Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Chooseday: Tuesdays--Charles Chaplin

“As I began to love myself I found that anguish and emotional suffering are only warning signs that I was living against my own truth. Today, I know, this is “AUTHENTICITY”.
As I began to love myself I understood how much it can offend somebody if I try to force my desires on this person, even though I knew the time was not right and the person was not ready for it, and even though this person was me. Today I call it “RESPECT”.
As I began to love myself I stopped craving for a different life, and I could see that everything that surrounded me was inviting me to grow. Today I call it “MATURITY”.
As I began to love myself I understood that at any circumstance, I am in the right place at the right time, and everything happens at the exactly right moment. So I could be calm. Today I call it “SELF-CONFIDENCE”.
As I began to love myself I quit stealing my own time, and I stopped designing huge projects for the future. Today, I only do what brings me joy and happiness, things I love to do and that make my heart cheer, and I do them in my own way and in my own rhythm. Today I call it “SIMPLICITY”.
As I began to love myself I freed myself of anything that is no good for my health – food, people, things, situations, and everything that drew me down and away from myself. At first I called this attitude a healthy egoism. Today I know it is “LOVE OF ONESELF”.
As I began to love myself I quit trying to always be right, and ever since I was wrong less of the time. Today I discovered that is “MODESTY”.
As I began to love myself I refused to go on living in the past and worrying about the future. Now, I only live for the moment, where everything is happening. Today I live each day, day by day, and I call it “FULFILLMENT”.
As I began to love myself I recognized that my mind can disturb me and it can make me sick. But as I connected it to my heart, my mind became a valuable ally. Today I call this connection “WISDOM OF THE HEART”.
We no longer need to fear arguments, confrontations or any kind of problems with ourselves or others. Even stars collide, and out of their crashing new worlds are born. Today I know “THAT IS LIFE”!”
— Charles Chaplin

Charles Chaplin is more known as Charlie Chaplin, an English actor, Comedian and Film maker

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Saturday, September 27, 2014

Rurouni Kenshin-The Legend Ends

So it's September 27 again. 2 years ago, this day marked a "First in my Lifetime" event. Last year, I wept for it. Today, I'm celebrating it!

I'm celebrating the lessons I've learned throughout my 'moving-on' process. I've finally decided to let go of the things and people that doesn't make me happy.

Activities for the day:
Changed my Profile Picture in Facebook.
Changed my Relationship Status to single.
Lots of Status posts all throughout the day
Meet up for our thesis at school
and...watched a movie with friends. 

Rurouni Kenshin-The Legend Ends

I have no idea what the movie's part one is all about but I can say that part two can still stand as a solo movie in its own. Though it would've been nicer and special if I've watched part 1 of the movie beforehand,

The movie's theme revolves around "the will to live"..

In our lives, we tend to say "even if I die" for the sake of something or someone we hold dear, but this is not the ultimate thing of selflessness. We need to stay alive to enjoy it. We need to stay alive for our loved ones. Take care of yourself before any other. Protect yourself before any other. (you can't find these lines in the movie).

" Think of your own survival before others". 

For if we are able and healthy, we will be able to protect others.
photo  credits to owner

Amidst the sword fights,fist fights, large fries and coke float , these thoughts have changed my OA point of views in life to a more hopeful one:

This life is not ours to throw or waste away. Stay Alive and live it beautifully.