Sunday, January 2, 2011

Adjusting towards a holistic life path (5)

The reason I waited (procrastinated) was that
I hoped the problems were temporary ones.

Obviously they didn't go away,
especially I did nothing to resolve them.

The situations persisted for a very long time,
up to the extent where
my performance at my 9-to-5 job was affected
and my health became compromised.
My boss compassionately asked about my delayed response at work
and everybody around kept asking why I looked so frail..

I had to recognise that my life has gone into orange/alert alert.

Most people who know me closely
probably would reckon that
I have been taking on more than I can chew.

But for I have made a vow in my early buddhism days,
that I would walk the tough Boddhi path to benefit the broadest sentient being possible,
I didn't want to give myself the excuse of overload.
Overload is basically a relative contrast of the lack of skills and wisdom.

Instead, I decided to do two things:

1. let go of unnecessary attachment in life

.o. for one will never able to run fast with a bulky knapsack,
     I would release the pursue of unnecessary luxuries and personal indulgement.

.o. This would also translate into sparing more time for spiritual practice and dharma study.

2. transpose my current 'positions' to a more empowering one

.o. this explains why sudden change of job and residence.

.o. Knowing that the research job that I held in Biopolis
     required a lot of creativity and brain-juicing,
     I decided to change to a job which allows more routine tasks.
     The current Plant Scientist post at AVA/Lim Chu Kang,
     allows me to do field works at farms, parks and nurseries,
     giving me substantial exposure to natural magnetic field too.

.o. The new residence at Choa Chu Kang is also a deliberate act,
     partially to accomodate current new job at Lim Chu Kang,
     but mainly it's a strategy to shift away from hectic vibes in Tanjong Pagar.
     I had little excuse not to make weeknight appointment with people
     (who needed my assistance/input/contribution etc)
     while I was right in the central position of the island.
     By relocating myself to less crowded area also gives me opportunity
     to heal from my over-exhaustion in the past 2 years.

Happy New Year,
Kee Yew

{Learning Holistic Wellness for Wisdom and Compassion}


  1. This is perhaps one of the toughest area we can learn about balance & sustainability in our life, given the resources we have. Most importantly what really matters for us?

    Great for you that you have re- evaluate your priorities and re-design your choices. Whatever that comes along will be an ongoing feedback for you to listen to. I'm also learning. :)

    Alfred Chung

  2. Dear Alfred,

    Exactly itz more about learning the tactics n strategies to shuffle between constantly changing priorities n do so in a sustainable ways.

    We both do realise that we are constantly given feedback from the universe to adjust in response to whatever to do. Thatz a beauty :-)

    Kee Yew

  3. Good for you! Miss seeing you at Biopolis, though. :)

  4. Suzanna, thr wil b an Organic Picnic at e Botanic Gardens this Sat. Http:// Hope to c u thr :-) miss u, Onaka n Biopolis!


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