Saturday, 9 February 2013

Wind & Cloud

I am one person who is so behind movies that it actually took me 15 years later to finally watch this show. It's a Hong Kong movie called 'Storm Riders'. 

This story is about two warriors named Wind and Cloud, played by Ekin Cheng and Aaron Kwok. When they were just children, they were abducted from their respective families who were murdered by the evil Lord Conqueror, head of the Conqueror Clan. He then raised them as his own children and taught them to be the best martial artists of their times.

Mud Buddha did not tell Lord Conqueror of the second portion of the prophecy when he prophesied that he must have two disciples named Wind and Cloud in order to rise to dominance. He told him to look for him 10 years later. 

10 years after the prophecy, Mud Buddha was nowhere to be found. Lord Conqueror searched him out and when he was told of the second portion of the prophecy, the evil lord was livid. He was bent on destroying Wind and Cloud. Mud Buddha said that Wind and Cloud would either join forces with the evil lord or together bring the end of Lord Conqueror once and for all. 

Certainly the power crazy, evil lord did not want to risk his position on being the conqueror. Thus, he devised a plan to kill them both. Of course, his plans failed. Which brings me to my point in writing this post. 

Cloud had a very unpredictable behaviour. He was moody, emotional, had trouble controlling his anger and temper, volatile and cold. Wind, on the other hand was the stable one. He was kind, gentle, emphatic to others and did not let his emotions dictate his decisions. He was the anchor to Cloud's rash behaviour. 

Towards the end of the show, they both tried to kill the evil lord individually. Of course they failed horrifically. But when they both combined their powers and strength together, they defeated the evil lord effortlessly. And their powers exceeded everyone's expectations. Even themselves. 

Aren't the calamities of life unpredictable like Cloud? Are they not volatile? But in order to be a warrior in Life, you need both Cloud AND Wind. The Wind in our life would stabilise us to handle the turbulent Cloud. The Wind in our Life would anchor the storms that Cloud would bring. 

Many times we curse our bad days or bad incidences that happen in our lives. But it is the bad incidences that make us strong. That make us rise up to be better than the average human being. That shape us. That mould us. We need Cloud to grow in life. And it is the Wind in our lives that helps us go through the Cloud. 

You need them both. You cannot have Life without going through the rough patches. You will not learn about Life if you do not go through hardship. And all hardships in Life will make you a stronger person IF you allow it to teach and strengthen you. Wind and Cloud are inseparable. They are the Yin and the Yang to our lives. Without Wind, you would not get Cloud. And without Cloud, Wind is useless. For with both Wind and Cloud, comes the Rain. 

"Thirty-nine years of my life had passed before I understood that clouds were not my enemy; that they were beautiful, and that I needed them. I suppose this, for me, marked the beginning of wisdom. Life is short.” 
― Iimani David

"There is bound to be turbulence in the clouds of confusion before one can view the friendly skies, and an illuminated landing strip.” 
― T.F. Hodge, From Within I Rise: Spiritual Triumph Over Death and Conscious Encounters with "The Divine Presence"


  1. Life would be rather boring without the bad stuff. And you wouldn't have any stories to tell. Success would mean nothing.