Friday, 30 July 2010

Suffering!

Those of us who’ve had to apply for university at some point in life will remember something called a personal statement. This is where you go on about who you are, what experiences have shaped the person you are and why you have decided to apply for whatever course that you’ve applied for. Some years ago, New York University received an application and the personal statement read as follows;
I am a dynamic figure of insane scaling walls and crushing ice. I have been known to remodel train stations in my lunch break and make them more efficient in the area of heat retention. I translate ethnic slates for Cuban refugees. I write award winning operas. I manage time efficiently. Occasionally I tread water for three days in a row. I woo women with my sensuous and gob-like trombone plane. I can pilot bicycles up severe inclines with unflagging speed. I cook 30 minutes brownies in 20 minutes. I am an expert in stucco, a veteran in love, an outlaw on parole. Using only a hoe and a large glass of water, I once single-handedly defended a small village in the Amazon basin from a hawed of ferocious army ants. I play bluegrass cello. I was scouted by the Mets. I am the subject of new maze documentaries. When I’m bored I design long suspension bridges in my yard. I enjoy air burn hang gliding. On Wednesdays after school, I repair electrical appliances free of charge. I am an abstract artist, a concrete analyst, a ruthless bookies critique and worldwide sewer of my original line of Contory evening wear. I don’t perspire, I am a private citizen yet I receive fan-mail. I’ve been caller number 9 and have won the weekend passes. Last summer, I toured New Jersey with a travelling centrifuge forces demonstration. My deft floral arrangements have earned me fame and international bartney circles. Children trust me. I can herald tennis racquets at small moving objects with deadly accuracy. I once read “Paradise lost”, “Moby Dick” and “David Copperfield” all in one day. I still had time to refurbish an entire dining room that evening. I know the exact location of every food item in the supermarket. I perform several covet operations with the CIA. I sleep once a week and when I do, I sleep on a chair. While on vacation in Canada, I successfully negotiated with a group of terrorists who had seized a small bakery. The laws of Physics do not apply to me. I balance, I weave, I frolic, I dodge and my bills are paid. On weekends to let off steam I participate on full contact origami. Years ago, I discovered the meaning of life but I forgot to write it down. I’ve made extra ordinary four course meals in a toaster oven. I breed price winning clumps. I’ve won bull fighting in San one, cliff diving competition in Sri Lanka and spelling bees in the Kremlin. I’ve played Hamlit. I performed open-heart surgery and recently I held a conversation with Elvis. I HAVE NOT YET WENT TO COLLEGE!
In reading that letter as an admissions officer or whoever would have read that, I am guessing that 2 things that would have come to their mind; he’s such a liar or so imaginative, very creative. I mean let’s face it, that personal statement is ridiculously incredulous. It is too good to be true and they say when it is too good to be true, it usually is. Believe it or not, this personal statement was written by a homeless guy who lived in the subways and had absolutely nowhere to lay his head. It was a university application from someone who would go through the day with absolutely no idea what he was gona have for dinner that night. It was written by someone who knew what it is to suffer. However, after that display of creativity prowess, I am sure you agree with me that offering him a place in the university was the right decision. The guy went on to study at New York University and as of 2009, he had written two movies.
While I found this story so fascinating and inspiring, my aim is just to share the power that suffering has in our lives. Suffering, hurt and pain is by far one of the most common driver of success amongst the most successful people. Like someone said, true creativity and artistry is born out of suffering. One’s personal struggles give them a story like no one else’s. When you’re kicked, jolted and persecuted, that is the time that you’re shoved into a new reality and a way of confronting challenge that you’d have otherwise have not have brought about on our own. You get into a situation in which you imagine a new future because the one that you’ve always envisaged is no more. Suffering makes you see beauty and life in places where everyone else doesn’t. Having lived in the western world for four years, I know that hardships especially of poverty are something that our brothers and sisters in that part of the world would find hard to decipher but having been born in a humble background family and poverty stricken community I know exactly what lack of material needs means. I know the excitement that used to be there at the acquisition of what some people wouldn’t understand what the fuss is all about. While I may be presenting this in the context of material lack and poverty since it is what I can relate to most, I know that suffering can be as varied as the creative genius that it birthes in us and the way in which it actually reveals how powerful and strong we are. Have you ever been in a situation where you thought to yourself, “I just can’t go through this another day, I just can’t take it anymore” and here you are 6 months, a year or even three years later holding on? Have you seen someone go through something and thought, “I’d have surely fell flat on my face a long ago” only for you to go through it and survive and even have God glorify himself through that in a mightier way?
Am I in any way subscribing to foolishness in a way to bring suffering (which will in turn bring out that creative genius in you or bring glory to God)? Obviously not! If you’ve been reading all along thinking getting yourself into a suffering situation, please reverse and get that thought out of you NOW! What I am trying to point out is that if you’re going through some tough situation in your life right now, if you’ve been laid off your job, if you’ve lost a loved one, if you’ve been diagnosed with some chronic illness, try and look at the brighter side of things. See the beauty and the creativity that can be birthed through that experience because regardless of the cause of the affliction, there’s surely going to be a positive that can be drawn from that. Some creativity can be birthed, a business venture can be founded from that job loss, a talent can be discovered and above all character is being built and God is glorifying himself. The interesting thing about character is that you can never get it through anything else apart from experiencing and overcoming challenges. You’ll never get it from laying on of hands by an anointed man of God and neither can you get it from a great bestselling book on character development. It is earned! I am not sure what you’re going through at the moment but whatever it is, know that God allowed it because through it you can come out a better person. Allow the turmoil, the hardship and the pain of life to birth and unveil that greatness in you that you never knew existed!

