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[1: 1,405 of 10,000] I Want To Embody The Four Agreements

In Review on March 3, 2015 at 5:49 PM

thefouragreementsI finally completed the book “The Four Agreements” by Don Miguel Ruiz and I am fascinated how the thoughts on “Ego” being named as “The Judge and The Victim” tries to conquer every good soul to oblivion if we are not brave enough to stop it from empowering us. I kind of think that I am currently experiencing the crazy turmoil in my life to learn first hand about this.

I love how Don Miguel described the agreement as the experience that we let ourselves to believe. It is in our decision if we let a good or a bad thing consume us or lead us to peace, happiness, and ultimately love.

1st Agreement – Be impeccable with your word
Do not sin with the word that you utter or on letting any word affects you. Have a keen sense of intent, what do you really want to say and how do you want to say it. The beauty of it is if you have always been truthful and gentle, you could even create this magical protection that will not let any bad magic to destroy you. We do have the capacity to create with our words, carefully as it is applicable on both good and bad. Watch the short video from Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday about the 1st agreement – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mIY9mFH5m8I.

2nd Agreement – Don’t take anything personally
Whatever somebody says to you, whether good or bad, don’t take it personally because people say things they meant for themselves, you know who you truly are and that is enough. Have no fear so you would be able to love yourself and you don’t need confirmation from your talking mind (your personal ego) even or from the people around you. You will be open, capable of saying I love you without the fear of being ridiculed or rejected. You can choose to follow your heart always. Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday video on the 2nd agreement – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H4jn18Oo3YE.

3rd Agreement – Don’t make assumptions
It is better to ask question than making assumptions and saving you from unnecessary drama. Careful that you don’t make assumption for yourself, assuming you can or cannot do a certain thing; simply put stop lying to yourself too. Find the voice to ask for what you want and allow others to ask what they want from you and both parties have the option to say yes or no.
Watch Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday about the 3rd agreement – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-qdH4C38LI.

4th Agreement – Always do your best
Know that your best is not going to be the same all the time. The key is to giving it your all the moment you’re doing something. If you try too hard to do more than your best, you deplete your body and it will take longer to accomplish your goal. If you don’t give it your all, you subject yourself to frustration, self-judgment, guilt, and regrets. Doing your best is taking action because you love it and don’t expect a reward. Watch the 4th agreement from Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=reiZUU9rUPk.

It is not going to be easy to live the 4 agreements but live absolutely in the present and try again tomorrow until it gets easier; until you’ve reached the point where Don Miguel is right now, always at peace and full of love.

You know the cliche question where they asked you what if you know when are you dying exactly, what would you do? Don Miguel mentioned that in the book, he said if we surrender to the angel of death, we cease the day. What would I do if I know that my days are numbered?

  • I am going to write about the goodness of life and God.
  • I will thank people and I will tell to those I love that I love them with ALL OF MY HEART. Those people are not a lot but I know them, my family, my relatives, my friends, and wonderful mentors from the past.
  • I will not be afraid to love especially for taking care of myself first. I will not be discouraged and dishearten about the challenges surrounding me.
  • I will show people how happy I am because whenever I am optimistic, it rubbed off to others.
  • I will believe that my soul’s journey doesn’t end and my actions and creations will speak louder than my words.

[1: 1,377 of 10,000] How To Be Parisian

In Review on December 3, 2014 at 7:18 AM

how-to-be-parisian-wherever-you-areI can’t believe I read a book in one seating from cover to cover again.

I was at Kinokuniya yesterday and picked-up “How to be a Parisian,” sat on a wooden chair with a book shelf to rest my back, and enjoyed pages after pages.

I am fascinated about Parisian, especially women with distinct arrogance and confidence (maybe because I felt like one) and loads of mystery. If men cheats and will never be caught admitting it; I will never be vulnerable to a man who doesn’t deserve my truth.

