LIFE MOVES FORWARD
by Ilaw Ching on Friday,
January 7, 2011 at 12:00am
FOREWORD: In the mid-2000’s Mr. Ilaw Ching, experienced a tragic event in his life. His condo unit in West Mansions Apartelle in West Avenue, Q.C. got burned. His life was spared. But the traumatic experience left him with scars, and a new stronger will to live life to the fullest. Here are his thoughts, his words, his feelings…coz LIFE MOVES FORWARD. (by sssip*)
Our life depends on time… time to wake up, time to go to work, time to eat lunch… there is time for everything in our lives… sometimes we even set it 30 minutes advance to get ahead… we even set it’s alarm to remind us to wake up or of an important meeting or event. In a day can we count how many times we look at the clock? Impossible… we look at our watch every time, all the time. That’s how important time is, in our lives.
For us, time started from the moment we were born, since then it never stopped, it never paused, never took a break… never. It goes on and on and on.
Sometimes we get so tired keeping up with time… we can take out the batteries of our clock to make it stop or even smash it to pieces… but we will just be fooling ourselves for time will still go on… for as long as the sun shines every morning and sets in at dusk… time will keep on moving forward. We don’t have the power to make time stop.
When we are grieving, when we have problems and we don’t want the situation that we are in… We want time to move faster… we want to wake up late and we want the sun to set as soon as possible so that we could call it a day… until the day comes that we solved our problems then we would want time to run at its normal pace…
Stretching time is what we want we are happy… when we are together with our love one… we want to be suspended in time so that we can feel each other more, talk more… we want time to last forever… but no can do… time will and still be moving at its normal pace… that is why in every happy occasions we prepare ourselves with a camera, so that we can capture each happy moments, print them, put it in an album or frame it so that we can look at them every time we want to remember those happy moments in our past…
But did we ever ask why only capture the happy moments in pictures or even videos? Why not capture even the tragic moments, the sad moments, the times when we were so mad that we can almost transform into a giant green monster with too much rage… is it because we want to forget them… or is it because we can capture them in full details in our minds that we don’t need no cameras nor video cams? I am GUILTY with that. Most of the times I ask myself: why is it that happy moments only last for a very short period of time… and then when we look back… even with the help of a photograph or videos, we can’t even remember how happy we were during that particular time? Whereas when we look back at the most difficult times, the problematic times, our angry times in the past we can still feel our anger, our hatred, the pain almost exactly the way we felt when these were happening up to the last detail? Is pain, sufferings, anger and hatred more memorable that happiness and joy? Do tears leave a deep mark in our hearts deeper than smile and the sound of laughter?
PAST is PAST-and we have to power to turn back the hands of time and go back to our past to change it-It’s HISTORY. All we have is the PRESENT- the NOW. The future- no one knows what will happen in the future for it’s yet to come and no crystal ball, tarot cards, positioning of the stars and alignments of the planets can tell us exactly what will happen in the future- not even in the next thirty minutes of our lives.
That is why many creative minds came up with the idea of a time machine, a worm hole, a time warp, of reincarnation even the idea that we live in a simultaneous time continuums, that our past, present and future are happening all at the same time, only in different dimensions. It’s all hoax! We just want it so bad for us to go back to the past and change whatever bad decision we did to make things right, or to avoid a tragedy, to save a life, to be together again with a lost love one… or to go forward in the future to see what the result will be of our present situation… it is ALL IMPOSSSIBLE.
I believe that time is God’s gift to us… He gave us time to be born and experience life… life as it is…. with both sadness and happiness… but do we really see the true essence of time? How important each minute… each day… that passes by? We cannot do anything about our past, we can never change it… good or bad we need to accept it. Whatever failures that happened in the past we need to embrace it… same as the victories and achievements that we had be happy for them but strive for more… learn from our past mistakes… then leave them behind and never let yourself be imprisoned by your past mistakes… move on… go forward with time… and if possible share the wisdom that we gained from them… For what we have is the PRESENT to use in preparation and planning for a better FUTURE, with the PAST, as our strong and solid foundation.
In my entry “Born To Die For Us” I changed my outlook in celebrating Christmas… in my notes,”Looking Back” and “New Year… New Beginnings… New Life” I changed the way I look and celebrate New Year, here I would like to change the way I look at TIME and encourage you to do the same. For we only have one life to live and for every tick-tock of the clock, time is passing us by… let us not be dictated by the clock… instead let us make use of our time in sharing ourselves, in giving love and making our mark in the hearts of our fellow men and in the heart of our Lord… it’s not easy making each minute count… to make wonders and do good things every hour… but let’s make an effort to savour each day, every little blessings that come our way and try to share them to others… let’s start by making an effort to capture in our minds and in our hearts every smallest details of every happy moments in our lives-dwell on them, memorize them, remember how it feels, remember the sound of the laughter… remember the warmth in your heart, take a photograph of that moment in your mind… instead of the sad ones… this is just borrowed time, and sooner or later our time will expire… and when that time comes, we can say to ourselves that we LIVED A FULL LIFE… and we don’t need no time machines, worm holes nor photographs to remind us of how we live our lives… for we have everything in our hearts… and in the hearts of the people we share our lives with…
(OUR HEARTFELT THANKS TO MR. ILAW CHING FOR THIS VERY SPECIAL SUNDAY, MAY 1, 2011 ARTICLE/POST FOR OUR BLOG. MAY GOD CONTINUE GUIDING US AS WE JOURNEY THROUGH TIME—SSSIP)*