Let this sink in

Let this sink in

Philip Abang. You are special. Let this sink inYou are special.pngYou are special...There are things we don’t say to ourselves as often as we could, like the way we truly are as individuals, blessed with unique abilities and idiosyncrasies. Allow these words ‘YOU ARE SPECIAL’  sink into your subconscious repeatedly, then you’ll begin to realise how awesome and special you are. Not just to you but to your loved ones, your peers, colleagues, and to those who you’ve just made their day today.  Putting a smile on a person’s face requires something special from within. People never forget how you made them feel remember, and you’ve managed that, well done!

Anytime you begin to feel worthless, low, inferior, or useless, ruminate on the words above over and over, allow it to marinate in your subconscious, and you’ll begin to feel differently about yourself, who you are as a unique being (there is only one you) and what you bring (a gift) to this world.

You are special indeed! Truly!!

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By Philip Abang

 

A little about HOPE

A little about HOPE

 

Philip Abang. A little about HOPE. Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come. You wait and watch and work: you don’t give up. _Anne Lamott. quote
Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come. You wait and watch and work: you don’t give up. _Anne Lamott

 

A very specific message of doing your best, not giving up and the optimism that hope brings.

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By Philip Abang

 

 

Our Internal Power

Our Internal Power, Ur Internal Power

Philip Abang. Our Internal Power, Ur Internal Power

I created this artwork believing that our fortitude, our innate power to overcome adversity, fear or worry is tremendous. The power we poses within us is also limitless. If such power is harnessed and channeled the right way, just imagine the outcome… tremendous, right?!!

To quote a dear friend Tambu Geeray, “the potential we have didn’t fall from trees”.

‘Our’ or ‘Ur’ internal Power didn’t fall from trees and it is awesome what ‘we’ or ‘you’ can achieve if a little bit of belief is added to that phrase.

Believe in Ur internal Power.

Philip Abang. Our Internal Power, Ur Internal Power

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By Philip Abang

 

 

 

Adopt Positivity

Adopt Positivity

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I came across this article How to Create a Positive Attitude, it is worth a read.

Here are some bullets points I gathered from this insightful article by Geoffrey James:

1. Remember that YOU control your attitude.

2. Adopt beliefs that frame events in a positive way.

3. Create a “library” of positive thoughts.

4. Avoid angry or negative media.

5. Ignore whiners and complainers.

6. Use a more positive vocabulary.

 

Thank you very much and have a good day.
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By Philip Abang

Look on the bright side

Look on the bright side.
no one ever injured their eyesight by looking on the bright side.
No one ever injured their eyesight by looking on the bright side.

I came across this great quote from a friend. I am delighted to be sharing this powerful quote on this occasion as this marks my one hundredth post since starting on this platform.  I hope the image I created above serves as a visual metaphor to denote the great quote.

It’s been an honour to have met so many incredible individuals on this platform, sharing powerful and insightful contents. I hope to continue on this journey of growth, learning and discovery from this great platform.

This is to you that is optimistic, ambitious, passionate, a believer, an achiever, a goal-setter, a dreamer, a go-getter, a pacesetter, …I salute!

Keep looking on the bright side regardless of what obstacles you come across in your pursuit to excellence.

It has been a privilege sharing my works here.

Thank you once again for stopping by.

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By Philip Abang

He who has a why

He who has a why _Friedrich Nietzsche
“He who has a why to live can bear almost any how”. _Friedrich Nietzsche
“He who has a why to live can bear almost any how”. _Friedrich Nietzsche

The power of purpose, resilience, will power and optimism.

I will highly recommend a TED talk that blew me away one morning. I often wonder how people deal with grief, daunting circumstances, life’s unscripted manual. I failed miserably when dealing with grief, especially losing a young one so close to the heart some years back. I remember feeling like the ground should open its mouth and gulp down my entire being, living no hair strand behind. Sad that there isn’t a manual for grief. This is a topic for another day.

The talk was about Mark Pollock who was the first blind person to race the South Pole and human rights lawyer Simone George. Together they “explore the tension between acceptance and hope in times of grief. The compelling and unforgettable talk is mind-blowing. I heard the quote above from the talk.

It is worth watching this gripping talk  ‘A love letter to realism in a time of grief’ as they share the ordeals of life’s toughest challenge about grief and “groundbreaking work they’re undertaking to cure paralysis”.

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By Philip Abang

 

Take a Moment, Be Thankful

Take a Moment, Be Thankful
take a moment and be thankful,,,
Take A Moment and be thankful to those that want you to succeed.

It’s been a while since my last post. Hope you are well. Last time I uploaded a post was on 1. 1. 19., how can I forget. To be honest, I am still saying my ‘Thank YOUs’, especially for being on this platform and meeting so many amazing and talent people. Life in general have been a good teacher despite its sweet and sour combination.

I learnt so many things from reading, listening and watching some incredible video contents. A lot were motivational, inspirational and educational. I guess you see why my ‘Thank YOUs’ lingers on. Collaborating with Dr Perry on Life is an ever-changing blend of sweet and sour was truly special. I gained more friends in the community as a result.

Without wasting time, I am starting another website http://www.zedtears.com where I try to explore experimental image making to visually represent nerve pain or nerve sensations in abstract forms. It is a different kind of challenge I know, but it is truly remarkable how the nerves work if you’ve ever experienced any form of nerve issue or nerve pain. I will also attempt to explore pain in general. I have carried out a few interviews where I try to examine how people describe any form of pain condition they are going through or been through. Some of these will feature on the platform.

Pain, be it psychological, emotional, or physical is non-visual. The question is, can abstract images visualise pain? A Picture speaks a thousands words they say. One thing I can say though is that pain by its nature is abstract. People describe their pain in metaphorical or in abstract terms because they can’t physically see it but they can feel it.  Let’s attempt to capture our pain in writing or other forms and express these in a form of art, how about that?!

The images that I create are visual representations and are entirely open to interpretation. You are welcome to join me as I explore the abstract world of pain.

Your thoughts and comments are highly welcomed.

Visualising pain by Philip Abang

Abstract image denoting the a form of nerve sensation.

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By Philip Abang

 

 

 

1. 1. 19 and …YOU

1. 1. 19 and ... YOU

Thank You..You have always gone off your busy schedule to stop by

You’ve always shown me kindness in your selfless gestures, from the likes, the comments and glimpsing through

You’ve always supported my craft

You’ve been an inspiration at all times

You’ve been my strength

You’ve been my teacher

You’ve been helpful

You spread good vibe always

You inspire others like myself

You are a bundle of joy

You…

You..

You..

To YOU reading this, I appreciate you.

Thank YOU for stopping by. May your 2019 be filled with abundance and all that you desire.

I salute YOU

My 2019 begins with a new adventure.

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By Philip Abang