Daily life has a kind of magic that shares a glow of inspiration to us. Only that it is hidden beneath a red curtain just as a good day is hidden by clouds. How can we open life beyond the visible which makes us look only straight to work and straight back? After awhile if on the path of the red curtain, there we are seated on the audience floor waiting for the performance to begin.
A grain of sand in the middle of the great blue drifts along the currents for days, months, years, and even decades. Does it drift? An inanimate piece of mother earth is incapable of moving. However, it is able to swim. How so? It swims with the currents just as the winds blow. If you only take it as a grain of sand, a small piece of rock examined with flat surfaces however cubical in its nature, it cannot swim. Swimming is absurd. Drawn to the minute, small as a grain of sand, it stays shallow. There are many grains of sand along the bed of the ocean, while some float along the surface of the eddies and waves.
What is essential? If you take an orange for example. Do you eat the whole orange? Do you eat the skin that you peel on the outside? If you ever tried it, it is very bitter. This is a simple way to describe it, however there are other ways that can be more elaborate on the explanation. Continue reading “See With The Heart”
There are a lot of information in the world today. The internet holds vasts amount of information, even that what we see is only the tip of the iceberg. In the palm of our hand, there is the capability of cellphone devices (android, iphone, or others). Just fingertips from reach is the technology that holds the universe of information. Now with google, wikipedia, and other engines there are instant solutions; answers of all types ready to be accessed. In the days before grasping these techs, we had to actually learn the contents to understand the idea. However, nowadays, answers pop in just waiting to fill the blanks. It’s easy to be susceptible to finding the answer to a problem instantly. Or just filling the reservoir of information overload. During the information age, could there be a possibility that we are losing the knowledge in front of us?
Lao Tzu is right about this that when we are trying to get something done, there has to be patience. Have you ever tried to cultivate a bonsai tree? The tree itself takes years to grow. As it grows, you can determine which way it goes. You have to be careful for the weight, spacing, as well as heat, draft, and humidity. It can get delicate when working with something that requires a higher regard. Handling is the utmost importance. Our life can be as a bonsai, it can be in the growth to a work of art. We need to take care not to prod it so much that it may mar the possibilities. Remember that a bonsai tree grows in a natural way. Therefore, we need to go through the natural process as well.
As far as the eyes can see, there are answers all around. While taking some advice now and then can help over the course so that to maintain some grounds of security, it is important to know that shaping our life is in our very hands. However, on the path to make something from the outside of ourselves is tough. These are only suggestions that provide tools to equip us to make good helpful moves. Understanding these tools is one thing, however the action is essential. In creating a better world, we need to know that our hands are what can be the bridge that shapes our destiny.
Even though schooling is very important for understanding of life, there is a cultivation of mastery that brings an individual to success. Education nowadays is like an ocean of moving currents. Some waters move fast. Some move slow. Some this way or that way. Education teaches us how to live and stand on two feet. However living in the age of a technological boom, the bold letters that present on your college diploma doesn’t work standing alone. Therefore in the time of knowledge trending forth, it is essential to cultivate training in the world we are living.