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Book Review: Think Like a Monk - Train your mind for peace and purpose every day

A great book written by Jay Shetty, reminding us of our purpose in life and  train our mind to think in peace. I really enjoyed the book as well, and I found myself,  my childhood memories, parents and some of my teachers in this book. The book has 316 pages, divided in three parts: Let go, Grow and Give. It took me 7 days to read it, i am not a long hours reader, I just read like 30-60 mins everyday. Some of the main principles that make me to reflect, was the breathing exercising, and to understand that the breathing is the main important factors that affects and control our emotions. The morning walk while having a focus look at stones, flowers, or birds. It reminds me of my walks in the Romanian forest,  where we admired the leaves, memorize each leaf to know to which tree it belongs, or admiring  the tree barks, trunks or flowers. It makes me to remember a game that our class teacher did for us where everyone took a blank paper, and write on it, where they see themselves when they

Selamat Datang PKP…Welcome to Lockdown, Malaysia 2021

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Selamat Datang PKP…Welcome to Lockdown Once again, we welcome the lockdown in Malaysia, I don’t remember and I even don’t want to count how many lockdowns passed by, but the good news is we managed to overcome, and we are now entering the second year of Pandemic Covid 19. We are human and have the ability to adapt to new norms. 

 I know that for each of us, 2020 was not an easy year, some had lost jobs, some changed their business to overcome from failing, some even disappear along the way affected by the Covid 19 virus and the majority who read this post are still wading through the Pandemic. It does not matter, if we are broke, or our savings getting lower, the good thing is we are still alive.Alhamdulillah. These pandemic years is a year of survival in all areas such as health, mental, spiritual, and financial. In this Pandemic times, it is good to look from other perspective and literally to “start counting our blessings" instead of focusing on how much this Pandemic affected us or counting our losses during Pandemic. “And He gave you of all that you asked for, and if you count the blessings of Allah, never will you be able to count them. Verily, man is indeed an extreme wrongdoer, a disbeliever (an extreme ingrate who denies Allah’s blessings by disbelief, and by worshipping others besides Allah, and by disobeying Allah and His Prophet Muhammad” [14:34] 

We need to look forward and be positive in handling our situations. If we look at our surroundings, we will find plenty of things that will maybe make us uncomfortable, to name a few, Staying away from our loved one, Education System, Wearing Masks and so on. However, we had demonstrated that we can experience Special Events at home in a small number such as the Easter, Ramadan, Thaipusam, Christmas and New Year. Nothing is impossible. 

Education System, if some have opinions that we had failed a year of education, as parents or students, we should collaborate and complement each other in order not to miss or forget the important subjects. We should not forget our elders experience when they need to delay their schools for years during the War and they are still able to achieve to be in honorable positions and have a good knowledge in their domains. 

Now, in our days, we have everything at our fingertips, only the will and perseverance is needed instead of complaining. During this lockdown, I urge people to do only the important things outside, stay at home, in order for the Covid 19 cases to drop down and make it easier for healthcare front liners to do their job. 

Hopefully the vaccine will help to win this battle against the Covid 19. For people who feel the need for help, or pain…please don’t suffer in silence. Please voice out your struggles or difficulties. There are many channels that offers consultation or a listening ear for free, confidential discussions 24 hours every day. Channels such as The Befrienders, Malaysian Mental Health Association and the Life Line Association Malaysia. 

Remember everyday to wake up with enthusiasm and spend the day productive and positive. Do the right things, stay fit, pray and God (Allah) will help you on your journey. Put your trust in God (Allah) before people. Stay Positive! Have a positive and productive lockdown PKP!


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