I was “channel hopping” when I chance upon “Jillian Namamasko Po“, a television show from the Kapuso network in the Philippines last December 2010. Jillian is a doll who wishes to become a full-fledged human being. In order to attain this, she needs to fulfill “assigned” missions. The twists:
- she needs to figure out what that mission is
- she will only be directed to another mission once the current mission is already accomplished
It struck me that Jillian symbolizes every one of us. Aspirations can be achieved either:
- smoothly or
- we need to pass through the eye of a needle before attaining it or
- no matter how we exert all our effort, it will be futile.
I remember in my first job, I was at the school director’s office every year to submit my resignation letter. Teaching is a noble profession but I wanted to re-align my career path be a software developer… but I can’t seem to “break free”. It’s only on the 3rd year that I was able to get out from it and magically landed on another job… which is teaching. Long story…
Relationship wise, I met someone whom I treasured dearly and was looking forward to spend the rest of my life with… then again, no matter how we did our best to keep the fire burning and work things out, we kept going back to square one. It’s a vicious cycle that drained the hell out of me (and him).
Relationship, work related issues, and friendship may come and go no matter you hold on. Acceptance and pain might be tough but in due time, a new relationship will blossom, a new job can be found, and a new friendship will be formed. However, health condition and family matters cannot be replaced and it should be treasured like a delicate figurine.
Every stages and experiences are all necessary in order for us to become diamonds in our own right. We may not understand the reasons now, but the dots will be connected when the right time comes. Let’s fulfill our designated missions with open heart and open mind as well as forget the “what if” and “should have been” part.
As they say… is it mission impossible or mission possible? Aja!