Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Of Seedlings, Birthday & Love

Maulana Jalal ad-Dīn Muhammad Rumi once said:

"You were born with wings, why prefer to crawl through life?”

        (Today article is a dedication to the other half of my sky who's celebrating her 24th birthday. May God be with you forever more.)

         At lunch the other day, a new friend and I were discussing changes in our lives and how everything feels very new and different.
         I had to admit that I am a huge fans of the work by Rumi, Khalil Gibran and Hafez.  I can see the way Khalil Gibran describes the process of change in my own life. He compares change to the immense bravery of a seed being forced into the ground. He describes the painful experience he imagines the seed must endure, as it splits apart and becomes something entirely different.

        Still deeply under the earth, the seedling struggles to find light, water, and nutrients for life. And one day, it emerges, not recognizable to those who only knew it as a seed.  Yet it remembers the journey—the journey to something larger, but unknown. 

          As I learned more about myself and honored the path that called to me, the seedling became stronger. As I spoke up and stated my truth—at first somewhat timidly and then more clearly—my seedling began to grow into something larger and more identifiable.

          I came to see who I was becoming. I stepped out into the light. I offered my gift to the world. I let go of trying to control the result and honored the moment. As I became more authentic, my life began to take shape.

          I met other people on similar paths.  Some found me while seeking their own answers.  A new circle began to emerge, one based on this new growth—my sturdy little seedling.

          As such, be strong in the new chapter of your life my dearest Rina. And like the seed, remember the journey. Do not discount the dark days spent waiting for the emergence of yourself.  Those days have given you valuable information that you can share with other people on this path.

          As a seed buried in the earth cannot imagine itself as an orchid or hyacinth, neither can a heart packed with hurt imagine itself loved or at peace. The courage of the seed is that once cracking, it cracks all the way. 

          Perhaps a groovy kind of happiness is just around the corner for you on your birthday.


I am nothing special, of this I am sure about it Sabrina. I am just a normal man with extra-ordinary thoughts and I've led a beautiful life. There are no monuments dedicated to me and my name will soon be forgotten, but I've loved you with all my heart and soul, and to me, this has always been enough for me in my pursuit of happiness. I love you, now and forever, happy birthday again my hummingbird. 

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Dreams & You

Dear Hummingbird,

Feelings that once were hidden,
Are now expressed to you,
Days that once were stormy,
Are now the brightest blue.

Times that once were lonely,
Are now filled with pleasure,
All that once was mine alone,
,Are now things we both treasure.

Nights that once were cold,
Are now comforting and warm,
Fears that once were very real,
Are now gone with the storm.

A heart that once was broken,
Can now finally mend,
A person once alone in life,
Can now call you a boyfriend.

Dreams that once were longed for,
Are now all coming true,
The love I once thought was gone.
I have now and forever I love you.

Always :)

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

The Road to Happiness

Kahlil Gibran once said :

"We are all like the bright moon, we still have our darker side.”

          Being a 25 years man,  people always asked me, "Have you ever decided to make some big change in your life? Was there something you were not happy with, so you decided to "turn over a new leaf"? Did you spend a huge amount of your time and energy into trying to change that which you didn't like?"

          In today's fast paced world, most people want "instant" happiness. Many people believe that any effort put into creating any sort of change needs to show some very fast results or they will lose interest and give up in the despair of "nothing's happening, so why bother?" This usually results in lots of effort and energy expended for little if any lasting result.

         Just as the internet is made up of millions of different computers all linked together to form a massive field of information, so to is your life built out of millions of interconnected memories and experiences.

        Your life is continuously being built out of tiny pieces of time. One small action connected to the next, and each one of these tiny pieces of your life combine into the whole web of who you are.

  • Carefully watch your THOUGHTS, for they become your WORDS.
  • Manage and watch your WORDS, for they will become your ACTIONS.
  • Consider and judge your ACTIONS, for they have become your HABITS.
  • Acknowledge and watch your HABITS, for they shall become your VALUES.
  • Understand and embrace your VALUES, for they become YOUR DESTINY.  

       And perhaps a groovy kind of love and happiness is just around the corner for you and the other half of your sky.


To you whom I have met, I want to be your man. The one who can led you hands in hands in the pursuit of happiness. Be the optimist in our love, because they sees the rose and not its thorns; the pessimist stares at the thorns, oblivious to the rose.

Through the time, we will share a beautiful love, in the sweetness of our love,  let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures. For in the dew of little things, does the heart find its morning and is refreshed.

I love you Rina, you are the other half of my sky.  People say if a man knew himself, he would know all the woman but for me, I will say if a man loved a woman, he would know something of himself. And that's the love that I found in you.

Until then, put in your heart the fact that I had fallen in love with you way before we knew each other. 359 love letters still can't described how much my affection towards you, but I hope I can show it through my action one day.

With Love,

The Half Moon Serenades.

4th of July 2012.