What's on my mind today. Well, I was sorting through my files awhile
ago and saw this piece of paper with a quote on it ... halatang luma na
... written from so long ago it seems. It says and to quote ... . "Interestingly, koi, when put in a fish bowl, will only grow up to
three inches. When this same fish is placed in a large tank, it will
grow to about nine inches long. In a pond koi can reach lengths of
eighteen inches. Amazingly, when placed
in a lake, koi can grow to three feet long. The metaphor is obvious. You
are limited by how you see the world."-- Vince Poscente . Imagine these..................... in a fish bowl = will grow up to THREE inches; in a large tank = will grow to about NINE inches long; in a pond = can reach lengths of EIGHTEEN inches; in a lake = can grow to THREE FEET long; .
Now why did I have to repeat that? Simple. It's to stress a very
important point ... (and it's also for my own understanding and
learning. Some lessons are worth learning again and again.) ......
which Vince Poscente summed up very well ------ 'You are limited by how
you see the world.' . He is right. If we content or restrict
ourselves to just our neighborhoods, or to our towns, or to our cities,
or to our tiny corners of life alone, or to the I - ME - MY - MINE
of living .... that certainly gives us no room for growth. Our likes
and dislikes, preferences, insights, perceptions, attitudes, habits,
store of information and knowledge will be as it all were maybe ten or
twenty years ago. . But life keeps moving on; the world keeps
on turning; people develop and change; systems are discovered and
rediscovered every time; the beating of the drums call for progress;
even Mother Nature renews herself each season. The children of our
times are a far cry from the children of our forefathers and so will the
children of our children be different from their fathers in their own
time. . So.... the choice is there for us to make: . Shall we step along with life's parade........ or remain where we are and have always been since god-knows-when. . Break down the old barriers and walls now; junk the negativity of some
people (and our own negativity, too) ... and then create new bridges
and new roads to an awesome life. Let us then see the world with fresh
new eyes.... minds..... hearts and work towards our highest potential
and become the persons God designed and meant us to be. . And the time to start it is now. There is no eternity waiting for us in this life; what we have is today. Begin today. . God go with you in your journey. As I pray too that He does in mine.
------------------------ I was on the phone with a long-lost friend chatting about good times, bad times, the good old days. Then she
suddenly became nostalgic with thoughts unlikely and least expected from
her. She was more the type who cared not what happens to the world
just as long as she had her favorite crispy pata on the table and later
sit down to watch her favorite telenobela. . She began talking about ......how life is short, how she misses the attention usually
poured on her by children now living separate lives, the aches and
pains she now feels in her body, the things she failed to achieve in
her prime and other regrets, but at the end of her long list sadly
resigned herself to her fate and humbly turned grateful to her God.
"We all grow old" she added "but each on a different pace and time.
Still there are days when you wished time would stop but at that right
spot when you felt everything was alright." . That got me to thinking..... .
Not about that aging thing but about .... "...wished time would stop
but at that right spot when you felt everything was alright." . When is "..that right spot when everything is alright"? Is there a
one measure which tells us that? Does it mean being problem-free as
hoped for by many? Does it comprise perfection as perceived by
passionate devotees of such principle? Does it mean that so-called
forever-moment of completeness and satisfaction as promoted by media and
the movies? . Nah I don't think so. I have learned that there
is no problem-free life. Problems, as we know it all by now, are there
for this one sole purpose -- that of shaping us into our highest
physical and divine potential. Neither does perfection exist;
perfection does not happen here but at the end of our life journey.
And forever moments are illusions created by temporal hopes dreams and
aspirations. . Well, time does not stop for anybody or
anything, right or wrong. It just moves along like it's nobody's
business that it does. And it brings us along with it .....with our
dreams, hopes, expectations in tow. Time does not care if we make it
or not but it does expect us to do what we can in the time allotted us
to do it. But whether we succeed or fail, are happy or sad, feel good
or bad, are fulfilled or rejected --- it's all the same to Time. When
it cracks its whip we are expected to move along... with or without our
baggage. To where? To wherever it takes us. Time's other name is
Life. . To my good friend, know this..... From the standpoint
of age, you begin to see what truly matters.... the things that do and
those that don't. You see everything and learn to count your blessings.
Consider yourself so very blessed! . Life and Time is good
however you may look at it. It's a gift. What you do with it is what
defines you, at twenty-six or sixty-two.
------ The moment I laid my eyes on the piece below (saw it on Facebook)..... I had to bring this to my
page. It's a beautiful one. Beautiful thoughts, beautiful words.
Maybe it is time that we give this message some serious thought ....and
not simply cruise through the lines and then go back to our cuppa
unaffected or untouched by what it says. . This is the only
life we have and if we don't do something great about it we will never
get another chance. But before you begin to think that the 'great'
I am referring to is by being the top honcho of a huge company...
having a dozen homes and expensive cars lined up in your garage.... a
huge bank account in a dozen more banks.... a string of titles
attached to your name.... that's not all that I meant. Sure if you can
why not! Tangible temporal things have their uses, too. We know that. .
What I want to say is this .. those things which make your heart
happy. Those things which go deeper than skin-deep. Those things which
may not be your friend's best kind of happy, yet things which put the
stars in your eyes.... which lend you that joyful spring in your
step.... which make you feel up there on cloud nine.... which make you
lift up your heart in praise and thanksgiving to a Magnificent God....
which make you feel one with the universe.... which make you feel so
good about yourself, about life, about people and about the world we all
inhabit. . Give it some thought; it's right there within you. Give it expression and live now! . Buckets full of blessings, everyone! ------------------------------------------------------
took this of me after I came home from the gym and went out onto our
front terrace and just watched the rain. This is what I was thinking
about: One year from now, you'll wish
you had started today. What's the worst that can happen? It won't work
out? Well if you don't try, then it won't work out anyway, and I'd
rather regret the things I did than the things I never tried. Tomorrow
is June 1st. The year is nearly half over. Have you accomplished what
you set out to do? To be? Set a goal for this month that you think is
tough and promise yourself a reward if you reach it. Be your own boss
starting tomorrow. Ok? Ready? Set? GO.