What is Love?

I asked many people about Love. What is Love to them?

Is Love a pain? Is Love a desire?

What if Love is everything you experience?

What if Love is You?

The mind may not know what is Love. If you put Love in front of you, the mind will seek the polarity of Love. It will look at the opposite of Love; the unloved. The mind needs to know the duality of everything.

Hence, when you think of Love, you will also think of unlove. That is why some people think Love is complicated especially if they have a compulsive mind that constantly swings between two polarities.

Love is simple. It really is. What’s complicated is our compulsive mind that trying to understand Love.

If you want to know what Love is, go beyond your thinking. Follow your breathing, your body, your feeling, your sensation, your senses, your Soul.

Love begin within YOU.

Observe your experiences. It can tell you many things about Love.

By the way, this is Love. Scones.

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Thank you for reading, I hope this can shed some lights on your journey! Blessing to you all. Comment and share your thoughts with me if you like.

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Grief – Who We Actually Miss?

Last night we talked about Grief. There were noises in the background, but it subsided to almost silent during the conversation. We pondered about grief; why the feeling is heavy and why sometimes we grief over someone who is not even in our inner circle.At that moment, I realised we have the same grief. I lost a friend in December 2016 and I grief till today. The grief is small and sometimes subtle. I know it’s a grief because I would stare deep into my inner space and try to fill the emptiness. Most of the time, the mind is occupied by self-guilt, but space remain empty.I love taking photos of empty chairs. It gives me the sense of space; the same space I’m staring into. Imagine those people who sat on these chairs during the day and they left during the night. If this is how death looks like, what are we missing here?During the conversation, this came out right from my lips. “What we miss is their presence (physical) and now it just an empty space”. We don’t connect much with Souls. We are a physical creature. Physical presence, the body itself make so much difference in this world. That’s what we missed. The rest come and go together with the body including the expression of love, the voice, the touch, everything about the body.That’s the most torturing feeling about grief’; longing for the body to be around. However, if we take grief with a touch of Spirituality, we would understand that Space is never Empty. The presence is always there. The essence of the energy body is right there. It’s just they appeared in a different form.Whenever I see empty chairs, I feel a deep sense of Peace and I would capture the moments through the lens. It’s okay to grieve. I no longer shed tears over her passing. I don’t think I even have tears to grieve. All I do is accepting the space I feel whenever I think of her.

That space is Love. I wish her Peace, wherever she is now.

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Trust Yourself

Trust is not easy. I’m not talking about trusting people. In fact, we trust people way too easy than trusting ourselves.

Trust ourselves first. Trust the sacredness of our Self. Trust the silent Soul within us. Trust our instinct and intuition. Trust our genetics. Trust our bloods and heartbeat. Trust every breath we inhale and exhale. Trust the fear and love we feel. Trust the anxiety that pushing us to wake up. Trust the pain that is screaming. Trust the healing that is flowing, that light is shining.

Trust is not easy. It was taken away from us for many centuries.

Trust is a practise. Trust is about surrendering to Life; even if our shadows shout and scares us with doubts and pain.

Trust that we are here to be different. Trust is the only way to begin.

Most of the Time

I wanna wrap today’s experience in four words – Most of the Time.

Most of the time, we have no clue of our potentials.
Most of the time, we ignore our birthrights.
Most of the time, we are confused and in doubts with our existence.
Most of the time, we chase the reflection of others.
Most of the time, we look at the shadows and say “that’s who I am”.
Most of the time, it gives us anxiety and stress and depression.
Most of the time, we are unseen, unrecognised.
Most of the time, we have no clue why we are here.
Most of the time, we lost our way in this so called Life.

Most-of-the-time shall STOP now.

Story of a Chair

Everything that we see in this Life has a story. If we listen and acknowledge their presence, we might know what lies underneath their surface. This is a story of a chair.

The chair that you see in the picture has many stories of love, joy, sadness and pain. That beautiful chair used to be a seating place for an old man who had dementia. A lady who witnessed fragments of his life told me “That’s where my master used to sit”. A visitor who saw the chair said: “It’s for the King”. And each story has values.

