Tomb visiting: Embracing life impermanence

Tomb visiting: Embracing life impermanence

A reminder of life impermanence (Photo by Arina Krasnikova on Pexels.com)

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Once I was cradled in your arm,

so warm, so comforting.

Once I was fed on your bosom,

so nourishing, so fulfilling.

Once I rode on your shoulder,

so happy, such fun!

Once I was created inside you,

such a wonder is life!

Now you both lie in here,

back to dust, back to earth,

embracing the truths of life,

such is, life impermanence!

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The water I touch…

The water I touch…

The water I touch today (Photo by Atahan Demir on Pexels.com)

The water I touched

earlier had gone downstream

This water… is new.

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every second,

every moment is new.

No turning the clock!

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There are Things You’ll Never Forget — Don’t Lose Hope

“The reality is that you will grieve forever. You will heal and you will rebuild yourself around the loss you have suffered. You will be whole again, but you will never be the same.” Elisabeth Kubler-Ross You don’t ever forget that your partner was unfaithful. You don’t ever forget that you lost a precious child. […]

There are Things You’ll Never Forget — Don’t Lose Hope

When a river becomes an ocean…

When a river becomes an ocean…

Waterfall (Photo by Avery Nielsen-Webb on Pexels.com)

From waterfalls

through rapids,

water in rivers

meanders through

lands and forests

Meandering river (Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com)

to enter

the wide, bottomless oceans.

Entering the ocean (Photo by Lukas on Pexels.com)

When water evaporates,

rains down,

seeps into the ground,

from the high lands,

it journeys down again

to lowlands… to the oceans.

Evolving life journey (Photo by Elina Fairytale on Pexels.com)

Just as humans

evolve through life journeys.

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人生是一段短暂的旅程

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“你对自己的病感觉如何?” 大多数癌症患者会将癌症与死亡的可能性联系起来。但是,无论是患有癌症,其他疾病(Covid-19,心脏病发作,中风等)还是意外伤害,生命都是一段旅程。据艾伦先生说,生活是一段短暂的旅程。二十年前,当我还是一名年轻护士时,我在一家公立医院遇到了艾伦先生。我问的一个问题是:“您对自己的病情如何?”。在听他讲话时,他试图找到一种简单的方式向我解释。这是当时我得到的最平静,最平静的答案之一。 -陈慧琳

“在这里看到这条电源线。它固定在墙上的电源上。生命是一个短暂的旅程(他沿着电线指向)。患癌症只是我旅途的一部分。很快我将回到原来的地方(指着墙上的源头)-回到上帝,回到天堂。”

其他宗教和信仰也一样吗?

2 Corinthians 4:18

[虽然我们不看那些看不见的东西,但要看那些看不见的东西。因为看见的是暂时的,看不见的是永恒的。Google translated] while we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen; for the things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal.

This Life is But a journey

[“在这个世界上,就好像你是一个陌生人还是一个旅行者。” (先知穆罕默德)Google translated] “Be in this world as if you were a stranger or a traveller.” (The Prophet Muhammad)

Dalai Lama says:-

[“我们是这个星球上的游客。我们在这里最多一百年了。在此期间,我们必须努力使自己的生活变得美好和有益。如果您为他人的幸福做出贡献,就会发现生活的真正意义。” – 达赖喇嘛 google translated]” We are visitors on this planet. We are here for one hundred years at the very most. During that period we must try to do something good, something useful, with our lives. if you contribute to other people’s happiness, you will find the true meaning of life.” – Dalai Lama

Hidup adalah perjalanan sementara

Hidup adalah perjalanan sementara. Sebilangan besar pesakit barah mengaitkan barah dengan prospek kematian. Tetapi sama ada seseorang itu menghidap barah, penyakit lain (Covid-19, serangan jantung, strok, dan lain-lain) atau kecederaan yang tidak disengajakan, hidup adalah sesuatu perjalanan. Menurut Tuan Allan, hidup adalah perjalanan sementara.

Saya berjumpa dengan Tuan Allan di sebuah hospital awam dua dekad yang lalu, ketika saya seorang jururawat muda. Salah satu soalan yang saya ajukan adalah, “bagaimana perasaan anda tentang penyakit anda?”. Sambil mendengarkannya, dia berusaha mencari jalan untuk menjelaskannya kepada saya.

Ini adalah salah satu jawapan paling tenang yang saya dapat ketika itu. – Serena Chen

“Lihat kabel elektrik ini di sini. Ia terpasang pada sumber di dinding. Kehidupan adalah perjalanan sementara (dia menunjuk sepanjang wayar). Menghidap barah hanyalah sebahagian dari perjalanan saya. Tidak lama lagi saya akan kembali ke tempat asal saya. (menunjuk sumber di dinding) – kembali kepada Tuhan, kembali ke syurga. “– Encik Allan

Hidup adalah perjalanan sementara- life is a temporary journey.
Electric cable (Photo by Mike on Pexels.com)

Adakah pandangan ini sama untuk agama lain?

