Sunday, September 07, 2008

Solitary Train Rides.

I haven't been on a long train ride armed with a good book to read for a long time already.


I realised that actually getting out of NTU, listening to my music and reading while musing about life really invigorated me - I had enough economics and organizational behaviour reading already.

It was great to just have time to think and ponder on the subtler points of life, in my private bubble in the train, protected from the hustle and bustle of the outside world. It just made me feel centered and happy. It's definitely something I should be doing more off.

Life just seems so much brighter and full of potential now as a result of my on-train-meditation. (:

Just want to share an inspirational quote I read today. I heard of it before, when the GP teachers were screening Freedom Writers back in St. Andrews.

Here it is:
You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God within us. It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our own presence automatically liberates others.
- Marianne Williamson, A Return to Love.
Su Hui and Charmaine, just take care and have the time of your life in the UK, okay? The brunch bunch just won't be complete without you. Looking back, those were really good times where we were just so carefree and just bonded over lunch.

Can't wait till we can have brunch again Su. Really.

Till we meet again, Su.

It's going to be another really nice, long train ride tomorrow. (:

5 comments:

cheez said...

And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our own presence automatically liberates others.

too familiar. Coach carter :D

I love phrases like these. In the heat of the world it's these little things that remind us of the human we are.

hope to buy you a drink when I get down to SG man!

Chia Wei said...

Hey dear friend,

I guess we need to keep at least a little time to ourselves apart from all the bustle and attractions and work.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing meaningful quotes with us all the time.It is for beautiful post like this that I always come back to this blog.

Guess you cherish your friends very much.Cheers.

grace said...

ahhh ive been looking for that quote for a long time! thanks kevin

Kevin Chan said...

It's the responses like these that really warm my heart and just bring a big smile to my face. (:


Cheez,

Can't wait to see you here in Sg!

ChiaWei,

You take care kay? Really hope that you're doing well in KL. (:

Anon,

Your comment made my day. Really. :D
I'll definitely continue to write about love and the things that really inspire me in life.

Grace,

Sure, no prob!