The Mirror of Uncertainty
It is something that many people feel, especially if they have the need to know that they are in control of their lives.
They say human beings are creatures of habit, and the more certain we are about what’s going to happen, the more we know about our future, the more peace of mind we have.
While that may be true in some cases, there is also something to be said about uncertainty. Continue reading
We all have to let go of something or someone at some point in our lives. In fact, I have come to realize that letting go can be described as a regular activity. When we were young, we might have had to let go of a pet. I remember going through this process when our dogs died (not all at the same time, thank God). I may not have thought of it as letting go back then, but it is what it is.
Sometimes, letting go is all about material things. Kids lose toys or break them. There is a kind of letting go in that process.
As teenagers, we let go of relationships – both the platonic and romantic kind. As young adults and young professionals, we might have had to let go of dreams: a promotion, a job that we’ve always wanted, partners, and so on.
Letting go is part of life. There is no going around it. Continue reading
This has got to be one of my new favorite quotes. I used to be a person full of fear, which I thought I had overcome. I guess to a certain degree, I did overcome many of my fears.
Once again I find myself at a stage where I face the need for courage. There are days when it comes a-roaring like the a Mack truck at full speed. There are, however, many days when courage seems to slink around like a hunter stalking its prey. Today, courage just seemed to give up on me.
Then as I lay in bed looking back at the events of the day, this quote came back to me. I think that’s courage whispering in my ear, telling me that tomorrow is another day. I hope it comes to you when you need it most as well.
Po and Inner Peace
Kung Fu Panda is one of my favorite movies for so many reasons. It is witty. It is funny. It does have some insights that children and adults alike can pick up.
One of the things that stuck to my mind from the second movie is the concept of inner peace. I always remember Po and his quest for inner peace. I found it hilarious how he kept hitting the pole in the barge all the while muttering, “Inner peace. Inner peace. Inner peace.” Continue reading
New Year's Resolutions
It’s a bit early for New Year’s resolutions, you may be thinking. Recent events in my life have led me to thinking about changes, however, and what are resolutions if not changes?
In the past month or so, my life has taken a turn for the worse. Or for the better. It depends on how you look at things, and at this point, I choose the latter. Things may seem bad right now, but in the long run, it’s probably for the better.
This brings me to resolutions and how it has become tradition to make them when a new year begins. But why do we have to wait till the beginning of a new year to make changes for the better? Why can’t we just say that today, I will implement change? Continue reading
They say that learning does not always happen in school, but I believe that it sure does help. While you can’t always learn everything you need to know to get ahead in life in formal educational institutions, there is something to be gained from going through a formal education.
More so, learning is an activity that should not stop once you get your degree. I know for a fact that I have learned so much more that I can apply to my work after I got out of school. Of course, there is the fact that I didn’t practice my degree. As it happens often in life, the road took me down a different path, and I think that I am happier for it.
So yes, I take most everyday as a learning experience, although there are many days when I become too comfortable in my zone that I am sure I miss out on a good learning experience or two. When I realize this, I get to thinking about how it is still good to immerse one’s self in formal settings of learning every now and then. Continue reading