Monday, November 28, 2011

Love & Life



James M.Barrie of Peter Pan fame once said:

'Life is a long lesson in humility."

            Recent events in my life have taught me that the best thing to do in any situation is just to love people. How can we be a better friend, a better son, brother or sister,etc. So often we go through life and we don't really take the time to just simply love people.

            What is the real connection between love and life?

            Love is patient, Love is kind, It does not envy, it does not boast, It is not proud, It is not rude, It is not self-seeking, It is not easily angered, It keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil, but rejoices with the truth. Love always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends. Love never fails.

            Love is taking a moment to talk to the person sitting next to you, taking an honest interest in their life. Love is offering your help to someone who is in need? Love is saying a prayer for the people walking with you, asking God to bless them. Love doesn't mean holding hands and kissing the girl sitting next to you only, but love is about making them feel safe whenever they sit next to you.

            
          I've started to see in my life that as I open up to love people, it's amazing at how things have changed in my. I heard this story of a girl walking home from school, terribly depressed and down on life. Ready to commit suicide when she arrives home, as she has just had enough. A classmate who had never spoken to her, comes up and asks if he can carry her books, and walk with her. Because of the friendly love expressed by that boy, she didn't commit suicide and found new meaning in her life. 

          We think of saving lives as firefighters and police officers. What about that boy? Is he a lifesaver? He didn't boldy enter a burning building or stop a fire. He simply just took the time to love a new found friend. 

          Love can be easy, it is only question of choosing between solutions and illusions. And perhaps, a groovy kind of love is just around the corner for you.




P/S

To you whom I already met before, it has been a long time since I wrote anything for you. But today is a special day. Today is the day you graduated after four hard years of studying with all your heart and soul. A very happy graduation day to you.

You left me before on the eve of Valentine's Day and I had buried the memories with you in my mind since then knowing you are happy with someone that you loved. I am happy that you graduated today, knowing that I had played my part for almost three out of four years of your university life.

Do you remember when I was there staying up till early morning just to make sure you didn't fall asleep when studying using webcam? Do you remember when I'd traveled to Kota Kinabalu just to be there to greet you after you finish your exam? And do you remember when you asked me to be strong, to overcame the tumor that no matter what happened, I will be there to see you wearing the mortar board and graduation robes?

I am sorry I can't fulfill my promise to you. I wish I can be there to see you smile, to see your eyes shines receiving the scroll and to look at the evening skies together. I bet you will look very beautiful as usual.

I don't really know if each of us have our own destiny, or perhaps we are just floating around like the leaves falling from the tree. Perhaps both is true, and happening at the same time. 

I miss you, if there is a day when you plunged into sadness again, I won't be far away. You will be in my mind. Always.

For the other half of the sky,

The Half Moon Serenades.
 


Monday, November 21, 2011

Love or Feelings?



Kahlil Gibran once said:

"Love is trembling happiness."               
                 
                 Feelings are a very powerful tool we have to be happier in love. Many times we come to the break-up of a relationship that we are unable to understand why we did not anticipate that. Go back and look at your feelings during your relationship. 
              
                Did your feelings not tell you about this?


                Sometimes we get confused in a relationship. We seek advice from friends and family and discuss and think about what may be going wrong. We do not pay attention to what our feelings tell us. 

              I have seen instances when couples break- up though their feelings tell them differently. This couple never forgets the ex. Partner because the break-up can never be complete. Had they listened to their feelings instead of focusing on small arguments, they would have realized that they cared for each other and were not ready for break-up.


             Have you observed your feelings with your friends? Some of them you like instantly while you never like some of them despite any arguments having taken place. Our subconscious mind tells us about the true character of that person and draws us away. But we do not listen.


             Feelings in love are like radars. They watch over everything and transmit the message. Many persons in an abusive relationship keep hoping that things will improve. Though their feelings tell them that the situation will rather worsen. It is question of hope against reality. 

            Our feelings tell us about the reality. Our desires give us hope. Listen to your feelings and realize your true worth.


             Why many of us do not listen to our feelings? This is because we feel unworthy. We feel that others are more intelligent and will give us right advice. We are less capable than others. This causes the problems. 

            Pay attention to what others say but let your feelings be the final judge. And perhaps a groovy kind of love is just around the corner for you.



P/S

To you whom I haven't met yet, will you believe me if I said that it is wrong for us to think that love comes from long companionship and persevering courtship? For me, love is when you can understand the mind and heart of the person that you loved in your life. 

And that's what I am going to do when I had finally met you one day. I will look not at what you had achieved in previous relationship, but instead, I will look at what you aspire to have in your new relationship with me, for each day of loving you I would treat as a new day and a new beginning.

This is my 328 love letters to you and trust me, I never felt tired to continue doing it in my life. Even one day when I finally met you, the letters will be there for you to read and to cherish it, for the only light I hope I can see from you is the one that came from your smiles and eyes. 

