Dedication

Dedicated to every soul that touched my heart and made me smile …

To the father that passed away yet his memories still make me smile

To the friends that I  played with at the school playground; my childhood friends .

To the loved ones ; to the broken hearts ; to the forgotten promises ; to those tears that shed our eyes .

To the people that were and will be a reason for the person I am now.

To those who stood beside me and believed in me .

To the world that regardless of how harsh it might have been yet the glimpse of hopes never faded.

Hereby ; I dedicate  my love ; my words ; my thoughts for I owe nothing precious than them.

The more days pass the more you know that what you value is not a materialistic  thing rather of air and the wisdom that follows in it. Who you are ! how you enrich yourself ? That’s what matters . Look deeper inside ; meditate ; reach to your soul … take a time to be with yourself to reflect back on what have you done and what could have been better.

 

RIVER FLOWS IN YOU – YIRUMA

 

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To the Moon and Back

Often we force ourselves into things that are not ours ; into day dreams that were so real. Into what we can call illusions but they could have been the best illusions we shared. Do you want to know why ?

Because those feelings happened to be so right at that particular moment, they lifted our spirits up. And they hit straight to our souls; shattered our emotions . How your heart beats so fast ? How your body becomes so warm ? And how your eyes say all the talk while in silence ?

It took them so long to reach to a state of steadiness were nothing can possibility shake us . Nothing were suppose disturb that inner peace . They finally began to adjust with nature, we found love within ourselves and thus learned how to let go and move on. Everything  they worked on was falling apart suddenly. It was like an earthquake strike and left everything scattered. How their hands are still shivering? And how tears falls from their eyes irrationally ?

There they stand face to face , hand in hand , chest in chest  and lips by lips …and everything clams down. That peace they felt was unlike and that’s the moment their souls moved ; the earthquake subsided.

The way sun rises after a long raining season.

The way the tulips blooms .

The way their eyes meet.

The way time suddenly stops .

The way their voice is so tender.

Can someone be the cause of the earthquake and at the same time calms it away?

After such a long journey of loneliness and adjusting with the circumstances and life; finally trying to understand how things are meant to not happen , while others are meant to just let go. After all this training of self-realizations. They get in each other’s  lives; and leave the most beautiful memories that are going to stay within forever. They play the same rhythm of our souls and they started dancing together  . They knew precisely that this dancing won’t last and that the music will stop however at that particular moment all what mattered was that they were happy.  In fact , all was needed was a moment to lit it up.

A whisper was heard saying , “ Love you to the moon and back .”

HAPPY

 

Happiness is YOU

 

happy-the-movie

There are some people in the world without emotions , without care , love . They live their lives in a concept of  “what benefits you have for me” and so equally he will help you. Even families and friends; actually there is no such bond . If we are cousins and I don’t have anything to give you then there is basically no need for you to visit me at hospital when am are sick . I have seen people like that & worst,  I have seen a whole community like that. Barbarian ! They only live searching for the food today. No love , no childhood and eventually no happiness. We’re lucky however, that such world is limited.

Few months back I was sick ,very sick . And the care I saw in the people around me , the love I saw in their eyes ; made me consider what happiness really is ?

Happiness lies in the family and friends and the bond of love between them . That can never break .  You find them supporting , holding hands , hugging and most of all telling you that ” Everything will be alright “.

It’s a blessing to have people you can call ” These are my family and friends”  . Whether  you lost someone in your life or no. To have one member who represents the world to you is enough . Life goes on. Enjoy the moment  and search for what makes you happy . If you look around ; you will find happiness in the face of playing child, in the shining sun, in the flowers and in the old man’s smile who says “Hello” . It’s like the old game that we use to play as kids ; the game when we use to search for happy things around. Play it now as an adult  and search for what makes you happy. Deep inside you know it’s there.

Be Happy

 

Regards,

Hoope

2013.. A Sad Year

Empty Chair

Yes, 2013 is finishing . It’s closing up with the biggest pain that it caused me. No words can describe my grieve. The only fact is that the year is over nevertheless the scar is never heal.

2013 started with the illness of the my dad, while March 12th he died. April , May , June , July … and I am still in grieve; am still in pain . I can’t forget it only made me more lonelier .  I remember him in my arms ; I remember closing his eyes like it was yesterday – so how can I forget !

I joined my work , everything was tense .. I had to keep to my fake smile . And started crying for no reason at night . I don’t know am I happy or upset. I don’t know how I feel any more towards many things around me. I even transferred from my area towards another departments … another busy department ! Why ? because I don’t want to have any free time to think .. thinking is so dangerous . Thoughts about life scares me , visions of dad haunts me. Everything is weird . Nothing is normal …

I lie by his grave praying for him . Dreaming about the short period that I was with him. Could it be worse?

And so fast years lapse… in a blink everything could end . Everything around you is prone to change ; to end . Nothing remains.

Consider loving the people around you more. Learn how to live simply . If you don’t like what you do , change it ? If you did a mistake , apologize ! If you love someone , say it ! Don’t leave anything for tomorrow … Because tomorrow never comes .

