here in the nature isle, we’ve lost this childlike sense of life. And that’s actually a sad thing.

Being more childlike is not just about happiness and innocence, it helps us to be more creative, more imaginative, more innovative and open to worlds of possibilities. These are some of the qualities we need instilled in many of our Dominican leaders today.

We could learn a lot from children. Sure, they have qualities we might not want, but in my eyes, they are already perfect. We don’t need to mold them into people, nor shouldn’t we abandon our responsibilities as parents, but we can learn a lot from children and be more like them in some ways.

How to be more childlike

We must first acknowledge that no change is immediate, that any change worth keeping takes time. Start by deciding to ditch caution and to give this a try. Start by identifying the qualities of children you’d like to emulate: curiosity, play, living in the moment, abandoning worries, imagination, creativity, pure joy.

Q:Could it be that going back to innocent child like perception could once again make our leaders intelligent, honest and solution focused human beings instead of mindless fearful lemmings?

Share this Dominica article with your friends:

Facebook Twitter Google Buzz Google Bookmarks Digg Reddit delicious Technorati Slashdot Yahoo My Web

Tagged with: , , , , , , , ,

Related Post

We are often so tightly intertwined with our perception of traits, characteristics and how we live our life. As a result it is easy to identify so strongly with a decision that has resulted in unexpected negative consequences that we actually become that “wrong” decision.

We rationalize our “poor” decisions by labeling ourselves incompetent decision-makers.

However, your true identity cannot be defined by your choices. Your essence—what makes you a unique entity—exists independently of your decision-making process.

There is no true right or wrong decisions. All decisions contribute to your development and are an integral part of your evolving existence, yet they are still separate from the self.

We Dominicans on a whole must avoid lingering in the past and mulling over the circumstances that led to our perceived errors in judgment. Instead, let’s adapt to the new circumstances you must face by considering how you can use our intelligence, inner strength, and intuition to aid us in moving forward more mindfully.

Every perceived mistake becomes a valuable learning experience and is, in essence, a gift to learn and grow from it. Something I wish our Politicians here our nature isle would take into account.

Remember, you are not a bad person and you are not your decisions; you are simply human so forgive yourself, and then move forward.

Share this Dominica article with your friends:

Facebook Twitter Google Buzz Google Bookmarks Digg Reddit delicious Technorati Slashdot Yahoo My Web

Tagged with: , , , , ,

Related Post

  • No related posts



Business Key Top Sites