Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Darn to explore our dark side of ourselves.

When you meet someone, would you tell good or bad of yourself. I think, most of the time, all of us will emphasize only the best. The defects are always kept hidden or perhaps we might not even know or aware of our weaknesses. I strongly believe if we were to explore our dark side of ourselves, we might even improve our overall well being.

I had a lady friend who seemed to be smiling all the time with others but in actual fact, she hated smiling. She smiled for the sake of securing appointments and dealing with her clients. When she was with her loved ones, she seldom smiled. I wonder whether she knew her behaviour. To her benefits, she should have the courage to explore her dark side of herself. She is the only one who can help herself to correct and improve her inner beauty.

When I was at the middle age of life, I depicted myself to be a serious and no nonsense person. My children were all scared of me as a father. Those who did not know me well, would assume that I was an unfriendly person. I thought behaving this way was appropriate for my profession. I thought seriousness and no nonsense were good qualities of character. However my dark side of me was really a playful, naughty and cheeky person. It was later in life when I turned 50, I took the courage to understand myself that I should live as what I am from the inside. I no longer be serious in character but instead I added plenty of humour with my words. My true nature of being playful as a child, naughty and cheeky as a man, helps me to raise my level of confident. Without me realising, I became more of a lovable and a likable person. I am glad I explored my dark side of myself, when I switched them to my favour. What about you?

Quote written by Miyamoto Musashi; "Perception is strong and sight weak. In strategy it is important to see distant things as if they were close and take a distanced view of close things."

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