My former “life group leader” saw me earlier.
Instead of asking me if how’s life going, she asked me, “Is it true that you are getting weirder
nowadays?” I’m not really sure how some distorted news reached her–not unless some of my close friends think I am practicing witchcraft (which I have nothing against) and is very worried that I have entered the “evil realm” they fondly talk about.
What a great way to greet a friend you haven’t seen for a long time!
Intentional or not, I was shocked. It’s a good thing I haven’t flipped the bird. B
ut it became an option though…
Even though my friends kept on telling me to let go of what I have heard, I still felt terrible after hearing a statement from a “respectable” leader.
Yes, I have some shifts with my spirituality…
Yes, I have some changes with my beliefs…
But there’s no need to label them with words…
Friends, we have our own beliefs. We have our own sets of principles. All we need is to respect each other.
Let us just share the love. If you are a Christian, be Christlike enough. If you are a leader, be a leader enough. If you are a human, be HUMAN enough.
For the first time, my friends and I drafted a plan just for the fun of it. No thinking of the future. No definite ways on how to achieve them. No plans to take them seriously and to actually do them. The planning itself is already IT.
For the benefit of all, I will post the plan here. Please see below:
- No fancy cafes
- Be more assertive
- No to #selfies
- Talk less, listen more.
- Yes to blogging
- Yes to #selfThree
- Spend time in monastic communities instead of going to expensive places.
- No to malls
- Go for creativity
- Do not conform any longer to the patterns of this world
- Yes to PICNIC GROUNDS (now this is specific…)
- Go to places where nobody goes (take time to appreciate)
- Stop thinking too much, let things be.
- Live in the NOW
- Free your mind. Express yourself through different media
- Be non-attached and non-judgmental
- Take heart in everything you do
- Back to basics
- Childike Faith
- Always know the reason for doing things…
- to make sure you are going on towards your goals
bottomline is…. BE HAPPY.
The gf of my officemate gave this to me. Yeah, everyone knows I collect cards! Thanks Anne and Patrick!
As I walk around the graveyard, I saw a row of tombstones with an “UNKNOWN” label.
When we die, are we still labeled based on our names? Do we still have an identity? Or in the end, its just it. Its the end. Isn’t this beautiful? We need not have an attachment to an identity that our ego fed us,
These “unknowns” are heroes. They fought in the war. But in the end, they are just “UNKNOWN” in the tranquil garden of this graveyard.