Thoughts

Indonesia. (In)complete.

Twenty four hours was not enough to explore the City of Bengkulu, let alone the province. But twenty four hours was enough for me to say that I was inspired by a mix of worry, quirkiness, gratefulness, hatred, pride and acceptance. Life feels more present with a mix of these feelings; I felt alive too.

Life

Are you really sharing or judging?

Recently, I promised myself to hold my judgments when talking to others at least until I have to or they ask me to. I decided that active listening is paraphrasing not summarizing, it’s mirroring, not leading, and it’s clarifying, not judging. That promise was put on test yesterday.

Life

Meet Another … by Meeting Yourself

The more I can befriend my own joy, my own happiness, my own strength, my own power, my own potential, the more I can celebrate another’s power without jealousy, without comparison, without making myself “less than” or “more than”.

Thoughts

Traveling the Unknown

Very few – if any – people like to travel without itinerary, in uncertainty.

Life

Hitam, Putih dan Abu-Abu

Kalau di dunia yang bebas penuh warna saja kita sudah mengajarkan otak untuk malas berpikir, bukankan kita sama saja dengan mereka yang terbujur kaku di dalam peti mati?

Life

Will A Scar (Ever) Hide the Wound Beneath?

It’s certainly easy to talk about the scar when you do not have one snapped on your face. But one has to decide whether to curse the grief or take it as a stepping stone to move forward.

Thoughts

Walking, meditate on the move

With all the body senses required, walking is an active, focused and concentrated action. Waking is, to me, meditative.

Thoughts

You can be your real (and only) self when traveling solo

One of the reasons I enjoyed traveling solo is to meet strangers. Not only to learn about their life but also to re-learn about mine.

Thoughts

My kind of travel is simple

My kind of travel is simple: coffee, books, local cafe and heart-to-heart conversation with the person in front of me.

Thoughts

Wet Your Dry Soul in Shiraz

“My religion says it is important to have as many followers as possible and it is one of my duty to make sure it happens but, with you, it is more important to have a friend who will help me find the truth.” Seyyed Hamed. I came to Iran with …