Wednesday, 28 January 2009

What handicap?

This is what happens if you just seize the moment, and accept what is given.....

There are opportunities everywhere. But we rarely accept them. We can get to thinking that we are not worthy and that good things happen to other people.  

Let me tell you.... Contrary to every self-help and marketing guru on the planet.... you have a right to be who you are. You are enough. You can choose to recognise and accept the gifts life presents to you every day.

Sunday, 25 January 2009

Happy New Year!!!

Yes, happy Chinese New Year. It's the year of the ox.

Thursday, 22 January 2009

What's important

With the news full of the credit crunch, it really goes to show how little our media know about people.  Money, money, money...... hmmmm!

Is that really all we think about? Is that all we ought to be thinking about?

Why is the media is so down? Perhaps because the media is a soulless enterprise, dealing in commercial tittle-tattle and mindless celebrity. The poor fools who buy into the media lifestyle are down because they can no longer take solace in buying crap to fill the void in their lives.

Perhaps this is a time to discover what's important.....
  • Plasma screen televisions? 
  • Four-by-four bling cars?
  • Smart phones?
  • Must-have houses?
  • Granite kitchen work tops?
Or is it something else?

This credit crunch could be the best thing that has ever happened to us - if we let it. We can use this as a reason to stop living like mindless consumers.  We can finally lay the shopping and sh@gging mentality to rest and search for what is truly important.

Saturday, 10 January 2009

Elephants and twigs

In India (before the bulldozer or the crane were invented) elephants were trained to do heavy lifting for their trainers. A trainer will either purchase or capture a baby elephant. For the first few weeks, they tie the elephant to the biggest, heaviest objects they can find. The baby struggles and struggles, until it finally accepts that wherever it is tied, it can not escape.

Because of their good memories, this lesson is remembered. The trainer is able to tie a fully-grown elephant to a tiny twig stuck in the ground. 

As small children, we learn similar limiting lessons. However, some of us realise that the bonds holding us back are not as strong as we thought. These are the people who break away from damaging relationships, or make massive changes to improve their lives. 

Saturday, 3 January 2009

Martial Arts - Capture the Spirit

If there is one film you should have seen in 2008, forget "The Dark Knight" and "Mama Mia". If you're into martial arts, "Kung Fu Panda" was the best by far.

Don't be fooled by the fact it is a cartoon. This simple film has some fantastic touches, and has prompted a great deal of soul-searching among the Chinese as to why they did not do anything like this before.

If you are interested in Chinese martial arts, and want to learn about the martial spirit, this is a great place to start.