Friday, October 23, 2009

A dairy of young girl

From Anna Frank’s diary on Wednesday, 5 April 1944, few months before her arrest.

I finally realized that I must do my schoolwork to keep from being ignorant, to get on in life, to become a journalist, because that’s what I want! I know I can write ..., but it remains to be seen whether I really have talent ...

And if I don’t have the talent to write books or newspaper articles, I can always write for myself. But I want to achieve more than that. I can’t imagine living like Mother, Mrs. van Daan and all the women who go about their work and are then forgotten. I need to have something besides a husband and children to devote myself to! ... I want to be useful or bring enjoyment to all people, even those I’ve never met. I want to go on living even after my death! And that’s why I’m so grateful to God for having given me this gift, which I can use to develop myself and to express all that’s inside me! When I write I can shake off all my cares. My sorrow disappears, my spirits are revived! But, and that’s a big question, will I ever be able to write something great, will I ever become a journalist or a writer? ” —Anne Frank

You did it Anna, your writing have crossed nations and touched millions of lives.
Click here to learn about Anna frank’s museum in Amsterdam.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Life of Pi

Just finished reading " Life of Pi" , its novel about a 16 year old boy 227 days cast away in pacific ocean with a bengal tiger. Below are some of the quotes I liked from the book.

When your own life is threatened, your sense of empathy is blunted by a terrible, selfish hunger for survival

It's important in life to conclude things properly. Only then you can let go. Otherwise you are left with words you should have said but never did, and your heart is heavy with remorse

Love is hard to believe, ask any lover. Life is hard to believe, ask any scientist. God is hard to believe, ask any believer

Faith in God is an opening up, a letting go, a deep trust, a free act of love- but sometimes it was so hard to love

Friday, October 2, 2009

And Now

Within you is a stillness that is bursting with energy, a moment of silence full of potential. Within you is a place which knows fear is an illusion and therefore anything is possible. Beneath all the stories of this world is the universal story, the realization of how we are each connected to all existence. This is not an idea, a moment, a place or even a feeling; it simply is. It is the Now.

The above quote is also from Story Waters of, the one I mentioned in the previous post :)