Monday, August 19, 2019

Money Money Money & Windmills of Your Mind: Written Treasures By Ms Belinda Poh

Ms. Belinda Poh writes with much profundity and thought; she operates the keyboard with an efficient mind. And that's hardly the ideal today when images are more sought after than words. So I asked for permission to post her two short but sharp articles. 

Thank you very much, Belinda, for your online presence and enlightening pieces of art:


"Many people believe that they can solve all their problems by just having money. They fail to realize that money itself has its attendant problems. Money cannot solve all problems. Wealth is not something for you to accumulate for craving's sake. It is intended for your welfare, as well as the welfare of others. 


Try to make the world around you a better place to live in. Use your wealth wisely to reduce the sufferings of the poor, the sick and the aged. Your property will remain when you die. Your friends and relatives will follow you up to your grave, but only the good or bad actions that you have done during your lifetime (karma) will follow you beyond the grave. 


For our personal happiness, we should acquire wealth righteously. Blessed are they who earn their living without harming others. Our happiness cannot be long-lived and meaningful if our wealth leaves sorrow and suffering in its wake. The wealth that is floured arouses envy, but the wealth that is well managed earns respect. Your wealth can edify your house but not you. Only your own virtues can edify you. Your dress can adorn your body but not you. Only your good conduct can do so."


"A human's mind influences his body profoundly. The mind has just as much potential to be a medication as it has to be a poison. When the mind is vicious, it can kill a being but when it is steady and diligent, it can benefit others. 

A man, who does not know how to adjust his mind according to circumstances is almost like a dead man. It is only when the mind is controlled and properly directed that it becomes useful to its owner and society. 


All the havoc wrought in this world is the creation of men who have not learned the way of mind-control, balance, and poise. Sadly, there is no way that we can change everyone in this world to our way of thinking. It is not even desirable. If everyone agrees with you, the world will soon run out of ideas. Still, We need to control our Mind. 


Calmness is never a weakness. A man with a calm attitude at all times demonstrates himself as a man of culture especially when things go wrong. It is this difficult quality that is worth achieving because by exercising such calm and control, a man builds the strength of character."


Written by Belinda Poh.

You can read another article from Belinda by clicking below:

https://singapore60smusic.blogspot.com/2019/10/trouble-says-elvis-presley-we-can-work.html
The two videos are my own feelings of how I read the Belinda Poh articles and they are a personal interpretation.

Video 1: Money, Money, Money from Abba
Video 2: The Windmills of Your Mind from Barbra Striesand.


Images: A Personal Collection from Belinda Poh.

11 comments:

Alfredo Wongo said...

Good take on life and purpose of money

FACEBOOK CHATBOX said...

Andy
Two articles worth the minutes you read them. By Ms. Belinda Poh who has set the windmills of my mind turning. Thank you, Belinda.

Stephen Han
Nice pieces Belinda

Freda Hanum
It is a good read and a lot of common sense about money. The mind is the highest form of an intellectual organ in the human body, It is to each its own, either you choose to be vicious or to be kind or whatever. Like the saying goes "a calm mind is a sound mind". It can work super wonders or big disastrous in this living world. Thank you for sharing Belinda's story and the songs you accompanied with it, Andy.

Belinda Poh
It's such a perfect blender together with the songs. Thank you, Mr. Lim, for turning my humble opinion to a meaningful message inside your music blog😊

Andy Young
Thanks, Belinda, after so many years it's a pleasure to 'meet' you on FB. Your writing is impeccable. So glad I chanced upon your treasures hung on the wall. Please keep in touch and if you wish to write some articles for the blog, I'd be grateful. It's gone from nowhere to #4 on the Top 10 posting list in a few hours. Regards to your family.

EDDIE ENG said...

Belinda saw this universal truth well ahead of her time. Such truth only dawns upon a person in his/her reflective years. I wish her well because it is difficult to find true happiness in an imperfect unbalanced world.

Imperfection is inherent even in a seemingly perfect gem. In every imperfect human we meet, try to see the gem within.
To edify and support a fellow human in whatever way is noble and pleasing in the sight of God.

Anything in excess of what you need can turn toxic. That includes money. Synchronize with the rhythm of nature and be at peace with both God and Man. This way, you can have a good night's sleep.

LARRY LAI (60S DJ @ REDIFFUSION) said...

She writes well.

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JOHN BT TAN said...

How many rich people think of sharing; honestly you can count with one side of your hand. On saying this, there are some silent givers, mostly those who made money illegally and contribute by the back door to wash away their sins in belief.

mattjsltan (Canada) said...

well written , congrats.
we only need to look at the royal family during the lovely princess di to realise money , status, fame, power, or even lineage..look at Henry VIII lol..
will get you happiness,.
and look at all the superstars too, they had money and fame and they all ended up.,.dead or living dead (iow, all strung up with narcotics or divorces ...)
a look at one's self and being authentic is the secret of youth and health.

the secret to happiness is .... a warm gun .. no, just kidding that's john lennon's
secret ..
mine is simply being happy with what you have...
love, life, health , wealth and wife.
waking up to thank My Creator.. I have most of that..
the rest, I await for you to deliver
as you mentioned in the holy books.. Bible , Qur an,
that a good person will be given his share (her share) of abundance.

i have lived a good life, achieved a lot of things, travelled far too,
and i think being one with Mother Nature and My Creator
is the source of my happiness.

Oh, yes, making beating the hell out of my Jeff Beck Fender Signature signature.
and my other previously mistreated guitars, LOL

once agian, well written belinda poh, cheers ~

ANDY: Pop Music Not Pills. © said...

READERS FOR THIS POST FROM BELINDA POH'S FB

TRACY NG
ROY CHEW
LARRY SEE
VERONICA CHUA
MELISSA KE
TERRY KOH YH
KOH RYAN
FELICIA THAM
KELVIN KEK
KIERON CHUA

Up to 400 readers for this posting alone since it was posted.

ANDY: Pop Music Not Pills. © said...

THIS POSTING HAS DRAWN NEARLY 400 READERS. CHEERS & THANKS TO BELINDA POH. MONEY & THE MIND ARE GREAT TOPICS TO DISCUSS. :-)

Andy Young
Hi Belinda. One of the highest scored postings on this month's blog statistics. Nearly 500 views for serious article-readership. Thank you.

Belinda Poh
Andy Young ✌✌

Andy Young
Hi Belinda, just checked the viewership. Passing 600 readers now. One of the most active postings. And as an English Language lecturer friend commented that with your essays, 'each word carries weight.' Cheers!

SWEE LENG said...

As you so rightly pointed out, her writing is insightful and incisive, every word counts.
I will forward this as it makes excellent reading.

ANDY: Pop Music Not Pills. © said...

Up to 1,000 viewers for this posting alone.

Together with her other post called: Trouble/We Can Work It Out
Belinda Poh has more than 1,300 readers.

Thanks Belinda for boosting the more serious readers with your thoughts and ideals.
Also thanks to those who have find these two posts interesting.