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What Is Your Life’s Blueprint?

Six months before he was assassinated, King spoke to a group of students at Barratt Junior High School in Philadelphia on October 26, 1967.
I want to ask you a question, and that is: What is your life’s blueprint?

Now each of you is in the process of building the structure of your lives, and the question is whether you have a proper, a solid and a sound blueprint.

I want to suggest some of the things that should begin your life’s blueprint. Number one in your life’s blueprint, should be a deep belief in your own dignity, your worth and your own somebodiness. Don’t allow anybody to make you feel that you’re nobody. Always feel that you count. Always feel that you have worth, and always feel that your life has ultimate significance.

Secondly, in your life’s blueprint you must have as the basic principle the determination to achieve excellence in your various fields of endeavor. You’re going to be deciding as the days, as the years unfold what you will do in life — what your life’s work will be. Set out to do it well.

And I say to you, my young friends, doors are opening to you — doors of opportunities that were not open to your mothers and your fathers — and the great challenge facing you is to be ready to face these doors as they open….

And when you discover what you will be in your life, set out to do it as if God Almighty called you at this particular moment in history to do it. Don’t just set out to do a good job. Set out to do such a good job that the living, the dead or the unborn couldn’t do it any better.

If it falls your lot to be a street sweeper, sweep streets like Michelangelo painted pictures, sweep streets like Beethoven composed music, sweep streets like Leontyne Price sings before the Metropolitan Opera. Sweep streets like Shakespeare wrote poetry. Sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will have to pause and say: Here lived a great street sweeper who swept his job well. If you can’t be a pine at the top of the hill, be a shrub in the valley. Be be the best little shrub on the side of the hill.

Be a bush if you can’t be a tree. If you can’t be a highway, just be a trail. If you can’t be a sun, be a star. For it isn’t by size that you win or fail. Be the best of whatever you are.

— From the estate of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Final thoughts:

I believe that this speech made by Martin Luther King Jr. is important because it talks about your life’s blueprint. You’re at an age where you should be thinking about your future.  This speech makes you think about your future plans and the different opportunities that we now have.

 
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Posted by on June 4, 2013 in quotes, thoughts, wisdom

 

Journal: Cornered

I lost my mojo.

Reminds me of the movie: Austin Powers Gold Member. Sigh. How should I begin? It’s been a while since I blogged about moi. Something propelled me to go back to my own writing style and just blog about everything without limit. Family, events in my life and those little moments that I consider magic.

Blogging has been a part of my life but for some reason I chose to stop blogging completely and deleted my precious blog dreamer sanctuary.

I was young, i wanted to be a writer, a great writer without going through the starving artist phase, but also without relying on my parents, without relying on connections, just me, my pen and ideas.

I miss my crazy self, but if there’s one thing i learned over the past few years, acting frivolous, cheerful, unpredictable and happy wont make people take you seriously. In a way i was way too honest for my own good. I thought if you did your best and did your job you can be yourself. But then, the up side was that I began to think about other people’s feelings now that I understand people more. It’s just that I can’t blurt out words randomly anymore, it’d seem too childish- like “HONTOU!?” “KAKKOI!” “AWESOME!” “EVIL!” “COOL”.

My mentality back then was to dream, pursue your dream and just be cool. Enjoy the short life God has given you and get away from all the negative elements of the world. Sooo… I played tennis, did running, yoga, swimming, cooking… but then I realized that I wasn’t going anywhere, I learned new things as a person but in terms of career, I wasn’t pushing forward. I was enjoying being 20-22 way too much forgetting about my dream. Sure, I traveled with friends telling myself that it’s inspiration for a movie, a story… but that’s just me deluding myself, making myself feel less guilty for enjoying.

When in reality I missed what it was that made a story delicious. Because I had it easy, because I always stayed on the safe side, always thinking that all the mishaps are part of the adventure, I missed what it was like to feel.

To feel.

I deleted my blog, the one i love  so much ever since its birth in 2006 (but saved a copy in my hard drive), because even though it’s an album of my past and it reminded me of how I perceived things and how I was able to give 110% energy all the time, it’s time for me to consider some things that I didn’t even think was worth my time of day. I am just human after all.

I have to get my mojo back, I wasted enough time and enough brain power on useless things. But I am still weighing my options, I have to keep in mind that I am still that ‘dreamer,’ that ‘soul saver’, that ‘adventurer’. That girl who loves raw/smackdown, who loves nba and pro-tennis, who listens to jrock/jpop when she wakes up in the morning. Who stays up late at night to finish a good book. Who will go to places alone and meet new people. Who will swim whenever/wherever she feels like it.

Am I worried about the future? I would be lying if I say no, but then if I say yes I would sound cowardly and not-myself (hah?), but then I am no longer my old young self no matter how much I tell my mind otherwise, so yes, I am worried, mostly of people and what they can say and do, but what didn’t change is that I am still excited. What will happen next?! What am I going to learn? Make?

And then there’s one member of the audience who really matters and who’s always been watching my every move, and he’s always been my guiding force, I always apologize to him whenever I’ve wronged or erred… But I now know that nobody, especially me, should settle in that forgiveness that he always gives when we ask for it.

For me, It’s time to make God proud.