The book is witty, honest, revealing, and I love the inserts of photos, humour, and everything in between. It looked like a polished scrapbook made by elegant 4 Parisians.


[1: 1,315 of 10,000] My Latest Obsession: BU-BO

In Article on May 16, 2014 at 5:12 PM

Books ObsessionBU-BO meaning Buying Books; and reading them of course! I just purchased AED 869.00 worth of 13 books in few hours. If I did not stop (because it turned out to be an extreme work out for my arms) I could have gotten more. I still love printed books, it’s not about old school but I can carry it where ever I am without the worry of battery life running out.

It’s good for karma (for aspiring published author like me) and it’s good for my starving mind. The surprising thing is I am buying books that were published years back but as I read them they give me all those AHA moments. I am a fan of Oprah Winfrey and she certainly recommended good books. I was right that although I could have watched the whole Super Soul Sunday interview; reading the actual book is still a million times worth it.

Lots of business related books there because I wanted to learn on building a good business; good benefit for my employer and a preparation for my own future entrepreneur self. I can’t wait to finish all of them but not on a hurried reading style since I want to make sure every beautiful piece of advice is inculcated in my being to access it whenever I needed wisdom.

Respect to all authors and here here is my way to show it; buy it, read it, learn it, and the most important is to live those that are relevant to me.

[1: 1,314 of 10,000] I Am Switching Off The Daily Post

In Journal on May 16, 2014 at 4:35 PM

I like doing things in order, if you have been hanging out here, quietly reading through my life’s mumbling, you would recognised that I ultimately follow a post a day; but the reality hits me that I got to set some priorities and left the leisure blogging on the side. Hold up! Did I just say leisure or it’s pouring my soul into words?

NOWI have promised but now I am being smart and convenient that instead of working out the logistics I am enjoying the ride and post as many as I can in a day in real time without cheating of back tracking dates. Okay, I got to be honest that I have been slacking for months because I have chosen a battle – perfection at my job that pays the bill to pay for my monthly internet connection at home or the thought of do the things that I have to do to do what I really want to do.

I am reading the book “The War of Art” by Steven Pressfield and the resistance devil could be rejoicing that I am abandoning routine. I may be abandoning my promise of daily but I am still committed to completing my 10,000 posts and the next and the next. I have accepted the reality that blogging should not feel like pressure and task; a part of routine. It is my voice for art, expression of creativity, and an outlet for my exceedingly loud voice in the head into concrete digital writing. Is it in the brink of abandonment or just the mind trick that I do that discipline will have a new definition for my blogging? I better be sure I shall have a post in each week or I would be kidding myself and my muse will leave me completely.

[1: 1,300 of 10,000] Books I Now Read

In Article on February 12, 2014 at 12:21 AM

Book Lover

They are not fictional, I most likely to read real life books that would improve my skills, teach me new things, and make me feel I am uncovering new understanding to expound my life for the best.

I still fancy Sophie Kinsella but I am looking at the following new books to read if only they are all available in my favourite book store in Dubai:

  1. WomanCode: Perfect Your Cycle, Amplify Your Fertility, Supercharge Your Sex Drive, and Become a Power Source – Alisa Vitti
  2. The Four Agreements – Don Miguel Ruiz
  3. The War of Art – Steven Press field
  4. Start With Why – Simon Sinek
  5. Leaders Eat Last – Simon Sinek
  6. Living Buddha, Living Christ 10th Anniversary Edition – Thich Nhat Hanh
  7. Living the 80/20 Way: Work Less, Worry Less, Succeed More, Enjoy More – Richard Koch
  8. Good to Great – Jim Collins
  9. The Leader Who Had No Title – Robin Sharma
  10. Stop Saying You’re Fine – Mel Robbins

[1: 1,240 of 10,000] The Manuscript Found In Accra

In Review on December 14, 2013 at 12:58 PM

I finished the book and got good and a bit of disappointment feedback.

