Thursday, April 17, 2008

The Power of Belief

1963. Thich Quang Duc, the Buddhist priest in Southern Vietnam , burns himself to death protesting the government's torture policy against priests. The Quang Dug never made a sound or moved while he was burning.

Look at this picture. Carefully.

Then ask yourself this.

When was the last time that you tried to go for something, do something, sacrifice everything to get it to happen? Even going so far as to die, for something that you truly believe in?

This picture struck a chord inside me. I have never seen anything like this before.

Sure we have heroes in this day and age.

Lance Armstrong, 6 time TDF champion cycling on one ball and cancer ridden.
Terry Fox, no legs but ran the super long super hard marathon.
Beethoven, who turned deaf but still made the most beautiful music ever.
Mahatma Ghandi, who freed a nation... with peace.

It makes me wonder: what makes these guys so special that they can change the world?

What do they have, that I don't?

And most importantly, what can I do to achieve the things they have?

It would be so nice....

to end up in the history books, won't it?

Maybe I should start small.

Then move towards greater things. Yosh! I believe I can do this!

I believe.

1 comment:

maslight said...

Well u need to be push to the edge till u exactly experience the meaning of life ah..dat's wut I think's like u need some kinda motivation/miracle to make u do it ah.