Peace at last
Ever since I arrived in Amsterdam, the weather has been more than kind.
Now, sitting here on a houseboat in the outskirts of the city, surrounded
by water and flat lands near Schipol Airport, I feel "spaced out."
There are planes, trains, cars, boats, and bicycles. Yet, in midst of
all this traffic, I am at peace. Almost a year since I first commenced
this journey - in Amsterdam I return more in tune with myself, my work,
and my passion than ever before.
An old friend revealed to me recently that over the years he had traded
his passion for his ambition. I tell my new friend now that he is lucky
that his passion and ambition are both one and the same. Don't give up
and let your passion become just a hobby.
There are three kinds of people:
those who know what they want and do it
those who know what they want, but they have to compromise and don't
those who don't know what they want
For a long time I didn't know what I wanted. Now I do.
Everyone has dreams. And we have to pursue our dreams - otherwise we
may become disillusioned and resentful.
With peace, comes harmony. To harmonise, we have to be in tune with
our inner selves. Once we find that inner self, we should find inner peace.
Is this all nonsense or are these revelations profound on a fine Friday
morning in Dutch space?
25 May 2001