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:
THOUGHTS TO PONDER
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
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)
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. :)
I'm a CEBUANA working here in Bangkok.
For now, I'm quite tied up with work and I love what I'm doing. I enjoy my work in here as there's balance between teaching adults and young learners. I'm contented with the variety my work offers, I get to learn everyday both in my field and life's dealings. I get the chance to unwind and go travel on breaks. Other than that, I go hang out, shopping, dine and sometimes whine hehehe!. Or when bored, I write...yeah, blogging is one :D