Inspired by something that has yet to exist


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Inspired by someone you know or a writing that you have read? That is nothing new. We all have the experience in one way or another. We often say or do things in a particular way because of what others have done. Put simply, were are inspired by something that exists. Now, the question: can we be inspired by something that has yet to exist? Can non-existence be a reason for us to do things in a certain way? I have a story to share.

One day I was driving in a reasonably quiet city of Wollongong, Australia. It was my unlucky day since a car passing close by was misbehaving. The car suddenly overtook me and cut my line just before stopping due to a red light. Of course I was surprised and shocked since it was not something one experiences every day in Wollongong. I was about to hit the horn and yell. However, at the very critical moment there was something in me whispering “don’t do that” and I followed it. I was thinking for a while and then decided to smile, instead of cursing. I smiled to the car in front of me and I could see the driver’s face from his mirror. Having noticed me smiling, he raised his hand and smiled too. The difference was that he did it with a feeling of guilty which was noticeable from his eyes and face. I vaguely  saw his lips saying “sorry”. It was not bad at all. If I did not decide to prevent myself from yelling, the story might have been different.

Why did I manage to control myself? It is not about religion, and had nothing to do with good character. When I was thinking for a while to decide what to do, I was imagining to write something about the incident. I imagined myself reading a short posting on my blog about it. My question to myself was “how do I want the posting on my blog to be?” Further more I asked “do I want to read myself being angry and cursing someone on the street or me smiling and being patient even though a crazy driver misbehaves and put my life in danger?” An answer to the question was the reason of my decision.

What I did that afternoon was inspired by a writing that has yet to be written. I did something in such a way I wanted to see it on my writing. Actions and the writings can really inspire each other.

 

 

 

Author: Andi Arsana

I am a lecturer and a full-time student of the universe

7 thoughts on “Inspired by something that has yet to exist”

  1. Existence first occurs in thought before it takes place in actions. That’s why Buddha said ‘We are the result of what we have thought’

    Namaste,

    Subhan Zein

  2. Obviously you have a great control between your emotion and your action that takes a seconds to occurred. It’s a hard thing to do. Great job Sir, your story as always, inspired a lot.

    Salam

  3. Obviously you have a great control between emotion and action that takes a seconds to occurred. it’s a hard thing to do. Great job Sir, your story as always, been inspiring a lot.

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