“Our Strengths lie not in the paper money nor the paper qualifications. Instead, God’s gift to us is truly our Real Strengths.” – Sunflower Chong

Powers of the Mind! (What we all can actually do!)


When I was a student, my teacher enlightened us on the power of the conscious mind and she said that without the consciousness you can’t reach the subconscious. She even told us this subconscious is so powerful like God talking to us or vice versa. But she said that without feeling, you cannot develop your consciousness and feeling comes from the heart. In 1969 my principal Ms. Yeo Lai Cheng said that one day Singapore will need the hearts and not just the brains of the people if Singapore is to live on forever.


The universe is enormous, turning on its axis.
To comprehend its complexity is at the edge of destruction gradually.
No greater force but only God can control our course.
Creation is reality real force, is the sign of existence of God?
Changes is a must for progress and progress is as metamorphosis,
for people in search of God favor,
There is the need to be closed with people and nature?
Science and technology are fine, with God by your side, you will be riding high.
There is only one God belonging to all.
Consciousness is indefinable, yet it’s remarkable,
giving us a sense of serenity to guide us to strive for greater humanity.

– A believer in one’s Conscience is true believer in God – Sunflower Chong 1983

My teacher also told us that though God gave us a variety of attributes and strengths, many failed to see them. Many are unaware of the presence of these attributes as capitalism has taken over our state of mind and made us believe that the only two strengths we have is their paper qualifications and their paper notes, money.

Little do people realize that though this piece of paper called “qualifications” may be able to help secure good jobs, it does not prepare one for life. If the classroom knowledge acquired in school is not translated to actual actions to make life more meaningful and better, the paper qualifications would be no different from a piece of waste paper. This was what my mother often told us when we were young. The piece of paper qualifications is only of value when the system that we are governed by and our society gives it value. However, if the system seeks experiences of life, then a person who equipped with the paper qualifications will be no match compared to those who are well enriched by life experiences and knowledge. But if one has both the life experience and paper qualifications, then one would stand in good stead in any job interview. Paper notes will depreciate in value overtime… Why are we talking about war lately? The underlying fact of the matter is that other countries have lost faith in the green paper money and wanted to exchange it for gold.

But when we anchor onto spirituality, we become fully aware of our true gifts that God had bestowed upon us and if we know how to apply these gifts into our daily lives, this consciousness will not only help us to succeed in life but allow us to excel in ways beyond our imagination. This knowledge excites me and the curiosity about the unknown has kept me going in chasing my dreams. There is no life if there is no dream and my life is rich because I do not have just one dream but many. 🙂

“Imagine a World… Where we all live with a higher consciousness that removes the need for war, for poverty, for hunger and the struggle for survival. Where consciousness is valued over materialism, co-operation over competition, contribution instead of materialism. Where everyone’s natural talents are nurtured and developed and used for the good of Humanity and the Earth that we all share.”

Don’t ever forget you are the master of your fate, the captain of your soul. “We have the power to control our thoughts and even to change this world for the better!”


VIA Signature Strengths

Here are your scores on the VIA Signature Strengths Survey. For how to interpret and use your scores, see the book Authentic Happiness. The ranking of the strengths reflects your overall ratings of yourself on the 24 strengths in the survey, how much of each strength you possess. Your top five, especially those marked as Signature Strengths, are the ones to pay attention to and find ways to use more often.

Your Top Strength

Appreciation of beauty and excellence
You notice and appreciate beauty, excellence, and/or skilled performance in all domains of life, from nature to art to mathematics to science to everyday experience.

Your Second Strength

Bravery and valor
You are a courageous person who does not shrink from threat, challenge, difficulty, or pain. You speak up for what is right even if there is opposition. You act on your convictions.

Your Third Strength

Creativity, ingenuity, and originality
Thinking of new ways to do things is a crucial part of who you are. You are never content with doing something the conventional way if a better way is possible.

Your Fourth Strength

You are aware of the good things that happen to you, and you never take them for granted. Your friends and family members know that you are a grateful person because you always take the time to express your thanks.

Your Fifth Strength

Hope, optimism, and future-mindedness
You expect the best in the future, and you work to achieve it. You believe that the future is something that you can control.


Humor and playfulness
You like to laugh and tease. Bringing smiles to other people is important to you. You try to see the light side of all situations.


Industry, diligence, and perseverance
You work hard to finish what you start. No matter the project, you “get it out the door” in timely fashion. You do not get distracted when you work, and you take satisfaction in completing tasks.


Judgment, critical thinking, and open-mindedness
Thinking things through and examining them from all sides are important aspects of who you are. You do not jump to conclusions, and you rely only on solid evidence to make your decisions. You are able to change your mind.


Perspective (wisdom)
Although you may not think of yourself as wise, your friends hold this view of you. They value your perspective on matters and turn to you for advice. You have a way of looking at the world that makes sense to others and to yourself.


Zest, enthusiasm, and energy
Regardless of what you do, you approach it with excitement and energy. You never do anything halfway or halfheartedly. For you, life is an adventure.


Honesty, authenticity, and genuineness
You are an honest person, not only by speaking the truth but by living your life in a genuine and authentic way. You are down to earth and without pretense; you are a “real” person.


Social intelligence
You are aware of the motives and feelings of other people. You know what to do to fit in to different social situations, and you know what to do to put others at ease.


Citizenship, teamwork, and loyalty
You excel as a member of a group. You are a loyal and dedicated teammate, you always do your share, and you work hard for the success of your group.


Kindness and generosity
You are kind and generous to others, and you are never too busy to do a favor. You enjoy doing good deeds for others, even if you do not know them well.


Modesty and humility
You do not seek the spotlight, preferring to let your accomplishments speak for themselves. You do not regard yourself as special, and others recognize and value your modesty.


Forgiveness and mercy
You forgive those who have done you wrong. You always give people a second chance. Your guiding principle is mercy and not revenge.


Curiosity and interest in the world
You are curious about everything. You are always asking questions, and you find all subjects and topics fascinating. You like exploration and discovery.


Fairness, equity, and justice
Treating all people fairly is one of your abiding principles. You do not let your personal feelings bias your decisions about other people. You give everyone a chance.


You excel at the tasks of leadership: encouraging a group to get things done and preserving harmony within the group by making everyone feel included. You do a good job organizing activities and seeing that they happen.


Self-control and self-regulation
You self-consciously regulate what you feel and what you do. You are a disciplined person. You are in control of your appetites and your emotions, not vice versa.


Spirituality, sense of purpose, and faith
You have strong and coherent beliefs about the higher purpose and meaning of the universe. You know where you fit in the larger scheme. Your beliefs shape your actions and are a source of comfort to you.


Caution, prudence, and discretion
You are a careful person, and your choices are consistently prudent ones. You do not say or do things that you might later regret.


Capacity to love and be loved
You value close relations with others, in particular those in which sharing and caring are reciprocated. The people to whom you feel most close are the same people who feel most close to you.


Love of learning
You love learning new things, whether in a class or on your own. You have always loved school, reading, and museums-anywhere and everywhere there is an opportunity to learn.


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