2 Corinthians 4:18

[sementara kita tidak melihat perkara-perkara yang dilihat, tetapi pada perkara-perkara yang tidak dilihat; kerana perkara-perkara yang dilihat bersifat sementara, tetapi perkara yang tidak dilihat itu kekal. Google translated] . while we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen; for the things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal.

This Life is But a journey

[“Jadilah di dunia ini seolah-olah anda orang asing atau pengembara.” (Nabi Muhammad) -google translated]. “in this world as if you were a stranger or a traveller.” (The Prophet Muhammad)

Dalai Lama says:-

[ “Kami adalah pelawat di planet ini. Kami berada di sini selama seratus tahun paling banyak. Dalam tempoh itu, kita mesti berusaha melakukan sesuatu yang baik, sesuatu yang bermanfaat, dengan kehidupan kita. jika anda menyumbang kepada kebahagiaan orang lain, anda akan menemui erti kehidupan yang sebenarnya. ” – Dalai Lama – google translated]. “We are visitors on this planet. We are here for one hundred years at the very most. During that period we must try to do something good, something useful, with our lives. if you contribute to other people’s happiness, you will find the true meaning of life.” – Dalai Lama

If you missed the train I’m on…

If you missed the train I’m on…

… you will know that I’m gone. You can hear the whistle blow a hundred miles… I love this song 🛤️🚃

Missing the train I am on… (Photo by Ruslan Zzaebok on Pexels.com)

how many times

have one missed the train

to one’s dream girl or boy?

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how many times

have one missed opportunities

to one’s dream job or career?

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by then you will know

that I am gone…

as the train or life track differs.

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and you can hear

the whistle blows

a hundred miles…

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Quote;-

The only way to be sure of catching a train is to miss the one before it.- Gilbert K. Chesterton

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Keep going, don’t stop!

Keep going, don’t stop!

Today I saw this on social media. It aptly describes that as we age, we must still be moving, even if, SLOWLY!

keep going!

A decade ago, I was trying to persuade my special child to go back on a bicycle. I went up the bicycle to show him, “see, mummy can ride!” … after three decades of not being on a bicycle!

When it was time to get down, I panicked. “Help, I don’t know how to stop!” I had to keep cycling another few rounds slowly, trying to find the courage to stop.

I did…with my bicycle wobbling and slowly, I landed on my side with mild abrasions on my palms and elbows! 🥲

As I was falling, a neighbor sitting and watching us for some times, came running towards me. So did my son.

But both did not catch me in time! 😓

Keeping life momentum is like riding a bicycle, indeed!

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Finding that equilibrium in family and society

Finding that equilibrium in family and society

water finding equilibrium

Water flow disrupted

finding its alternatives

equalizing equilibrium

to level the playing ground

typography luck technology blur

when ‘Yang’ forces are too strong

the ‘Yin’ comes to rescue

in family, work-life, or societies

aligning that ‘Yin-Yang’ harmony!

no matter how hopelessly life seem

in love, family, or work, remember

the universe is listening- an equipoise

like the sun sets, the sun will still rise tomorrow.

group of people sitting indoors

one man’s loss is another man’s gain

respecting work-force; one’s employees

that’s how profound human beings are

in finding that balance; that equilibrium.

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judgement scale and gavel in judge office

in mandating more equity with inequity

assigning financial, economy, and market shares

altering political systems affecting families and society

the effectiveness outcome, too, depicts a need for stability; an equilibrium.

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Quotes:-

  1. A system is in equilibrium when the forces constituting it are arranged in such a way as to compensate each other, like the two weights pulling at the arms of a pair of scales.  – Rudolf Arnheim
  2. Equilibrium is the profoundest tendency of all human activity. – Jean Piage

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Evening walk: In the harsh nothingness, they grow

Evening walk: In the harsh nothingness, they grow

How does this leafy plant grow- on top of a ceiling sheet, no soil, only rain water and air!

As I set out to walk in the evenings,

I notice a particular leafy plant.

And I was so amazed to find

a few of these plants growing

on top on zinc ceiling sheets- no soil at all!

That would mean no nutrient?

Just rain water and air?

Then it reminds me

of the poor kids out there

with no parents, no guardian

to help them by.

Yet, they grow…

some did better

than those in the warm comforts of home!

This leafy plant found a snuggly warm comforting place between the two tree trunks- maybe with access to soil!