Pursue your dream!

Most people are living each day looking forward to the end of that day. When Monday arrives they wish it was weekend again. Sounds terribly boring ain’t it? Most children have dreams of becoming… singers, actors, firemen, policemen or whatever else they want to become. As they grow older their peers put pressure on them to conform. Reluctantly they let go of their dream and when they reach their twenties their dreams are almost gone. By the time they reach thirty, life’s pressure have become the only reality that they experience. Then fairy tales, the Easter bunny and Father Christmas have all been dumped as a whole lot of hogwash!

There are those rare people who have made our world a better place by pursuing their dreams. They are few and far between but they are there in history as proof that you can make your dream a reality! There are people like Richard Branson, Donald Trump, Bill Gates, Nelson Mandela, Mahatma Gandhi, Mother Theresa, Henry Ford, and me, Donavon Christians! Stick to me kid and you will meet strange and interesting people, see wonderful destinations and your future will be changed forever!

You too can live your dream. Your attitude has everything to do with it. The difference between winners and losers is their attitude to life. In this world there are only two kinds of people, conquerors and victims. Your attitude determines which of those you are. Conquerors and victims both go through hell, conquerors keep moving while victims stop and set up camp!

Change your emotions when faced with a challenge. Be grateful in all circumstances. Treat all people like you yourself want to be treated!

Go out there and hang onto your dream, don’t let go! Pursue it with all you have!

Brain, what are we doing tonight?

“Brain what are we doing tonight?”, Pinkie asks Brain from Pinkie and the Brain.
Brain’s reply,” We do what we do every night, we plan to take over the world!”

Most people walk though life…hating Mondays and looking forward to Friday, to payday and telling someone else their fortune! Isn’t it? Then there are those people who are looking around them seeing how they can improve the world…their world! They observe people, they observe trends, they observe and then they plot their plans while no one is looking. Some come up with some outrageous plans, some with crazy plans and others with revolutionary plans! They are planning a different world to the one they live in. What are you planning?

Freedom of choice, anyone?

play among the stars

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Life has so many demands that it place on ordinary humans.

Let us take a look at some examples. On the morning of 14 February 2013 life for a certain athlete changed dramatically. The previous day he was still everybody’s hero; the fastest man with no legs!
However on that fateful morning the world was suffering from severe shock as pictures flashed on our TV screens of him being bundled into a police van!

Recently we woke on the morning of March 8 to hear of the disappearance of flight MH 370. As the days dragged on we heard rumours of a hijacking started to surface. We saw pictures of distraught relatives demanding answers. Their lives were certainly different from what it would have been had flight MH 370 landed safely in Beijing!

Last week another disaster changed the lives of the families who lost loved ones on the South…

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Freedom of choice, anyone?

iceberg

Life has so many demands that it place on ordinary humans.

Let us take a look at some examples. On the morning of 14 February 2013 life for a certain athlete changed dramatically. The previous day he was still everybody’s hero; the fastest man with no legs!
However on that fateful morning the world was suffering from severe shock as pictures flashed on our TV screens of him being bundled into a police van!

Recently we woke on the morning of March 8 to hear of the disappearance of flight MH 370. As the days dragged on we heard rumours of a hijacking started to surface. We saw pictures of distraught relatives demanding answers. Their lives were certainly different from what it would have been had flight MH 370 landed safely in Beijing!

Last week another disaster changed the lives of the families who lost loved ones on the South Korean ferry taking a group of school children to Jeju Island – the Hawaii of South Korea! What was supposed to be an enjoyable time for those young people turned out to be a nightmare for their loved ones at home, for the company owning the ship and for the educators and of course their fellow students at Danwon High School!

Then there was the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina in August 2005 along the Gulf of Mexico coast from central Florida to Texas. George W. Bush made decisions of which I am sure is still haunting him to this day.

Many such incidents happen in the lives of ordinary people everyday. Most of these events hardly cause a stir in the greater community where these people live, but the people caught in these events have their lives changed all the same! Forever!

The athlete might go to jail for a considerably long time.

The families, who are still waiting for the conclusion of the search for Flight MH 370, might have to seriously adjust to life after Flight MH 370. The airline company’s staff might still be under suspicion and their families treated with contempt.

President Bush people are still making fun of him as the one who fumbled his way through his presidency. Katrina lost him a lot of points. A very high price for any politician who surfed the wave of popularity after 9/11. Another disaster which altered the way things were done. One incident which is a direct fallout from this disaster was the suicide of the vice – principal of the school!

So you see the line between order and chaos, peace and turmoil is a very thin line indeed.

What do I really want to tell you my beloved?

As much as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone! Our choices can lead to great joy but it can also lead to our greatest sorrow!

Life is absolutely great!

Yacht basinIt is Wednesday morning, I am getting ready to take my son to school…let me sketch a typical morning routine in my household. I wake up around 05h30 when my alarm goes off. My intention was initially to rise at this time to pray and to meditate but…I get up to switch on the radio across the room. Then I get back into bed!! Sounds familiar? I guess so,..as I can hear someone say, “That’s me alright!”

“Why is the radio across the room?”, I hear you ask.

It is across the room so that I am forced to rise after i have woken up. I am awake but the battle with the bed is a long and arduous one. Normally the bed wins! OK, I finally rise sometimes before six or sometimes… a little later. Then I go to the living room, open the curtains, open the blinds, switch the exterior security lights. Then prepare for breakfast…allow me at this point to fast forward. It is now five minutes before seven and I must leave at seven. “Where are the car keys?” “Does my son have  all his books packed or does he have enough money for bus fare for this afternoon?” these are thoughts being thrown around in my head or in the ether. If I rose at 5h30 I usually would have had time to pray and meditate and I would have been prepared for the rush at 5 minutes before 7. But God help me If rose later than 6h00. Then I apply emergency meditation…what is that I hear someone say? I start saying thank you that everything is going to be OK! I start shifting my mind from crisis mode to relax mode. I deliberately start to look for something positive in the situation so that my morning start in the best possible way! I have had to use this method a lot lately! I thank God that every day has been absolutely great!