Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Embracing This Life

At some point in our lives, we will encounter experience that will change us forever. Every experience affects us in some way. The resulting effects can be too small to be relevant, but there are those that can change our lives drastically. Some are good, bad, or a combination of both. To some extent, it might lead us to do drastic decisions in order to adjust or adapt to those changes. A few days after New Year I had that life altering moment. Because of that situation I was in, I found myself re-evaluating my life and my priorities. I realized that I had been caught up and very busy living for the future that I failed to recognize the loopholes and flaws of the present. The way I live my life has always been guided by the principle that, if you realized you're not living the life you've planned, instead of being panicked, consider it to be a blessing in disguise. You may discover that by losing what you thought you wanted, instead you find freedom and have a chance to be more happy. No matter how old we get, life still serves us up unexpected challenges that cause age old reactions or opportunities to look beyond the map, and see the territory ahead. Upon closer examination, I recognized that I had been living my life racing through the countryside of my existence, failing to treasure some of the sweet, subtle nuances and gems along the way. Having said that,there will be changes in this site from this day on. Part of my plan is to write a post on a regular basis capturing not just extraordinary moments of life but all the things that truly makes life colorful, exciting and challenging. I won't wait till I have big things to talk about. I will also start writing about my new experiences at work, my interaction with people. I've had many life experiences. The most important lesson I've learned from them is to keep growing and moving forward. Nothing in life is permanent so regardless of what w've been through or what awaits in the future, the most important thing is to keep standing on our feet and not to lose our way and never stop loving! As my favorite quote goes: "A coward is incapable of exhibiting love; it is the prerogative of the brave." Through it all, I came to understand the true PhD of life is the one who learns to be nimble, adept, unattached to outcomes and all greased with a healthy sense of humor.

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