Stumbled upon a touching story of a resilient spirit who broke down. Paula Radcliffe has an admirable fighting spirit and her words really hit home:
"My sport is a beautiful sport, it gives so much fun and enjoyment, I believe helps me to be a better person, and I have been very fortunate to experience some great success and have so many beautiful and happy memories. However, the downside is that it can break your heart and spirit many times over when your body is simply unable to match what your heart and brain want it to do. Sadly mine is not a career or a hobby where mind over matter can work when your body is hurt, nor where giving less than your best each day can ever work.”
Yes, we must fight to build our dreams but at the same time, i think we must stay open to what life brings. Instead on focusing on what she wants and fails to achieve, she should look at what she has achieved and flow with life. She set an olympic record for God's sake! What's the point of competing with others? There will always be someone better and worst than you. This is especially in sports, age is definitely an edge...as we grow older each day, we are never likely to run as fast than our much younger selves.
Life is funny thing. You can't always will it to form in the way you want it to what turned out will always be the best for you.
So to Paula and all us, lets keep fighting but don't forget to flow!
It is a dark and tumultuous night when you realise who is to face the mountains you face except you alone.
No one else will feel the pain you feel except yourself.
No one else will understand or care.
The past few months have been crazy and i think my body is finally telling me its too much :p Had an asthma relapse last week and thought i was getting better and it hit me again late last night. Finally sedated with meds now and guess what? i am up again at 7am. Crazy i know...still having difficulty breathing a bit but can't resist some online surfing.
A friend of mine posted some pics of street art in Germany. I totally love 2 of them and think there are important lessons behind them..Take a breather and look at everyday things around you in a new perspective. Anything ordinary or even unsightly can be beautiful if you see it with an open heart and mind. On the same note, what seems bad now, can be something good if you see it in the different light. If life throws you lemons, make lemonade!
This is a timely valuable reminder for me. Hope its useful for you too. Like an addiction, i suddenly start thinking how can i translate it into jewelry. Think it is a great muse for me now to explore this new path and i am tempted to start sketching again but think i better rest a bit more before i start coz i know it would end up...after sketching, i will be excited to start making and will not stop till it materialise in my hands.
ok...my bed beckons.