Entah sudah berapa lama aku ingin menulis ini. Aku merasa tidak tahu bagaimana menulisnya. Bahkan ketika aku menulis kalimat ini pun aku tidak tahu apa yang kumaksud tentang “ini” – apa yang mesti dan akan kutulis. Aku hanya tahu bahwa aku menuliskan ini kepadamu.
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Sekadar menghadirkanmu dalam kalbuku
Membuat rembes mataku
Hati hangat, senyum terkembang
Demikian besar makna hadirmu dalam diriku
Menghadirkanmu, menghadirkan bahagia dalam diri
The wall of pride. How we have slowly built it brick by brick over the years. Out of fear. To protect our seemingly delicate heart. A process so discreet that sometimes even we ourselves don’t realise. That is, until we encounter our strong mirror(s). Someone we so desperately want to reach out to and hold. But we are unable to – as the walls remain strong between us.
Yet we cannot help but reach out. Continue reading
“It is possible that the next Buddha will not take the form of an individual. The next Buddha may take the form of a community, a community practicing understanding and loving kindness, a community practicing mindful living. And the practice can be carried out as a group, as a city, as a nation.” – Thich Nhat Hanh
I truly believe that this is emerging at this very moment and it shall continue to unfold.
For this to happen, education is key. Not the formal education as we know it, but an education for human to be fully human – a blessing to the universe, a vicegerent of the All Compassionate.
I bow to those who have boldly initiated these moves — who have started to form such communities, provide such education, and live an “alternative” way of living — one that is more compassionate and humane. Those who have shown us that not only this is possible, it is also most certainly desirable. I love you.
I dedicate my life for this vision to manifest. This much I know. As a dear friend once quoted, “our job is to be an awake people… utterly conscious, to attend to our world.”
God knows best and He guides the Way. May He make it easy for us.
Post script: I wanted to write more, but there are no words to add yet. I felt it is important for me to put this out there urgently. A stated intention. A proclamation. A dedication. An invitation. A green light to what is unfolding. I am saying yes to the Universe.
You’ve always been an inspiration
Even without speech, your presence inspires
Yesterday was no exception
We’ve gone through a lifetime of adventures together
Perhaps even earlier
A mysterious bond that is too painful to admit
For It reveals our innermost vulnerabilities
The story behind all stories