Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Friendly Reminder for Dear Me

A short note I posted a while ago on Facebook. The very reason why I find small things matter. 

I was in my room getting ready for work when the scent of bakhoor lit by Abah downstairs lightly spread all across the house. It was calming and enchanting.

Coming down, I was greeted by the birds outside singing happily and our cat Muffin meowing at us as she was about to be bathed saying 'Hello, good morning Kaklong, now can you help me get out of this cage? Bathing at this early hour is so not me'. Sorry Muffin, I can't help you. I'm off to work, toodles. See you later.
And so she sat there obediently sending me off with her Puss in Boot's eyes.

Driving my way to office was amazingly smooth alhamdulillah. Though surrounded by tall buildings and cars honking everywhere, looking at the green trees around released a few of the stresses that might have subconsciously embedded.

Making connection with nature (skies, trees, animals) somehow eliminates negativities and motivates oneself to be more calm and collected.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

The Art of Letting Go

Resolving to be angry when things don't go your way or having a resentment towards the situation or the person involved, will only result in you not having a peaceful heart.

Whoever fault it was, you need to be accountable for your own thought and action for your own well being. It might hurt you to realize that you're only at the lowest of priority for someone that you actually had a good interest at heart, but reality is reality. Accept it for what it is and forgive yourself for making your own life miserable by putting too much expectation on another flawed human being like you.

A balance mutual relationship (friendship / family/ colleague etc.) should happen with shared value & common understanding. If all efforts have been tried out and things doesn't happen the way you planned, remove yourself from it & evaluate. Be calm. Think.

Perhaps the solution is by having the distance to create enough space to forgive and to let go for the best interest of both or more parties if involved.

This I wrote as a reminder to myself and foremost. To whoever reading this, may you have all the love you need and may it be a blessed one ❤

Monday, September 15, 2014

Dinding Hati

Kita dilahirkan suci murni, tiada sebarang penyakit hati. Namun dalam proses membesar kita akan berhadapan dengan bermacam rintangan dan ragam manusia. Manusia ego contohnya. Penyakit hati yang berangkai dan berjangkit tanpa kita sedar. Bagaimana?

Contoh, kita bertemu dan mengenali seseorang yang ego dan sukar. Kita semakin terluka lalu kita akan bina 'dinding' hati. A total shutdown. Tiada rasa. Lalu kita bertemu dengan keadaan dan watak yang lain. 'Dinding' hati masih ada malah diperkuatkan lagi binaannya. Nah, watak lain pula yang menjadi mangsa. Kita yang asalnya mangsa kini jadi pemangsa.

Cycle ini akan berterusan sampailah suatu ketika pintu hati diketuk dengan kasih sayang Allah, melalui kasih sayang watak lain yang benar benar jujur mahu meruntuhkan 'dinding' hati. Namun, jika kita masih ada dinding itu runtuhkanlah ia di dalam sujud. Jangan tunggu watak lain. Ini hidup kita, hati kita. Jangan biarkan keras lama-lama. Kerana ia milik Allah jua.

Hati yang bersih itulah yang menjadi ukuran buat kita, syurga atau neraka.

Motor dan Beg Galas

Waktu pagi hari Isnin macam biasa saya akan bangun dan bersiap-siap untuk ke pejabat. Walaupun terkadang rasa layu kerana dua hari sudah berehat dan kini perlu bekerja pula, namun digagahkan jua langkah. Ini lah rezeki yang telah Allah swt tetapkan buat diri ini. Syukur.

Bismillahi tawakkaltu 'alallah.

Langkah keluar rumah disertai permintaan pertolongan dan perlindungan kepada Allah Maha Kuasa.

Niat setiap hari mahu lihat dan faham segala kebaikan yang telah Dia sediakan buat saya yang banyak kekurangan ini.

Nah, waktu keluar simpang rumah saya disajikan dengan pemandangan yang menginsafkan.

Kecil sahaja mungkin, namun bila difikirkan, seribu satu macam hikmah boleh diambil iktibar.

Sepasang suami isteri yang juga dalam perjalanan ke tempat kerja menaiki motor di apit dengan tiga orang anak-anak kecil. Disangkut pula di bahu isteri beg galas, ke taska barangkali.

Mereka masih cekal ke tempat kerja. Masih kuat menghantar anak-anak ke taska mengharapkan anak-anak kecil itu memahami tugasan dan tanggungjawab mencari nafkah buat keluarga. Walaupun bermotor tiada teduhan tika panas dan hujan.

Saya berfikir sejenak.

A013

Maka yang mana satu di antara nikmat-nikmat Tuhan kamu, yang kamu hendak dustakan? 
Surah ar - Rahman (55:13)

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Harta Karun

Dahulu masa kecil, buku dan saya memang tidak dapat dipisahkan. Seperti rakan baik, susah nak ditinggalkan!
Pernah suatu malam, emak dan abah mengajak saya keluar bersama makan malam. Saya pula ketika itu khusyuk bermain dengan buku-buku yang dimiliki. Pelawaan emak dan abah ditolak.
"Tak apa, Mimi tinggal rumah. Mak abah pergilah. Mimi jaga rumah"
Kata saya yang masih belum bersekolah ketika itu. Emak abah akur sahaja meninggalkan anak sulong mereka di rumah ditemani buku-buku dan cerita McGuyver di TV, juga kegemaran saya ketika itu.
Sungguh, buku-buku lah harta karun paling bernilai buat saya. Terima kasih emak abah perkenalkan dengan hobi yang sangat bermanfaat!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

It was contagious!

Today I bumped into a couple whose happiness was so contagious that I smiled all the way to the office. I was actually worried that ppl would think I'm a lunatic lol. They were both visually impaired, the wife guiding her husband at the back while holding their maybe 3 year old daughter who was also a jovial kid!
We often complain about our misfortune and neglect the blessings that we have whilst others are enjoying what they have to the fullest.
From these pakcik and makcik, I have learned that happiness does not come from a pretty or handsome face, the latest car in town, or that new jewellery you bought. It comes from the heart being content with Allah (swt). This couple had really proved it!
We or I in particular might see through our naked eyes that this couple is visually impaired but maybe Allah (swt) sees them as one of the most beautiful creation of His. Maybe much much more beautiful than us, the so called perfect and flawless human being. Because our hearts are not the same & Allah knows best.

Monday, September 8, 2014

The Beauty of Transitions.


The transition from day to night, sunset as we call it; 
Possesses beauty that dims through our world,
Leaving marks in our memory.
"Ah, that sunset moment." 

Thus is humans.
The transition of our life from one phase to another,
Magnifies beauty through strength.
The strength of changing,
The strength of leaving,
The strength of knowing,
That what is coming afterwards, 
Possesses an even greater beauty of its own.