Saturday, May 22, 2010

Surrender to The Divine Agenda

Confucius said, "When you are fifty years old, you should know your destiny." Fifty years old is figurative; you can be five, thirty or sixty years old. Or you can be eighty years old and clueless about your destiny.

Confucius is really communicating the concept that, if you have lived long enough, you should have made enough mistakes and accumulated enough sense to surrender to the will of Heaven. Only then, will you be able to see your destiny as Heaven intends it.

But exactly how can we know our destiny? We cannot just eat rice for fifty years and earn the merit of knowing our destiny.

Two agendas are prevalent in your life: Heaven's and yours. Often these two will clash with each other. When what we want our lives to be is different from our intended destiny, the universal will create roadblocks. Although we may fight with all of our might in an attempt to turn the outcome to our desires, the universal will always prevails. Out of desperation, we are forced to give up or give in.

Giving in to the will of Heaven does not mean doing nothing and just accepting life as you find it. It means using your given ability, talent and strength to do all you can to bring out a better life for yourself and others. You accept divine guidance instead of insisting on your preset notions about how things ought to be. You accept the validity of the way things are and apply your strength, possible thinking, discrimination and wisdom.

Conversely, surrendering to defeat requires nothing more than despair, hopelessness, devastation, becoming overwhelmed by life, and finally, tossing in the towel.

True surrender comes by knowing the grand design beyond the superficial, mundane level and thus opening up to and accepting divine guidance, allowing it to affect your life in an astoundingly positive way.

Surrendering to the Divine Will is not an easy task. Most of us go through life fighting furiously for what we think is the best for us. Yet, through kindness, our Maker drags us along despite our objections.

28 comments:

  1. 外表往往與事實本身不符,世人卻容易被表面裝飾所欺騙了........................................

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  4. 分享的朋友,在精不在多,分享的幸福就在下一秒..............................

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  5. 什麼樣的學習計畫並不重要,重要的是你是什麼樣的人。......................................................

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  6. 向著星球長驅直進的人,反比踟躕在峽路上的人,更容易達到目的。..................................................................

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  7. 在莫非定律中有項笨蛋定律:「一個組織中的笨蛋,恆大於等於三分之二。」......................................................................

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  8. 一個人就像一個分數,他的實際才能是分子,他對自己的評價是分母。分母越大,則分數的價值越小。..................................................

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  9. 當我微笑時,世界和我一起微笑;當我快樂時,世界和我一起活躍。..................................................

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