Manuscript Found In Accra

The Good

  • Love the story telling in a question and answer plot.
  • Love the fact that almost all lines were quotable quotes. It means in a brilliant one sentence the beautiful composition of thoughts were grouped to move a heart.
  • It is amazing to think the numerous wisdom Paulo shared for every essential subject in a man’s life.

The Disappointment

  • The beginning of the story was boring. It took me so long to really read this book because the beginning was not gripping but when I reached the question and answer then I was hooked.
  • There were stories taken from the Bible. It’s not that I didn’t love the Bible but it would have been impressive that Paulo were more creative and came up with a new idea. Although on a positive note, those who were not able to know the marvellous words of the Bible will learn it from him.

Highly recommended for reading!

[1: 1,172 of 10,000] Book Purchasing Addiction

In Article on October 11, 2013 at 12:00 AM

Yor's Books

I am totally addicted with buying books. How about reading them? That too if I find the time, actually if I can push myself to find time to blog then I can do anything else if I really commit to simply do it.

I am actually excited to read all the books waiting for me, after all Confucius said that reading books helps me out of my ignorance. I don’t doubt that reading will expound my knowledge and give me wisdom from another person who made the effort to write something worthwhile and definitely interesting to my taste.

I am craving to learn new thing, to never let myself become idle and falling into the trap of imagining silly things, so instead plant seeds of wisdom. One day, I shall cherish the efforts I am making today. I just got to start doing new things every day and do it with a grateful heart.

By the way, I got to add the RTA book to my list to make sure I’ll be a good UAE driver pretty soon!

[1: 1,146 of 10,000] My Reflection on The Power

In Review on September 15, 2013 at 12:00 AM

The Power Rhonda ByrneI finally finished the Rhonda Byrne’s The Power and it really took me so long to read it because I try to absorb the tidbits that could make my life rich and meaningful. Who would not want to live the life they’ve always wanted?

There are so many times that I pause and try to relate on things. The challenge was defying my so known reality. The Power was teaching me to feel like I am already living everything that I’ve ever wanted. I currently struggle with the wrong desires and that is what stopping me to be genuinely letting go of everything negative. I am continuously working on it though because it makes sense.

The greatest lesson that I love from the book is the continuous reminder of focusing on what we love! Keep loving ourselves, keep sharing love with one another to multiply grace, and whenever there are negative situations… immediately go to the thoughts of thinking what we love. We have to always pin point  the lovable.

Enjoy life!

[1: 1,055 of 10,000] 50 Shades of Grey Review

In Review on June 19, 2013 at 7:04 AM

fifty-shades-of-greyI completed 50 Shades of Grey by E. L. James.

I sincerely purchased the book because of the buzz.

I am quite disappointed about how it was written but the high school in me found the puppy love moments cute and made me think ‘awwwwww’. I’ve always been a lover for ‘first times’ and I found that endearing to have so many of those.

I will most definitely not read the two other books because I think getting to my “Rich Dad’s Before You Quit Your Job” kick will be worthy of my time and money.

If this turned out to be a movie, I will most definitely go and watch the trilogy even.

It has hint of resemblance from Twilight characters, which is kind of pathetic.

I am happy for the amateur writer though because she made it to the publishing world, gathered a Bestseller title, and she can eventually improve her craft.

[1: 843 of 10,000] Killing A Man

In Question on November 23, 2012 at 2:00 PM

I am still reading “The Art of War” and every time I read every strategy to kill I can’t help thinking is killing a man the answer to prevail? To win? To end evil?

Who is the evil? The man who got killed or the man who killed doesn’t make any difference?

War is about defending a nation. Is it right that someone has to do the sacrifice and get his hands sinful? Is killing for a cause a sin?

I will never take anyone his life. Sometimes, when the pain of real life is so great, that is suffering enough and ending someone his life is stopping his chance to experience suffering and seeing the light that is available at the end.

Or cut the questions – man dies anyway and it is just a matter of when and how.