Sunday, August 28, 2011


Master Grade Sword Impulse Gundam model kit - “Only one who devotes himself to a cause with his whole strength and soul can be a true master. For this reason mastery demands all of a person.”

Did you hear about the man who attempted skydiving for the first
time? His parachute didn't open. Then his auxiliary chute failed. Now
he found himself in free fall with no more options.

Then a strange thing happened. He spotted something coming up towards
him from the ground at a high rate of speed. It was a man! When he
was sure they would pass one another without a collision, he shouted
down to the figure, "Do you know anything about parachutes?"

"No!" the man called back. "Do you know anything about gas stoves?"

A little bit of technological knowledge could have been helpful in
both cases. But it has never just been about how much we know.

I read that the world's body of knowledge doubled from 1900 to 1950.
In other words, knowledge that took thousands of years to accumulate
doubled in only fifty years. It then doubled again between 1950 and
1965. In just fifteen years. It is estimated that the world's body of
knowledge doubled once more between 1965 and 1970 and now doubles
every five years. Amazing! We can never keep up with all there is to

But perhaps more important than how much any of us knows is how
consistently we act on the knowledge we have. We certainly need
enough knowledge to live fruitful and constructive lives, but even
knowledge will not serve well if we neglect to use it.

You may know that material things don't bring lasting happiness. Will
you actively pursue things of the heart and spirit?

You may know peace comes when you forgive. Will you decide to put
down that grudge and leave it behind?

You may know that any decision made from fear alone is likely to be
wrong. Will you choose the path of courage, even if that path seems
hard to navigate?

Most of us know important principles about effective living. But in
the end, what we know to be true is of no consequence - the decisions
we make are everything. And if we apply well even the little we know,
we can be healthy, happy and hopeful.

From Lifesupport

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