Inhale Courage, Exhale Fear: Change the World, Adeu, Barcelona!

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“Empty your mind of negativity and the universe will fill it with love, wisdom, and bliss.”

~ Ashley Bryce

I just don’t believe that things can just end.

Just like that.

I just don’t and can’t believe that things happen to people the point where they streamline into one inherent direction that is one way or another with no mixed mediums.

The world doesn’t work like that.

Call it serendipity, call it God’s work at hand, or call it coincidence — but things happen for a reason. I don’t like the saying, “rejection is God’s protection” because I don’t believe it. If that were true, it would go against the principles of what it takes to accept grace, growth and strength.

“As pessoas precisam parar de correr atrás do ter e começar a correr atrás do SER: Ser Amigo, Ser Amado, Ser Gente.” / “People need to stop chasing things and start chasing BEING: being a friend, being a lover, being human.~ @Amor_e_Fe

The thing is, or at least this is what I think, based on what I’ve learned, is that — what you focus on, and what you believe, expands. If you let things go, or at least try too, and you channel your own positive energy, you in turn create more of it.

And if something doesn’t work out for now… it could very well work out later. If something is meant for you — it will happen.

I think it’s about changing one’s perception from thinking that, it’s not that good things aren’t available to you (no matter how much it feels like that sometimes), but rather that you are not available to it at a specific moment, because you are in turn channeling your energy in the wrong direction.

It’s okay to be sad, it’s okay to hurt, or to feel things that possibly can consume you. The trick is, really pushing yourself to believe in mind over matter, and not letting it trap you into a vicious cycle of emotional pain or suffering.

Try to sit back and let things go.

Easier said than done, believe me, I know.

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My friend Jennifer posted a video on her Facebook wall recently.

It’s called, “Adeau, Barcelona!” by a 29-year old Brazilian named Lucas Jatobá, who was inspired to “be the change” and give back after living an amazing 3-year adventure in Barcelona, Spain.

The city shaped him, inspired him and made his life beautiful.

At the end of his time there, he decided to give back to it, to pay it forward and to gift people, hoping to share with them a little piece of his experience.

Lucas took heart shaped balloons, attached theatre tickets to them and set the balloons free into the sky:

“You should always BE GRATEFUL for all the good things that happen to you in your life.

Everyone should give more without expecting to get anything back. When you act like that you feel good and happy, you help the world to be a better place and then, later, you´ll get 1000 times more back to you.”

– Lucas Jatobá


It’s an endearing, beautiful expression of love.

I had a chance to talk to Lucas about the experience and he said,

WE TOGETHER can build a better world through the small gestures, being more kind, more gentle, more polite, more grateful, less selfish, more altruistic, respecting more other people/points of views/ideas/religions/races and giving more without asking for anything in return.

We´ll be able to change the world when we realize that we are not 6 billion single people living in a planet, but ONLY ONE COLLECTIVE ORGANISM.

Every living being in the planet (including animals and plants) is connected to all the other ones and we depend of each other to be well and happy.”

In one of his most recent editions of The Daily Love, founder Mastin Kipp said,

“At our core we all want to love and be loved. Just make sure it’s not at the expense of breaking yourself to fit into a shape that isn’t where you naturally belong.”

My friend Rachel told me that we don’t know how our stories will end, we just have to play our parts, therefore, we should believe that things will work out.

Que sera, sera.


Visit Lucas’ website here and visit him on Twitter here.


Sasha H. Muradali runs the Little Pink Blog (formerly Little Pink Book PR). She holds a B.S. Public Relations from the University of Florida with a minor in Dance (’07) and an M.A. International Administration with a concentration in Communication from the University of Miami (’08). She loves Twitter (@SashaHalima), Harry Potter and the colour pink. Get a copy of the Little Pink Blog delivered to your Kindle and find us on Facebook.

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  1. “Life is a stage and we are the actors, everyone have a part to play”
    “Hope” (believe that things will work out) is the worst of evils, for it prolongs the torment of men (and women)
    Trust yourself, you know more than you think you do.
    love you

  2. Thanks daddy! 🙂