Travelling dan hidup…

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Seminggu ini aku berada di Jakarta karena urusan pekerjaan, lebih tepat nya terjebak di Jakarta karena berangkat ke Jakarta mendadak dan tidak mendapat tiket pulang ke Solo dengan harga yang wajar. Jadi ya OK lah sementara ini stay dulu di Jakarta. Selama beberapa hari berada di sini tentunya aku pergi mengunjungi tempat-tempat wisata yang memang hitz di Jakarta. Nggak Cuma mall aja lho ya yang bisa dikunjungi haha…

Anyway, ketika berada dalam busway menuju ke salah satu tempat wisata itu, sebuah pikiran melintas di kepalaku. Dia berkata nikmati perjalannya. Travelling is not only about the destination, but also about the journey too. Memang sih berada di Jakarta yang macet abizzz, bahkan ketika libur lebaran yang katanya Jakarta sepi menurut aku sih masih tetep macet, hoax itu yang bilang kalau lebaran Jakarta sepi hahaha…. Ok kembali ke topik kemacetan di Jakarta, semua orang mah pasti nggak ada yang menikmati kemacetan. Berbeda tentunya kalau perjalannya menyenangkan, pasti semua orang akan menyukainya. Tetapi kalau jalannya macet, lama, jauh pasti bête abis. Mending di rumah saja, nggak usah pergi, perginya berjam-jam di sana nya cuma beberapa jam, terus nanti pulangnya masih harus berjuang melawan kemacetan lagi, begitu sih pemikiranku.

Nah pemikiran seperti itu yang membuat aku lupa menikmati travelling nya. Karena fokus ku hanya kepada tujuan, yaitu tempat wisata nya, tetapi menganggap perjalanan ke sana sebagai hal yang terpisah dan bukan bagian dari travelling maka aku menganggap perjalan sebagai sesuatu yang menjemukan. Padahal it’s totally wrong. Menikmati perjalanan termasuk bagian dari menikmati suatu petualangan. Tentunya dalam petualangan itu ada hal yang berat da nada yang ringan, ada yang menyenangkan dan ada yang tidak menyenangkan. Tetapi itu adalah satu paket yang harus diterima. Aku nggak akan merasa senang pada akhirnya kalau aku nggak menerima perjalanan itu sebagai bagian dari travelling ku. Ketika aku bersungut-sungut, yang ada adalah aku kehilangan kegembiraan yang seharusnya kudapatkan dari travelling keliling Jakarta itu.

Well, hal yang sama juga dapat diterapkan ketika menghadapi hidup ini. Tentu dalam hidup ini ada banyak tujuan-tujuan yang telah ditetapkan, baik itu tujuan jangka pendek maupun tujuan jangka panjang. Sebagai anak sekolah misalnya, tentu semua orang pernah mengalami menjadi anak sekolah bukan, tujuan mereka adalah mencapai nilai yang bagus, naik kelas/ lulus dengan prestasi yang baik. Jika kegembiraan diukur dengan pencapaian tersebut maka yang ada adalah hidup mereka sangat mengenaskan. Coba saja dihitung sebelum ujian belajarnya berapa lama, ujiannya hanya beberapa jam dan pembagian rapor hanya sekali tiap semester. Kalau mereka gembira hanya pada saat akhir semester karena nilainya bagus, toh hanya bertahan beberapa jam atau beberapa hari saja. Bandingkan dengan kesusahan yang dialami sepanjang semester harus belajar dll. Namun, bukankah tidak demikan? Kegembiraan itu termasuk satu paket dengan belajar nya. Ketika kita bisa menguasai sesuatu dan melihat belajar sebagai sesuatu yang menyenangkan maka perjalanan satu semester itu tidak merupakan sebuah beban tetapi menjadi menyenangkan.

Well, that’s my point. Nikmatilah hidup seperti sebuah perjalanan. Dalam proses nya apsti ada hal yang nggak enak tapi toh ada hal yang menyenangkan juga. Mungkin kegagalan dan masalah memang bukan tujuan kita, tetapi itu adalah bagian dari perjalanan dan proses yang mau nggak mau harus dinikmati untuk mencapai tujuan kesuksesan. Selamat menikmati hidup dengan paket yang sempurna, including the failure dishes…

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Embrace every moments…

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Last night I had a little conversation with my friend. The most interesting part when he pointed to embrace every moments. It meant we had to treasure each moment, every minutes in our life, either they were the enjoyable ones or the bitter memories. Both of them were used by God to create our character.

I remembered the word He has made everything beautiful in its time…–Ecclesiastes 3:11, many people thought that everything would be good at the end, but I didn’t think so. The word said that it’s beautiful in its time, not in the future or in the past, and I think its time meant right now too. For people who thought it would  be good in the future, they would lose the moment of now. They couldn’t enjoy the moment that they had right now, because they put their mind in the future.

