Alfie’s A Hundred Quotes (#020): Stage of Tranquility

..and because my childhood dreams seem so vague, I couldn’t really tell if I have already lived my dreams or maybe those dreams are still “works in progress” and a greater future (still) awaits…

-Alfie Tilan

(06-December-2019)

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Many years ago, I always dreamed of the great things and a good life in the future… as I look back contemplating on those dreams, I just realized that those dreams have no specifics… I just wished for me to experience great things and good life in the future.

I guess growing up being raised by a “poor” couple, who most of the times struggle (they are my heroes because they really tried hard with full of love) to provide comfortable permanent shelter for us (me and my two sisters), gave me that perception that: to look forward to experiencing simple dreams in the future can give me the inspiration to aspire for that simple dream…

…and because my childhood dreams seem so vague, I couldn’t really tell if I have already lived my dreams or maybe those dreams are still “works in progress” and a greater future (still) awaits…

…until a couple of weeks ago.

I came across and watched this 1997 movie, lead by American Actor: Brad Pitt, titled “Seven Years in Tibet”. This is based on a true story.

There was a line there from Heinrich Harrer (portrayed by Brad Pitt) that immensely captured my sensibility;

“I have at least learned to contemplate the events of life with tranquility and not let myself be flung to and fro by circumstances in a sea of doubt.”
– Heinrich Harrer

I just stopped thinking about the past (and the future). I just told myself that I know now what I truly want as a culmination of my childhood dream; to learn and live what Heinrich’s realization as described on the quote above… I want that PEACE!

I wish I can get out of the “traditional civilisation” and fully embrace what this other line in the same movie tries to convey:

“This is another great difference between our civilisation and yours. You admire the man who pushes his way to the top in any walk of life, while we admire the man who abandons his ego.”
– Pema Lhaki (a character portrayed by Lhakpa Tsamchoe, in the movie; “Seven Years in Tibet”)

I wish I reach the stage of tranquility that i define as….a person with no ego, a person living life with full tranquility…towards a peaceful civilisation…!

-Alfie Tilan
(06-December-2019)

Author: On Love, Family, and Life's Journey (by: Alfie Tilan)

I am a Professional Chartered Engineer who value Love (God), Family (my Wife, my two Children, plus of course all our relatives), Life (the Journey that go with all my life's events that can be deemed as the good, the bad, the not so bad, and more importantly, the lessons we take from all those experiences).

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