~ The challenge is to sail ~

I’ve always made a life decisions while I watched the water. Now choppy, now quiet, now blurred, now clear, now deep, now shallow, it reflects our lives and thinking. It tells the stories of many developed ships, unfavorable winds and challenges. In the multitude of the waves is always set aside one who calls us to follow him to the unknown path of the challenges and temptations. Maybe it’s not the right one wave, but sometimes it is enough that we accept the challenge and gathered the courage and strength to sail into the unknown. The challenge is to sail and not think about the depths and storms. Certainly, we can not avoid them when we move away from the mainland. It’s just important to not sink, stay on the water and sail. Only those who are sailing somewhere arrive. Sometimes sea currents take them to a deserted island, and sometimes to a dream land. Some complete their journey to the first mainland. Those, who are not sure, wait for favorable winds, and those, who know how to sail, forever remain in the water. Their whole life they have left to challenges, winds and waves. They forgot to walk and only known to sail; wherever you go you will recognize them by large sails defying storms; they know all the secrets of the sea depths and their sailing boat never sank. They are like chameleons: they can be a wave or a sunbeam. Their sails are like Daedalus wings: do not fly too high, do not fly too low. For them, all the winds are favorable. What matters to them is just to wave, something that moves the sails. For them, it is all about challenge and meeting the new temptations. The challenge is to encounter sea creatures and their gaping jaws. Our whole life is like a sailboat on the open sea, which constantly floats. Lost in the crowd waves, it is looking for a favorable wind that will take it to the right path. Different from its, favorable winds are never lost. Someone will always take the ones it misses. Someone once said that each of us needs to have a powerful behind, someone who will give him a strong boost. I never liked the powerful winds. They create large waves and swallow ships and sailboats. Some of these sailboats may be still sailing in one direction only known to them, and some may not be sailed. They would simply be reflected in the calm water. The powerful winds are just those that we choose to follow us on long sailing. They may not lead us to the right path, but along the way we’ll be ourselves and free. On that way our sails will be broken many times in the struggle with the challenge, but if we believe that we are on the right track, we will again build the new and move on. Danish proverb says that when you come out of the sea must sail or sink. And what about those who do not have the sea and likes to sail?
The challenge is to sail, author Suzana Stojanović, January 21, 2016

~ The truth in the mirror ~

Some people are able to come to terms with the worst enemies, but never with the truth. It still seems incredible to them. Astonished, they stare at it, but do not want to see it. They’re trying to hide it, and stay away from the public eye in every possible way. They are waiting for the flood of lies to take it. Sometimes they succeed. Some truths never see the light of day. They remain buried forever in inaccessible places and in secret trunks. Sometimes they remain hidden in our immediate vicinity, or in places where we do not expect that we would discover them. Someone unexpectedly found them after many years. However, there is one truth from which no one managed to escape. Simple and clear, it is the truth that intersects the road and those who are able to deceive the whole world. This is the truth in the mirror. In front of its strength every lie dying. Those who lie to themselves the whole of their lives, and listen to their lies, they are unable to cope with its powers. It tears, haunting and troubling them. They come to the point when they can not distinguish the truth neither in them, neither around them. It becomes their obsession. They do not know that the truth has value only when it comes from a pure mind. Their truth is complicated, tawdry, eloquent and unsightly, because only insignificant people like excessive decoration; their paths are shortcuts; their life consists of piles of unanswered questions and digging through people’s yards. In all this searching and digging, they are still at a beginning. In the constant struggle with themselves, they keep trying to correct the distorted image of them. They’re watching their reflection in the mirror and constantly ask themselves why it all slipping away, why their truth is so ugly. They’re trying to change it in all possible ways, and it persistently reminds them that they are on the wrong track. Unable to cope with it, for their fall and personal failures always blame others. Except them, all were born under a lucky star. The success of people like them, they always considered injustice, and their fate is terrible. They want success without sacrifice, roads without rocks, and they want to exceed the limits of their capabilities without straining. They desperately want fame, power, wealth, beauty, respect, reputation and everything that others have. In its desperation they fall into their own trap. Envy blurs their mind. Hatred leads them to hell. Persistent imposition they bring themselves to self-destruction. Their ego patterns truth that does not exist and which can not be seen in the mirror. In the embrace of desire, they forget about their own lives. Irresistible imagination takes them to oblivion. In this non-existent tailored truth of imagination and self-love they see themselves in the best light, but do not know that only the strong have the will, and the bad guys have a lot of desire. All turns to dust when they look in the mirror. Eyes without conscience and a person without courage are watching them. The truth in the mirror tells the story of hidden thoughts, weaknesses, lies, bitterness, inferiority and repentance, and its unhappy observers still believe that it is just a bad dream that will disappear with the first dawn. Georg Lichtenberg said that the dreamers without the ability are a very dangerous people. Some of them get killed in the battle with their own reflections in the mirror, and some continue to dream.
The truth in the mirror, author Suzana Stojanović, May 27, 2016