Vision and Action

There are probably ten thousand thoughts that come in a day, however most can only recognize a fraction of it.  As thoughts come into your mind, it comes in as different forms.  It could be useful or it could be a bit far fetched.  Or rather it could be only a figment of thoughts that doesn’t quite peace together.  Sometimes it is like a piece of a puzzle trying to find a link.  Though, when you sincerely come up with a vision, you can make it a reality. 

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Focus on the Journey, Not the Destination

Sooner or later you will get to a point in where you needed to go.  After a long journey in the road of life, you may come to realize that you are coming to the end.  However, the end is only a beginning.  Instead just look at the end as a new chapter in life where a new beginning can unfold.  While a destination can be a close, in actuality it is a fixed point.  Though it could just be a place where you know you have been and can put it under your belt as a reminder. 

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A Particle in the Great River of Life

It seems easy to go day by day going wherever the great river of life takes you.  It could have twist and turns around a mountain, but settled as a particle of the vast movement where all you can do is naturally flow in the direction of the current.  A particle has no way to move, because it is only floating as debris of a substance so small.  It is left with no fins, paddles, or oars to swim about in the water to know the surroundings.  Are you moving?  Or is it moving you?  Lacking cognition, it could take you anywhere and no where at all.  It could take you to a pond, other river beds, possible streams, or the ocean itself.

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Power and Control

There are things that are within our power, and things that fall outside our power. – Epictetus

The first paragraph of the “Manual” or called the “Handbook” written by Epictetus describes that there is a power that is within us.  This power is not on the mere surface of brute physical strength as some may think about.  Its not the power to outplay another in a game of wits in some sports match.  No more it is the power to climb over some financial struggle.  Perhaps a power to defeat evil in terms of good sounds seems abit fanatical, a bit over the top.

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Those Who Are Wise

Remembering from high school physics class, energy has steps from still to moving.  There is the potential energy and kinetic energy describing the stillness to movement.  The two have a relationship with each other.  If there is an increase to potential energy, there is an increase to kinetic energy.  This also goes with decrease vice versa.  However, if there is none, than there is none.  Each of us have a potential within us.  However, potential begins small and increases in size, energy, and power in the amount of time and effort put into it.  There is no point in releasing energy if there is a minute amount of energy as it may never traverse from point A to B.

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Build Essential

During the recent events of the widespread virus, there has been concerns to lockdown cities so to prevent further spreading.  While that became in place, the city ordinances declared that only essential businesses can be performed.  Non-essential businesses cannot.  This gave a sudden turn of events for many city folk within the city limits.  Since this was in effect with some working and many not, what is the city to do?  They cannot do what they usually do or at least for entertainment such as movie theaters, bars or nightclubs, amusement parks, and other retail.  Well at least not so openly in the public as it was in the recent past.  Well, they could at home think of ways to entertain.  However, the point is to cease the spread of the virus.

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