There are two ways to approach this amazing subject, and I will deal with both. One is the biological or the physical aspect of your growth. The other and most important is spiritual or what you feel inside. An emotion so powerful, it will let you leap mountains, like "The Hulk". In your challenge, like Alexander the Great and his horse Bucephalus, you must learn to conquer the beast, by using "The Light", within you. You must discover your spirit and take ownership. Once you accomplish this important feat, YOU TOO will conquer all that is known in your reality.
In a moment of love and passion, one hundred million sperm, each with its unique identity and wonder, raced, sacrificing life itself, to penetrate an egg or ova, quite a distance away. With a probability of .0000001%... ( I'll let the math whizzes in our group, work out the details..lol)... we came into existence. Imagine, one in one hundred million of a chance and YOU, have come to exist as who you are today! I would say you are unique, wouldn't you? And as I have stated before in quoting Desiderata,
In many cultures, when a young person reaches the age of maturity (adolescence), they are told to go into the forest of life and "earn their name". And so it is with you, my young friends that, now, you have come to a path in your journey of life where YOU, must choose your identity, and your name.
When I was a child as I have described in my story, "Love, Trust, and Forgiveness", I wanted so much to ride a bicycle. My father had advised against it because he was fearful of the dangerous traffic situations of living in the city, but would I listen? In that story, you learned that my disobedience almost cost me my sight. My journey had been written on my map of life. Had I not trusted my father and he showed love and understanding of me, I would today be blind. I would have earned my name, "Mr. Leousis, the blind teacher - The Substitute."
"The young, will not follow a journey on a map already written, it is not their nature. They must not fear life: The silkworm has eaten all it can, the silk is spun. It is time for the butterfly to emerge and earn its name. Urge the young to learn from Ikaros and Phaethon."
You may enter this path of beauty; the ancients have left signs.
Please listen to this video address of Jim Carrey's Commencement Address. If you don't quite get it now, I am sure it will all make sense, years from now as you gain more of life's experiences.
By Elias Leousis,
(Η αγάπη είναι το μελάνι, η σοφία είναι το μήνυμα.)
Love is the ink; wisdom is the message!