Friday, 10 June 2011
The pictures above are pictures of me, doing my thing on my A3 drawing board. It's 11:30am and I am having a mug of tea.
There is nothing like doing what you enjoy doing for a living.
I enjoy authoring books, looking into innovations and design and ofcourse calligraphy.
I have authored two books this year already and I hope to open my own studio for calligraphy, I am keeping my fingers crossed and hoping for the best.
Watch this space!
Tuesday, 7 June 2011
Once upon a time, there was a large mountainside, where an eagle's nest contained four large eagle eggs. One day an earthquake rocked the mountain causing one of the eggs to roll down the mountain, to a chicken farm, located in the valley below. The chickens knew that they had to protect and care for the eagle's egg, so they nurtured and raised the large egg.
One day , the egg hatched and a beautiful eagle was born.
However, the eagle was raised to be a chicken. Soon, the eagle believed he was nothing more than a chicken. The eagle loved his home and family, but his spirit cried out for more.
While on the farm one day, the eagle looked to the skies above and noticed a group of mighty eagles soaring in the skies. "Oh," the eagle cried. "I wish I could soar like those birds." The chickens roared with laughter, "You cannot soar with those birds. You are a chicken and chickens do not soar."
The eagle continued staring, at the eagles above, dreaming that he could be with them.
Each time the eagle would let his dreams be known, he was told it was impossible.
That is what the eagle learned to believe. The eagle, eventually, stopped dreaming and continued to live his life like a chicken. Finally, after a long life as a chicken, the eagle died.
The moral of the story: You become what you believe you are; so if you ever dream to become an eagle, follow your dreams, not the words of a chicken.
Sunday, 5 June 2011
The story of David and Goliath is not just a Biblical inspiration but a historical classic. It's a true story, a very generational achievement. It's a sample to us of what we can achieve if we fight back!
It's one of those rare stories that fascinate us all. Perhaps it's because David was a hero, and there is just something about the human nature that is fascinated by heroes. I like heroes. From Bliblical heroes, to heroes in the Koran, political heroes to comic book and movie heros. Some people find the story of David and Goliath remarkable because David was young when he killed Goliath (he was a teenager) there is something inspirational about seeing young achievers. Others see the David and Goliath story as a reference point of God's amazing power.
We shouldn't, and do not fight battles for nothing, after every battle there is a reward. Like the hero always does in movies David was compensated with the beautiful girl as a reward (the princess, King Sauls daughter).
In our day and age we have our own Goliaths to fight. Our type of fight has changed, it's not the physical type of fight that Bible heros in the old testament are accustomed to. Ours are more of mental and spiritual battles.
There are Goliaths all around us, they come in the form of fear, frustrations, peoples opinion of you, economic recession, financial instability, marital challenges, health setbacks, career difficulties, secret enemies, academic setbacks, global warming, stagnancy, national calamities, moral decadence and its attractions etc.The bigger the challenge for an individual or a nation, the greater the glory ahead. Challenges have been arranged to announce us not defeat us. David would have remained a shepherd boy all his life if he didn't face Goliath, it was his defeat of Goliath that turned him into a national hero! If we want to come into prominence and the next level we must be courageous enough to face our Goliaths.
Success, a prominent name, favour and respect are some of the rewards we get when our Goliaths fall.