What is your passion?

June 24, 2014

At this time, I’m questioning myself,

What is my passion?

I’m searching for my uniqueness, but still can’t find it. I really love my job and what I’m doing, but something is incomplete. If it is from within and no need to try hard to find it, why can’t I feel it?


June 7, 2014

By Rudyard Kipling, 1909.

If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you;
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too:
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or, being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
Or being hated don’t give way to hating,
And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise;

If you can dream—and not make dreams your master;
If you can think—and not make thoughts your aim,
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same:.
If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build’em up with worn-out tools;

If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings,
And never breathe a word about your loss:
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: “Hold on!”

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with Kings—nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
If all men count with you, but none too much:
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
And—which is more—you’ll be a Man, my son!

mensyukuri kekurangan

October 14, 2009

Diambil dari buku “Si Cacing dan Kotoran Kesayangannya” karya Ajahn Brahm.

Seusai sebuah acara pernikahan di Singapura beberapa tahun yang lalu, sang ayah mertua memanggil menantu barunya ke pojok untuk memberinya nasihat tentang bagaimana agar pernikahannya awet dan bahagia.

“Kamu mungkin sangat mencintai anak saya”, katanya kepada si pemuda.

“Ya, memang!”, jawab si pemuda.

“Dan kamu mungkin berpikir dialah wanita paling menyenangkan di dunia,” sambung si mertua.

“Dia begitu sempurna dalam segala hal,” si menantu mengiyakan.

“Itulah yang kau rasakan sewaktu baru menikah,” kata si mertua. “Namun setelah beberapa tahun, kamu mulai melihat beberapa kekurangan anak saya. Saat kamu mulai menyadarinya, saya ingin kamu ingat ini: kalau dia tidak mempunyai kekurangan-kekurangan tersebut, menantuku, dia mungkin sudah menikah dengan orang lain yang jauh lebih baik daripadamu!”

Jadi kita harus selalu berterima kasih dan bersyukur atas kekurangan-kekurangan pasangan kita, karena kalau saja mereka tidak memiliki kekurangan-kekurangan tersebut sejak awal, mereka akan menikah dengan orang lain yang jauh lebih baik daripada kita.

Daripada komplain terhadap kekurangan-kekurangan mereka, bagaimana kalau berusaha bersama-sama agar (sama-sama) menjadi yang lebih baik ? :)


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