Live Life With Purpose

August 31, 2008

Today I logged in FS, and found out that someone had emailed me, commenting on my ‘shoutout’ post: ‘Live Life with Purpose’. My response was: “Well, Dear .. I do live life with purpose, otherwise I would not make any last minute changes in my decisions”. 😀

This is not a joke, My Dear … It is to assure that the choices I make may serve the purpose that was set right from the beginning.

In many cases, we get confused when facing a lot of choices and tend to delay in making decision. The only way to approach this situation is by weighing the pros and cons in relation to the ‘desired effect’, which in other words means ‘purpose’ 🙂 . To some people, best solutions turn up at the final moment. To others, decisions are best when promptly made and they stick by it resolutely. What you can do is find a way that works for you!

In other cases we often complain of not having any choices at all. The truth is .. there are times when we face dilemma of having to choose between unsatisfactory alternatives: either “to accept”, “to repel” or “to fight”. We are always given with choices but the unfavorable situation might lure us to turn away from reality.

Attaining our purpose has everything to do with the act of choosing and deciding. That’s life! Questions often asked are: “What if there are not enough information or resources to support a sound decision? What if we make the wrong decision? Wouldn’t we go off track?”

Hmm … my answer would be: So what? That’s perfectly fine. You can always get back on track. We learn through our mistakes. We achieve mastery by exploring, experimenting, experiencing and correcting. That is how we normally learn in life no matter which turn we take. So .. just live your life with passion!

When choices are laid … and when a decision is made … then there must be a sense of purpose involved. Regardless of the quality of the outcome and the undesired impacts, the person has exercised “living life with purpose” and there is always invaluable lessons to learn 🙂

Inner- versus Outer- Self

August 28, 2008

If anyone asks me about my favourite colors, I would immediately answer: Bold Red, Black and White! Why? I don’t know exactly. However, Green and Orange are often the colors of choice for my clothings. Why? Hmm.. now I’m starting to figure out why.

When I studied Numerology, I understood that our heart’s desire might conflict with our outer personality …OR .. it might not! Depending on each person, of course (don’t forget ~ each of us are unique individuals). The heart’s desire is the inner motivation that underlies our choices and actions ~ knowingly or unknowingly. While the outer personality is how we project ourselves to the world ~ or how we want to be seen by others. In my case … Bold Red, Black and White represent my hidden desires .. whilst Orange and Green reflect my outer personality. Now, I’m going to relate these colors to certain characteristics.

Bold Red, Black and White ~ My Heart’s Desire (Number 22 modified by Number 11)

As far as I know, Bold Red is associated with energy, strength, determination, passion, desire and love. Black is often related to power, elegance, formality and mystery. White is all about light, goodness, innocence, purity and virginity.

Orange and Green ~ My Outer Personality (Number 3 modified by Number 4)

Orange combines the energy of Red and the happiness of Yellow. It represents enthusiasm, fascination, joy, creativity, attraction and encouragement. While Green is the color of nature. It symbolizes growth, harmony, freshness and fertility.

For some of you .. the colors associated with me might seem like a dazed mismatch. To others who know me well .. I’m sure the previous examination could give a clearer picture of my personality and comprehensively explain the kind of person I am ( please don’t smile 😀 ).

Some people are easy to read because the colors of their heart’s desire are exactly the same with what are captured by their surrounding. They are often described as ‘being true’. However, it doesn’t mean that those whose nature are contradictory are ‘untrue’. Sometimes they don’t even understand why they are like that. It takes a lot of effort for them to harmonize their inner- and outer- self.

What I’m trying to say, My Dear Friends … it takes time to see the combination of colors that beautify the people who are close to us .. our love ones. Yet, we might not be fortunate enough to see all the rays of their colors.

It might take your whole life to understand someone completely. So be patient .. accept .. and forgive. Enjoy the process of getting to know the person 😉