Sunday, January 18, 2009

Love Is The Answer To Happiness

The thesis of this discourse is this: love is the answer to happiness.
Love, the most powerful force in creation, is also the most misunderstood.
It is misunderstood because of the context with which it arises: that of relationship. All relationships imply love, either an offering of it or a withdrawal of it. Thus, our understanding of love is conditioned by varying degrees of attachment and aversion. And because of this, there is an element of self-protection that is projected outwardly and becomes control.
Thus, our understanding of love is completely contaminated by all the associations that arise from it.
So what we have then is conditional love; love that is allowed if certain conditions are met.
In truth, none of this is really love, just as a delicious meal, sprinkled with some mud cannot be said to be appetizing any longer.
Love, real love, is acceptance. That is all it is. Simply accepting what is. From that acceptance flows giving and caring, nurturing and compassion.
When you see a beautiful flower wet with dew, you feel an out-flowing force from your heart. This emotion is love. It is a complete acceptance of the flower. You may call it beauty or appreciation, but it is really love.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009


> >It was a busy morning, approximately 8:30
a.m, when an elderly gentleman in his 80's, arrived to have stitches removed
from his thumb. He stated that he was in a hurry as he had an appointment at
9:00 am. I took his vital signs and had him take a seat, knowing it would be

over an hour before someone would to able to see
him. I saw him looking at his watch and decided, since I was not busy with
another patient, I would evaluate his wound.
On exam, it was well healed, so I talked to one of
the doctors, got the needed supplies to remove his sutures and redress his

While taking care of his wound, we began to engage
in conversation. I asked him if he had another doctor's appointment this
morning, as he was in such a hurry. The gentleman told me no, that he needed
to go to the nursing home to eat breakfast with his wife. I then inquired as
to her health. He told me that she had been there for a
while and that she was a victim of Alzheimer's
Disease. As we talked, I asked if she would be upset if he was a bit late.
He replied that she no longer knew who he was, that she had not recognized
him in five years now. I was surprised, and asked him, "And you still go
every morning, even though she doesn't know who you are?"
He smiled as he patted my hand and said, "She
doesn't know me, but I still know who she is." I had to hold back tears as
he left, I had goose bumps on my arm, and thought, "That is the kind of love
I want in my life."

True love is neither physical, nor romantic.
True love is an acceptance of all that is, has been,
will be, and will not be. With all the jokes and fun that are in e-mails,
sometimes there are some that come along that have an important message, and
this is one of those kind. Just had to share it with you all.

Please share this with someone you care about.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Pengembara sementara

Kita adalah pengembara yang sedang mengembara merentasi perjalanan yang amat singkat demi kehidupan yang hakiki dengan mencari ilmu dunia dan akhirat,dalam perjalanan hidup ini kita di uji dengan kesenangan dan kesusahan. Seandainya kita leka kesenangan kita kalah seandainya kita pandai menggunakan kesenangan "Insya Allah" kita mampu mengatasi halangan, seandainya kita kalah kepada kesusahan,kita akan tumbang seandainya kita berdiri selepas kita jatuh kita adalah juara. Namun kejayaan pengembaraan kita bukanlah boleh dilihat dengan berapa banyakkita bangun tetapi dinilai semasa Hari Perhitungan di akhirat nanti dan masa itu barulah kita tahu sama ada kita menang atau kalah. Semasa mengembara jangan terlalu terpengaruh akan kata-kata orang, sepatutnya kita ikut kata hati kita tapi jangan lupa sebagai pengembara umat ISLAM, Al-Quran adalah pedoman hidup yang pasti….. Insya Allah kita berjaya…