Saturday, May 23, 2009

Humbling Experience

There was a time, when men were kind
And their voices were soft
And their words were inviting
There was a time, when love was blind
And the world was a song
And the song was exciting.... (Les Miserables - I Dreamed A Dream)

There are times in our lives where the ego in each and every one of us blinds us from seeing the beauty and the gift in another person. In the pursuit of achieving the pinnacle of glory, the tend to brush off or sometimes break another person; with or without realising that they could possibly have the talent to achieve greatness. Then, if you are might be able to come across someone like Susan Boyle (the fame from Britain's Got Talent) either in person or through the pc and have a humbling experience. When I saw her walking out on that stage in front of the likes of Simon and Piers, I kind of thought to myself...why is she trying to make a fool out of herself. She proved every cynic wrong...We saw Susan Boyle because she was courageous enough to ignore all the "she is going to fail vibes" from the audiences.

What about all the others who never got to shine simply because someone else thought that they had nothing in them? When I think about the time when i told my sister her poem sucked just because I was to egoistical to validate makes me guilty that she may never try to write again. I know that she seeked my approval yet I brushed away her attempt. This is one of many instances when my ego gets the better of me...maybe it's pure cynicism.

I think it is truly humbling for us as a being to be able to stand with someone and help them achieve. It could possibly be the missing link to having fulfillment and happiness. I take this as an experience and a well learned lesson. Till this day, I still watch the Susan Boyle video in order keep my ego in it's place...because you never know when you could make someone shine.

I am lost

I am found!

A heart full of light

A night bright as day (Les Miserables)

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