the degree of trust

the degree of trust – learning from a samurai story | theborderofamind.com

I’m presently reading a really well-written book, and the old story of a samurai that was mentioned in it piqued my interest, so I’d like to share it here.

A newlywed man was returning home with his wife. They were crossing a lake on a boat when a massive storm erupted. The guy was a warrior, but the wife grew terrified since it appeared hopeless because the boat was little and they were about to sink. But the guy remained still and at ease, serene and tranquil, as if nothing was occurring.

Are you not afraid?” said the scared lady. This might be our last breath! Only a miracle may rescue us; else, death is inevitable.

The guy smiled and removed the sword from its sheath. The lady was even more perplexed: what was he going to do? Then he brought the bare sword up to the woman’s neck, almost touching it.

Are you afraid?” he asked.

She began to laugh and said, “Why should I be afraid? Why should I be terrified if you have the sword in your hands? I know you adore me.”

“He retracted the sword and remarked, “You have the answer.” I believe God loves us and that the storm is in His hands.

So whatever happens is going to be good. If we survive, that’s great; if we don’t, that’s also great, since everything is in His hands and He can’t go wrong.

Moral: Develop trust in God, who is capable of transforming your whole life. Everything occurs for a reason.

personal vision

Personal Vision

Let me start by saying that this is not another “discover your passion” cliché post telling you to quit your work and pursue something different. This is a gentle breeze of thoughts on you and me to find time to facilitate and develop a personal vision. This piece of writing will not criticize you for your decisions or blame you for your current predicament. There are many aspects of our fleeting existence over which we have no control. In reality, we are helpless actors in a pre-written screenplay. Aren’t we ? Let’s delve into a much more deeper contemplation.

What would you do if you could do anything regardless of money?
What is it about which you are genuinely passionate about?
Think about it for a minute, I’ll wait : )

Don’t go to the next tab or keep scrolling. Before we go any farther, let’s think about it and come up with some quick answers because you most probably won’t spend any other time than instances like this to do it.

Not everyone is fortunate to do what they love for work, but let’s just think about it for a while. You could be working a bustling job right now, and you’re presumably in a haste to get everything accomplished for today. But, as not many people may ask you this now, what was your childhood dream job? While it may seem weird to return to your childhood aspirations, they may not be far from what you would be delighted doing. Sure, not everyone can become an astronaut, but the desire to pursue that vocation comes from somewhere. Consider your ideal work. Even if you no longer want it, the former ambition may assist you discover out what inspires you.

We need to find time to have a personal vision about our life. In many aspects, it is similar to a compass that shows direction. It helps you make vital judgments. Once developed, our outlined personal vision might help us discover our genuine interests. Most of the time, we are rushed and do not take the time to describe our personal vision. Our personal values are what we hold close for steering how we work and live. Our values shape our own priorities and goals. And they often serve as a barometer of whether or not our lives and careers are unfolding as we would want. Curating this particular vision is akin to finding who we really are – our genuine or full selves. Personal vision is the intersection of our values, beliefs, and feeling of purpose. We’ll be that much closer to living a fulfilling life driven by our interests once we become conscious of this vision, which will of course be different for you and me. Occasionally, mindfulness and goal writing assist me in refining and curating the vision. The bottom line is that understanding how to identify your passion and living a fulfilled life all boil down to knowing and doing what you really like. There’s a lot to be said about putting in the time and effort to figure out what your strengths are — and then venturing outside of your comfort zone to put your newfound knowledge to use.

Our lives are limited, and having a personal vision may help us find fulfillment and contentment in many aspects of our lives. God bless your pals.

The border of a mind initiative do have a vision : )

What makes you happy? Not joking, seriously asking.
What is it you smiling face reading this ? : )

What are your values?

What elements of your life do you want people to remember once you‘re gone?

What do you hope for this world?

What can you contribute?

What distinguishes you? (Everyone is unique, which makes them remarkable.)
Or better, what do you think distinguishes you. Yes, you!

What aspects of your life do you need to develop?

home within you

We may assume that living life to the fullest entails seeing every place on the planet, leaving our jobs on the spur of the moment, and falling madly in love, but it’s really just realizing how to be where your feet are. It’s learning to look for oneself, to build a home inside your own skin, to look within us. It is learning to live a basic life that we are proud of. A fully lived existence is made up of things that progressively tell us that it’s good to slow down rather than things that jolt us awake. That we do not always need to prove ourselves. That we don’t have to battle forever or always seek more. That it’s OK for things to be the way they are. We will gradually realize that life can only manifest outward in proportion to how steady it is in the inner realms of our mind.If the pleasure is not found in the tiny things first, the large things will not completely find us. God bless.

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relishing this second.

