A birthday message with words of wisdom

(Chinese text below)

I have birthday next week. Hm! Life goes fast, I can tell you that!

Or is this the ”real” life, as we live it today, on earth? Considering everything that is going on today such as social unrest, violent demonstrations, wars, terror, famine, drought, flooding, tsunamis, environmental challenges and social and corporate injustice, I doubt this is the world we were aimed for at the time of the creation.

Sometimes I feel there is something better awaiting us in the next life. Am I getting old? Physically yes, but I feel stronger on the inside and on the outside than ever before. And by listening to people in my surrounding, I look younger than what the papers reveal. As the saying goes: you are only as old as you make it! Numbers don’t decide what you can or cannot do!

Your ethnicity, race and color should not decide what you can and cannot do! And don’t let people tell you about your limitations! Many of these pessimistic and negatively influencing people can’t make it themselves! Equally important is that we should all have a fair chance to pursue with our dreams and to reach happiness and fulfillment in life. And only with hard work, consistency, devotion and a positive mindset that is aligned with God’s will, is everything possible.

Why do some people overly care about age? Remember that our inside, our soul and spirit will live for ever. People who have had a near death experience (and there are plenty of them) can tell you about moving outside the body and seeing people crying over a temporary dead body. Our soul and spirit are ready to leave our body when the time is right.

Think about all famous poets, famous writers, famous philanthropists such as mother Theresa, and famous philosophers who did good deeds while being with us. They are gone from earth and they are now in heaven.

5 years ago, I celebrated my birthday in Ireland, and 10 years ago I celebrated my birthday in Sweden. 9 years ago, I celebrated my birthday in the UK and 2 years ago, it happened in Saigon Vietnam. 20 years ago, I celebrated my birthday in Stockholm, Sweden, and 6 years ago, I celebrated my birthday in Cyprus. I have been living and/or working in many different places which enriched my life tremendously.

What did I learn last 30 years? I learned to listen to wise people which is hard to find these days, and I learned to listen to the elderly: people older than you with successful experiences that can help you get where you want to be. It can be getting success in financial assets, spiritual growth, wisdom, love or a good health. And I learned how to spot the liars, false people, the hypocrites, and the selfish dying spirits. I don’t need them in my life. Neither do you. Unfortunately, the world is full of them.

I also learned a tremendous amount about people’s ambition, struggle, plans and hidden agendas. Hidden agendas that become visible only through deep and personal one-to-one discussions. These are insights I received by being able to travel, live, work and study in many different places including Europe and Asia.

I learned that we are all connected in one way or another, and I learned that I knew very little in the past, and that I still need to learn and improve just as you do. By turning page in my life next week, I am going to devote more assets for charity, and I am going to devote more time for education and gospel studies, and I am going to finish my third book: the divine signs.

I can also admit that one of the best things that happened to me is that Jesus Christ came into my life but only when I truly asked for it. He gave me strength, hope and wisdom and he helped me to enlighten the world; seen in sharing the gospel, knowledge and experiences that come from my private life and the business world that I have been part of. Jesus, the only begotten son of God, is forgiving, and willing to help us to get to the kingdom of heaven, if we truly follow God’s words.

Religion is nothing bad at all; it has always existed. Ancient Greeks, ancient Romans, ancient Hindus, the Jews, and the Indians in south America believe in the divine power and supernatural force. It’s time for us to humble ourselves and accept our limitations, and to be helpful, forgiving, caring and to stop lying and cheating, if this world is going to change for the better. It is time for us to understand the only 1 truth and what makes people deceived and wicked.

As you can understand, my thoughts changed tremendously last 25 years. Insights, wisdom, and experiences came into my life I thought would never ever happen, decades ago. Thank’s God for this life journey. Writing books, teaching, preaching and constantly being on my guard for new knowledge is a passion I have. And I want to share what I know for a better world to come.

These are my ideas and writings for today. I am going to celebrate my birthday next week with a cigar, a dessert, and dinner, and I am going to spend time with friends and my beloved one. I wish you a good week!

And thanks to all of you who came into my life and who gave my life a bigger meaning and a better experience. You are truly amazing!

