On Traveling: Who Brings What?

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As I was browsing at my photo archives, I noticed in one specific photo having this detail at the background. I zoomed out and amused on what it entails. With just one look you can tell on how these two travelers delegate responsibilities.

Light come now quickly

Shadows hide in your absence

Reveal what needs be

 

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I’m a Busy-Buddy, and I Reach-Out First

What you send ~ Will come back;
What you sow ~ You will reap;
What you give ~ You will get;

What you see in others ~ Exists in you;
So Give out all the love you can and let your love shine through!

I attended a Life-Mastery seminar few years ago, and one of our chants for the entire duration was this – “I’m a busy-buddy, and I reach-out first”.

It’s ironic, isn’t it? But I tell you, the moment we started reaching-out to others, we made ourselves busy with our new-buddies. We engaged with them more authentically. The depth of conversations increased as we, together with those we reached out, communicate openly the actual state of being.

Since I joined Zero to Hero challenge, I discovered so many wonderful blogs. They are like treasures in the cove that when you start to dive-in, and linger a little longer, you will be amazed with the depth of wisdom and ideas that settled in there.

To give a bit of idea of what’s around here in World of Mymae in the days to come, read below the things that keep me sane in my new home.

Volunteering. This usually happens on a Friday or Saturday, the regular days-off here in my city. It’s when you have too much love on yourselves that you can’t wait to share it with others. And yet I may still need well-spring of inspirations. I already found few of those blogs, and will find more.

Volunteering

Countless number of balloons make a huge change on the view of the sky, compare to one

Cultural Exchange. I always meet strangers, and in one meetings or another, it’s an opportunity to gain friends. I am involved in this cultural group, attended by many people who, not only are interested with small talk, but are also getting into insightful discussions about  cultures, traditions, and even teaching or learning languages other than their own.

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Language and Culture Exchange

Photo Journal. I mentioned in my previous post that I had started with photography few years ago. But I had to sell it to fund my relocation here in Dubai. It took me a year to buy a new one. I am using a Canon digital camera on this journal, which I am content with the quality of photos I had taken. All the photos that are included in this post were taken by this digital camera.

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From deserts, to green bushes, to skylines

Arts and Crafts. It’s probably not my own work of art, but will definitely try my hand on it. I find this new interest of visiting art galleries, and exhibits, and so I’ll be making posts of my discoveries, and hopefully can feature some artists. Also, I find a new joy in writing letter mails and sending them in the post. If anyone is interested to be my pen pal, let me know in the comment below. Let’s bring back the “old-school” communication. I just sent-out a reply letter to a new pal from Canada.

Art

“If you hear a voice within you saying, You are not a painter, then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced.”

Health and Fitness. I’m so lazy at this, but I keep on reminding myself that I need to invest on this activity. I certainly need plenty of ideas, much more to mention – discipline – on this matter. For bloggers who are into healthy stuff, yoga programs, fitness routines – consider me your fan.

Fitness

You can set yourself up to be sick, or you can choose to stay well.”- Wayne Dyer

I would like to express my gratitude for everyone who follows this blog, and those who expressed their thoughts in the comments. It’s a challenge, at the same time, a source of inspiration – that someone out in this blogosphere is wanting to hear what I have to say. Happy writing! Enjoy liking! Have fun following! Love commenting!

 

~MyMae

Excerpt from the Poem ‘The Dance’ by Oriah

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》》》》》 L I S T E N 《《《《《

Tell me a story of who you are,
and see who I am in the stories I am living.
And together we will remember that each of us always has a choice.

Don’t tell me how wonderful things will be … someday.
Show me you can risk being completely at peace,
truly okay with the way things are right now in this moment,
and again in the next and the next and the next …

I have heard enough warrior stories of heroic daring.
Tell me how you crumble when you hit the wall,
the place you cannot go beyond by the strength of your own will.
What carries you to the other side of the wall,
to the fragile beauty of your own humanness?

Day 8: Caterpillar on the Tree Branch

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Caterpillar, caterpillar

Where are you going?

Crawl, crawl

Will you fall off?

Hairy, hairy

Your skin is so furry

Itchy, itchy

Stay away from me!!!

Eat, eat

Make fat in your belly

Rest, rest

Find a leaf for a blanket

You’ll be, you’ll be

Beautiful butterfly for us to see!!!

Day 6: Tik-tak-tik-tak – Reminds the Clock

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Time.

Precious.

Health.

Wealth.

Two blessings.

Where did they go?

Where your treasure  is; There your heart  also.

Day 3: Don’t Stop Believing – on Your Dreams

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Don’t Stop Believing…

Throw your dreams into the space like a giant kite
Sway by the wind to which ways it set
You never know what it will bring back in time
A new love, a new life, a new friend to treasure

Carve your dreams into the ground like a mountain rock
Strike by the storm it can always withstand
You whisper in your heart the seeds of fulfillment
The passion, the strength, the patience to pursue

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams
Live the life you always imagined
Don’t stop believing, no giving-up
Dare to always dream!!!

These Spiritual Window-Shoppers by Rumi

These spiritual window-shoppers,
who idly ask, ‘How much is that?’ Oh, I’m just looking.
They handle a hundred items and put them down,
shadows with no capital.

What is spent is love and two eyes wet with weeping.
But these walk into a shop,
and their whole lives pass suddenly in that moment,
in that shop.

Where did you go? “Nowhere.”
What did you have to eat? “Nothing much.”

Even if you don’t know what you want,
buy something, to be part of the exchanging flow.

Start a huge, foolish project,
like Noah.

It makes absolutely no difference
what people think of you.

Rumi, ‘We Are Three’, Mathnawi VI, 831-845