27 January 2016

If you can't get what you love. You learn to love the things you've got :)

Well if you can't get what you love
You learn to love the things you've got
If you can't be what you want
You learn to be the things you're not
If you can't get what you need
You learn to need the things that stop you dreaming
All the things that stop you dreaming
~ Mike Rosenberg

On a bus ride to class this morning, i am among many others commuters heading to start our day. 
Everyone seems to be tired & sleepy. Everybody got up the bus, and found a seat and settle in quietly.
I plugged on the ear piece and got into my playlist on Spotify.
ah~ that was all i need in any morning before class.  
This music came along. I thought a little.

Many things we wish it happen, but it didn't.
Many things we hope it don't happen, but it did.
So, what do we do?

I always believe the idea of being appreciative of what we have & what we don't. 
We can never almost possess anything, not even ourselves.
Always at one point, if we didn't learn how to set things free; what need to go will just dissolves in front of us. Or we will have to learn it through pain. 
Love what you do and do what you love.  
In life, there are many things we may not totally love doing.
In the bus i was on this morning, i counted my blessing for looking forward to class and the students. I'm even a little excited every time thinking about the things i planned to work with them on the mat.

To many others may be just another day getting to work, going through the routine, having to feed families and raise kids.
For this, i totally respect them for what they are getting up early for---  for putting their comfort aside and provide for their loved ones.

Realistically, there are way too many things in life we have no control over. 
But we can always choose how we feel, our attitude and how we choose to manage.

Yeah, that much we can do. That can already make a huge difference to our own little world!

We can be happy seeing the sun rise or upset when the sun sets. 
Don't forget, in the dark sky, there are still the moon and twinkling stars!

Want to check out this song that i listen this morning? 


31 December 2015

On the last day of 2015, i just want to say...

for all that had been received & all that had been given.
for all that i wanted & all that i don't want. 
for all the likes & dislikes.
for all the pleasures & pain.
for all the ups & downs.
for all the light & darkness.
for all the sweet & bitter.
for everything that had happened to me.
 I am as excited about 2016 as i was for 2015. 
What lies ahead is planned yet unknown. 

Like how those clouds taking shape constantly 
because of the wind. 
Watching them, we can fit in our imagination on them,
free & wildly.
Who is to judge, except us?
Just be playful & foolish happily!
It is never too late or too soon.
It is when it supposed to be. 
~ Mitch Albom, The Time Keeper
H A P P Y  N E W Y E A R 2 0 1 6 
F R I E N D S :)


18 December 2015

I don't fancy C2H5OH. I am not sorry.

We are all smelling x'ams-sy, aren't we?
Presents, parties, hugs, laughter, drinkings... 

At this time of the year, friends around me get a chance to know me better on just ONE thing:
I don't fancy alcohol. I can't handle it.

In most time, i have to be up early the next day... a hangover yoga class--- Bad idea.  

If i do drink, it probably means i trust the people around me very much.

And I don't feel sorry about that at all:)

Most of my friends can handle alcohol very well.
I totally do envy them for the ability to manage the effect.

One year, I was celebrating my X'mas in India. We went to a club in Bangalore.
We ordered drinks and i wanted a fruit juice. I got stared by a friend.

 " What?! How on earth are you going to enjoy on the dance floor if you don't drink?"

I smiled.

I thought.

" Not necessary. I can enjoy better when I am clear headed."

In fact, the smell of alcoholic drinks reminds me of nail polish--- It almost feels like I'm sipping a glass of O.P.I --- hmmm... i prefer to have it on my nails:)

Initially, most friends felt more uncomfortable than me for not fitting in.
Very glad for me, that they have gotten used & respected my choices all the time.
 You have your beers and shots, i have my juice and coffee. No problem! :)

To all my dearest friends, I appreciate the respect, support and enjoyment you all had shared with me all these years. 

Many more happy time to come!