 
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Posted by on May 19, 2012 in journal, thoughts

 

Hello world! ‘on writing’

Strength, is infinite, sometimes we all won’t know our real strength unless  we know what’s important to us and the reason why they are important to us…
Again my words of wisdom that even I can’t follow and comprehend. These words suddenly bubble-popped into my head, if that makes any sense. At 23 I feel like I have suddenly gained the wisdom of an 80 year old woman. With it, I was robbed of my courage, my spontaneity,  my innocence and free nature. I miss not knowing anything. It might seem stupid to some, but I realized that it’s not good to know everything, the wonder seizes. The sparkle that triggers imagination and curiosity – gone. 
I can’t help but try to remember myself 5 years ago when I would hang out at the library to read until the school closed, for the sheer love of it, I felt overwhelmed with the library’s collection that my 4-year stay wouldnt be enough and so, I grabbed all the time I could get. Tolkien, Anne Rice, Rowling, Johanna Lindsey, Stephen King, Sydney Sheldon, Gaiman… I read everything, from everyone. I was… weird. and lucky. Weird that despite being a part of the athletic organization and other active organization, I spent my time hiding from my friends to sneak out to my own little corner at the fully air-conditioned library. LUCKY, because despite my weird behaviors and interests and my flippant image, I was loved and trusted. People from all walks of life accepted me. It was cool and fun. And everyday I knew that God was watching over me while my angels were both breathing down my neck.
I remember how i used to read those novels, to me they were a portal to another world more real than the one I live in. I wonder why. I loved my life, it wasn’t perfect, but it was fun… I was fun. And I saw books and stories more interesting than people. I was attracted to authors with a more visual writing style. I understood what they meant but now I realized that I didnt understand the reason behind them perfectly.
My favorite author back then were Tolkien and Rowling because I can visualize every second of every scene in their novels, it’s a bit fanatical but I wouldnt sleep and if possible bat an eye until I was done with a book. 
Now i realized that I have been tricked. Their intentions in writing the stories made depleted my enthusiasm a bit. Maybe because it was religious and knowing that lessened the effect of the magic, i know that stories have reasons and meanings behind them, but I just didnt expect God to be involved in a huge way. 
Stupid me, where did I think they got the idea? 
Anyway, I truly believed in their imagination and their vision, and that’s the reason I wanted to become a writer. They were the reason. But now, I clearly see where they were coming from. And I am just seeing where I am coming from.
Anyway, these writers, I don’t even know if they have real emotions or not (i know how I sound). I learned that being a writer  doesn’t necessarily require one to be emotional, you just got to have imagination and to be able to think logically. 😮
This is the first time in my life that I have ever been emotional. I have to stop it this year. Quit being emotional and be a pirate. Be a samurai. Be a ninja. right.
This concludes my entry for today.
I think I’m still the same though in terms of writing… free.

now watching: 

 now obsessing over: Star Craft and Hunter X Hunter

now listening to: Maxim Mvrca

 
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Posted by on February 4, 2012 in journal, quotes, thoughts

 

BELIEVERS AND THE NON-BELIEVERS

I dont judge. Never in my 23 years have I judged a person. If I dont like someone it would be because of the actions. Never about my assumptions. But because of how things turned out and because of the new things I saw in humans I can’t help but feel sad… and there’s no way I can change how the world rotates… in judgments and money. That was an eye opener for me. In my previous job. I always asked why people get sad, get mad, how people grow old. why their peter pans fade away. how people run out of pixie dusts. I couldnt see… until reality was slapped on my face, even my closest friend Christine is having a hard time growing up… because we have the same heart and therefore we both are having the same difficulties.

I can’t judge, even if I tried. And I dont want to. God doesn’t judge. and we are far below him to judge his creations. We just have no right, MONEY doesnt make it right. It’s disgusting how we could judge God’s creations. seriously. SAD. Even to a famous and well-known artist it would be rude to tell him that his painting or sculpture is CRAP or UGLY. UNWORTHY of admiration, UNWORTHY of attention. But if it’s how the world is and I, being the lazy-ass that I am, would then judge according to what I believe. After much deliberation I concluded that if you were to really judge a person, the proper way would be to brand them as EITHER a BELIEVER or NON-BELIEVER.

A believer is a person who doesnt care. Who is secure with himself to not pay attention to other people’s judgments, mistakes or crap. A believer helps and knows her/his purpose. Knows his/her goal. Examples of believers would be: Hitler, Shakespeare, Barrack Obama, Oprah, Hermoine Granger from Harry Potter, Harry Potter, Frodo from LOTR, Peter Pan…

A non-believer is someone who… doesnt believe. IN ANYTHING. If he/she does, then it’s false belief. A non-believer is someone like Draco Malfoy from Harry Potter or Captain Hook from Peter Pan. Anyone who tears other people down. Who looks at other people with eyes that pierce and tear. Creepy…

A believer or a non-believer.

Not all rich people are believers or are they non-believers.
Not all un-rich people are believers or are they non-believers.
Not all professionals are believers or are they non-believers.

Just reach for your goal. For the sake of other people and for your inner happiness.
One that wouldnt leave you empty.

 
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Posted by on July 27, 2011 in opinion, philosophy, thoughts