I thought it was good to plan everything and arrange our future, but let it not made us forget the moment we were living now. Think bout it, when will we enjoy our life since we put our mind in the future, remeber the future we always want will be today too and when it became today, again we re-put our mind in the future. It will not end. That’s why I think many people suffer because they lost the moments they should be enjoyed.

So Therefore do not think about tomorrow: for tomorrow shall take care of itself. Sufficient unto the day [is] the evil thereof.-Matthew 6:34

I prefer to enjoy the living life, and let it brings me to the way I couldn’t imagine as long as I let Him who created life holding my life… And I’ll try to embrace every moments He prepared for me…

L.O.V.E

These are a short messages between Leo with his friends, Olive, Vera and Edo in their BBM group.

L    : Guys, I watched Japan movie and somehow I feel jealous with their live. I wanna be live like the movie I watched. I wanna be someone like the character in that movie. I think it’s cool, and it’s awesome live in Japan, go to the beach at summer break and make snowman in winter season, and then there are also some festivals. Look at my life here, what is good with it?

O   :  Hahaha… if it’s what you want, why don’t you move there?

V   : Well, I think here we have some festival too, like Pekan Raya Jakarta…

L    : But it’s not cool…

E    :  Don’t complain Leo. Be grateful with your life. You have no idea about their life, and maybe indeed they are actually love not their life too…

O   : Wow, Edo, you speak so loud =)  but I’m agree with you. Leon, what makes you think like that?

L    : Yeah, I just get tired with my ordinary life. You know me. I’m not handsome, not rich, and I think my life is totally boring…

V   : Don’t compare yourself with others Leo, each of us is unique and we have our personality as who I am. You are you. And you have some great things. Think bout your grades in school. You are smart…

E    : And you’re kind…

O   : You are a good friend too… I think Edo and Vera agree with me.

V   : Of course we agree with you,  Olive.

E    : Have you ever imagined that the people you envy maybe were envy you too? So stop complain. Nobody perfect. Accept your life and live it! You should know yourself better…

O   : Oh and I think accpeting your life doesn’t mean you totally love it, but still you can make yourself enjoy it…

V   : Thus, that movie only two hours, I think they record something good to be showed, but if you consider it in your daily live, I think it will end like your life now. I remind you, it’s just a movie that have short time, not an evelasting life.  And the character is created by the movie maker so it’s not real.

O   : 100 points for Vera. Leo, if you born there, there in no guarantee if you will satisfy with your life there. We know, human never feel enough and never get satisfy with what they have.

E    : Guys and girls, we talked much here, but Leo is response not. Leo, where are you???

V   : Don’t tell me he just ignored us.

O   :  Leo, I’ll kill you if you don’t show yourself!

L    : Sorry guys, I just watched the stars in the dark night sky. Well, it reminded me when I was little I used to watch stars on my rooftoop. I’ve forgot about how beautiful my life goes on. Hahaha… If I born in Japan maybe right now I am not having chat with you guys… Thanks for being my friends…

Life

When I read my friend’s note somewhile ago, it was about life, about how life goes on, it made me wanted to write again the about life in English. I’ve written about it befor in Bahasa, but now I’m writing a little part about life.

I do believe that you have already thought about your life, maybe about what is the purpose of your life, what will you gonna be, or what is God’s plan for your life. I think it’s common. It’s not strange. But how can you find the answers of all your question about life? When will you get them? I belive as ling as we live in this world, we will always searcing the answer for our question about life.

Maybe some of you have already find the answer, or think that you’ve know what will your life drive you to. But I think most of us don’t really get it. Now, I wanna you to take a few time to stop thinking or searching. Just stop. Get outside, fell the sunshine touch your skin, breath the fresh air, listen the song of the birds. Take a walk for a moment to your neighbourghood. See whatever your eyes can can see, smell everthing your nose can smell, listen each voice that your ears can cacth.

Have you ever realized how beautiful this world is, how beautiful your life is? I want to say instead of trying to find the purpose of your life, it’s better to enjoy your life right now. Maybe now you don’t know what is the purpose of your life, or not yet find it, it’s ok. Don’t let it bothers you. I believe you will find it somedays, at the right time, as long as you keep to search.  God will reveal it on the right time, when you are ready. Remember how Moses took fourty years life in the desert before Lord called him to lead the Israelites went out from Egypt, or David’s struggled in his hideout for sometimes before he became second King of Israel, and don’t forget Joseph suffered in the jail for sometimes before the chief cupbearer remembered about him.

But now, just take your time to enjoy your life. Think it’s about enjoy the art performance, take an example when we watch the dance performance. Maybe we can’t get what the story or what the show want to tell us about, but even we can’t get the story, we still can enjoy the show, we still can catch the dancers dancing and maybe it’s ok if we can’t get the story, we just enjoy see the dancers dancing.  It’s similar with our life. Just enjoy your life, and get happy, have a grateful heart for your life.