Thursday, February 28, 2008

LIFE... in a Proper Perspective

 This one is a life-perspective changer… I guess we need to live a balanced life

and enjoy every bit of it each day… don’t you think so?


How balanced is your life?


A long time ago, there was an Emperor who told his horseman that if he could ride

on his horse and cover as much land area as he likes, then the emperor would give him

the area of land he has covered.


Sure enough, the horseman quickly jumped onto his horse and rode as fast as possible

to cover as much land area as he could. He kept on riding and riding, whipping the horse

to go as fast as possible. When he was hungry or tired, he did not stop because he wanted

to cover as much area as possible.


Came to a point when he had covered a substantial area and he was exhausted and was dying.

Then he asked himself, "Why did I push myself so hard to cover so much land area?

Now I am dying and I only need a very small area to bury myself."


The above story is similar with the journey of our Life. We push very hard everyday

to make more money, to gain power and recognition. We neglect our health,

time with our family and to appreciate the surrounding beauty and the hobbies we love.

One day when we look back, we will realize that we don't really need that much,

but then we cannot turn back time for what we have missed.


Life is not about making money, acquiring power or recognition. Life is definitely not about work!

Work is only necessary to keep us living so as to enjoy the beauty and pleasures of life.

Life is a balance of Work and Play, Family and Personal Time. You have to decide

how you want to balance your Life. Define your priorities, realize what you are able

to compromise, but always let some of your decisions be based on your instincts.


Happiness* is the meaning and the purpose of Life, the whole aim of human existence.

So, take it easy, do what you want to do and appreciate nature. Life is fragile. Life is short.

Do not take Life for granted. Live a balanced lifestyle and enjoy Life!


Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions.

Watch your actions; they become habits. Watch your habits; they become character.

Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.


* Happiness actually is to know the Saviour, having a change in my behaviour,

And living a life within His favour.

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