Being Vulnerable Is Strong

Being Vulnerable Is Strong

Selain menulis artikel-artikel di website, setahun belakangan saya sering menulis tentang perjalanan hidup saya sendiri di social media. Dan banyak komentar yang bilang kalau tulisan saya dianggap jujur dan apa adanya. Yang membaca merasa sangat bisa relate, sangat...
12 Tanda malaikat berada di dekatmu

12 Tanda malaikat berada di dekatmu

Apakah kamu percaya bahwa malaikat itu benaran ada? Pernahkah kamu melihat mereka? Atau bahkan berkomunikasi dengan mereka? Malaikat mempunyai banyak cara untuk berkomunikasi dengan kita. Untuk memberitahu bahwa mereka ada, dekat, selalu mengelilingi, menjaga dan...
Remembrance

Remembrance

Have you ever felt that you are seeking something? That something is missing in your life, and you can’t really put your finger to it, or define what is it that is missing? You just know that there’s got to be something more than this. You try to fill that gap with...
Body, Mind, Soul

Body, Mind, Soul

In yogic theory, human is made up from five layers, or dimensions, called the koshas. I’ve written about the koshas in my personal blog a while ago. Just a short recap here, the five koshas are: Annamaya kosha / the food body – the physical dimension (bone, muscle,...
Nature of Mind

Nature of Mind

The Knower & The Known by Fabrizio Cassetta This is my notes from a talk by Tenzin Palmo. Everything is perceived through the sense organs, caught by consciousness, and interpreted by the mind. In other words, everything we experience is in the mind. There are two...
Pillars of a Good Life

Pillars of a Good Life

There are four pillars of life. When they are all well developed and well balanced, life is good. When they are underdeveloped, life is probably not so good. Whey they are not balanced, if one aspect is much more highly developed than each other, maybe life is pretty...
Perception vs Reality

Perception vs Reality

This Axe advertisement shows Perception vs Reality in multiple layers. First layer is the ad’s message: that wearing a certain scent will change the perceived sexual appeal of a person. Second layer is that an advertisement is all about perception – the brand wants to...
Perception & Emptiness

Perception & Emptiness

This post is still on the topic of seeing the world as it is. Previous posts: Uncoloring the Filters Seeing the World Through Filters We discussed that the first step towards seeing the reality as it is, is to acknowledge that it’s all perception. Things in themselves...
Uncoloring the Filters

Uncoloring the Filters

  This is a continuation of the previous post Seeing the World Through Filters. We discussed about how we perceive the world through the mind lens and we have some filters in front of the lens that provides meaning and context that affect on how we interact with...
Seeing the World Through Filters

Seeing the World Through Filters

We function like a black box. There are inputs from the external world, get processed, and there’s an output. Example: I saw a something long, coiled, on the ground (input). In my mind (manas) I compared this image with thousands of images stored in my memory (chitta)...