If the chair could speak, it will speak a language of Love. It probably says “Sit with me so I can fulfil my purpose as a chair”. It would welcome anyone to fill its purpose. And it will listen to all of our stories of joy, love and pain; without judgement. That’s a pure Love.

These days I sit on it and observe the world out there.

All Life has a story. All Life has something to share. And all stories has values to be acknowledged. The stories will be told in many ways. We just need to listen to them.

 

Can we know ourselves through Emptiness?

Emptiness; we always perceived it as pain. Perhaps what we really feel is an unknown feeling to the mind. It is a void that we never explore. And often we fill the void with something or someone. After all, Emptiness is designed to motivate us to seek for something or somebody to fill the space. With Emptiness, we desire for the Wholeness.

We never actually explore Emptiness and understand it for what it Is.

What if Emptiness is an unknown that has many potentials to grasp?

What if Emptiness is not a pain but a sense of longing for Oneness?

What if Emptiness is our formless side that we never get to know?

What if Emptiness is a magnet that pulls us on the right path?

What if Emptiness is an indicator that Life is changing the course?

What happens if we embrace Emptiness like embrace Love?

Can we know ourselves through Emptiness? If Emptiness made us seek for external fulfilment, it could also make us look for inner fulfilment. Why not try to sit with the feeling and find out what it wants us to explore?

Photo note: That’s the floor marker I used during video shootings, and I stand behind the Rainbow.

Why do We Need to be Conscious of Our Emotions?

Emotions are a new form of Awareness. With emotions, we become aware of vibration and waves of Life. Emotional Awareness is powerful because when we feel emotions, it is the entire body feeling it.

While Mental Awareness gives us a sense of understanding and reflection of Life, Emotional Awareness gives us moments of Life as a human. We are not entirely complete until we acknowledge our feelings.

Have you notice this? Try to feel Love and our bodies want to dance or kiss. Try to feel hate, and our bodies want to destroy whatever that we hate.

When we become aware of our emotions, Life becomes more colourful, and our sense of connection with Life becomes more vivid. Emotional Awareness also opens the door of Acceptance of ourselves and others.

Be conscious of emotions will take us to understand all spectrum of emotions. With understanding, we will know why there are hatred and compassion swing on the same momentum, and why sadness and happiness are the same peak and valley.

This, That and the Truth

In all experiences, in every story we encounter, there are three sides of it; This, That and Truth. We often fall for either This or That. The moment we pick side, we are moving away from the Truth.

The three sides of Life not only apply outside of us. What if, picking side even about ourselves can drag us away from knowing our inner Truth?

Ponder on this. Why many people feel torn apart? It is because we are This moment who longing for That moment. We pick sides and we pick which experiences to live and which to deny.

What if, every experiences offer us revelation about ourselves?, but it need us to stop choosing sides and just Be with the experiences.

What if, even sadness or Anxiety or hatred or grief can reveal our Inner Truth if we choose to be with it without judgement?

Photo: Taken during Self Empowering Group Coaching two weeks ago.

Pain, The Greatest Teacher Part 1 & 2

Recently I spoke to my editor from The Iskandarian/WAVES Lifestyle newspaper about turning my articles into audio materials. The idea is to cater people who prefer listening than reading. Furthermore, I have many articles from past years that is still useful for the audiences. And she gave me the green light to start the project. 
 
The articles are short. The published articles contain about 300 to 310 words, and the audio comes with three minutes video. So I geared up yesterday for recording and editing. And today I have two videos to share.
 
My first pick is articles (two parts) about Pain, The Greatest Teacher. No one likes pain. However, if we are willing to acknowledge our pain and be with it, the pain we feel can teach us many things about ourselves and Life. 
 
Remember that even pain has a quality, and the quality of the pain depends on the quality of observer. 
 
Enjoy the videos. 
 
Note: Full links to the e-paper in the YouTube Channel. 

Do What We LOVE!

Work is also a prayer, not in the form of words but actions. When we love what we do, the doing become a meditation, the mind becomes creative, and the body become joyful.

But when we do not love the work we do, then the prayer is filled with un-love energies, the action is not powerful, and the body becomes weak and ill.

Do what you love. Start with that. Then the doing becomes natural and full of Love. It is one way to cherish yourself and honour your purposes. And through the doing, you get to share your deepest Love with the world.

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