How do life experiences shape our values?

We all experience life, but we don’t all live life for experience. I used to simply exist. I used to take what was given to me, positive or negative. I believed to be the way of this life. However, I stumbled across some interesting wisdom in a book called: Man’s Search for Meaning. It allowed my existential thinking to be brought to the surface, and it gave me permission to be me and take control of my life. Then a question surfaced from this new understanding: How do my life experiences shape my life? And Can I determine how I will experience life all together? I got some interesting answers from these questions. Here are the 3 ways life experiences …

Dusun Bambu

Thursday, 28th June 2018, I went to Bandung with Noni. It happened after I asked her to go there weeks before. I asked her randomly when we were being together on the afternoon and she reacted with more questions instead of answered the offering at that time. Later, at night, she suddenly called me and accept my offering, yeay! Finally we’re on our day! We had our leave permit already and good to go. I pick her up on 5 A.M., put my motorbike in her house and went to train station immediately. Had a bowl of chicken soup and cup of tea, we entered the train. It was our second times to travel by train together. The journey took …

Should Speak out or Hold Back?

When we feel uncomfortable about something should we say it or should we remain quiet? So many of us feel like we have to suppress our thoughts and opinions and that’s not healthy because we don’t feel good on the inside. Yet, if we voice out loud what we think and feel it really may come across as offensive or confrontational. Communication isn’t easy, especially when we want to remain true to ourselves and speak out yet at the same time we want to keep the peace and not rock the boat. But as with everything there is always a middle path, a place where we’re able to be completely authentic to ourselves yet at the same time completely aware …

Building and the Builder

Friends of mine endeavored to build another building on their property and it ended up being a major undertaking. In fact, it turned out to be the most difficult thing he had ever done. I mean, it took a strip out of his hide. Eventually it got built, but you know what my friend says about it? He says, “You see that building? I didn’t build that building. It built me.” Going through those trials, facing those difficulties, having his faith tested, all of that built character in him as he stood the test.

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