Thursday, January 31, 2008
Answers to Your Life
here is an entry from yingtang.. hahaha.. he cant sign in so i m helping him post it..
Answers to Your Life
Me: Why are we constantly unhappy?
God: Uncertainly is inevitable, but worrying is optional.
Me: But then, there is so much pain due to uncertainty...
God: Pain is inevitable, but suffering is optional.
Me: If suffering is optional, why do good people always suffer?
God: Diamond cannot be polished without fiction.Gold cannot be purified without fire.Good people go through trials, but don't suffer.With that experience their life becomes better, not bitter.
Me: You mean to say such experience is useful?
God: Yes. In every term, experience is a hard teacher.She gives the test first and the lessons afterwards.
Me: But still, why should we go through such tests?Why can't we be free from problems?
God: Problems are purposeful roadblocks offering beneficial lessonsto enhance mental strength. Inner strength comes from struggles andendurance, not when you are free from problems.
Me: Frankly in the midst of so many problems, we don't know wherewe are heading....
God: If you look outside you will not know where you are heading.Look inside.Looking outside, you'll dream.Looking inside, You'll awaken.Eyes provide sight.Heart provides insight.
Me: Sometimes not succeeding fast seems to hurt more than movingin the right direction. What should I do?
God: Success is a measure as decided by others.Satisfaction is a measure as decided by you.Knowing the road ahead is more satisfying than knowing you rode ahead.You work with the compass.Let others work with the clock.
Me: In tough times, how do you stay motivated?
God: Always look at how far you have come rather than how faryou have to go.Always count your blessing, not what you are missing.
Me: What surprises you about people?
God: When they suffer they ask, "why me?"When they prosper, they never ask "why me?"Everyone wishes to have truth on their side, but few want to be on theside of the truth.
Me: Sometimes I ask, "Who am I, why am I here?" I can't get the answer.
God: Seek not to find who you are, but to determine who you want to be.Stop looking for a purpose as to why you are here.Create it.Life is not a process of discovery, but a process of creation.
Me: How can I get the best of our life?
God: Face your past without regret.Handle your present with confidence.Prepare for the future without fear.