Sunday, December 27, 2009

Eulogy of uncertainty

A personal breakthrough moment in my life was the realization that uncertainty can be taken advantage of.
Life is a permanent challenge that cannot be taken up through fear. No careful planning will ever get you anywhere in life since planning is done according to what you know at the time of planning while new factors keep coming in every instant.

Let yourself be uncertain, the best in your life will catch you by surprise and the worst cannot be predicted anyway. By letting yourself be uncertain you simply let go of fear and there comes a joy and energy that allows you to be the best you can be.

Contrary to what we tend to believe, uncertainty is not synonymous with ignorance.
As we enter a knowledge economy, knowing becomes essential. Since we despise ignorance, striving for the truth is replaced by a frantic thirst for accumulating information just so we can fill up the emptiness, this despicable sense of not knowing. We look for answers, no matter what. We'd rather have an answer, whatever its actual value might be, than dwell on uncertainty. It feels comfortable to have answers. We run from uncertainty and all we get is a false sense of knowing.
In doing so, we blind ourselves.

Clinging to what we think we know is meant to make us feel more secure. However, hardly anything important in life can be ascertained or predicted and the Truth is not forever. To know the Truth one must have a quick mind not burdened by Knowledge. Knowledge is good when it allows you to go beyond it. Knowledge is a poison when you cling to it. This fake sense of security, sought through knowledge, is a dangerous illusion.
Resisting something that cannot be avoided is pointless, resisting uncertainty is like resisting life and drains you of energy.

When you finally allow yourself to be uncertain, without judging and labelling yourself as ignorant, there comes a genuine questioning and quest for Truth in which you don't look for answers just to be reassured. Answers cannot be searched for per say, they can only be invited. You cannot find them, you must let them find you.

Monday, December 25, 2006

Do you speak english? Honi soit qui mal y pense!

-Hey! Long time no see! What's up?
-Nothing much, well... I gotta tell you something that happened to me recently. You won't believe it. I was walking in downtown Baton Rouge, when I suddenly came across one of those gorgeously glamourous femmes fatales...conveying a feeling of déjà-vu, as if I had already met her in one those reveries.
She has this little je-ne-sais-quoi to her.
She was dressed à la mode. It wasn't haute couture though,but she was as original as she was hot and terribly chic. I could imagine her sexy underwear under this faux fur coat. In a word it was quite risqué...
She really bewitched me the instant I peered into her was coup de foudre at first coup d'oeil....
It was hard to keep my sang-froid but I could not let her go, that was definitely a case of force majeure.

I was like : "Gotta talk to her, gotta see her again, or I'll die! and what if she had a fiancé?...I don't care anyway, just wanna have the occasion to see her again"
I sensed that she alone could break up the ennui of my daily routine.

And you know...I'm quite shy when it comes to women, so it was a real tour de force for me, but I finally brought myself to talk to her.

Surprisingly, she didn't pull a face at my attitude. She didn't take me as a vulgar provocateur, she must have found it interesting to meet someone new in such an usual way.
I suggested that we should go and have a drink at my little pied-à-terre and she accepted!!
While en route, I could smell the delicate perfume of her eau-de-toilette.
Moreover, she doesn't echoes the clichés about beautiful women, she's not naïve whatsoever.
On the contrary she showed great repartee and bon esprit.

The day after, we had a rendezvous in a french restaurant whose Chef is reputed for his nouvelle cuisine.
Thereafter, we indulged ourselves in one of those recherchés films noirs. As a conoisseur of that genre, I think I made the right choice, as she was scared enough to keep snuggling up to me from the very beguining...which allowed me to give her my first french kiss of the night.
And just to make this little sortie go on looking like a dream, we ended up in a four-star hotel, and thanks to God, the maître d' gave us the keys to the last remaining en-suite room.
I will never forget this god-blessed night...

-What the?...

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Heartlessness of weakness

The strong is the one who encourages the weak to get better.

The petty-minded is he who keeps reminding the weak of how weak he is.

Which comes as no surprise, as mediocrity can only encourage mediocrity.

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

The keys to success

I - Open your heart.
Love and be loved.
Do not yield to pride. Feel for the people around you.
Be tolerant and respectful towards others, they may be through hardships you're not aware of.
Have Fun. Have sex.

II- Open your mind.
Multiply experiences by living your life to its full.
Try and look for new perspectives.
Never neglect anyone's viewpoint until you are sure of having examined it thoroughly.
Never forget that you want to judge ideas, not people.
Always strive beyond.

III- Free your energy through mindful action.
Focus your attention on every single thing you do.
Stay alert. Concentrate on one thing at a time.
Work hard.

Saturday, December 02, 2006

What can we pride on knowing?

The fool doth think he is wise but the wise man knows himself to be a fool

The only thing I know is that I know nothing.

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Shame on those who give greater importance to conveniency

The United Nations are planning to abolish the use of traditional chinese.

For some reasons of conveniency, people working at UN seem to be calling for the use of the simplified version as a replacement.

What an insult in the face of human's intelligence and cultural heritage!
It's not that difficult to make a little effort and learn a more complicated, yet all the more enriching version of a writing system.
I don't know any chinese, but I know this decision is all about laziness that will lead up to empoverishment.
If I were to learn chinese for my own pleasure, I would certainly study the simplified version, but if I were to work tightly with chinese people, in such an organization, I wouldn't find it useless to be so respectful as to learn the traditional version.

Make your own opinion and please sign the petition by clicking HERE

Sunday, November 05, 2006

Another stray cat's out...check it out!

Promoting a skillful and brillant friend of mine...u really wanna go for it!

erm... for the most part, u need to know a "little" french...

Never be afraid of change

Why is it I can't just let go and ACT rather than losing myself in mere fantasies and conjectures...
I now realise the worse mistake one can make is to avoid making mistakes