Thursday, 22 July 2010

PROJECT SYNDICATE INTRODUCTION

Success is not a destination; it’s a journey of constantly upgrading performance and strive for high quality output. It is for this reason that at Dawn Cometh, we are always awake, doing market and technological research and most importantly taking both compliments and criticism to construct a high quality and successful website to full satisfaction of our visitors.


We are therefore pleased and excited to introduce a platform of maximum participation from our visitors; Project Syndicate. Under this initiative, we wish to host our visitor(s) as website guests and invite everyone who wishes to contribute to our publication to make it known to us and send us the contributory article (messages, stories, poems, analysis etc) in which its credibility shall be evaluated and upon approval be admitted to go through the normal posting process involving editing, translation to other languages (currently Spanish and English), posting, article advertisement etc. Apart from contributing by articles we would like to know you more so we will be very pleased if you can give us more information about yourself, your motto in life, ambitions, and any other information you wish to share with us.

If you wish to be part of the revolution, part of this unstoppable move, please don’t hesitate to contact us and contribute in any way possible. Click here to fill the contribution form and post the article to us.

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Friday, 16 July 2010

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When in sorrow, ............................................................ call John 14.

When men fail you, ........................................................ call Psalm 27.

If you want to be fruitful, ................................................ call John 15.

When you have sinned, .................................................. call Psalm 51.

When you worry, .......................................................... call Matthew 6:19-34.

When you are in danger, ................................................ call Psalm 91.

When God seems far away, ........................................... call Psalm 139.

When your faith needs stirring, ....................................... call Hebrews 11.

When you are lonely and fearful, .................................... call Psalm 23.

When you grow bitter and critical, .................................. call I Corinthians 13.

For Paul's secret to happiness, ........................................ call Colossians 3:12-17.

For understanding of Christianity, ................................... call II Corinthians 5:15-19.

When you feel down and out, ......................................... call Romans 8:31.

When you want peace and rest, ...................................... call Matthew 11:25-30.

When the world seems bigger than God, ......................... call Psalm 90.

When you want Christian assurance, ............................... call Romans 8:1-30.

When you leave home for labor or travel, ........................ call Psalm 121.

When your prayers grow narrow or selfish,..................... call Psalm 67.

For a great invention/opportunity, .................................... call Isaiah 55.

When you want courage for a task, ................................. call Joshua 1.

For how to get along with fellow men, ............................. call Romans 12.

When you think of investments and returns, .................... call Mark 10.

If you are depressed, ..................................................... call Psalm 27.

If your pocketbook is empty, .......................................... call Psalm 37.

If you are losing confidence in people, ............................. call I Corinthians 13.

If people seem unkind, .................................................... call John 15.

If discouraged about your work, ..................................... call Psalm 126.

If you find the world growing small and yourself great, .... call Psalm 19.



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For dealing with fear, ..................................................... call Psalm 34:7.

For security, .................................................................. call Psalm 121:3.

For assurance, ............................................................... call Mark 8:35.

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Saturday, 10 July 2010

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Monday, 5 July 2010

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