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To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact you must give it to no one, not even an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements. Lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket, safe, dark, motionless, airless, it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable. To love is to be vulnerable.

― C.S. LewisThe Four Loves

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It’s time!

Time to wake up and rise again on your two feet, now! There will always be problems every now and then, but it doesn’t mean you should stop right there and get stuck. It only means that you are going to be stronger and be better. It might be too late to save the past, but it is time to move if you want to save your future. Let them know what you are capable of. Don’t just aim only to survive when you can strive. 

Losing faith on yourself

One of the most terrible feeling in the world is probably when you lose the faith on yourself. It really is quite normal when you lose faith on someone else, on an idea, on an knowledge. But losing faith in yourself is like losing faith in everything in the world. When you lose faith in yourself, you don’t even believe your instincts, you don’t have the confidence in what you are doing, you have no certainty on how you are supposed to walk on the earth any further. It is not only walking without knowing where you are going, but more like walking while you are not sure whether you are supposed to be walking at all. 

When you lose faith on someone, there is big probability that someone is going to either convince you otherwise or tell you that yes, he was not someone you believed him to be. When you lose your faith in an idea, you automatically turn into another idea, into something contradictory. When you lose faith in yourself, who are you turning to? Will there be anyone who would try to convince you otherwise? Or well, would people even know at all? Would people even realize it? Would you?

Paling tidak..

Mereka selalu berkata bahwa semua ada waktunya. Mereka berkata bahwa semua ada akhirnya. Namun siapa yang sebenarnya menentukan waktunya? Siapa yang menentukan akhirnya? Tak bolehkah aku turut andil menentukannya? Tak bolehkah aku menyarankan agar semua ini tidak berakhir disini?

Ah, tenanglah, aku tahu semua memang telah tiba di ujung jalan. Aku tak suka mengakuinya, tapi memang aku juga turut andil memilih jalan kita dulu. Tentu salahku juga jika ternyata jalan yang kita pilih harus berakhir di sudut buntu.

Yah, paling tidak jalan ini tidak berakhir di sudut kota yang pengap dan menyesakkan. Paling tidak sudut buntu ini cukup nyaman untukku menetap. Paling tidak sudut ini tak lantas melenyapkanmu dari duniaku. Aku berterima kasih untuk itu.