19 July 2016

The alarm clock inside went off--- i decided to ( stop snoozing) wake up.

I've been known as " the old soul" for the longest time that i know; among friends and peers.
And i often have to remind myself that I'm not that old!
I'm just being more reflective:)

I am convinced that everyone has an alarm clock inside us.
Mine went off just a little earlier and louder.

When it rings--- we either snooze it, or we wake up and move. I knew exactly who I was before my alarm went off.
I knew that  girl, who hated homework and tuition;
who loved to day dream and watch time passes everyday;
who was frustrated trying to understand numbers and formulas;
who look forward to school only to be with friends;
who enjoyed so much but work so little... ...
Until the alarm rang, one day. So loudly that i got a shocked and woke up since.
Somehow, I didn't want to play my time away, anymore.
Somehow, I wanted to explore the potential I see in myself.
Somehow, I really had enough of how bad others ( myself)  had made me felt.
Somehow, i told myself that I can be better.

People around you are going to doubt you. They are going to test you. All the time, anytime.
Friends, peers and even family.

To me, those doubts are distractions and chatters.
If we give too much attention to them, our intention and focus will be diluted in no time.

We cannot control what they want to say about us.
I cannot control how i feel about them. 
They cannot control how we feel about ourselves. 

I heard my alarm. They didn't.
Till they heard theirs. We will meet again.
 I was the girl who chose to ignore the alarm, and snooze on.
I can totally understand why i did that, and why i continue to snooze.

I am the same person, who got a shocked and decided to response to the alarm by waking up.
I can totally understand why i did this, and why i continue to be awake. 





The alarm clock inside went off--- i decided to ( stop snoozing) wake up.

I've been known as " the old soul" for the longest time that i know; among friends and peers.
And i often have to remind myself that I'm not that old!
I'm just being more reflective:)

I am convinced that everyone has an alarm clock inside us.

When it rings--- we either snooze it, or we wake up and move. I knew exactly who I was before my alarm went off.
I knew that  girl, who hated homework and tuition;
who loved to day dream and watch time passes everyday;
who was frustrated trying to understand numbers and formulas;
who look forward to school only to be with friends;
who enjoyed so much but work so little... ...
Until the alarm rang, one day. So loudly that i got a shocked and woke up since.
Somehow, I didn't want to play my time away, anymore.
Somehow, I wanted to explore the potential I see in myself.
Somehow, I really had enough of how bad others ( myself)  had made me felt.
Somehow, i told myself that I can be better.

People around you are going to doubt you. They are going to test you. All the time, anytime.
Friends, peers and even family.

To me, those doubts are distractions and chatters.
If we give too much attention to them, our intention and focus will be diluted in no time.

We cannot control what they want to say about us.
I cannot control how i feel about them. 
They cannot control how we feel about ourselves. 

I heard my alarm. They didn't.
Till they heard theirs. We will meet again.
 I was the girl who chose to ignore the alarm, and snooze on.
I can totally understand why i did that, and why i continue to snooze.

I am the same person, who got a shocked and decided to response to the alarm by waking up.
I can totally understand why i did this, and why i continue to be awake. 





05 July 2016

Are you that demanding freak too?

It has indeed been a long while since my last blog post. 
Been busy, most importantly enriching too. 

Every yoga class is like a mind battlefield to me--- of course not forgetting the ample opportunities for me to understand about one another.

Investing more time learning under the belt of my teacher, he who loves to flip ideas, perceptions & traditions. Loads of information in need of digestion. 

" Patience". That's what he always say. 

It is way easy to demand. 

But how about letting go?
Loosening the grip?
Closing one eye and give it a pass?
 In today's society, we are spoiled brats & the pampered royals.
We, who are unconsciously wired to think that the world has to compromise to our worlds.

If we want to demand, there are thousands of dissatisfaction we can pick on.
We will always be looking for faults, imperfection, the chipped corner, the hairline crack... anything.

Go to the market, pick up the first orange. What do you look at?
Go to the florist, you pick up a rose. What do you look for?
Go meet a friend, on the first conversation. What do you talk about?
For the past years, i caught myself red-handed too quick to demand and drop complaints.
But when it comes to giving compliments,  i would take forever. 

Honestly, when i realized my own behavior, i didn't like it.
I didn't like how i jumped into conclusion without taking any effort to understand.

I stopped.
I stop myself rushing into my tenancy. And i decided to reverse.

I decided to make an effort to take note of the service people who had done well;
Remember their names and write in compliment notes via social media.

I decided to be that customer who will go to them, look at them and tell them " thank you".
I want to be that patron who will try to first understand when things didn't go too well, and then feedback.

A smile always work better than a frown.
A compliment always work better than a complaint. 
An act of love always win an act of ego. 

Why not do it different, do it better?