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“If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I’m about to do today?”


Sunday, August 29, 2010

Story of a Marriage

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I dedicate this story to those who are married, not married and soon to be married. I hope you will be touched with this story...

When I got home that night as my wife served dinner, I held her hand and said, I've got something to tell you. She sat down and ate quietly. Again I observed the hurt in her eyes.

Suddenly I didn't know how to open my mouth. But I had to let her know what I was thinking. I want a divorce. I raised the topic calmly.

She didn't seem to be annoyed by my words, instead she asked me softly, why?

I avoided her question. This made her angry. She threw away the chopsticks and shouted at me, you are not a man! That night, we didn't talk to each other. She was weeping. I knew she wanted to find out what had happened to our marriage. But I could hardly give her a satisfactory answer; she had lost my heart to Dew. I didn't love her anymore. I just pitied her!

With a deep sense of guilt, I drafted a divorce agreement which stated that she could own our house, our car, and 30% stake of my company.

She glanced at it and then tore it into pieces. The woman who had spent ten years of her life with me had become a stranger. I felt sorry for her wasted time, resources and energy but I could not take back what I had said for I loved Dew so dearly. Finally she cried loudly in front of me, which was what I had expected to see. To me her cry was actually a kind of release. The idea of divorce which had obsessed me for several weeks seemed to be firmer and clearer now.

The next day, I came back home very late and found her writing something at the table. I didn't have supper but went straight to sleep and fell asleep very fast because I was tired after an eventful day with Dew.

When I woke up, she was still there at the table writing. I just did not care so I turned over and was asleep again.

In the morning she presented her divorce conditions: she didn't want anything from me, but needed a month's notice before the divorce.
She requested that in that one month we both struggle to live as normal a life as possible. Her reasons were simple: our son had his exams in a month's time and she didn't want to disrupt him with our broken marriage.

This was agreeable to me. But she had something more, she asked me to recall how I had carried her into out bridal room on our wedding day.

She requested that everyday for the month's duration I carry her out of our bedroom to the front door ever morning.. I thought she was going crazy. Just to make our last days together bearable I accepted her odd request.

I told Dew about my wife's divorce conditions.. . She laughed loudly and thought it was absurd. No matter what tricks she applies, she has to face the divorce, she said scornfully..

My wife and I hadn't had any body contact since my divorce intention was explicitly expressed. So when I carried her out on the first day, we both appeared clumsy. Our son clapped behind us, daddy is holding mummy in his arms. His words brought me a sense of pain. From the bedroom to the sitting room, then to the door, I walked over ten meters with her in my arms. She closed her eyes and said softly; don't tell our son about the divorce. I nodded, feeling somewhat upset. I put her down outside the door. She went to wait for the bus to work. I drove alone to the office.

On the second day, both of us acted much more easily. She leaned on my chest. I could smell the fragrance of her blouse. I realized that I hadn't looked at this woman carefully for a long time.. I realized she was not young any more. There were fine wrinkles on her face, her hair was graying! Our marriage had taken its toll on her. For a minute I wondered what I had done to her.

On the fourth day, when I lifted her up, I felt a sense of intimacy returning. This was the woman who had given ten years of her life to me.

On the fifth and sixth day, I realized that our sense of intimacy was growing again. I didn't tell Dew about this. It became easier to carry her as the month slipped by. Perhaps the everyday workout made me stronger.

She was choosing what to wear one morning. She tried on quite a few dresses but could not find a suitable one. Then she sighed, all my dresses have grown bigger. I suddenly realized that she had grown so thin, that was the reason why I could carry her more easily.

Suddenly it hit me... she had buried so much pain and bitterness in her heart. Subconsciously I reached out and touched her head.

Our son came in at the moment and said, Dad, it's time to carry mum out. To him, seeing his father carrying his mother out had become an essential part of his life. My wife gestured to our son to come closer and hugged him tightly. I turned my face away because I was afraid I might change my mind at this last minute. I then held her in my arms, walking from the bedroom, through the sitting room, to the hallway. Her hand surrounded my neck softly and naturally. I held her body tightly; it was just like our wedding day.

But her much lighter weight made me sad. On the last day, when I held her in my arms I could hardly move a step. Our son had gone to school. I held her tightly and said, I hadn't noticed that our life lacked intimacy.

I drove to office.... jumped out of the car swiftly without locking the door. I was afraid any delay would make me change my mind...I walked upstairs. Dew opened the door and I said to her, Sorry, Dew, I do not want the divorce anymore.

