Sunday, September 04, 2005

The greatest accomplishment

The greatest accomplishment in life

is to be who or what you are,

and that is what God wanted you to be
when he created you.
~ Abbot Thomas Keating
We often think of accomplishments in grandiose terms. We long to write a masterpiece, compose a great piece of music, found a movement, or create a huge, profitable business. Yet, as Trappist monk Abbot Thomas Keating tells us, there is a much deeper, more ultimate achievement: being who we really are. This ultimate achievement requires conformity to the Divine's idea of each one of us - expressed through our own uniqueness. As we [begin this new journey], let us each look within to identify our true self and work throughout the year to express it.

6 Comments:

Blogger Kate Da Great! said...

Thats one of the harder things in life to do, just be yourself. theres all sorts of confusion based on who YOU are and who OTHERS want you to be. not to mention the doubt and fear if you are lucky enough to figure it out. I think those of us who do are the most fortunate around us, not the wealthy or well respected...and hey, if you get to be all three then you're just showing off!

I think you get links by going to SETTINGS then BASIC and putting some in under DESCRIPTION

In so far as the profile, i think its a formatting thing due to the layout of your blog. i tried a few diferent templates before finally finding one that didn't do it! so if you can't figure out a way to actually move it, maybe try some new templates out.

Sunday, September 04, 2005 1:43:00 PM  
Blogger ਿੲਕ ਿਸੰਘ said...

SSA Kiddo, i came across your blog via Gurumustak's. I can't say i've spent much time on it...(sorry, been a busy weekend :)).

but about this quote..."be yourself"...sometimes/actually a lot of times it gets taken the wrong way and you have people running around naked on the streets or being childish (at 30) and blaming it on "i'm being myself".

i honestly don't know what "being yourself" means. because your whole life someone (religion, parents, society) tells you how to be...so...

anyways nice blog and if you need help...customizing a template you know where to find me. (changing the background color, changing the font, color) or whatever.

peace and love,
isingh

Sunday, September 04, 2005 4:07:00 PM  
Blogger Sikhi Seeker said...

this is my challenge as well. there are a lots of questions and confusions of being just you. and more important trouble of finding what you truly are.

i wrote this some time ago: MIRROR

Rock is a rock
Tree a tree
Feather a feather
But mirror is not what it is
It must reflect what’s in front of it
It shapes up reality
My mother told me when
The first time I explored the girl in front of me
In the mirror
I explored, not judge
Until my mother tells me it’s me
The mirror changed its purpose
I look, I don’t see
I look for what I want to be
I see not what I am destined to be
I judge what the mirror shows
I disbelieve the belief in front of me
I learn to ignore that mirror
The insignificant piece
Around the world
That asks me to do its job:
Reflect
Reflect, yet I do
But I borrow the light from all around
From the words, thoughts, perceptions and response of others
I see what they show me
I am blinded by sound from all around
It’s my brain, thoughts of others
It’s my skin, feelings of others
It’s me in the mirror, yet a reflection of others
What they see me as
What they want me to be
What they fear I shall be
What they ‘think’ they see
I shall be
What I am not
In that mirror
That the world says speaks truth
I shall see the true me some day
When I shall have no breath
By using the light from within
When my soul shall fly
And the body burn
The world won’t see me anymore
But that is when I shall reflect!

Monday, September 05, 2005 3:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

okay either you're an owl or a bat or you don't have your time setting for the blog right. i'm going to go ahead and go on a limb here and say that you're a vampire!

anyways, very nice,deep thoughts, deep deep thoughts. it's a rare gift to be able to put your thoughts on a "piece of paper".

-isingh

Monday, September 05, 2005 4:28:00 PM  
Blogger Sikhi Seeker said...

isingh ji:
HAHA. A Sikh vampire - how do you like that? Although if I were one, I'd be the one that hates blood and with the tiniest nails...lol. And the time is set right. I am an owl! Programmed nocturnally. I just dont feel sleepy at night. I usually sleep around 6-7ish in the morning and wake up around 2pm. this is yet another challenge in my Sikhi discipline. Although with school starting tomorrow, I'm hoping (or that I have to), move things around :)

Monday, September 05, 2005 5:57:00 PM  
Blogger xSHANTIx said...

LOl sikhi seeker..u have same bed time as me i stay up till 6 or 7am also....bad bad bad bad!!!! I go to bed at amrit vela and sleep all day im norty i know..i need to get back in a proper routine. SAT NAM!

Monday, September 05, 2005 9:32:00 PM  

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