Friday, March 25, 2011

Forgive and Forget: Human do Make Mistakes

When we see others make mistakes, do not judge and do not punish them. What you perceived as a mistake may not be their mistake after all. Instead it may be your mistake. Your misjudgment. A famous story called the 'Cookie Thief' explains this scenario very well. A lady who was so engrossed in her book, thought that the man sitting besides her were eating her cookies that she had just bought earlier. She thought the man was irritating. She didn't realized her mistake until she got into the plane and found her bag of cookies in her baggage. The moral of the story here is not to rush into judgement, for you might feel ashamed of yourself when you find out the truth.

Human make mistakes. Do not laugh at them, do not hate them and do not tease them for their mistakes. Seek for the truth. If it is the truth, then be a human friend who understands that human do make mistakes. Help them out in a loving and friendly manner. Forgive them. Learn from their mistakes.

Do not judge others from their physical appearance, their behavior or their reactions, because we do not know what is in their heart. Let God deal with them because He knows what we don't. Instead, judge ourself, "Are we better than we used to be?". Every day is a chance to be a better person than we used to be. So grab the opportunities. Focus on yourself before you focus on someone else.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

How I Embrace Peace

I was just like any other ordinary human being on this planet. Sometimes happy, in other times angry and dissatisfied. At times I am a peaceful creature, but in another I'm restless and stressed. But then I realize this is the journey of my life. I'm the one who decide what it would be like no matter what the circumstances is. I have the present moment to work it out and my soul to guide me through.

There are things in life that you can control, but there are also things that you can't control. Unwanted event, irritating people, unpredictable moments, boring stuff..., they are just there when you maneuver your life. Those external factors does not affect your life unless you let them so. They may be unpleasant and unwanted, but do not resist. Resist make things worse. Accept them as they are. Acceptance releases the tension and make peace again.

The memories and the thoughts of the past can clutter your mind, which in turn affects your feelings and emotions. Let them go. Learn your lessons, be appreciative, let them go and make peace. Do not turn back. Let them go. Move on with your life. Be thankful.

Go with the flow, observe what is, accept them and learn from them. Appreciate and be thankful. Move on, let go of the past, give space to new things as they come. Live life peacefully.