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Saturday, January 08, 2005
Life Shows You Two Roads
When it comes to teaching, how does one shake the initial feeling of being Daniel going into the Lion's Den? Ofcourse, in the biblical story the lions turned out to be pretty friendly...so I am sure it will go fine. I always get nervous before I start anything new. Oh, and I am also sick. How wonderful is that? hehe Having been raised Baptist, it's hard not to shake the initial response to see a challenge or task as a test of faith. Everything will go fine I know...I just hope my voice and coughing holds out.
The program was covered by The Valley Morning Star yesterday. Check it out.
Yesterday my friend Lizard showed me a wonderful article about Mexcian actor Gael Garcia Bernal. It pretty much talked about his artistic philosophy, which pretty much encompasses his life philosophy. When I read the quote below, I remembered why what I am doing is important. Sometimes when you get caught up in the details, you loose sight of the big picture.
"Life shows you two roads," says Gael García Bernal. "The road where you can live better, and the road where you should live, where your duty is for you to live, and where you can make a change." He's paraphrasing one of his favorite writers, Jose Marti, the 19th century political dissident who became a cultural hero of Cuba's fight for independence from Spain. Essential to Marti's philosophical code of conduct were the notions that "the duty of a man lies where he is most useful," and "to fulfill one's duty elevates the soul to a state of constant sweetness."
Now let that simmer for a while....
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