I am amazed at how life unfolds each day.
Amidst the everyday struggles of life and work, the challenge to stay ‘on top of things’ is real! However like most things affecting mankind it starts in the mind and manifests in the spirit before taking root and becoming action. I provide this precursive statement to indicate that in order to be successful one needs a winning mindset.
From my experiences and observations to achieve this one must realize that their destiny is already preordained. Thus obstacles, subterfuge and roadblocks are just delays but do not mean a denial. With this ‘in mind’ we can rise above the fray and operate from a place of peace. We can have joy in the knowledge that we have control over how we react and what we do… no one else. Any other thought is self limiting.
Therefore when a deluge of events, people and things come our way on the daily, we have to calm our minds and take ourselves to the place of a higher and deeper understanding. Having control over our minds mean we have already won…KEEP WINNING!
Not often does one get the chance to leave ‘home’ and venture very far, far, faraway. When you do… a lot of things come into perspective. Some include your own mortality, your uniqueness, your tribal allegiance ( or sense thereof), your likes, dislikes, and tolerance level(s) to name a few.
For me I am currently partaking in an adventure of a life time. Its an item on my bucket list that arrived early. In this case after travelling for almost a day and arriving finally at the destination, I felt an overwhelming feeling of gratitude for personal safety and security in a time of global conflicts and uncertainties. I am cognizant that a lot could have happened between saying goodbye to loved ones and arriving half way across the world…so yeah am thankful.
The next thoughts were basically my mind processing this idea of ‘self,’ having being on the long journey and having experience of many persons of varied nationalities and ethnicities, I was made to think about ‘self’ and this understanding will help me to navigate with my fellow nationals and other global citizens. Once I have a good grasp on that I will survive…of this am certain.
I think this was especially poignant as I watched ‘others’, I love to observe people and it made me self aware even as I was critical of them or even as I admired them. Being human and being able to see the humanness in others is a complex meandering of emotions. Much is brought to bear to formulate your own reality, such as the fact that perhaps where you are from is sometimes not even represented on a map but still holds such significance. This then leads you to reflect on your significance and why you were afforded certain opportunities. The answer may be that its a part of your ‘destiny’ and ‘purpose’ as well it makes you appreciate your ‘place’ in this world.
But no matter what my friends enjoy the journey, take the ride and do not forget to smile…
Small Island Developing States Climate Change Data
The linked chart provides some useful data and perspective.