Ji Hae (Christine) An. 10-30-11
The most important things in my life is God, my faith, and my vision for the future. And the people that follow these things are my family and friends. In order to contaIin myself, I try not to be pulled away by the worldly things and its temptations. In my point of view, these temptations are unexpectedly bad outcomes of desire, which causes the conflicts in my life. But through these conflicts or as I define new experiences, I learn to become more aware of my actions and the things I say. It’s one of the biggest factors that help me to grow stronger.
So, what am I afraid of? My answer would be water and fire. Now, I’m not saying this in a physical manner, but rather in a metaphorical sense. These are totally two opposite opponents of nature, but I believe that this shows the definition of fear in my life. Well, a portion of me believe that my fear is not being able to finish my work in time, not being able to endure my seemingly burdensome struggles, not being able to succeed, and not being able to see how my life will be in the future. However, my other side of me tells me that I need to work harder, and not worry about the conflicts that hinder my path of success. It reminds me that there is something greater out there that I am reaching out for. This reflects the very part of me that guides me through my hard times, even in the most critical situations that I face. It is this perspective that I am able to remind myself of patience, self-control, and tenacity. So instead of being afraid of what will happen tomorrow, I tell myself that tomorrow will worry about itself.