The picture above is a picture of my tattoo some months ago. It was a simple inspiration by Lao Tzu. To be honest, it's not really him. I was reading Phil Jackson - Zen Master, the man with 11 rings who coached some of the biggest name in the hall of fame which includes - Jordan, Pippen, Shaq and Kobe.
I was inspired by how he was inspired by Zen. The importance of Simplicity, Patience and Compassion. Why was I so inspired it was partly because these are my biggest short fall in life.
I was never a patient man to begin with. I do things fast and I want to see result fast. To make things worst, the ever changing pace of the world is making things so fast that I get so comfortable with the pace getting faster and faster that I realized my patience for anything slow and anything that doesn't makes sense is getting worst.
I can no longer read anything more than 140 characters.
I can't play Mahjong the whole night.
I have no patience to read the whole book just to find out when is Winter coming.
I have no patience to play game when it comes to who are real friends and who are not.
I have no patience to shop for shoes with the wife and tell her which is not nice and which is nice only to find out she will still make her own decision without listening to any of mine.
I still have patience if you are shopping for bra and I get to go into the changing room with you. *send in your application TODAY! I will be a gentlemen and good with you, save your selfie in case you become part of #TheFappening #LeakForJlaw
I got allergy to bull shit. Like seeing people buying big cars, getting on papers on tv and radio and call that success.
I can eat captain obvious for breakfast.
You don't come to me and tell me how awesome your night was and who you met and how much you earn because these stories don't mean anything to me at all. Exaggerations bore me...
I can't take it that people makes mistakes that shouldn't be made because you should have already learnt that lesson before.
Do you love me? Shall we just cut the chase and do the things we want? This is my advice for any friends who wants to jump into a relationship but yet ain't very clear if the other party feels the same. The best way is still to ask.
I used to be one of the best account servicing people around (I would say), I explain, I educate and I make sure they are entertained while getting things done but now I can hardly handle clients who doesn't know their work or a little slower these days and which was why I left account service to planning and now leaving the industry entirely.
Have I changed? Does not having patience means it is bad? Does having patience means it's a virtue? Some times I guess patience is just for those people who are worth it.
Not sure if this quote is really by her but it makes a lot of sense to me and I wish to share this...
“I no longer have patience for certain things, not because I’ve become arrogant, but simply because I reached a point in my life where I do not want to waste more time with what displeases me or hurts me. I have no patience for cynicism, excessive criticism and demands of any nature. I lost the will to please those who do not like me, to love those who do not love me and to smile at those who do nioadicaeu.wordpress.com)
Funny story is that this words are actually by José Micard Teixeira and not Meryl. Source: Obvious Magazine