In the sweetness of my love for you, let there be a hope, and sharing of excitement, for every day you wish to the sky to met someone who can care for you, there is one silent kiss I sent to the star, to bright up your days.

Until then, keep in your mind the fact that I had fallen in love with you way before we knew each other. If there is a day when you read all my notes here, be happy and look forward with a smile, for you can be sure we will have a lot of time to see the evening skies together.

We are who we choose to be and to be your lover is what I want to be.


For the other half of the sky,

The Half Moon Serenades. 

 

Monday, November 14, 2011

The Madness In Love


Virgil once said:

"Love conquers all."             

             If you talk to two persons, one who has never felt love, and other who is deeply in love, you will find them talking in a very different way. 

             If you ask a person who has never loved about what he/she felt about the others talk, the answer will be- crazy!

             Is it true? Does love drive one to madness? It may not be madness as understood by psychiatrists, but a madness of emotions. Is that right? Why does love do that? To understand this, we have to explore more about love or romance.

            Is it friendship? Is it physical attraction? Is it just liking for each other? What is love and what is this relationship all about? 

           Love combines all these and goes much beyond in bonding. Lovers are bonded to each other emotionally and totally. A lover cannot imagine of a life without his/her beloved. A lover will suffer like a fish suffers without water, if he/she is separated from the beloved. Love becomes the whole life

          Love gives life. Love becomes the reason of life. Life begins and ends with love. That is love. And that’s why people call love mad.

          How and why a lover feels like this for one’s beloved is beyond any logical explanation. There is no arithmetic sum that can decide this. It is all emotional. And the emotions are so overwhelming that they engulf the whole personality. 

         Why does a flower look lovely to all of us? Why are we attracted by the sight of a beautiful sunset? Why do we love to walk on the beach? Do we know? Can we answer these questions? Our only answer may be that- I feel happy doing it.

         A lover feels happy, rather so happy in love that it cannot be compared with any other happiness. One forgets one’s pains, one’s pleasures and one’s existence when in love.
         
         Fall in love if you still haven’t and feel the madness. You will get a clue to why true lovers are called mad. Love is a beautiful emotion, and it impacts in a tremendous manner. 

        Perhaps a groovy kind of crazy love is just around the corner for you.



P/S

To you whom I haven't met yet, will you believe me if I said when love is not a madness, it is not a love? My mysterious someone, believe me for one day, when I am with you, the only place that I want to be is closer to you. I want the world to know, if there was ever a love, mine is for you and that is what I called a madness in love.

Sometimes, I wish I had the gift of making rhymes for me thinking that there is a poetry in my head and heart since I have been longing to love you. Poetry spills from the cracks of a broken heart, but flows from one which is loved. But then, nobody has ever measured, even poets, how much a heart can hold. Hopefully one day, you will be able to tell me about it.

Time is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear, too long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice, but for those who love, time is eternity. And time is the only answer for my love towards you for I believed you will appear in my life one day, someday.

Until then, keep in your mind the fact that I had fallen in love with you way before we knew each other. If there is a day when you read all my notes here, put in your heart that it was dedicated to you, and love me, for when you love me, the world is mine.

I had tripped over fake love, and still standing up, hopefully when I fall in love with you, I am falling forever with you.

For the other half of the sky,

The Half Moon Serenades.  
 


Monday, November 7, 2011

Love Or Infatuation?


Maulana Jalaluddin Muhammad Rumi once said:      

   
"Only from the heart can you touch the sky."

            Human always get into relationships thinking that they are in love, only later to realize that it was just infatuation. So how do you know that what you feel for a person, is not just another passing phase of attraction?
  
            Many say that there is an age to fall in love. However, this is not true. Your level of maturity is the main deciding factor. Maturity refers to the level of understanding of situations. Think about the experiences you have faced in your life. Have you been into serious relationships before? Do you know what a heart break is like? 

          Well, all these factors matter a lot when it comes to differentiating between infatuation and love. Unless you have experienced infatuations before, you will not know what love feels like.

          Love doesn’t need a reason. And if there is a reason, it is not love. If you like them just on the basis of their looks or their ability to crack you up, then that is mere attraction. When you really love someone, all these things hardly matter much. How much do you know them?

        If you don’t know them enough, you can’t possibly say what you feel for them is love. The reason being, you don’t even know them enough to decide whether you really love them. 

       Once you know a person with all their faults and weaknesses and once you have mixed about with other people who are more attractive or charming than them and yet the way you feel about them doesn’t seem to change, only then can you be sure that what you feel for them, is love.
  
       Love is just a four letter word, yet is more complex than any other word in the dictionary. Its inability to be described is the main reason why it is so difficult to be spotted. Infatuation can be very deceiving. It makes you believe that you are in love, when in reality you are not even close.

