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Monday, September 10, 2007

Life's Journey

Life is a journey and we determine our destination, what kind of road we will take to get there, and how happy we are when we get there.

Too often we go through life on autopilot without even knowing. We just let each day pass like the one before it. Well, since we could never start life all over again, once we have reached old age, we might look back on life with regrets.

If we don't change, we don't grow. If we don't grow, we are not really living.” - Gail Sheehy

"Time is a companion that goes with us on a journey. It reminds us to cherish each moment, because it will never come again. What we leave behind is not as important as how we have lived." - Jean Luc Picard

If you wish to travel far and fast, travel light. Take off all your envies, jealousies, unforgiveness, selfishness and fears.” - Cesare Pavese

In your life journey, your success and happiness depends partly on your choice of friends, companions, associates, and co-workers. When possible, choose wisely.

“It is better to travel alone than with a bad companion” - African Proverb

Happiness is a way of travel. Make very sure you live life fullest. Start living if you still haven't and it is time to switch off autopilot mode.

Photo 1 by rajeshburman taken from this source
Photo 2 by inkswamp taken from this source

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14 comments:

J@n!ce said...

Sam, so coincident that my latest post is on my new companion too. :)

Janice Ng

FL Sam said...

Sam: I like this post. Life is journey and we are bound to have some high and low and I agreed that we must live life to the fullest. :)

Sam Chan said...

Hi Janice,

That's right! Your success and happiness depends partly on your choice of companions. For your case , your companion is your camera for blogging :-)

Well, since your last companion did not serve very long, I believe you had make a more thorough selection this time! - right?

Best Wishes

Sam Chan said...

Hi FL Sam,

I am glad you liked this post. Let's live life to the fullest without sacrificing any moral values - physical and spiritual health.

Blessings to you my friend

lilifxt said...

hi sam everyday i always think of time that never stops or be back the quotes on your post reminds me how to think more wisely about time and each moment i live

thx for that post
best wishes

WaterLearner said...

Hi Sam,

Indeed the right companion that one travels with is very important.

Your post talks about getting rid of bad inner companions like envies, jealousies, unforgiveness, selfishness and fears. Indeed, we do not need such fiends inside us. Would only burden us on the journey of life.

I agree also with the African proverb that it is better to travel alone than with a bad companion. In Desiderata, it says " .. avoid loud and aggressive persons, they are vexations to the spirit". Indeed who we choose to be our companions would affect our mood and spirits somewhat directly.

Thanks for the good post, Sam!

Blessings!

surjit said...

Great words of wisdom:
"Time is a companion... It reminds us to cherish each moment, because it will never come again. What we leave behind is not as important as how we have lived."
Sam, it is a coincident that my latest post is almost on the same topic.
Thanks for sharing. God bless.

Family Man said...

Great Post Sam! I agree that life is a journey, and not a destination. As we live we must grow, and with growth comes change. Without growth and change we never get anywhere.

Sam Chan said...

Hi Lili,

Thanks! I'm glad this little post made sense to you. You are right! A life is too precious to waste - to spend on anything but the best.

Best Wishes

Sam Chan said...

Hi Karen,

Thanks for your compliment on my blog and your continued support. Your participation is indeed a source of inspiration for me.

May you live life to the fullest.

Sam Chan said...

Hi Surjit,

Thanks for giving me your feedback. I really appreciate it. We are sharing almost the same topic? :-)

Well, that's good! Both of us are of the same mind!

Blessings to you, Surjit!

Sam Chan said...

Hi Ian,

Thanks for your nice words. I am glad that you liked this post.

Best wishes.

truthdancer said...

Hi Sam... EXCELLENT post!

It is amazing how you find something each day to uplift and encourage us!

You have a gentle way of helping us all along the path!

Thank you for this teaching on life's journey! I've got a lot to ponder here! ;-)

Warmest wishes to you my friend,

Jen

Sam Chan said...

Hi Jennifer,

I am glad you liked this little post. Actually it is not that easy to find something uplifting each day. Nevertheless, I enjoy this challenge because it is a worthwhile task. I learned a great deal while searching for something to write.

Thanks for your continuous support.

Blessings and Joy to you Jennifer.