Monday, March 27, 2006

Know Thyself and Realize the Truth

While the concept of 'owning our emotions' or 'choosing happiness' is easy to grasp, when we are confronted with emotional challenges, more often than not, we fumble and we give in to the demands of our negative emotions. It seems that when we are hurt, feeling down or being sad is a natural thing to do; When we are angered, we'd feel justified to retaliate back with rage and we are convinced that it will right all the wrongs that have been committed.

Nothing is further from the truth. We are precious spiritual beings made up of love and light. Joy is our natural state of being. Anything that is not joyful, and not of love and light, is not who we really are.

Sadness, anger, jealousy, frustrations and various representations of negative emotions are not ours but external energies that temporarily find a dwelling place in within us. They are here only for a short visit, but sometimes they feel overwhelming and we often confuse the energies as our own being. And we further compound the mistakes by letting the unwanted visitors to take ownership of our emotional and intellectual faculties.

Thus, nothing could be more important to one's emotional and spiritual growth than the need to "know thyself." To realize who we really are, what are we made of, where did we come from, where we are going to and why are we here, is the basis of our fulfilled and joyful life.

Only with that realization would we see the dramas in our lives as they truly are, nothing more than life dramas to be experienced and enjoyed and not to be frown upon and resisted. Armed with the most powerful and fundamental realizations, nothing could ever sway us from our true and natural state of being: In perfect peace and joy.

Saturday, March 25, 2006

Mobile Blogging Part II

The last time I talked about mobile blogging, I was on Windows Mobile 2002 running a mini Internet Explorer (IE) which was not able to run JavaScript or even let me edit posts on Even on Windows Mobile 2005 which I'm currently running, the IE browser which comes with it still doesn't run JavaScript.

Meoq introduced me to Opera browser for Windows Mobile, and if it doesn't hang, it's a great piece of browser which behaves exactly like it should on a desktop. The software is not free (I'm currently using the trial version) but for the mobility it offers, I believe the price would be worth paying for.

Now with Opera, I could create, edit and maintain my blog on my PDA phone. That would be another reason I should be blogging more often, right? I really wonder why I haven't been disciplined enough to come in here to post a few lines of thoughts. Pure laziness, I suppose.