To understand reality is not the same as to know about outward events. It is to perceive the essential nature of things. The best-informed man is not necessarily the wisest. Indeed there is a danger that precisely in the multiplicity of his knowledge he will lose sight of what is essential. But on the other hand, knowledge of an apparently trivial detail quite often makes it possible to see into the depth of things. And so the wise man will seek to acquire the best possible knowledge about events, but always without becoming dependent upon this knowledge. To recognize the significant in the factual is wisdom. Dietrich Bonhoeffer:


Life is a train of moods like a string of beads; and as we pass through them they prove to be many colored lenses, which paint the world their own hue, and each shows us only what lies in its own focus.---RALPH WALDO EMERSON
Most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.---ABRAHAM LINCOLN
There is neither happiness nor misery in the world; there is only the comparison of one state to another, nothing more. He who has felt the deepest grief is best able to experience supreme happiness. We must have felt what it is to die, that we may appreciate the enjoyments of life.---ALEXANDRE DUMAS
“It is not because the truth is too difficult to see that we make mistakes... we make mistakes because the easiest and most comfortable course for us is to seek insight where it accords with our emotions - especially selfish ones" --- Alexander Solzhenitsyn quotes (Russian novelist, Nobel Prize for Literature (1970), b.1918)
“Wisdom ceases to be wisdom when it becomes too proud to weep, too grave to laugh, and too selfish to seek other than itself.” ---Kahlil Gibran

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Go on


I take a cab to work everyday. And every morning, I always learn both different and the same thing. I dislike it when drivers stay in one lane, at least that cab driver I am with during the trip. It can save a lot of time when one driver knows how to maximize the trip and use his “sense” to get the travel going.  I’m not saying recklessly quick, I mean smart fast to get where the trip is heading safely. Sometimes I wonder why is it so difficult for one to change gear when obviously a lane is not moving at all and the other is empty. I honestly don’t mind the meter or the fare that I will have to pay but the time spent on the road for me is quite essential.

To relate to life, I think it’s no different in how we deal with things. Generally, if one is in a certain place and doesn’t make a move it means the person isn’t moving - common sense wise. That’s a general  knowledge yet I’m not sure how many of us are completely aware about that. Maybe it’s complacency or maybe it is just being "naturally" scared of something new, as we all know as being scared of the unknown but guess it depends on what do we want to achieve at certain times.  Probably, it is when we are in bliss and we just intend to relish where we are regardless how long does it take to last. We surmise  there's no point of changing neither moving to something indefinite as there's a possibility of  getting  ends that could be a bit likely and  less desired than the status quo.

The first question would be is, “what do we want?” at least for the time being.  Second, "do we have a goal and are we into achieving it?"  When we have a goal, we won't find it helpful to be stuck in one place, it's not fine to just sit down and just be happy for the moment that can be multiplied by hundreds. It should be fine if we are happy. It makes sense it  is a human instinct to just stay wherever we are when we are glad, no one wants to get rid or be away from the situation but I believe we all know that nothing lasts - none. The challenge of living is the continuous movements and that means both in ups and downs. When we're happy that doesn’t mean the state shouldn’t change neither if one is in  a difficult situation, one should  just stay there. As the calendar changes and the clock ticks, we, too should keep moving as well, regardless of the outcome, as again, nothing is permanent. As heard, nothing stays and nothing endures except change. 

As the taxi ride, the goal is to get to work,  the option to swift lane makes the fulfillment  differently faster.

Just another day

April is here and as the other months we all expect that it happens - time does.  Whether we like it or not, moment progresses as our lives go on, only we are all in control of the latter  not minding us exercising the power in full. There's a slight difference this time though as I'll be visiting home and yeah, in this season.  The temperature is getting higher in the past days, I guess....not even days but in recent years however, it's been quite a time since I've been home on lent the  reason why I've scheduled the trip this time.  I'm not regretting or anything just counting on  before the trip.

Yes, I'm exited as I'll get the chance to fulfill my obligations as a Catholic which I haven't really done for quite a while.  On the other side, I'm anticipating the  pain of being outdoors due to the weather. I've read though that our body relies on being used to a thing or situation. Since I've been  used to stay indoors, I'm aware that the first days will definitely be agonizing. On the contrary,  I'm awaiting for the visit to be both pleasant and memorable.

It should be fulfilling as I can do the things I've wanted to do and yeah, it  feels good to do the same things I used to do after ages.  Apart from religious rituals, I'm looking forward to go "beachin'". There's no other time better than summer plus I'm going to have fun with my family and very close friends.

There's nothing more I can think of, I only feel a thing at this point in time and that I'm excited. :)