Merry Christmas And Great Lessons For Us All

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Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas!

Its that time of the year again – Santa’s time. But there is something more fundamental – its the symbolic celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ. The birth of Christ symbolizes many things: however, today being pregnant with tons of festivities, I will discuss only the three most important: listening to that still inner voice in you, beginning anew and forging ahead despite all challenges. 

Listening To That Still Voice In You!

Joseph, the earthly spouse of Mary wanted to silently put aside Mary when he found out that she was with child that he knew nothing about! Joseph was an honorable right thinking man, no doubt. But then, something quite strange happened: an Angel appeared to him in a dream and warned him otherwise!

While I wish you a Merry Christmas, I wish to remind you that when its time for the great decisions of life, you’ll find out that only the still small voice within you is correct! Your mother would most certainly be wrong; so would be your father, spouse and everyone else. Only your guts (or intuition or hunch) would prove most reliable. And this can come in a variety of ways. For Joseph, it was a dream. For you, it might be a simple persistent thought. Listen for it, then to it – only then can you claim the greatness that is yours!

Steve Jobs has a great line I love: it is actually an extract from his 2005 Standford Commencement Speech.

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.

Steve Jobs – Source

Beginning Anew

While 2013 may not have been a great year for many of us, its the perfect time to start anew! As we wish ourselves Merry Christmas, its very important that we all look at the One whose birthday we celebrate today.

Despite humanity’s sinful state, God did not give up on his creation – he had to send his Son to redeem to be born with the grand aim of redeeming humanity. With that singular action, humanity was given a chance to be born again – or born anew. The interesting thing is that being born anew is something that anyone can achieve once he/she is tired of the old life of mediocrity and underachievement. 

As I wish you Merry Christmas, it is also my sincere desire that you, my reader, begins anew. It is immaterial what glories were achieved in 2013. 2014 is a perfect time to step up.

What do you think?

Forging Ahead Despite All Challenges

Merry Christmas once again! It is important that before I sign off, I remind you that you’ll need to make a resolve to forge ahead despite all challenges!

When Mary could not find a suitable place to deliver Jesus, she simply gave birth in a manger! Now, what does that tell us? If something has to be done, it simply has to be done even if it means going through the most unpleasant experiences of life.

The thing is that, after such an experience, what usually comes out exceeds all expectations! Always remember that!

In the spirit of Christmas, Share!

Merry Christmas once again!


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  1. Philip Verghese 'Ariel' says

    Hi Akaahan,
    You very well presented these vital points on the eve of Christmas,
    You connected it well, and I love the one you “Beginning Anew”
    like a born again person, his or her past is left behind and everything
    in him or her is new, Ok, let us start afresh,
    Good advise
    Keep informed
    Have a blessed week and a Happy New Year
    Best Regards

    • says

      Hello Philip,

      These are the lessons from Christmas as I saw them. Beginning Anew is something we must all do – for it is in getting up after a fall that we establish to ourselves (and the world) that we are more than failure….

      Do have wonderful celebrations yourself!


  2. Anil Kumar says

    Hello Akaahan,

    Really nice points! Well as far as I know 2013 was wonderful year either for blogging or some offline work. I learned a lot of thing this year. Hope to learn and earn more in 2014 too 😀


    • says

      Hello Anil,

      2013 really had its mixture of high and low moments…however, I’m glad that no matter what, you still learnt something that you’re proud of.

      May 2014 be really better for us all!


  3. Susan Neal says

    Hi Terungwa,

    Many thanks for this inspirational post. I’m always making new beginnings, all through the year (often because I’m always making mistakes and feeling the need to start over!) but I think the New Year is a wonderful time to take stock and have a fresh start. And you’re right for us to listen to that still, small voice – the challenge is being able to hear it above all the other noise 😉

    I wish you happiness and success in 2014 :)

    • says

      Hello Susan,

      It’s been some time! Thanks for stopping over!!

      It may please you to learn that the temptation of starting over is what actually torments all of us without exception! How some of us manage it is to go ahead and dare doing things even though it means doing them wrongly!

      It may please you that when you to discover that when you decide to move against all odds, the error you fear does not even materialize! It’s really that simple.

      The still small voice is the only voice that Matters, Susan. For Joseph, it was a dream. For most of us, it may be a simple thought! The earlier we recognize that that thought is our destiny, the better.

      Do have wonderful celebrations. And always remember to listen to your heart!


  4. says

    ” listening to that still inner voice in you, beginning anew and forging ahead despite all challenges. ” I agree with all the three mentioned points. Though the year 2013 was a bit ups and downs for me yet I still look ahead do start a new beginning this coming year . Although its not Christmas time even though I wish you all a blessed year.

    Thank you for sharing such nice and inspirational post

    • says

      Hello Sagar,

      Though you got to this article a little late (it was written for the Christmas period), it is always better late than never. Christmas presents great lessons for us all that if properly understood and utilized, life would be surely better for us all!

      Thanks for your time and comment. Do have a great day!