Way one should live & life in every breath = Bushido
Life can be stressful and challenging but one can not let themselves be beaten down by life. The darker side of life will consume you and pit you out
into the chaotic void. One should view life as the ultimate lesson and transpire/drink from it's infinite pool of wisdom.
During my time so far here I have experienced many things and at times was greatly effected by them. However, it turned around with some a single cup
of tea that even a single cup of tea contains 3 beautiful things. 1 before drinking the tea you enjoy its warmth on your hands. 2 you then smell the
beautiful aroma/essence of the tea. 3 you then replenish yourself with the delicious taste. Who knew that a single cup of tea had 3 things that you
could learn from it. Is it not just meant to be a mere cup of tea ?
Life can teach us many things in many ways some good and some bad. Yet.. the fact remains you should not let it effect you instead you should learn
from it and draw from its knowledge. In my life I experienced and learned many things -
What it is to be poor and to not take things for granted.
The value of life and how the time you have is limited with those around you so instead of fighting you should create lasting memories.
What it is to live with a disability and what it is to live without one.
A government that cares for its people and a government that does not.
What people are capable of when the times are hard.
What people can become when they have overabundance
& many more lessons.
There is life in every breath and in every moment a lesson to be learned, I guess it is kind of like Bushido. Yet at the same time it is a hard choice
for many to make and instead easier to ignore. Whenever, I experience something bad I do not let it down instead evaluate Why it happened ? What is
the reason for it ? & The lesson within it that is for me to learn ?
Sure it is easy to say I over evaluate things but without thinking and evaluating we would not be us. We would be like mindless zombies going through
life without questioning or even wondering What if ?
Everyday brings a new lesson which is why at end of each day you should see what you have learned and intake the knowledge. Then every new day start
with a new page in the Book Of Your Life
and learn something new to fill the new page. Do not get stuck in the same cycle and filling the page
with the same old stuff. Learn new things in every moment you have and with every breath you take. That is what Bushido should be not “The Way Of
The Warrior” instead it should be “The Way Of Life”.
Bruce Lee once said -
“You must be shapeless, formless, like water. When you pour water in a cup, it becomes the cup. When you pour water in a bottle, it becomes the
bottle. When you pour water in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Water can drip and it can crash. Become like water my friend.”
Over a certain time one begins to see the balance in life when one lets go of things that keep them down anger, fear, hate, doubt, greed and many
other things that act as anchors in our life. I know it is easy to say surely this is all love/peace/new age hippy crap but let me ask you a question.
If in a dream you were guided to give your last $1000 to someone you know because they are going through a hard financial time. How many of you would
actually do it ? How many of you would sacrifice lets say 2 weeks worth of pay and 2 weeks on living off bread and water to help someones life ? Many
people would say they would just to make themselves feel better but how many would do it selflessly and not asking for the money to be returned. This
is where you are tested.
Sure the evil choice is easier and more seductive that is why you are more like to make that choice, yet when one chooses the considered crazy good
choice everything in life all of a sudden begins to flow and abundant. This can also apply to the whole theory of having a little angel on one
shoulder and a little devil on the other. However, why not have 2 angels on both shoulders and ask the little devil to move out ?
Sure I may seem arrogant and still as a child, but I believe that it is the choices we make that truly defy who we really are. Until we are faced with
those choices and look at ourselves in the mirror we will never truly realise out true potential.
We should strive to better other people's life no matter how small of an act it may be and to better ourselves to find our self but without any
hidden agendas. Because only when there is no agenda only then will you Know Thy Self
Live life as an infinite lesson river to drink the knowledge from its waters, without an agenda and with the will to be selfless.
There are many paths one may walk and in many different shoes but the question is -
Are you willing to wear the shoes ?