It’s been awhile since last I put fingers to keyboard and mind to focus to write. During my hiatus, I took time to ponder and contemplate (as introverts are wont to do) and I enjoyed one of my favorite movies.
One of the things about a good movie or book is that each time you view or read it, you learn something new. And such has been this was no exception. The movie I watched is, in reality, rather cheesy but I enjoy it nonetheless. Kung Fu Panda actually has some remarkably insightful lines that bear repeating.
My favorite character in this movie is Master Oogway. He is the gentle wise Kung Fu Master of Masters. He has many sage nuggets of wisdom to share, but here are my favorites:
One often meets his destiny on the road he takes to avoid it.
Consider this for a moment. Sometimes we make the choice to try to avoid a situation only to find the situation staring us in the face at every turn. Trying to avoid the inevitable is like trying to live underwater without taking air to breathe….unless you’re a fish, it’s not possible.
Look at this tree. I cannot make it blossom when it suits me, nor make it bear fruit before its time.
If you plant an orange tree, you will get oranges. You cannot plant an orange tree and get bananas. You might go bananas trying to make it give you something it can’t though. Be careful what thoughts, ideas, words and attitudes you plant.
You are too concerned with what was, and what will be.
Learn from the past, it cannot be changed.
Change your future by altering your present!
I am rather dorky, I know, but some things just strike me as interesting and worth sharing.