Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Because We Always Have A Choice

There are times in life, when we are on top of happiness, on top of the world.  We collect winning awards for our job achievements, we are winning in sport, or passionately in love, or just enjoying time with our kids and friends. Smiling to everybody. Celebrating life.
As everything in this world wants to be in balance, naturally this happy phase is eventually transformed into time, when we have to deal with many challenges (Murphy’s law) at the same time. We are faced to restructure our inner believes, to find extra strength. We are at the crossroads.
   In the words of Bagger Vance (The Legend of Bagger Vance),  the down time may be quite provoking to start to move on, to rediscover the inner self: “Inside each and everyone of us is one true authentic swing… Something we were born with…Something that’s ours and ours alone… Something that cannot be taught to or learned… Over time the world can rob us of that swing. It gets buried inside us under all our wouldas and couldas and shouldas. Some folks even forget what their swing was like“.
   Some have to find themselves, their inner piece and harmony, by their own recipes. Others maybe lucky to be helped by mysterious caddies, like Judah in the film “The legend of Bagger Vance”. Judah’s caddy appeared mysteriously and encouraged Judah to return to golf, and when playing a championship, not to give up the most difficult shot, not to give up on himself.
   Bagger Vance coaching was about a “Game that cannot be won, only played. Because we always have a choice. We can stop. Or start. Walking. Right back where we have always been.”
   We are seldom alone. We have to look around and open up to help from friends or family, or even strangers. There is an urgency for us to come out of shadows.  Time to choose.  Time to give it everything. NOW! The next happy phase, on much deeper level, may be waiting for us in the most unlikely places … and at times when we need it most.
   All the big achievers have something great in common. They have never lost hope. They have never stopped pursuing their mission of life. Thus they have managed to change the world for the better!

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