A Revolution Of Love (Part 2) – Removing Blockages To Love

by Patrick Liew on November 26, 2019

A Revolution Of Love (Part 2) – Removing Blockages To Love

Have you been strongly condemned before?

More importantly, have you allowed negative words to take root in your heart and let it affect your self esteem and become an emotional burden in your life?

I’m sure you have.

Many people carry these condemnations – whether from external sources or within themselves – as baggages throughout their lives.

These emotional baggage weigh them down and prevent them from soaring in life.

I had such an experience and it could have stifled me.

Instead, it strengthened me and made me a more resilient person.

It happened in 1973.

One of my teachers, in a fit of anger, told a group of us in front of the class, “If you ever pass your exams, I will give up teaching!”

To be fair to her, I have got myself to blame. I must have upset her to make her lose her cool.

This incident occured during a Chemistry lesson.

I was not keen to find out information such as if you mixed sodium hydroxide, NaOH, with Copper Nitrate, Cu(No₃)₂, you will get Sodium Nitrate, NaNO₃, a colourless liquid and Copper Hydroxide, Cu(OH)₂, a blue precipitate.

I could not see how this can help me in the real world – neither did the teacher try to explain it to me.

In my ignorant mind, they were meaningless facts that have no relevance in my life.

Instead of paying attention in class, I was having a distilled-water (H₂O) battle with my friends.

We were trying to cleanse each other with pure water.

We were mixing unfamiliar liquid and powder with different materials to see if we can invent a life-changing chemical.

We love to see the colour change and strange-looking smoke coming out from the test tubes.

If my teacher did not stop me, who knows, we might have discovered the genome code or a cure for cancer.

On the other hand, we might have invented a permanent paint for graffiti purpose or help ‘Ah Longs’ (illegal loan-sharks) decorate doors and walls for their customers.

Jokes aside, I realised I was wrong.

I should have been more disciplined and paid more attention in class.

Many of the lessons might not have short term benefits but they can build up long term values to improve lives and the world.

It is unfortunate that some teachers have stopped many students on their learning track and pathway to growth.

They have unwittingly limited the possibilities in these young minds instead of catalyzing the genius within each of them.

I digressed.

When my teacher pronounced the judgement – or condemnation – on me, I should have been severely hurt.

I could have been scarred and quite possibly, compelled me to go into my shell.

Fortunately, as youths, we were having too much fun for the toxic words to sink into our hearts.

We did not take the words too seriously to allow it to affect us, neither did we take it too lightly not to learn from it.

In fact, my teacher’s words became a turning point in my life.

For that, I will always be grateful to her.

If you read on, you will find out why I will always be thankful to her.

When I reflected on this and other similar experiences, I realized I have been negatively affected by words in the past.

Allowed careless words to lower my self-belief and my worth as a child of our Creator.

It just does not make sense.

Think about it.

You are a special edition of one.

There can never be another you – a pirate copy or a perfect copy of you.

There is not a single person in the whole wide world like you.

Nobody shares the same space, time, energy and resources.

No one can think, speak and act like you.

The greatest scientist in the world cannot develop anything that is remotely similar to you.

The best computer cannot perform like your brain and your bodily systems.

The latest advancement in medical and life sciences cannot replicate the intricate workings in your body, mind and spirit.

The wisest persons cannot explain to you about yourself.

They cannot understand what made you the person that you are and the genius that dwells within your being.

You are a walking miracle.

You are one of the greatest blessings that has happened and will ever happen in your life.

You are created with almost unlimited potential and infinite amount of possibilities.

You are gifted with a unique personality, capacity and set of abilities.

You have a vast reservoir of energy that can be used to make a positive difference to the people and the environment around you.

No one throughout the passage of time have suffered the same pain or enjoyed the same pleasure as you.

Nobody has gone through many of your unique and precious experiences in life.

No one should stop you from living a life of love and loving the best of life.

Nothing should ever make you think otherwise and cause you to love less of yourself.

You and you alone have gone through unique moments, experiences and achievements.

These events can be turned into assets to value-add to your life.

They can be used to help make our world a better home.

You have everything it takes to turn that dream in your mind into a reality.

Like stars, you can bring light into many dark corners in life.

It starts with loving yourself.

Loving yourself is one of the best gifts you can give to yourself.

Making full use of life and living life at its best is the only logical way to love yourself.

Living out that self-love by loving others is your calling and destiny.

By loving others, you will love yourself even more.

Love will then continue to grow.

This virtuous cycle of love can help you further develop the greatest miracle in your life – you.

There is a special space under the sun for you.

Like stars, you can bring light into many dark corners in life.

Do so much more for the people and the world around you.

I believe there is no better time to be alive than right here, right now.

You can enjoy luxuries that many kings and tycoons in the past could never imagine, let alone enjoy.

With your finger tips, you can access more information than many of the wisest humans that came before you.

Leverage on more sophisticated resources than some of the greatest leaders that have ever walked on planet Earth.

There is no better time in history to do whatever you want to do, enjoy whatever you want to enjoy, and achieve whatever you want to achieve.

You can create a world that has never existed before.

A world that you have been longing for and one that will pave the way for a brighter future.

You have everything it takes to turn that new world in your mind into a reality.

Whether you soar or sink in life, it depends on one of the most powerful gifts that our Creator has given to you – the gift of choice.

Whatever happened in your life might not be the best.

However, you can choose to make the best of whatever has happened.

You may not be able to change the situation.

However, you can change your response to it.

Rise about the situation and determine its purpose, meaning and significance in your life.

In the same way, you may not be able to change your past.

However, you have a choice not to allow the past to shape or condemn your life.

You may not be able to change past experience but you can always draw valuable lessons from it to build a brighter future.

You are free to decide what you want to do with the life ahead of you.

The choice is entirely up to you.

Back to my story, the words from my teacher woke me up.

I chose not to treat my teacher’s words as a pitfall but as a platform to transform my life.

I decided to study hard and pass the final examinations.

In case you need to know, I had reasonably good grades.

Looking back, many of the most challenging experiences in my life have become major sources of learning for me.

They have helped me to “pass” many “examinations” in life.

Loving yourself is one of the best gifts you can give to yourself.Go4It!

I hope this message will find a place in your heart.

By the way, I have also recorded other reflections.

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