I left my 64G iPhone on the seat of a taxi in Gardens South Towers, Mid Valley, K.L. at 8:15 am, October 31st. It had a unique “Beats by Dr. Dre” logo on the red cover from Hong Kong. I realized within 10 seconds after the taxi left, and I borrowed one of my participants’ mobile. I rang 3 times, then it was quickly switched off, and went offline forever. Therefore, it could not be tracked by iCloud GPS.
“WHAT! You stole it – of all my close 12 years long childhood classmates? BECAUSE OF YOU I lost my passion for stamp collecting, and that was one of my most upsetting moments in my life!” The pain, the guilt, and the shame of the Dark Secret pierced deeply into my heart and soul.
WHAM! I would have preferred to be physically stabbed in front, than the emotional, mental, and spiritual pain I went through. I can only imagine that my pain is nothing compared to David’s pain, hurt, and turmoil of not just losing a precious albeit physical object but losing the love of a childhood hobby. And, I was the cause of his suffering. Talk about THE LAW OF KARMA. What goes around comes around.
Then David said “Give it back to me!” Because of my guilt I kept the green stamp album all those years. I gave him back the next day.
You cannot comprehend how much the heavy excess baggage from the dark secret had taken its toll. It was released from my psyche. I felt spiritually purified – it went from sheer agony to sheer relief.
This incident reminded me of the funny TV series “My name is Earl”. Earl makes a list of every bad thing and every person he has wronged and commences efforts to fix all his misdeeds.
I aim to have high INTEGRITY; and not be the cause of someone’s pain and sorrow for taking his or her lost possession.
Integrity is one of the 6 Pillars of Self-Esteem.
Integrity is all you have in life.
Lose it and all physical assets means nothing to your self-esteem.
The loss of someone’s mobile or laptop is not the monetary loss, but the loss of one’s priceless life contacts or one’s life work.
HAVE A HEART. Think for a moment how YOU would feel if you were the VICTIM instead.
Luckily for me all my contacts are in iCloud.
I just lost my first ever and much loved iPhone.
I do miss my iPhone.
Would you keep a lost LV bag with USD$100,000 untraceable cash in it?
Would you be tempted to steal a USD$1.6M emerald-diamonds ring
(gone in 7 minutes in a toilet of the Four Seasons Hotel, Hong Kong
on September 2011 – with a USD$64,000 reward), or a Rolex watch
left on a wash basin?
If your answers are NO, then SHARE this moral lesson for a better world. 🙂
~ ROBERT CHAEN believes in The Law of Karma.
He also highly recommend you to be alert and careful, to auto-back up all laptop data daily (e.g. Apple Time Capsule), and back up contacts through gmail or iCloud.
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