Month: June 2018

Now I Know



097                                                                                                                          29-06-2018


We are all here to live every situationwecan imagine, good or bad; right or wrong; positive or negative. Why? So we can learn from the experience as part of the adventure of life.  Murray Kibblewhite


 It started as a normal conversation when K rang me last night. She had returned from Wellington that morning and she was bursting to tell me about her trip.

She had been away on a two day conference and two events, both powerful in their own way, had given her greater understanding

 The first event was at the start of the second day when a guest speaker from Australia was introduced. He gave a graphic account of his experience in the health industry and how the inadequacy of specialists ended up with a major medical miss-adventure for him as a young man.

He gave his report on the stage in front of the audience sitting in a wheel chair. He had had both of his legs amputated as a way of combating sepsis (a potentially life-threatening complication of an infection).

As well, in re-counting the harrowing story of the many miss-fortunes he had suffered, he had his wife beside him as she had to feed him because he had no hands! They had also been removed to, so called, help counter the disease.

Yes, as K said to me, he had become disabled and wheel chair bound from questionable medical practices. She and many others in the audience had openly cried at the shocking experience he had suffered.

However, she, like others there, was inspired by his courage to present himself for all to see as he chose to tell his story as a warning to others.

Later in the same day she visited Te Papa, the National Museum where she visited “The Great War Exhibition” created by Sir Peter Jackson. It commemorates the role played by New Zealand in the First World War.

K explained to me that not being a Kiwi by birth she had never had any interest in the war experiences of New Zealand. However, the impact of the displays, the stories told and the sounds recorded, etched powerful feelings within her.

Once again she saw the huge suffering experienced by the young men and women who had valiantly struggled to carry out the orders of their foolish commanders in attempting to invade Turkey.

Once again she openly cried as she knew the courage shown and fully understood the sacrifice each of the young men had made for his country,


So what is the learning?

The learning is that following the orders of others, when it is against your personal feelings and beliefs, is foolishness.

However, the same foolish event is an opportunity for your courage and bravery to be displayed.

All life’s experiences are opportunities to learn. The challenge is to decide, what is the real lesson to be learnt?

How to use:-

1) Accept you need to change your Attitude and Actions on a daily basis.

2) Read, view, discuss and learn other ways. Set time aside daily to study.

3) Practice a new action until it becomes a better habit. Then discuss with your friends.

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