      And perhaps a groovy kind of love is just around the corner for you.



P/S

To you whom I haven't met yet, will you believe me if I said infatuation makes the world go round while love just make it a safer place? My mysterious someone, never asked yourself one day what love needs, ask yourself what makes the love in you come alive. As such, follow the love in your heart, and it will follow you forever and always.


I had wrote 326 love letters to you since few years ago and I believe that two people are connected at the heart, and it doesn't matter what you do, or who you are or where you live; there are no boundaries or barriers if two people are destined to be together.That's what motivated me to continue doing it through out the years. 


I wrote it not because I'm educated but because I'm driven by the need to communicate. Behind the need to communicate is the need to share. Behind the need to share is the need to be understood. I want to be understood much more than I want to be respected or praised by someone that I love, which I hope is you, one day. And that perhaps, is what makes me different from others.

Until then, keep in your mind the fact that I had fallen in love with you way before we knew each other. If there is a day when you read all my notes here, smile with the most beautiful heart in your life, for this is what I called love comes softly.

You had me at first hello, my sunshine.


For the other half of the sky,

The Half Moon Serenades. 

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Lovers Again

For the other half of the sky:

I didn't know why,
When you said goodbye,
Just let me know,
You didn't go forever my love.

Please tell me why,
You make me cry,
I beg you please on my knees,
If that's what you want me to do.

Never knew that it would go so far away,
When you left me and all I hope for,
Come again you would release my pain,
And we could be lovers again.

Just one more chance,
Another dance,
And let me feel it isn't real,
That I've been losing you.

The moon will rise,
Within your beautiful eyes
Come back to me,
And we will be happy together.

Maybe today,
I'll make you stay,
A little while,
Just for a smile and love together.

For I will show,
A place I know
In love,
Where we could be happy together.

And be lovers again,
In another half moon serenade.


The Half Moon Serenades.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Love Is Forever


Emily Dickinson once said:

"Parting is all we know of heaven and all we need to know of hell."
        

         True love is something so deep, so energizing, that you will not know it unless you experience it. Love is an expression of energy, not something that is transacted in every day of our life. 

         True love is when you can love someone in your life, you can care for them and feel the emotion flow within you. Sometimes, you can love people whom you pass by on the road without even knowing them. Love is actually your very being, not a distilled quality that you possess.

         Nothing is as misconstrued as love is today. Today, love is more of a transaction. If someone says something nice to you, you love her; tomorrow if the same person falls short of it, you don’t love her that much or you probably hate her.

         Even your lifelong friend, with whom you chat everyday on the computer, will seem suddenly not-so-close if she says something that goes against your approval. Where is your love at this time? It has suffered temporarily.

         It is just games that you play; a game in which love and hate surface alternately and interchangeably. And this love-hate relationship is not love at all. Be very clear. It is simply your reaction to a person or a situation, that’s all. This is what we call love. This is not real love. It is subjective love, that’s all.

         True love knows no object. It is simply there whether there is an object or not. True love is the subject itself. It does not know any object. You are the subject and you have become love, that’s all. Any object that comes in touch with it, feels it. 

          Just like a river flows naturally and people enjoy it at the different places that they encounter it, true love exudes from a person and the people around him will be able to feel it.

          There is absolutely no room for conditioning in true love. The energy in you should overflow and express itself as love. It is then that you can break through the highly knotted boundaries of relationships and express yourself beautifully, as a loving being.

          With true love, our world will suddenly seem larger than life. It will be so ecstatic. You will become an energy source to yourself and to others. You will be so overflowing that the energy in you has to touch others. There is no other way. Others will be naturally drawn to you.

          And perhaps a groovy kind of true love is just around the corner for you, waiting to be discover. Love comes softly, if we are not willing to accept it, how can it blossom in our heart, promising a better future?



P/S

To you whom I haven't met yet, will you believe me if I said the reason on what I need to live has been given to me by the earth and why I need to live has been given to me by you? Believe me, all the wait for you to appear in my life had made my soul crawl out from its hiding place.

I learned the meaning of true love in the course of my life. True love is a loyalty. People fade, looks fade, but loyalty never fades. One day, I hope I can fallen in love many times and each times, I hope the one that I loved is you.After all, who,being in loved is poor?

My mysterious someone, put in your heart the fact that lots of people one day want to ride with you in the limousine of beauty and elegance, but I'll be the one who will take the bus with you when the limousine is old and worthless in future.


Until then, keep in your mind the fact that I had fallen in love with you way before we knew each other. If there is a day when you read all my notes here, smile with the most beautiful heart in your life, for this is what I called the magic of true love. 


The most beautiful life is the one that I will share with you.





For the other half of the sky,

The Half Moon Serenades.