Learning to love

ME.

I’m so hoping this post doesn’t come off sounding like a pity party for one. It’s not that I’m not prone for that but I’m tired of pity parties. It drains me and let me reiterate if you are confused, this isn’t a pity party.

I will be honest though, right at this moment my heart feels sad…a sense of heaviness and “they” say sometimes it’s a good thing to let the words flow as a sort of purging of negative feelings. Well this is it.

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The love of my fate …

shreejacob:

I hardly ever do reblogs…but this post just called me to do so :)
A short read but beautifully written.

Originally posted on Marge Katherine:

I have three books that I’m currently reading and today I picked one up titled I Believe: When What You Believe Matters by Eldon Taylor.  I found a passage that jumped out at me and I read it again and again. It’s a story Joseph Campbell tells about Freidrich NIstzsche.

“At a certain moment in Nietzsche’s life, the idea came to him of what he called “the love of your fate.” Whatever your fate is, whatever the heck happens, you say, “This is what I need.” It may look like a wreck but go through it as though it were an opportunity or a challenge.

If you bring love to that moment–not discouragement– you will find the strength is there. Any disaster that you can survive is an improvement in your character, your stature, and your life. What a privilege! This is when the spontaneity of your own nature will…

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So…

Hello!

and how is everyone doing? :)

This is going to be such an awkward post, I can feel it. In fact, I just giggled to myself because this is how a totally spontaneous and random post by yours truly is going to look like…for the next few hundred words.

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Small announcement: A sort of internet break

Dear friends and readers, visitors of this blog,

Firstly, I’ve had notifications of new people who have clicked the Follow button to this blog, and for that I want to thank you!

Secondly, this little announcement letter is to inform you that I’m taking a sort of short break from the land of WordPress and the Internet till the end of this month. I’m not sure why I feel like it, so I’m taking it as a time to relax and instead read and just…be.

I’ll be back on the first Sunday of February as usual to post blog posts, read your wonderful blogs and comment on them as I usually do.

Thank you! :)

Word Cloud Wednesday: A first attempt

I’ve been following wePoetsShowIt for a couple of weeks now and have wanted to participate in their Word Cloud Wednesdays. It’s basically a little fun challenge wherein a blog post (by anyone who volunteers their posts) is picked and the words used in the post are turned into a “word cloud”. The challenge is to use only the words in the word cloud (though one can cheat and not use ONLY those words) and create a poem or create a piece.

The 1st of January word cloud was from a post by one of my favourite bloggers…so you know, I had to try it! So, here is my attempt about 2 weeks late and hoping it will make sense ;)

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My awakening experience and moving forwards.

The Tower card from tarot decks usually signify an event or time in one’s life when the Universe and their life stream / soul / Spirit decide it’s time for the individual to wake up. It may present itself as a traumatic event or a time in  when everything  seems to be falling apart. I also believe that it can present itself as an inner turmoil – like thunder rumbling within the darkened sky heralding a major storm, like the turbulent sea in the midst of such a storm, with strong winds forming huge crashing waves as we grip the edge of the little row boat we seem to find ourselves in.  And, I think that is when we come to certain major cross-roads in our journey, a place where we decide which way we are going to go – sometimes consciously but before that mostly unconsciously. Most times we aren’t sure what we are doing, we’re scared, confused and we stumble along in blind panic trying our best to talk ourselves back into some semblance of calm. Sometimes, there is a voice within us that feels like the glow from a candle still alight even with the raging storm all around us, nudging us towards a certain choice or action. Either way, these times in our lives give us the opportunities to do what can’t not be done. The choice though is always ours.

This is my story.

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Hospital Lessons (1)

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This idea just floated into my mind one day. You see, I spent almost 11 years working in the Malaysian Ministry of Health and the first eight years were at a district hospital. During that time I learned quite a few life lessons and for some reason I just thought it would be a good idea to do a small series of these events.

Maybe it is a way to remind myself of the lessons I learned, maybe it is also a way to share those lessons to those who read it and though these lessons are things I truly believe we ALL know whether consciously or not, I’d like to go with the flow and do it anyway.

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Quote: Your map, the Spirit and the Compass

Another quote day. I’m just so totally pooped from the awesomeness of working six 12.5 hour days week ( is this even the correct way to say it? Never mind..it’ll do) for 2 weeks (yay! one week down as I type this and 2 weeks done when you read this..woohoo!) so you and I get a wonderful break with another quote from The Map by Collete Baron-Reid.

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