Thursday, March 13, 2008
LOSING FOCUS ON REALITY
To forgive is probably worst if you cannot forget that which intrudes the mind and heart. (Brenda A. Ysaguirre)
When we are faced with reality how do we separate our dreams from that which is obvious?
There was once a girl who believed that if she thought all would be wonderful, it would be. For days she had positive thought about everything around her.
"I will be a great student and pass all my tests and exams with flying colours," she thought. Surprisingly, she had three tests that week and passed all three. "Wow," she thought, " this postive thinking really work."
In reality she had studied for those tests and had been prepared for them.
"I will apply for a few part-time jobs and by the end of this week I should have the one I really want," she thought one day. And so she did and sure enough by the end of the week she had gotten the part-time job of her dreams.
"I will make new friends and meet the man of my dreams," she thought the next week. Once again this did happen and Mia,that's the girl's name, was in cloud nine.
Not once did Mia stop to think why her thoughts had come true. She did not realize that she had gotten the job because of her good grades and the recommendation that her teachers had given her. She accepted that her thinking it would be happen had gotten her the job.
She did not stop to think that she made friends easily because she was really a nice person, with a nice smile and that her willingness to help others had gained her the admiration of her peers.
SHE FOCUSED ON BELIEVING THAT IF SHE BELIEVED IT, THINGS WOULD HAPPEN.
Soon she began to change. She stopped studying and her grades fell. She sstopped being interested in her part-time job and she lost her job. Her friends saw a change in her as she began to act like they needed her. Her freindlinss and carefree attitude was replaced with a cold shouldered person who was fixed in believing that life was hers for the thinking.
She became a person filled with herself and lost the vision that had taken her to the place of wonder and admiration of all.
THIS IS NOT A SOAP OPERA! THERE IS NO HAPPY ENDING. MIA DIED A BITTER, LONELY PERSON.
TRUTH BE TOLD SHE COMMITTED SUICIDE. THIS WAS NOT NECESSARY BUT SHE COULD NOT FORGIVE HERSELF FOR LOSING FOCUS OF REALITY. IT HAD HAUNTED HER FOR DAYS AFTER SHE HAD LOST HER JOB, HER FRIENDS AND HER SCHOLARSHIP DUE TO HER BAD GRADES.
What is the moral of this story?
ALL THAT GLITTERS IS NOT GOLD. YOU control your life. If you lose your vision, you could lose your life or your way of living. Try to remain focused. Try to have your own identity and never let your heart tell you that things must be accepted as they are. You owe it to yourself to not lose focus of reality.
havea great day, and remember IT MAY SEEM TO BE OVER, BUT IT HAS JUST BEGAN!