Our World Can Be Beautiful

Our outer world is a reflection of our inner world. Take care of our inner world and plant the seeds of goodness & love. All other things will fall into place.

Monday, 26 November 2007

Walk your own path

When it is time to move on, do we have the courage to venture into the unknown? We like comfort and everyone has their own comfort zone. Most of the time we stay where we are not because we think it is right, but because we are comfortable.

How many of us are really doing the things that we want to do? Living the life that we want to live? We are bound by so many of our own limitations. Typically, these limiting thoughts will stop us from proceeding to where we want to be. Doubts and fear will consume us and prevent us from exploring further, whether it is career, relationship or spiritual.

I am now at the crossroad of my career. To stay or to leave? To get a job or be self-employed? Should I follow my heart to do what I wanted to do or to go back to work in the corporation, staying in my own comfort zone?

Over the past few days, many fears and doubts surfaced and it can be overwhelming. But in a way, I can know myself better at this point. What are my fears and what are my doubts and are they valid, can they be resolved.

Mentally exhausted, I dropped everything I am doing and took a moment to glance through my notebook where I wrote down many of the inspirational and enlightening quotes or extracts that I had came across. One of them wrote:

When you believe in life and fate, you will be bound by them
When you go against life and fate, you are riding a tough wave upstream
When you surrender to life and fate, you are clear of your objective and goals
You go where you want
Not against
Not following
But your own path!

When I think back, many times we victimized ourselves when we think there is nothing we can do to improve our life. When we have this limiting thought, we will bind by the situation and there seems no way out.

In another extreme, if we try to resist the current situation that we are in right now, we will always be dissatisfied and unhappy about the situation.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882) had once said, “Do not go where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”

Indeed, when we walk our own path, we create our future and we shape our own world!

Thursday, 15 November 2007

The world and I

If there were no me, my world wouldn’t exist

If my world doesn’t exist, there would be no me

Tuesday, 6 November 2007

Our greatest gift to the World

I was browsing the web sometime back when I came across Steve Pavlina’s blog. He talks about the need to define our life purpose and the importance of being congruent. In his article on Living Congruently, he wrote:

Alignment comes down to working on these four questions until they all produce the same answer:

  • What do you want to do? (desire)
  • What can you do? (ability)
  • What should you do? (purpose)
  • What must you do? (need)

Beautifully written. When we live congruently, our heart, our mind, our body and passion will be aligned in the same direction and it is easy to achieve fulfillment in every area.

Steve says that his life purpose is to serve and help people. When I saw his life purpose, I thought it is such a wonderful purpose to have but what do I have to help people? What do I have to give? I can’t have an answer. Frustrated, I put the thought aside and went on to do other stuff.

The questions are always on my mind. After a few weeks of questioning myself, I happened to listen to a talk from a spiritual teacher, which is totally enlightening and refreshing to me. Here is what he said :

We came with nothing
And we will return with nothing. We can’t take anything with us when we leave earth.
Since we can’t own anything and can’t have anything, what can we do with our life?
The only thing we can do with our life is to give it away. That is where we can find our purpose of life.
Giving away doesn’t mean giving our money or material stuff that we have. It means serving. Serving everyone and helping everyone whenever we can. That is our life purpose.

Indeed, for it is from giving that we will receive the most. This will be our greatest gift to the world.

You give but little when you give of your possessions.
It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.
-Kahlil Gibran-

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