Tuesday, February 07, 2012

The wise one says...

Today, we met an inspirational being, a true coffee maestro. With a humble looking shop, Mr. Lim Seng Peng runs the business of a homegrown coffee in Tanjung Sepat for more than 50 years. Not only is he passionate about coffee, Mr Lim is willing to share with us his 'theory of life'. 
From the mouth of the wise one, we must not only accept life with an open mind and heart, we must also work hard and not succumb to pressure. We can see that he lives humbly but happily, from the three ringgit shirt that he wears everyday, to the humble house he lives in. His 'factory/shop' does not have any modern equipment and every coffee bean/powder sold is the product of his hard work and labour.
I find this very inspirational but at the same time, find it hard to practice in our hectic daily lives. How can we not be pressured by the workload that we're thrown each day? How can we have an open mind when everything seems to go left when you want them to go right?
I have a long way to go to achieve the words of the wise one! But hopefully I will reach that state one day!
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