In Journal on June 1, 2016 at 1:22 AM
It is true, whenever we act or react, there are two significant choices, either towards LOVE or FEAR. I can never explain it simpler than on how Marianne Williamson shared in this quote:
“Love is what we are born with. Fear is what we learn. The spiritual journey is the unlearning of fear and prejudices and the acceptance of love back in our hearts. Love is the essential reality and our purpose on earth. To be consciously aware of it, to experience love in ourselves and others, is the meaning of life. Meaning does not lie in things. Meaning lies in us.” ― Marianne Williamson
My personal mission beginning now on the 1st of June is to love myself so I can love others and everything that I do, perceive, intent, and all for the higher good.
In Article on May 26, 2016 at 12:36 AM
Oprah Winfrey (I just have to add, I adore her) shared that everyone needs validation, whether victims of violence, celebrities including Beyonce, or just about any regular folks. She said, “What we do and what we say, and who we are matters. We want to be validated. Do you see? What I say mean anything to you? Do I matter to you?”
I try to wrap my head around it, depending on certain circumstances, I do ask for validation. Do I look good? Did I do a great job? Especially finding the opinion of the people who I consider that mattered to me, who’s decision I do respect, and so the rest are just bubbles that I don’t care or maybe I don’t sense the authenticity.
Yes sometimes, it doesn’t bother me if they like what I do especially if I know that it’s part of my obligation. I met a man that whenever I thank him for accomplishing a good work, he said it’s my job to do. I wonder, in those times that I don’t care, is it because I am not attached with the effect, I don’t need to be patronised, or am I too busy to pause and appreciate the accolade?
You and I matter, that’s for sure. May we always be heard and seen. May we find the right ways to live and truly matter to be living greater than ourselves.
In Article, Review on May 13, 2016 at 10:08 PM
I watched the Sex and The City movies back-to-back. Quick review: I was disappointed about the Part 2, I didn’t like it because I didn’t believe it. I live in UAE and I know that they were not in Abu Dhabi, it doesn’t really reflect authenticity about the city so it ruined the sense of entertainment.
Setting aside my disappointment about the portrayal of everything Abu Dhabi, I just recognised myself laughing and seeing the characters. I understand their decisions and their points of view, because I am now 35. I still remember when I was a teenager, I am drawn to Dawson’s Creek and couldn’t really enjoy stories of older people (why will I follow the lives of my parents’ age); but now that I have experienced adulthood, I do appreciate them.
I tend to find similarities with others and it is comforting to find oh she felt that, that is REALLY difficult (I know, been there), now looked like a success to me, and so forth… Although, in another part, I do believe now that each of us is unique, both our joy and pain, and we couldn’t actually say we have identical experiences because it could never be; maybe a slight hint but not entirely.
One of the scenes that I will never forget is when Charlotte was so furious at Big. Saying “NO” with so much dignity, firmness, and anger. She was rooting for Carrie and Big and yet she knew when it was time to protect her friend.