She looked at me, astonished, and then touched my forehead.. Do you have a fever? She said. I moved her hand off my head. Sorry, Dew, I said, I won't divorce. My marriage life was boring probably because she and I didn't value the details of our lives, not because we didn't love each other any more. Now I realize that since I carried her into my home on our wedding day I am supposed to hold her until death do us apart.

Dew seemed to suddenly wake up. She gave me a loud slap and then slammed the door and burst into tears. I walked downstairs and drove away.

At the floral shop on the way, I ordered a bouquet of flowers for my wife. The salesgirl asked me what to write on the card. I smiled and wrote, I'll carry you out every morning until death do us apart.

That evening I arrived home, flowers in my hands, a smile on my face, I run up stairs, only to find my wife in the bed - dead.

The small details of your lives are what really matter in a relationship. It is not the mansion, the car, property, the money in the bank. These create an environment conducive for happiness but cannot give happiness in themselves. So find time to be your spouse's friend and do those little things for each other that build intimacy.

Do have a real happy marriage!

To Ponder: To create a beautiful marriage, attend 'Anda Dilahirkan Berjaya' together with your Spouse!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

The Power of Thoughts

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Thought is pure energy. Every thought you have, have ever had, and ever will have is creative. (Creative – Ability to Create) The energy of your thought never ever dies. Ever. It leaves your being and heads out into the universe, extending forever. A thought is forever.
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A Stanford University study which was undertaken several years ago concluded that average person has sixty thousand thoughts a day, fifty nine thousand five hundred of which are the same as the day before. We think many of our thoughts without planning to do so; they just happen in an instinctive and spontaneous manner, springing from our subconscious mind in a similar manner to spring water suddenly spurting forth above the ground.
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An interesting exercise which you might like to try is to plan to only think about what is happening right now for a short period of time; to spend even five minutes “in the now” can prove to be an incredibly difficult task. Most of us are just so used to a constant commentary of thoughts running through our minds that we have forgotten what it feels like to still our minds and therefore be able to place our full focus upon the current moment.
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Not only have we forgotten what this feels like, we somehow can also feel that we do not know how to still our minds and stop these myriad thoughts from interfering with our enjoyment of the current moment. Perhaps if we realized the true impact of emitting such a mixed bag of thoughts energy we would try a little harder to still our thoughts and focus our energy more positively and more effectively.
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Not only would this have a major impact upon our own immediate life and environment, it would also benefit the big wide world far away from us; the entire universe is affected by every thoughts each of us has. We tend to think that our thoughts are our own individual and private “property” and believe that they only impact on our own immediate environment. Your thoughts affect the world around you.
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For those who have been introduced to the “stick person” concept in “Anda Dilahirkan Berjaya” (ADB) should understand the power of the thoughts. For those who want to know what “stick person” concept is, attend ADB.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Go Back To Basic

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Dear Muslim Brothers and Sisters,

During this Bless Month of Ramadan, it will be good if we can revisit some of the basic of Islamic principles. Sometimes we tend to ‘fly’ too high and we forgot what the answer to 1 + 1 is. When we look around us, everybody seems so busy and we again tend to overlook these so called basic principles. Without us aware, we disobey these principles and as a result, we have to pay heavy price in life.

Few days back, I stumbled upon this talk by a Brother who happens to embrace Islam recently. This thought provoking talk really jolts me about the true meaning of being a Muslim. Since it has helps me in many ways, I guess it may have the same effect on you. Let us ponder on what he says …


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When I looked back in what PPB3K has to offer, how glad I’m that PPB3K is very much aligned to what this Brother said. I do hope PPB3K will be my legacy to bring harmony and peace to this world. Amin.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

The Interview

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As promised in my last upload, I attach here the interview between Riz Khan and Sami Yusuf. Let's observe ...

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I was personally touched when Sami Yusuf highligted that we Muslim tend to complicate our religion whereas in reality our religion is simple to practice and in sync with human nature. I wonder why does this scenario happen to us?

May Allah S.W.T. bless Sami Yusuf & Riz and not to forget all of us .

'Sejahtera - Bahagia - Kaya'

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Sami Yusuf, The Musician

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I was first introduced to Sami Yusuf’s music about 3 months back when a friend shared his song titled Asma Allah. I must say his songs are contemporize, elegant and in his own word, fusion. I must proclaim myself now that I’m his fan.

