Thursday, July 21, 2011

The Pencil.

Yes, this is a pencil.
Ever heard that pencils have special qualities?
If a person manages to hang on to them, it will make him or her a person who is always at peace with the world.

#1. You are capable of doing great things, but you must never forget that there is a hand guiding your steps. We call that hand God, and He always guides us according to His will.

#2. Now and then, I have to stop writing and use a sharpener. That makes the pencil suffer a little, but afterwards, he's much sharper. So you, too, must learn to bear certain pains and sorrows, because they will make you a better person.

#3. The pencil always allows us to use an eraser to rub out any mistakes. This means that correcting something we did is not necessarily a bad thing; it helps to keep us on the road to justice.

#4. What really matters in a pencil is not its wooden exterior, but the graphite inside. So always pay attention to what is happening inside you.

#5. It always leaves a mark. In just the same way, you should know that everything you do in life will leave a mark, so try to be conscious of that in your everyday action.

Not mine. Taken from "Like the Flowing River" by Paulo Coelho.

Found this really inspiring.


Jothi said...

It's amazing isn't it? The profound thoughts that can be inspired by one single object.

``Felicia Kok. said...

Yeap, indeed!

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