Saturday, November 15, 2008

The Maze Of Life 3

On this 3rd and let me say last part to the maze of life I would just share briefly on the other aspect to the maze. I had initially focused on the fact that each person's path in ilfe differs, which eventually forms a maze. For some it’ll be almost simple and straight, for other the turns would be just a few and for some quite a number. In as much as the decision on where to turn at those junctions lies with us. I’ve also emphasized the need to appreciate yours and learn from others.

The other aspect I intend to share is the realization that in the maze of life, some paths would cross and remain together till the end, while some will start together, break off at some point and still meet together, others starting together which disperse may never cross again.

I had also earlier mentioned the traditional proverb on 20 friends not staying together for 20 years. However, my area of concern is this- for those years you are together, for those times your paths crossed what can those people say about you? How much of good influence did you have on their lives? While I will not encourage breaking off from a friend just because of issues that mught have occurred without proper reconciliation, I understand that knowing people over time will help you identify if they are to remain your best buddies, which would mean some form of breaking off or separation for some that would be for good.

I challenge you again, some of those people in your life now could have their paths meeting with yours for just a while, so make an effort to take it as an opportunity to influence them positively, in other words be a blessing to them. Who knows if that may help them in their next phase in life.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

The Maze Of Life 2

I came across this poem in the last week and felt quite glad I was not far in my discovery on the maze of life.


Thank God for my shoes – they fit.

I woke up one day and I realized that there were many things
about my life I was not satisfied with or better still, there
were challenges that were threatening my soul.

And I said to myself, ‘why should anyone envy me and want
to be in my shoes. ‘They don’t know how far I’ve come, they
don’t know what lies ahead of me, and neither do they know
how dissatisfied I get with myself from time to time.

People don’t know the troubles that you’ve had or the price
you had to pay to get to where you are. All they want to know
is that they wish they were like you.

Why should you wish you were in anybody’s shoes when you
hardly know how they fit?

When you’ve worn your shoes for a while they take the shape
Of your feet and align to the way you walk. If you were to
wear my shoes, you will not be comfortable in them.

So I stopped wishing that I am in someone shoes because
it might not fit; rather I thank God for my shoes, because
they fit!

I have learnt to be the best in what I do, and I know no-one
Can replace me anywhere and in any sphere

I am an original, my God is not in the cloning business.
He makes originals!

Make the best of what you do; because you have this
beautiful life to live ONLY ONCE.

Live it to the fullest.

In essence we have different lives to live, different shoes to wear, different paths to take and knowing that helps us appreciate our individual uniqueness.

Who have you been negatively comparing yourself to? it’s time to tow the positive angle to comparison, for out of it comes a deeper appreciation of the other person, a challenge tomove beyond your comfort zone (to learn and do new things) and the realization that you too can live life to the fullest.