Born in Tehran and brought up in England with strong roots from Azerbaijan, he is indeed a fusion himself. He received so much love from where he came from but as he said, he remains true Briton at heart as other Britons do. Graduated from London School of Music with top honors and well versed in at least nine musical instruments.

This young gentleman really caught my attention with his intellectual and his humbleness. I was really impressed the way he communicates his thoughts. You shall witness that in my next article when I feature his interview with Riz Khan of Al Jazeera Network. You be your on judge.

He is a man that really embodied what has been stated in ‘Anda Dilahirkan Berjaya’. He is young but his mission and vision are clear. He knows where he wants to bring his music. He is fully conscious of how high the society’s expectations are on him. And that I must say it’s quite an achievement for a young man like him.

You can call him a superstar since he has sold more than 2 million records worldwide. But this young man remains defiant to the idea. He just wants to be known as somebody who is in love with what he knows best which is his music and to spread what he strongly believes through his music.

Let’s watch one of his videos here. Enjoy!


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Saturday, August 14, 2010

Sajikan Senyuman Tulusmu Pada Saudaramu

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Senyuman yang memberikan ketenangan batin dalam hati saudaramu ialah senyuman yang menguatkan persaudaraan denganmu, senyuman tulus yang menambah pahala sedekah di sisi Tuhanmu.

Senyuman adalah gambaran isi hati yang menggerakkan perasaan dan memancar pada wajah seperti kilatan cahaya, seakan berbicara dan memanggil, sehingga hati yang mendengar akan terpikat.
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Senyuman yang dibuat-buat tidaklah sama dengan senyuman yang keluar dengan tulus ikhlas. Senyuman yang dibuat-buat tak ubahnya seperti kewujudan seni dari bentuk plastik.

Sedangkan senyuman yang tulus adalah sebuah fitrah, ia ibarat bunga yang mekar di tangkainya, indah dipandang mata, dan harum baunya, yang menjadikan jiwa terlena dan bersimpati.
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Mengenai hal ini, Rasulullah telah memberikan sebuah pesan kepada kita melalui sabdanya: "Kamu tidak akan dapat membahagiakan orang lain dengan hartamu,tetapi yang dapat membahagiakan mereka adalah wajah yang ceria dan akhlak mulia ".

Kepada teman-teman dan sahabat handai, maka dengan itu kita menyifatkan bahawa 'senyum itu sedekah' tetapi sedekah yang bagaimana kita sendiri pun kurang pasti, namun yang nyatanya adalah senyuman yang lahir dengan tulus ikhlas memberikan wajah yang ceria sehingga dapat membahagiakan yang lain. Senyum, Senyum dan Senyum lah!
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Renungan: PPB3K mampu buat anda tersenyum!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Meaningful Quotes

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When you live your life living other people's dreams, you live a life of mediocrity but when you live out your passion, you live a life of greatness.

The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.
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No matter where you are in life right now, no matter who you are, no matter how old you are – it is never too late to be who you are meant to be. Unless you choose to take action on what you want, nothing is ever going to come out of it.

If something’s important to someone important to you, it should become important to you as well.

Persuasion is the art of guiding one’s mind through a field of ignorance, misinformation or misunderstanding to a destination where there is enough information and understanding to make logical choice to do what is in the best interest of the person being persuaded.
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Mediocre idea excellently acted on is more valuable than genius idea poorly performed.

Make it a habit to use the power of your mind to make you rich instead of using the power of your mind to make yourself poor.

The illiterate of the 21st Century will not be those who cannot read and write but those who cannot learn, unlearn and re-learn.
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There are people who have been working for ten years but have got only one year experience.

Treat your money as slaves; drive them mercilessly. Make them work hard for you. But first, you must get them a good job!

The great misunderstanding in our money world is thinking something is an asset when it is actually a liability. Assets generate recurring income and positive cash flow. Liabilities cause recurring expenses and negative cash flow.
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I can calculate the movement of the stars but not the madness of men. – Sir Issac Newton

Life is a stage. We are all actors. When we pretend we can succeed, we are on our way to real success!

Life is like cotton. Don't make it heavier by sinking it in the water of sorrow. But make it lighter by letting it blow in the Wind of Joy...
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The two word that best sum up the success of the world’s ‘madmen’ are hunger and passion!

Wealth is when small efforts produce big results and poverty is when big efforts produce small results.

