This blog is inspired by JK, a student of life who is willing to give up something (his past) in order to gain something of a higher nature (his unlimited potential).
Nietzsche was a German philosopher considered by many to be one of the most brilliant-minded thinkers in the 19th century. He said, “If a tree wants to reach to the sky, its roots need to reach to the very hell.”
I also say, “It’s when a sinner becomes a saint, that the saint has real character and beauty.”
A person born with saintly virtues, who has never been exposed to temptations of sin … perhaps can be defined as a saint … but he’s not had to prove it. Being nice when naughty isn’t an option- even a simpleton can do it. Ponder this!!! He has missed the complex harmony of life.
Do not deny your terrible childhood NO’s – they are the fabric of your magnificent breakthroughs. How can your talents and potential come out on display, if there has never been a wandering away? It’s going astray that motivates breakthroughs to relevant activity.
Do you remember the story of the two sons who inherited a small fortune? One son went off and squandered it. The other stayed home with his father and made an even a greater fortune. When the son who went astray, returned – the father had a big celebration. The son who’d stayed and tripled his money, felt slighted. The father explained – “The celebration is for your brother because he had gone astray, like a lost sheep. Now he has returned. This is a celebration of transformation! This celebration does not demean you or your virtues in any way, my wonderful son.”
It is time for you to celebrate returning from a life of NO and WOE to a life of WOW! It is time for you to transform your miss-takes into successful re-takes.
Don’t be a NO-it-all; don’t say NO to the good that awaits you. See the beauty in the complex harmony of your contrasting experiences of WOW and WOE.
Downwardly spiraling curves and corners of NO and WOE give spice to your life. How boring would life be if everything’s an immediate heavenly WOW?
The greatest courage in the world is to look directly at what is ‘wrong with you’ with an intention of righting it – no excuses, no harsh judgment, no blame, no shame. When your intention is right, the beautiful YOU that now appears unreal and uncomfortable will become solid and reliable. Trust in that! Through experiencing WOEsomeness one finds opportunities to transcend to WOWsomeness.
Strive to be your magnificent self – this is the only thing you can ever achieve with perfection! With this intention, the destructive forces of NO and WOE (running rampart in the subconscious), can be overcome.
Illustrations by nick