Hopes misguide us, it makes us think that we will live forever. Have a short term hope , and make your wishes true. Never let go what you love.

May the coming years bring something different . May your lives be always brighten with love and care of dear people. May 2014 be special for you all .

Regards,

Hoope

Review on: Tuesdays with Morrie for Mitch Albom

Tuesdays With Morrie

Mitch Albom

It’s a story about life and for knowing life. As it says in the cover  ” Life’s greatest lesson “ .

The story is about Morrie Schwartz , a professor at Brandeis University . After being diagnosed with ALS (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis ) , a no cure disease and knowing that he is dying ; he started sharing his life with the people and to give them all that he knows and experienced in life. Being in TV show , accidently one of his favorite student who was going through a hard time in his career and life ; saw him . This former student who had felt guilty for not keeping in touch after graduation starts dropping visits to his teacher .  And so they started meeting every Tuesday to talk about certain things . They talked about death , growing old , money , family , forgiveness , culture and marriage . Morrie said that when people die , they don’t really die but they stay alive in our heart because that’s how love goes on . As  “ Death ends a life not a relationship. ”

In a beautiful account he teaches us many lessons of life , things we don’t learn in high school . But from people , people who are older than us , who lived and been through a lot . They stare with us their experience so that we can learn from it and live life as we should before it’s too late.

I highly recommend you to read it;  to everyone who really wants to  have a reason to live. To love life .

“The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love and how to let it come in .”

Pg: 52

Tuesdays with Morrie

How happy you are ?

It’s never easy to adjust with this fast pace of life. It’ s not easy to wake up and find yourself still where you were. It’s even harder when you don’t find anyone around. Whether all what’s happening around you is real or not ; we sometimes tend to believe it . And it affect us greatly .

How can everyone around you be just fake , cheaters and most of all they look for their own benefits . Sometimes this causes some frustrations . Imagine when you try to help everyone , when you try to smile and do you work in the best way ; just to make a difference , to be able to create what others didn’t .. However, it’s not that simple because always there are people put you down and take advantage of you. Maybe in such world being honest and humble is just not accepted.

Happiness is something we choose not which is forced on us, happiness is a state we live . And I believe everyone wants to be happy but just don’t know how ? The environment , the people , the work  and most of all YOU , are all variables that changes this state . There are times when we wake up , the sun is so bright with beautiful clouds decorating the blue sky , with songs of birds around ; such weather can cause happiness within us . So we start in a perfect morning ! We go out have the breakfast , go to work cheering ; even though if we get tensed by something at work , you should try to ignore it because you started your day in a happy way and nothing should disturb that state of inner peace you reached.

Who doesn’t want to be happy ?

Of course we all do , but we just gave the authority for the type of life to run us and in fact change us . That we forgot who we were . A life that only looks at how much you got and how much you are ready to pay. A life were people aren’t honest anymore , a life where a person says how are you just to get a favor done,  a life where no true friends around , a life where family can’t understand you feelings . A life where you find yourself alone regardless of the people who says they care.

We reached to a point where we don’t demand anything from anyone. We just want to be left alone with our sorrow , with our tears with our own selves .

After all this , do you still want to ask me , Am I Really Happy ?

I would say Yes ! I am .  But many would say this and shorten the dialogue with you , when they have a lot of burden to carry in their shoulders , just too heavy to speak them out . So it’s easier for anyone to say ; “ Oh Yea , am so happy  ! ”

Nevertheless , if you look at their eyes you will see how happy they are ?  or how miserable they might be !

Imagine life without worries , without stress , without work and without people who cause you pain .  I assume that such life don’t exist unless if we try to believe so . Unless if we keep a smile no matter what we face during our day , unless if we keep saying “ I am happy and nothing will change my mood”.

Think it and believe it and so you will be . And every time the sun sets  , dream again , be happy and start tomorrow  all over again in hope of changing the world .

Happiness is something that comes into our lives through doors we don’t even remember leaving open.

Rose Lane

 

 Regards,

Hoope

 

 

Tomorrow was Beautiful

A friend from the Kaizen teachings wrote once “Tomorrow was Beautiful “  ; and there I told him that there is a grammatical mistake in that ; instead it should be “ Tomorrow IS beautiful “ . He proved me wrong and he said that the more we try to program ourselves that tomorrow was beautiful it eventually turns to be so. It’s all a matter of inner unconscious mind and we thus conduct in our actions.

Kaizen means “ Continuous Improvement “ , continuous self improvement is what we all need. For example ; try extending you exercise hours , develop a new healthy eating habits or even helping someone to learn something new. These are all ways to help improve yourself and the list is still going.

Let’s go back to “ Tomorrow was beautiful “ … I was up today and I wanted to make this day a beautiful day , whatever hard situation I faced ; I took  the positive part of it . None depressed me . Because I made it in my mind that it’s going to be a beautiful day !! And so it was.  Things happen for a reason though we might not see those reason at the mean time but they exist & you should be satisfied however.

 

So from now on let’s adopt the habit of saying in each night :

“ Tomorrow was beautiful “

 

Regards,

Hoope