“Aku tidak ingin kaya. Aku hanya ingin hidup. Aku ingin melihat banyak tempat. Aku ingin mendengar banyak suara. Aku ingin menghirup seribu satu bau kehidupan. Alangkah mengerikannya terpenjara di satu tempat. Alangkah menjemukannya. Alangkah memuakkan. Aku mesti pindah tempat setiap saat, meski cuma selangkah.”
(Seno Gumira Ajidarma)
Asal mau berusaha, hidup akan memberikan segalanya – Pramoedya Ananta Toer
Choose how you make your bed
Every action you take, every decision you make, everything you do causes an immediate effect on those around you – and on you. And this is the important bit. There is such a thing as instant karma. It is your bed and you are going to have to lie in it. Your action will dictate whether in general your life is going to run happily or badly, smoothly or as if the wheels have fallen off. If you are selfish and manipulative it will rebound on you. If you are generally loving and thoughtful you will get your just reward – and not in heaven (or the next life or whatever you believe) but right here, right now. So be careful how you make your bed. What goes around, comes around. Do the right thing, every time. You know what it is.
(Richard Templar – The Rules Of Life)
Never be too busy for loved ones.
It is very easy in the rush of living to overlook people close to us. I have people who are very special, very close to me and I forget to phone, forget to stay in touch. Not because I don’t care but because I am too busy. Unforgivable. Every now and then I’ll complain that I haven’t heard from him/her. But of course it is me not staying in touch just as much as it is. We have to make time, because if we don’t, time slips past so fast that a few days become weeks, and then months, and then years are added on before we know it.
No matter how busy your life is, you have to make time. You have to make quality time for all those around you to whom you make a difference. Those that love you get repaid in time – it’s a fair exchange. They love you and you give them something of yourself, something precious. Your time and your attention. And you do this willingly, not as a chore. You do this with dedication and commitment and wholehearted enthusiasm. There is no point spending quality time with your loved ones, for example, and using that time to catch up on work or read the paper. You have to be there entirely for him/her or they’ll know your attention is elsewhere and they’ll feel cheated. One day, he/she might not be there – and then you will so desperately wish you’d actually listened. But then it’ll be too late. So make time for the people who matter – today.
(Richard Templar – The Rules of Life)
“When you have problems face it! Don’t facebook it! ” – Unknown
“Life is hard. It’s even harder when you’re stupid.” – John Wayne
“Do you know what you are?
You are a manuscript of a divine letter.
You are a mirror reflecting a noble face.
This universe is not outside of you.
Look inside yourself;
everything that you want,
you are already that.”
― Rumi, Hush, Don’t Say Anything to God: Passionate Poems of Rumi
I want to live my life to the absolute fullest
To open my eyes to be all I can be
To travel roads not taken, to meet faces unknown
To feel the wind, to touch the stars
I promise to discover myself
To stand tall with greatness
To chase down and catch every dream
LIFE IS AN ADVENTURE
Passion is things that you really really love doing. Your passion is your strength. And your strength is not about what you’re good at. It is about what you enjoy the most. It is within you. It is your uniqueness. It is not what you think you will like. It is all about what you feel when you do things. Do what you are, and live in your uniqueness. Try everything, but don’t hold anything back. Enjoy the journey itself. It is all about self-discoveries. Heaven will not ignore sincere effort and true determination.
(Your Job Is Not Your Career – Rene Suhardono)