COLUMN: We are the creations of our thoughts and acts

2016-09-22 06:00
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Every moment we create what we are going to be.

I do not regret studying me. Who am I? Why am I here? I do not. I just wish I had known than to find out for myself. If I had known, I don’t think I’d have dabbled in things I did.

That’s my regret although I do not want it to sound like one. It is.

For to tell the truth, there are people who do not care. There are people who say, “If it happened to me, why should it not happen to others. Let us all suffer!”

No, no, no. It’s wrong. We should not let the progeny to go through what we did. And it seems like it does. Still we are adamant. We do not want to change. We are like a people that the prophets preached to.

Those people were hard of hearing, just as we are. Oh, let us go on with our lives. Leave us alone! Leave them alone, indeed. And what happens? The nation suffers. The very people we want to help; harass us.

We can’t walk without looking behind our backs. Immediately we hear footsteps behind, we look. Who’s coming? Who’s coming to rob us? Who’s coming to take our lives?

For we are not safe. The nation has become berserk. Our children don’t listen. They do, as they like. They would, if we start with us. But we don’t. We want to be like them. We want to remain young.

And if we were like them, what would they be like? Babies? They won’t.

They grow up. And we should be exemplary and grow up too. And how do we grow up? I will go to the point. We study ourselves.

We see how we think. This is where it all begins: how we think. How do we think? I don’t know. It is difficult to say. But what I know is; for every moment we create what we are going to be.

We do that by how we think. Our thinking is critical. It is what makes us to be. Think about it. Look at yourself. When you are by yourself, what do you think about? What preoccupies your mind?

And that becomes you. The question becomes; are you happy with that?

You see; it does not help to moan. It does not help to blame others, and not blame you. If you are the cause, change.

Change to what, you may ask? Change to what you want to be. What do you want to be? I don’t know. You should know. Don’t wait for someone to tell you what you should be.

That’s cantankerous! I mean; you should. Don’t you think so? You should be what you want to be. You should think about it. If it is high, go high. This is where you should be. Don’t settle for less.

Stay positive.

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