In this world everyone will fall in love - That's Fact but we may not express it - That's Truth and when we express it we may not receive the same love - That's Life.
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People and organization need new breath of fresh air to lead them to positive transformation. The new breath of fresh air is none other than PPB3K!
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'Selamat Berpuasa dan Beribadah di Bulan Ramadan yang penuh berkat ini'.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Putus Asa

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Dalam hidup yang penuh dengan cabaran ini, perkataan ‘putus asa’ sentiasa menjadi satu options dalam menghadapi cabaran-cabaran tersebut. Ramai sudah manusia-manusia yang kecundang akibat ‘putus asa’. Namun ramai juga yang telah berjaya mengharungi perasaan ‘putus asa’ ini. Apa yang membezakan mereka yang kecundang dan yang berjaya?
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Jika diteliti, asal usul fenomena ‘putus asa’ ini berasal dari

1) Cara pandang kita terhadap sesuatu perkara itu.
2) Apa yang dilayan oleh fikiran kita.

Sebagai contoh, katakan anda hidup dengan seseorang yang sentiasa merintih dan merengek mengenai ketidakpuasan hatinya pada anda. Apa jadi pada diri anda?
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Apa cara pandang anda terhadap beliau? Anda kasihan? Anda meluat? Anda suka? Anda Gembira? Cara-cara pandang anda terhadap apa yang anda lihat pada diri beliau itu tanpa anda sedari membentuk diri anda. Jika anda tidak berhati-hati, tindak tanduk beliau sudahnya akan menjadi tindak tanduk anda. Fikirkan...
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Apakah idea yang anda layan semasa beliau mengadu ketidakpuasan hatinya secara berterusan? Adakah idea itu berbunyi seperti berikut ... Hidup ini memang tidak adil! atau Hidup ini membosankan! atau Aku tidak mahu jadi seperti beliau! atau Aku mahu jauhi dari orang-orang sebegini! Mana satu anda layan sudahnya membina siapa anda. Fikirkan ...
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Ringkasnya, dari dua perbincangan di atas, jika anda layan perkara yang negatif, anda akan mudah dihinggapi penyakit ‘putus asa’. Sebaliknya, jika anda layan perkara yang positif, anda hindari penyakit ‘putus asa’. Ceritanya mudah, semudah ABC tetapi adakah anda akan mengambil tindakan terhadap idea ini atau biarkan idea ini berlalu di depan anda sahaja? Pilihan di Tangan Anda!!!
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Dalam usaha aku untuk membawa idea PPB3K ini kepada masyarakat, macam-macam perkara yang aku lalui dan kekadang aku rasakan seperti tak masuk akal cabaran yang aku hadapi. Ada ketika aku rasa nak ketawa dan ada kalanya aku nak rasa menangis. Perit betul rasanya.
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Aku teringat kata seorang teman aku, ” Mior, tak usah layan perkara-perkara negatif ini. Ini semua semacam virus. The moment saja kamu menerima virus ini, sebenarnya kamu telah memulakan satu proses yang mana kamu sudi menjemput virus-virus (hal-hal negatif) yang lain. Mior, Just Move Forward! (JMF)". Dalam usaha mengetengahkan idea PPB3K ini, Tuhan telah memberi aku beberapa orang sahabat yang tidak perlu aku sebut namanya disini yang sentiasa meniup kata-kata semangat agar sesekali tidak ’putus asa’. To you my friends, thank you so much!.
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Selain dari itu, satu kata-kata yang benar-benar menjadi pegangan aku ialah kata-kata bahawa Tuhan tidak akan membebankan kita lebih daripada apa yang kita mampu tanggung. Jadi berapa berat cabaran yang dihadapi, sebenarnya itu masih mampu kita tanggung! Sudahnya semuanya di tangan aku. Pilihan Di Tangan Aku!
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Sudahnya, aku harap, cara pandang dan idea yang aku layan ini akan menjadi ’bodyguard’ aku dari dimamah oleh idea-idea negatif yang terlalu kuat dan banyak jumlahnya ini. Tuan-puan bagaimana?

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Very Nice & So Touching Story.

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Read this story somewhere. Dunno why but I just want to share this story with you. Please read …
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Daniel and Jasmine are sitting alone in the park one night.

Daniel: I guess we are the left overs in this world.

Jasmine: I think so. All of my friends have boyfriends and we are only the 2 persons left in this world with out any special person in our life.

Daniel: Yup I don't know what to do.

Jasmine: I know! We'll play a game.

