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“Love and relationship”

image1What a sexy topic – proposed by a friend when I asked for ideas on what to write. Lots of things came to mind upon hearing this topic. One stood out this morning as I put the intention to write this post: my talks during the first six month course in Beshara, which dealt with that very topic of Love.

First, a prelude. How wonderful it is for us to fall in love. To love and be loved – a natural inclination in any being. The emotion is so intense. A natural happy potion that intoxicates every single cell in the body, and mind.

That old song from the Foreigner “I want to know what love is, I want you to show me” has finally found its response. Someone is showing us. Sometimes, they are showing us, however, that this ain’t it. March on.
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A talk on Love

A talk I gave towards the end of my first six month course in the Beshara School, UK.

“You must love”
A beautiful poem by Hazreti Uftade.

You have to come soon to the Real
You have to find His wise ones
If you truly cannot find them
With all your soul and with all your heart,
You must love.

Those who have loved have found them
Their souls have reached the Real (God)
Their faith has become whole
With all your soul and with all your heart,
You must love.

Always trace out their tracks
Listen to their beautiful discourse
If you say you would like to see their faces
With all your soul and with all your heart,
You must love

This dervish, this unhappy Uftade,
Has become a beggar on the road of God
May God fulfil his desire
With all your soul and with all your heart,
You must love.

It seems that is what I came here for. To love.
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If I do not wake up the next morning

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They say
“If everyday you wake up thinking
this could be the last day of your life,
one day you will be right.”

So if I do not wake up the next morning

Let me tell you a tale of an aspiring servant
Whose restlessness would not subside
Until she is one with her true Love

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Resolving issues

This is how you and I resolve issues between us.

We exchanged words.
I was surpised with how strong mine were.
So I left to cool myself off.
I later returned and said how sorry I was.
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Beshara SEA: Discovering Unity weekly course

An invitation to join Beshara SEA‘s first Discovering Unity weekly course.

The weekly course is a seven week course, consisting of 2 hour meeting each Sunday morning, with students having ongoing reading, practice and contemplation during the week. It is an introduction and basic foundation to the unitive perspective and its implications for our lives.

The premise of the course is the ultimate unity of all existence. The courses’ development reflects this unity as it reveals itself by degrees in our everyday experience, as light and love, knowledge and beauty. The courses are a journey of self-enquiry and discovery of the unified whole that is our human nature.

The course starts on April 13 in Jakarta.

Risks

A young girl was told that she must not practice cheerleading anymore, for it may worsen her back pain. Cheerleading was the love of her life. The news broke your heart.

It got me thinking, what if I were told not to do things that I love?

What if I were told not to write, for it may render my fingers crippled?
What if I were told not to practice my religion, for it may mess up my brain?
What if I were told not to work, for whatever reason that I can’t think of at the moment?

What if I were told not to love you, for it might break my heart?

I understand how it feels now. I shall take my chances.

Happy Valentine’s, me!

"Imagine yourself as a little kid. Wouldn't you just want to pick that kid up and hug it and love it and tell it how incredible it is? Well that kid is you, so do it now, it's not too late!" - Elizabeth Peru

“Imagine yourself as a little kid. Wouldn’t you just want to pick that kid up and hug it and love it and tell it how incredible it is? Well that kid is you, so do it now, it’s not too late!” – Elizabeth Peru


I know, not all of us celebrate Valentine’s Day. I, for one, actually, do not. Having said that, any reminder of love or loving is a good reminder. So, today, let me express my love to someone who is so important in my life and is often forgotten: Me.
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