Regards

-Anthony

一封参悟出“智慧之言”的生日祝福信
下周即将迎来我的又一个生日啦。不得不说,岁月如梭,人生过得实在是太快了!
难道这不是我们人类如今在地球上的“真实”生活吗?看看如今发生的一切,社会动荡、暴力示威、战争、恐怖、饥荒、干旱、洪水、海啸、环境问题带来的挑战以及社会和企业的不公,我怀疑这个世界还是不是人类在创世之初想要的世界。
有时我觉得下辈子会有更好的东西等着我们。是我老了吗?生理上来说我确实真的老了,但是我由内到外感觉比以前更强壮了。我善于倾听周围的人,这使我看起来比报纸上报道的要年轻。常言道:你的年龄取决于你的心态!年龄这个数字不能决定你能够做些什么或不能够做些什么!
你的民族、种族和肤色不应该决定你能够做些什么和不能够做些什么!不要让别人给你设限!很多这样悲观消极的人自己什么都做不到!同样重要的是,我们每一个人都应该有公平的机会去追求我们的梦想,并在人生中获得幸福和满足。只有努力工作,持之以恒,拥有奉献精神和积极的心态,并且与上帝的意志一致,一切才皆有可能。
为什么有些人总是过度关心年龄这个数字呢?请记住,我们的内心,我们的灵魂和精神将永世长存。有过濒死体验的人(有很多这样的人)会告诉你,当他们感觉到自己的灵魂离开身体时,会看到人们为一副暂时的皮囊哭泣。这只是时间早晚的问题,当时间来临的时候,我们的灵魂和精神就做好了离开我们的身体的准备。
想想所有著名的诗人,著名的作家,著名的慈善家,比如特蕾莎修女,还有和我们同时期做过许多好事的著名哲人。他们都离开了人间,去了天堂。
五年前,我在爱尔兰庆祝我的生日,十年前我在在瑞典庆祝我的生日。九年前,我在英国庆祝我的生日,两年前,在越南西贡。二十年前,在瑞典斯德哥尔摩,六年前,我又在塞浦路斯。我一直在许多不同的地方生活和工作,这极大地丰富了我的人生经历。
过去三十年里我都学会了些什么?我学会了听从智者的意见,这种人如今难觅。我还学会了听从长者的意见:那些长者关于成功的经验可以帮助你达到目标。这个经验可以是各个方面,无论是金融资产管理,还是精神成长、智慧、爱或者健康,受益无穷。我还学会了如何辨别骗子、虚伪的人、伪君子和自私的即将泯灭的灵魂。我的生活不需要这种人。你也一样不需要。不幸的是,世界上到处都是这样的人。
我也参悟到了很多关于人们的野心、人生的挣扎、人生的规划和隐藏的人生蓝图方面的内容。每个人隐藏的人生蓝图只有通过一对一的深入讨论才能发现。以上这些都是我在欧洲和亚洲等等许多不同地方旅行、生活、工作和学习时得到的感悟。
我意识到我们每一个人都以这样或那样的方式联系在一起,我还意识到我的过去一无所知,我仍然需要像大家一样学习和提高。下周即将翻开人生新的一页,我将把更多的财产用于慈善事业,我将把更多的时间用于教育和福音研究,我将要完成我的第三本书:《神圣的记号》。
我也得承认,发生在我身上最好的一件事是,耶稣基督进入了我的生命,并且只在我真心求他的时候。他给了我力量、希望和智慧,并帮助我照亮世界;分享福音、知识和经验,这些不仅是我的私人生活,还是我所参与的商业世界得一部分。耶稣,上帝的独生子,是宽容的,并且愿意帮助我们进入天国,如果我们真心听从上帝的话。
宗教并不是什么坏事,它一直存在。古希腊人、古罗马人、古印度人、犹太人和南美洲的印第安人都相信神的力量和超自然的力量。如果这个世界要变得更好,我们人类是时候该谦虚了,接受身为人类渺小的局限,并乐于助人、宽容、关爱他人,停止撒谎和欺骗。是时候让我们了解唯一的真理了,以及是什么让人们被蒙蔽和变得邪恶。
正如你可以看出来,在过去的二十五年里,我的思想发生了巨大的变化。几十年前,我以为我的生活中永远不会有真知灼见、智慧和经验。感谢上帝赐予我这段人生旅程。写书、教书、传道、时刻做新知识的卫道士是我人生的激情所在。我想分享我所知道的知识,只是为了一个更加美好的世界的到来。
这些是我今天的想法和随笔。下周我要用一支雪茄、一份甜点和一顿晚餐来庆祝我的生日,我要和我的朋友和我的爱人共度时光。希望您能够享有愉快的一周!
感谢你们进入我的生命的所有人,是你们给了我生命更大的意义,更好的体验。你们很棒!
致以最亲切的问候
安东尼

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Published by Anthony Eric

Writer, Education Director; far east Asia is my home. Originally from north west Europe. Graduated in the UK (MBA). Gained management, training and consulting experience last 14 years by working for and getting trained by: Deloitte, IBM Global Sales School, Ericsson, King's College London, Birmingham Business School, TietoEnator, the Open University.

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