February 28, 2011

February 26, 2011

The physical distance between the mind and the heart is only a span of a hand, but the quest to sail the distance and find the equilibrium will take a lifetime or even an eternity.

The old blackbird

An old blackbird found a piece of bread and flew off with it. When they saw this, the younger birds pursued him in order to attack.

Confronted by imminent battle, the blackbird dropped the piece of bread into the mouth of a snake, thinking to himself:

‘When you’re old, you see things differently. I lost a meal, it’s true, but I can always find another piece of bread tomorrow.
“However, if I had hung on to it, I would have started a war in the skies; the winner would become the object of envy, the others would gang up on him, hatred would fill the hearts of birds and it could all go on for years.

“That is the wisdom of old age: knowing how to exchange immediate victories for lasting conquests"

- so true. Somehow when you're older, you start to realize things that are important, and those that aren't. Well, in order to realize this, of course firstly you need the willingness to learn and to be humble.. which some older people are lacking, as they think too highly of themselves and that they are so experienced they may stop learning.
* And I do plead guilty of this.

February 25, 2011

Sue me, I'm unspiritual!

I know a guy who is very sensitive to other people's feelings. It's like he can read people's hearts only by seeing through their eyes. He also read me so well that it's practically spooky!
It's quite interesting how I always begin my sentences with "I THINK, bla bla..."
Whereas he," I FEEL, ..."

"You don't pick up a vibe?"
In other words: Some people - the intuitive, soulful and spiritual among us - can pick up a vibe, and others - the flat, dull, literalists, like me - can't. I resent this.

Maybe the soulful and spirituals who're blessed with the see-through ability are those with sincere and clean hearts. Unlike me, who's proud of my judgmental little black heart.. So, I guess I'll just give up and accept the fact that this is definitely not my area of expertise.

*on second thought, maybe these people are those who are used to listen to their hearts.. I guess there's a particular language between our heart and the universe.. Maybe it's what they called enlightenment, the moment where a person finds the missing link, which connects our heart, God, and everything under the milky way.. The bridge which had been repressed by overrated modern logic, arrogance and human ego.

I think the world is mad

I am currently surrounded by friends who're quite religious.. and they don't like me 'swearing'. To be completely honest, I like using the word 'Shit', and they aren't really so into me saying that. Then I asked them,"If I say 'pee' or 'bogey', is it ok?". They said,"It's fine."
At this point, I was baffled, why couldn't I use the word 'shit' but it's fine to use other terms of bodily waste.. Isn't it all the same substance coming out of human body? Who defines the term 'shit' as a curse/ swear word?

Another case, I called a friend,"Monkey." I meant it as an endearing nickname with no mean intention whatsoever.. And these 'church' friends kinda scolded me.. which got me into thinking,"Why is 'monkey' or 'dog' categorized as an insult, whereas 'cat' or 'fish' doesn't count as one?"

Am I mad or is it such a dichotomic indoctrination of society, which leads to public madness?