Sunday, September 19, 2010

Another Step towards Wisdom

In the past few months, I encountered an exciting experience. Another breakthrough in my learning experience!

I started to appreciate the role of wisdom in life, especially when making a decision that will impact others. Together with such revelation, I begin to understand my lack of wisdom self.

Thankfully I was blessed with a perseverance and humility to admit my inadequacy. With the learning mindset, I put effort to observe some wise leader around me.

I noticed the following actions or mindsets can help me to be wiser in my decision:

- Be truthful cause the truth and only the truth that can set us free

- take time to look at the long term impact

- make sure you have a decision that is accompanied with a reason.

The last point is really helpful for me. I will imagine that I am explaining the reason of my choice to a virtual being in side my head. If I can not convince someone with my reason. There might be something wrong with he decision making process.

Though not perfecting me, the above steps help me in decision making and challenging my mind that is more incline toward intuition than facts.

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Monday, September 13, 2010

The Greatest Power

You might have heard about "an incredible love story" that is distributed through email. It is about a story of a couple that lives on the mountain. Out of his love to his wife, the husband hand-carved over 6000 stairs up on mountain. For complete story read here

Some started to argued that this story did not happened. Fair enough to doubt the existency of such incredible tale that proclaim the infinite power of love.

However this evening, I watched the television and found out there is a man named Dasharath Manjhi, that "moved" mountain because of his love to his wife. The following is quoted from

Dashrath Manjhi was born in 1934 into a poor labourer's family in Gahlour village near Gaya in Bihar. Being illiterate, there seemed little option left for him but to spend his life working in the fields.He started working in the fields near a hill which rose on one side of his village. To cross the mountain, one had to traverse a narrow and treacherous pass.

One day, when his wife, Phaguni Devi, was crossing the pass to bring him his lunch, she slipped and hurt herself. This incident disturbed Das deeply and that very night he decided to destroy the hill which had injured his wife.The next morning, armed with t a hammer and chisel, he started off on a task that was to become an obsession. ``The villagers called me a madman'', recalls Dashrath Das.

With such story, I recalled the preaching by Fritz Macarena during the Evangelization Seminar organized by SACCRE

Love is the greatest power. Because when we love someone, no sacrifice is too great

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas

I was surprise to learn that a lot of non-Christian in Singapore celebrated Chrismas with their family. They bought gifts and prepared special lunch / dinner for this special day.

However it is also surprising that quite a number of them did not know the meaning of Christmas itself. A colleague of mine was asking if this celebration is to recall the birth of Jesus Christ.

So it is called CHRIST-mas