Daniel: What game?

Jasmine: I'll be your girl friend for 30 days and you will be my boy friend.

Daniel: That's a great plan in fact i don't have nothing to do much this following weeks.

DAY 1:

They watch their first movie and they both touched in a romantic film.

DAY 4:
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They went to the beach and have a picnic. Daniel and Jasmine have their quality time together.

DAY 12:

Daniel invited Jasmine to a circus and they ride on a Horror House. Jasmine was scared and she touched Daniel's hand but she touched someone else's hand and they both laughed.

DAY 15:

They saw a fortune teller down the road and they asked for their future advice and the fortune teller said: "My darling, Please don't waste the time of your life. Spend the rest of your time together happily" Then tears flow out from the teller's eyes.

DAY 20:
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Jasmine invited Daniel to go to the hill and they saw a meteor. Jasmine mumbled something.

DAY 28:

They sat on the bus and because of a bumby road Jasmine gave her first kiss to Daniel by accident.

DAY 29:

11:37pm

Jasmine and Daniel sat in the park where they first decided to play this game.

Daniel: I'm tired Jasmine. Do you want any drinks? I'll buy you one. I'll just go down the road.
Jasmine: Apple Juice that's all

Daniel: Wait for me.

11.47pm

A stranger approached Jasmine.

Stranger: Are you a friend of Daniel?

Jasmine: Why yes? What happened?

Stranger: A reckless drunken driver ran over Daniel and he is critical in the hospital.

11:57pm

The doctor went out of the emergency room and he handed out an apple juice and a letter.

Doctor: We found this in Daniel's pocket.

Jasmine reads the letter and it says:
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Jasmine, This past few days, I realized you are a really cute girl and I am really falling for you. Your cherish smile your everything when we played this game. Before this game would end, I would like you to be my girl friend for the rest of my life. I love you Jasmine.

Jasmine crumples the paper and shouted:

"Daniel! I don't want you to die. I love you. Remember that night when we saw a meteor, I mumbled something. I mumbled that I wish we would be together forever and never end this game. Please don't leave me Daniel. I love you! You cannot do this to me!"

Then the clock strikes 12

Daniel's heart stop pumping

THEN IT WAS THE 30TH DAY
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LESSON: Whatever you feels, whatever is inside you, SAY IT! Tomorrow maybe too late coz LIFE is too short.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Kreativiti Untuk Berjaya di CIAST

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Minggu lepas telah berlangsung program pengurusan perubahan siri 1 bagi sebilangan pensyarah Centre for Instructor and Advanced Skill Training (CIAST) serta beberapa pegawai kerajaan dari unit-unit yang berbeza.
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Program ini antara lain telah menerangkan makna kreativiti dalam kehidupan.
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Maka atas itu, beberapa topik yang terkandung dalam Kreativiti Untuk Berjaya (KUB) telah dikongsi bersama.
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Aku sebenarnya banyak belajar dari sessi ini walaupun aku merupakan fasilitator program ini.
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Semasa sessi melakanakan peta minda bagi apa yang telah dipelajari dari program ini, aku terfikir alangkah seronoknya jika sebarang sessi perbincangan bagi kerja-kerja kita dapat dilaksanakan sebegitu santai.
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Aku lihat para peserta begitu asyik berbincang dan melaksanakan apa yang diperlukan walhal ianya dijalankan selepas makan tengahari. Mereka having fun!
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Sama-sama menjana idea, menyusun idea serta mencari jalan terbaik menyelesaikan tugasan.
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Aku tertanya apakah caranya untuk menimbulkan passionate dalam kerja kita?
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Jawapannnya ialah hanya dengan cara kenali matlamat yang anda mahu capai di tempat kerja dan usahakan agar anda jatuh cinta ke atas matlamat tersebut. (Harap yang menghadiri program tempohari masa ingat caranya jatuh cinta matlamat masing-masing).
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Akhir sekali, aku di tanya oleh salah seorang peserta bagaimanakah cara terbaik agar tetap bersemangat untuk capai matlamat yang mahu dicapai selepas hadir sessi ini.
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Jawap aku ... elakkan terjebak ke dalam Hukum Niat Berkurangan (The Law of Diminishing Intent). Lagi lama anda bertangguh untuk lakukan Aktiviti Senipis Kulit Bawang bagi capai matlamat yang telah ditetapkan, lagi berkurang niat/semangat untuk capai matlamat tersebut. Fikirkan ...