Friday, January 29, 2010

Way of the Dragon

“I am learning to understand rather than immediately judge or to be judged. I cannot blindly follow the crowd and accept their approach. I will not allow myself to indulge in the usual manipulating game of role creation. Fortunately for me, my self-knowledge has transcended that and I have come to understand that life is best to be lived and not to be conceptualized. I am happy because I am growing daily and I am honestly not knowing where the limit lies. To be certain, every day there can be a revelation or a new discovery. I treasure the memory of the past misfortunes. It has added more to my bank of fortitude.”

Monday, January 25, 2010

Haruansoup for ya souls.

"The thing always happens that you believe in; and the belief in a thing makes it happen" Frank Lloyd Wright.

You know when people argue for their limitations, they always say: " I can't do 'X' because of this lah because of that lah.." and most of time the most common excuses is :" It's just the way I AM, or It's FATE !" but more likely the truth is : " It's just the way I THINK I AM.

We can actually learn about our beliefs by studying fish. (yes i know i like to fish but this experiment is pretty awesome. So bear with me, will ya.) The following experiment was actually conducted at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institue.

First get yourself an aquarium. Divide it in half with a clear glass wall, so now you have a kind of fish "duplex". Now find yourself a flowerhorn or any meat-eating fish-and we'll call him Steve-and a feeder-fish. ( flowerhorn eats feederfish ) Put each fish on each side and in a flash our Steve will head for the feederfish and..WAMP..hit the glass wall at full speed. He'll turn around and come back for another shot..thump !

Over a period of weeks, our poor Steve will get a sore nose, and eventually he would have figured out that hunting equals to pain and quit chasing the feederfish. You can then remove the glass panel and guess what ! Steve would just stay on his side of the tank for the rest of its life and happily starve to death, eventho the feederfish is just inches away. He knows his limits and he wont step outside them.

Isnt it pitiful ? We might say because Steve is a fish ma..But it is actually the story of every human being. Instead of glass walls, we run into teachers, parents, friends, bosses who tell us what to do & what not to do. Worst of all, we just accept it as our beliefs. Our belief define territory and we defend it and wont step of out it. Steve, the flowerhorn said: " Hey, i gave my best now im just gotta stay here.." We say: " Hey i gave my best for studies/job once before.."

We create our own glass walls, and we think its reality..So, my friends are you ready to step out of your glasss walls ?

Refrence: Follow your heart by Andrew Matthews. (its a good book)