Thursday, August 23, 2007

Never cut what can be untied

I found this on a Facebook Fortune Cookie. How profound.

I must say that it is so much easier to just cut,cut,cut ties with people whom I don't get along with or who bring conflict into my life. I have done just that in the past, and I found that as time goes by, there are fewer and fewer people in my life. By cutting ties, I have created separation and eventually isolation.

It is not as easy to untie the knot. Sometimes it means I have to swallow my pride, sometimes I have to remind myself to see the bigger picture : why is this person in my life, and what is it that he or she is meant to contribute to me.

I have found that the qualities I dislike in other people are the same qualities that I cannot accept in myself. And they are here in my life so that I can accept and claim back that aspect of me. It is humbling but liberating!

I have had various degrees of success with untying knotted relationships : in the best cases, we remain friends. In the worst case, we manage to maintain a cordial professional realationship.

And right now, there in one knot that has been bugging me for the past week. Hahaha, no wonder I found this fortune cookie today!

My mission in life is to create a world of Peace, Love and Joy. I believe that Peace in the world will happen when individuals learn to create Peace in their lives. And that is what I am trying to do :)

7 Comments:

Anonymous wong said...

I'm waiting to see more peaceful people. In fact, I can't wait to see more la...

11:38 PM  
Blogger abi said...

I agree with you Janet, people always have scissors/knifes/blades/all sort of thing in their hands..
It's been always their first choice, even I do :(
thanks for your post, I'll keep away my scissors and look for the loose ends first..
maybe, I'll strengthen em rather than untying them :)

8:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Andrew & Bisma!!! Hi, so long time no hear. How's things with you?

Bisma - update your blogs laa...

Janet, copywriting student

10:53 AM  
Blogger suelynn said...

this is good. this is good.

by untying knots, we learn a little bit more about ourselves and will most likely grow in character and maturity.

cutting, so easy la. but we remain as we are, unaware of our strengths and weaknesses.

thanx for sharing janet!

xoxox,
Cheryl

p/s: see you soon. you guys have altered my thinking. not only 'X's in the jar. now got flowers, stars, exclamation marks, etc... hehehe.

3:04 PM  
Blogger cheechiaw said...

Thanks Janet, glad that i read this post at this moment... I am currently facing a big and complicated knot too.

Just when i was about to cut it, your post inspired to to hold on and try harder to untie. It takes much greater courage to do the latter.

4:57 PM  
Blogger tuck said...

finally i found this post, i went through it again just to remind myself, cause right now i'm really tempted to cut off a connection, well, thanks again.

9:52 PM  
Blogger Jaka said...

Wow, what a deep thoughts ... like it

4:37 AM  

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