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Wise Fisherman Story

One day a fisherman was lying on a beautiful beach, with his fishing pole propped up in the sand and his solitary line cast out into the sparkling blue surf. He was enjoying the warmth of the afternoon sun and the hope of catching a fish.

About that time, a businessman came walking down the beach trying to relieve some of the stress of his workday. He noticed the fisherman sitting on the beach and decided to find out why this fisherman was fishing instead of working hard to make a living for himself and his family.

“You’re not going to catch many fish that way,” said the businessman, “You should be working harder rather than lying on the beach!”

The fisherman looked up, smiled and replied, “And what will my reward be?”

“Well, you can get bigger nets and catch more fish!” was the businessman’s answer.

“And then what will my reward be?” asked the fisherman, still smiling.

The businessman replied, “You will make money and you’ll be able to buy a boat, which will then result in larger catches of fish!”

“And then what will my reward be?” asked the fisherman again.

The businessman was beginning to get a little irritated with the fisherman’s questions. “You can buy a bigger boat, and hire some people to work for you!” he said.

“And then what will my reward be?”

The businessman was getting angry. “Don’t you understand? You can build up a fleet of fishing boats, sail all over the world, and let your employees catch fish for you!”

Once again the fisherman asked, “And then what will my reward be?”

The businessman was red with rage and shouted at the fisherman, “Don’t you understand that you can become so rich that you will never have to work for your living again! You can spend all the rest of your days sitting on this beach, looking at the sunset. You won’t have a care in the world!”

The fisherman, still smiling, looked up and said, “And what do you think I’m doing right now?”

—Enjoying life is not a plan that you make now and achieve in the future. Future is nothing but a thought in your head. If you limit yourself only in the NOW, you wouldn’t wait for any moment to enjoy life. It’s NOW or never.

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Jeff Foster Talking about Relationships

 

I’ve just known Jeff Foster through Puppetji. Jeff is a cool and wise guy, for me. I like what he said about his idea of relationships in this video. This is how I think about it as well. I hope people who know me would understand this, and if not, it’s OK. But this is how I think about relationships. Enjoy.

When Awareness is being Challenged

Good morning! It’s such a wonderful morning here. The sun is shining really bright and the nature’s vibe is perfect. However, my housemate’s vibes aren’t. Lol.

I was awaken by my brother ranting about being late for work; he probably woke up late again. When I got out of bed, my uncle is also ranting and continuously nagging about something in the kitchen. I couldn’t figure out how many times he repeated what he was saying. Hahaha. And then I got a text from my cousin, her mom is sick and she’s worried.

Ah, what a wonderful morning, right? And it’s just 8AM now.

Of course those things also affect me; I’m not a cold person who doesn’t care about anything or anyone. But I always try to keep calm and not worry too much. Worry never gets me anywhere. And I know things like these happen either because I attracted them into my reality or that there is something I need to learn from it.

First, with my brother: May he develop self-discipline. May I develop self-discipline too and may all of us develop self-discipline. It’s not surprising to me that my brother has been slacking because he’s always been like that. He always need someone to wake him up early or else he will be late. Someone has to turn the TV off sometimes because he ‘forgets’ about it. He needs someone to remind him to study his notes, and so on. This teaches me to develop self-discipline in myself because I see in my brother the consequences of not having it. I pray that he ends this cycle and may he act like a real grown up. I pray that I will have the patience to always remind him things to a certain extent. I pray that he understands when I don’t remind him, hoping that he will learn it on his own. I pray that I develop self-discipline myself.

Second, my uncle: May he develop peace of mind and inner happiness. May he develop a good temper. May I also develop these things and may we all develop inner peace, happiness and good temper. It is in my uncle’s nature to be really short-tempered and always rants about something. We know that it is not in our hands to change that and we have to endure his attitude for as long as he is living with us. From his nature, I learn that it is important to have a good sense of humor, because I see the consequences of not having it. I learn that patience with everyone makes life less stressful. I pray that he develop inner peace, patience and a good sense of humor. I pray these too for myself and for all beings.

Third, my worried cousin: May she develop calmness and peace of mind. May she understand that worrying won’t solve her problems and it’s better if she just pray. May she realize that everything happens for a reason and unfolds the way she attracted it and accept things as they are for her own good. She has been a really good cousin to me, a good daughter to her parents and good sister to her siblings. There are times when she loves others more than she loves herself and she have insecurity issues. When she found out her mom is sick, she was crying and she feels as if life is so hard that whatever she does doesn’t make the world better. From her, I learn the value of reflection. When I reflect whatever it is that is happening in my life before I react, there is an underlying lesson to it that I can learn. I also learn from her the value of prayer and meditation; as talking with God makes us realize things. I pray that she realize that the world is perfect. I pray that she realize that life is working perfectly for her. And I pray that he mom is going to be alright, which is actually..she just had angina, due to excessive stress, now she’s alright.

—Why don’t I tell them these myself instead of writing them down on my silly blog where they can’t even read it? It is because i don’t like to push them into believing me, and I respect their own beliefs. For me, meditating and praying is the best way to approach them. I know the works of the Universe is so vast that I can wish for my loved one’s health and happiness by the power of positive thinking. I know that everything IS alright now. Everything is perfect now, for me and for everyone. It is their call to open their eyes into it. Time will come when they will realize things. This is how I avoid family conflicts. And also how I try to stay in awareness.

A Few Changes

I’ve been working out these days. I started this Monday. Well, I already do exercise before but not regularly. Now I’m doing it daily, which really improved my health and concentration.

I’ve been lifting weights! I’ve had enough of people telling me that I’m too thin and I look like a stick, so I decided to build some muscle mass. I’m not doing this for them, or to you or to anybody. I’m doing this for myself because I want to be healthy and reach my ideal weight. Right now, it’s been just a few days and I’ve built some muscles on my arms already. Yipeee!

Also, exercising regularly lifts up my mood. It stimulates the production of hormones which will eventually make you more active and lively. You can also reduce stress through exercising which is a great mood booster. It also increases circulation of the body which promotes healthier mind and body. You can have younger-looking skin, sharper concentration and a more positive outlook in life.

So, for today’s tip: EXERCISE DAILY.

It can be just a simple jogging in the morning, brisk walking or some weight lifting, depending on what equipment you have. You may also perform exercises anytime of the day or even night, whenever you are free. I usually do mine in the morning and do some more in the afternoon.

My now is perfect and getting even better.

Namaste. 🙂

To the voice..

You know you’ve grown…

You know you’ve grown as a person when you no longer see a beautiful woman, but rather you see every woman beautiful.

~El Princess Eclar

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