While you glance at these lines at this very second, look at your life for one second and see how sophesticated and magical it is. Stop hunting for the next hidden door that will bring you to your true life. This very second is the representation of your life. It’s all condensed in this one second. No, it’s not in your plans for tonight or your long term plan for the next decade. No, it was not in the last year or any experience you had yesterday evening or even let’s say, not in any experiences from your childhood memories. When you glance at your old photographs and memories, that’s not it. Even if it is all of those things. And add to it all of your future expectations. Put in your plans, investments, objectives, and desires. But what you really have is this very second you are experiencing. It doesn’t change if you’re reading this on a flight in Denmark or if you’re sipping a tea in a small village, or concluding the next assignment at your desk, or reading this on your phone now, always remember that you’re experiencing life through this very second. And it’s all what you have. Let’s fill it with gratefulness & a mindset to enable us to live in the moment, truly experiencing it. All the noise and hustle and bustle around it is not worth your time.

Relishing this second | Original Fine art from The Border Of a Mind.

keep going

Sometimes it feels that nothing remarkable is occurring in your life, while the rest of the world appears to be on a perpetual vacation in beautiful, unusual, foreign places. So you go about your life, day after day, week after week, month after month, with the same sense of inadequacy and ordinariness.
But I implore you to keep going, whatever, face each day front on, silently, acceptingly, calmly, and occasionally, suddenly, unexpectedly, and miraculously, something good will happen, making all the dismal days seem absolutely okay.

From an early morning stroll

art | Maker

The beauty of a skillfully crafted product reflects the beauty of the craftsmanship. The beauty of the craftsmanship alludes to the beauty of the name, which was the root of the craftsmanship. The beauty of the name of the craftsman’s art speaks to the beauty of the craftsman’s traits reflected in that art. The beauty of man’s being, fashioned as he is in the loveliest of forms, indicates the existence of the Maker, while the reality that, along with his extensive powers, entrenched in that finest of forms, he soon declines and dies, demonstrates the existence of the resurrection. As you read these lines on the blog, pause for a moment, and ponder on the transitory nature of our existence. Are we truly racing after things that matter when we know that life’s too short? As I read somewhere, the most effective approach to recalibrate perspective is  to conceive of today as your last day and look at the world from a wider  perspective. Be a bird.

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be a bird

The Bigger Picture

This is another scenario where I read or watch something related to a recent notion that has been on my mind. I was reading and pondering recently about giving someone or something my whole attention rather than engaging in undue multitasking. I’m used to completing many activities at once, especially at work and in other settings, and I consider it to be productive. But there are moments when we need to slow down. I’ve been thinking a lot about paying entire attention to discussions and interactions since my child entered my life. We live in a world of distractions and two-minute attention spans. So Jordyn Dunseath’s intriguing video was an ace to the point. Keep an eye on it. (It just takes three minutes.)

She narrates”Be a bird. See from the bird’s eye view. See the big picture. Look, the earth is big and it’s beautiful. The details of life do matter, and yes, and it can get hard , but take a step back sometimes to find what you are grateful for. Drop the unnecessary responsibilites you put on yourself. Sometimes, when life feels so chaotic, the easiest change you can make is your perspective. Be reminded of the birds. Do not worry about your life, what you would eat, what you would drink, your body, what you’ll wear. Look at the birds in the air. They do not sew or reap or store away in barns, yet Almighty feeds them. Can any of you by worrying add a single hour to your life? ”

Arriving on time, This was what I wanted to hear. As in the prophet’s stories, “If you trusted on Almighty as He should be relied on, He would make provision for you as He does for the birds.’ They leave hungry in the morning and return full in the evening.” I seek for the times when I can hold this mindset with me and see everything from a wider perspective. The sense of relaxation and clarity it provides is simply astonishing. Friends, may God bless you!
I appreciate you taking the time to read the post.

triumphing defeat

There isn’t one of us who hasn’t accepted defeat in some capacity. It might be conceived on several levels. What matters is how we perceive and channel adversity. Defeat is just education, the first step toward something greater. Losing is not the worst failure; failing to try is the actual failure. He who is willing to die for a cause is seldom vanquished. He who is used to loss but perseveres will eventually triumph. He who gets used to success and grows apathetic & unethusiastic will eventually fail. Defeat is a school where truth always gets stronger.

unfathomable

Life is very brief than we think. Living our best life does not simply imply traveling and acquiring expensive goods. It also means living up to our potential, which means doing the things we want to do someday now rather than putting them off for later, taking chances, taking risks, appreciating what we have, surrounding ourself with people who bring out the best in us, discovering new things about ourself, and doing what makes us happy every single day. Living our greatest life is subjective; we all have various definitions, but ultimately, it is about attaining new levels of self-growth and falling in love with life in full awareness that the life is transitory in nature and we won’t be here for long. How do you want to be remembered?