Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Going forward...

Everyday is new day. Everyday gives us new opportunities ahead. Everyday give us more chances to reach our dreams. Each day surely will bring new adventure to our life. Don't worry if you've done something bad yesterday, because you can always fix it up again in a brand new day. Remember that life is beautiful ride with many possibilities you can hold. Just fill it with joy, never regret anything and just keep moving forward=)

Every Step Is Forward - No Going Back

There are times when we feel that we are spinning our wheels in the mud in terms of our spiritual progress. This can be especially true following a period of major growth in which we feel as if we’ve gained a lot of ground. In fact, this is the way growth goes—periods of intense forward movement give way to periods of what seems like stagnation. In those moments when we feel discouraged, it’s helpful to remember that we don’t ever really go backward. It may be that we are at a standstill because there is a new obstacle in our paths, or a new layer to get through, but the hard work we have done cannot be undone.

Every step on the path is meaningful, and even one that seems to take us backward is a forward step in the sense that it is what we must do to move to the next level. In addition, an intense growth spurt requires that we rest for a time in order to fully integrate the new energies that have been liberated by our hard work. When we feel we are not making progress, we can encourage ourselves to take a moment to rest. We can meditate more, feed ourselves well, and get extra sleep. Before we know it, we will be spurred on to work toward the next level of our development, and this rest will make sense then as something we needed in order to continue.

Once the sun rises, it doesn’t go backward but instead follows its path in one direction. It may appear to stand still for a moment in time, or to move more slowly at some point or another, but really it is steadily moving forward on its path. We are the same way, and once we have moved through something we can never really go back. We may be resting or revisiting issues that seem old, and it’s natural to feel stuck, but in truth we are always taking the next important step forward on our path.

“You can become blind by seeing each day as a similar one. Each day is a different one, each day brings a miracle of its own. It's just a matter of paying attention to this miracle.”
Paulo Coelho

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Anonymous said...

Aww I love this! Reminds me of the wise words of Walt Disney. "Keep moving forward."

boya arsila said...

Just like what Dory from Finding Nemo said..:just keep swimming, just keep swimming"=)

Anonymous said...

Yea!!! I love Disney movies!! Haha I am such a kid. I guess I'm not your normal 27 year old. :)

boya arsila said...

there's always a little kid inside one's body, don't U think so? =)

Anonymous said...

Well there is in mine.