Pay Attention

Where do you put your energy?

Where do you direct your fire?

Do you prefer to be right,

or to be at peace is your real desire?


Pay attention then

Where do you focus your perception

in the flaw of your brother?

in the imperfection of his argument?

and if that’s the case of your intention

why do you even bother?


Let me tell you

you are free of choosing

that’s your legitimate right

but why would you choose to reproduce more separation,

more fear,

more suffering,

inflicting more pain…

isn’t your ego in the middle of the way?


I prefer to look within

and clear my misperceptions

patiently and lovingly

so I can look at you with the same patience and love


You may be super wrong.

Many times I believe you are,

but I don’t prefer to be right anymore

I prefer to feel the oneness instead

to savor your mirroring, to drop the drama, to feel the joy

that’s the biggest pleasure of all!


I find my highest self when I forgive

when I let go of all my beliefs and just accept what now is

then I feel good, then I feel God

then a sweet voice whispers ´Pay Attention, Love

Just laugh at my biggest joke:

to reach God

you need to learn how to be human…

So don’t ever lose your hope


*Piece created for Auronet (Auroville’s community blog) in October 2020

My core gift is helping others to embrace a grounded spirituality, equally loving our divinity and humanity. I give it by helping people to embody their feelings through different art expressions, beauty and creativity, playing with ideas and words as well as movement practices, proving how intensity is the juice of life, and how compassion is the ingredient that will heal humanity.

Valentina B. Sepulveda is young awarded Chilean filmmaker, writer, and dancer, currently living in India.
She graduated from Film Direction and Social Communication at Universidad Católica de Chile in 2014. Since then, she has been working as a writer, director, and editor of documentaries and experimental films. She also worked as a producer and assistant director in fiction pieces, as a producer in Chilemonos International Animation Film Festival, and as a cinema teacher at the same university where she obtained her degrees, before she left her country to join Auroville International Community. From 2018 until the beginning of 2020, she has worked as a video maker, photographer, and writer for different media units, and from the pandemic onwards she has been exploring different expressions, building up her start-up renaissance company, Ineffable Films Lab from where she plays, experiment and produce projects around movement, dance, poetry, photography and film.