Malam itu, aku duduk sendiri di depan Ka’baah. Tidak ada agenda atau niat, selain untuk berada di situ. Juga tidak membawa keluhan atau permintaan khusus. Atau doa apa pun bersamaku. Terpekur bukanlah kata yang tepat. Karena aku tidak termangu. Aku hadir. Dipenuhi Cinta (kepada)-Mu. Labbaik allahumma labbaik.
Tak ada adab atau prosesi yang ingin kuterapkan. Apakah diperlukan adab tertentu saat berhadapan dengan Kekasih? Mungkin ada, satu: menghadapkan diri sepenuhnya, menghamparkan diri seada-adanya aku. Hadir sepenuh jiwa dengan hati berbunga. Continue reading →
I have been supporting Nila Tanzil Petersen in her amazing initiative to set up community libraries in the remote areas in eastern Indonesia, named, Rainbow Reading Garden (Taman Bacaan Pelangi) since its inception.
But it wasn’t until two years ago, when I went with her and another friend, Metta, to Flores to visit the libraries, that I realised what she was doing. The one in this picture is the library about an hour from Labuan Bajo town, which is an hour by smaller plane from Bali. Continue reading →
The words above provides such instance for me. I read it and thought, “Hey, I am like that.” I live in a big packed city, work to make ends meet, and face various incidents in life, but I am like what the post says. Continue reading →
Ah rasa itu muncul lagi
Layak molekul cairan yang entropinya meningkat saat dipanaskan
Terjadi setiap aku merasa senang dan semangat
Karena mencicip sesuatu yang kusuka
Memalingkanku dari-Mu Continue reading →
We were having our usual conversation.
I was so excited to tell you about the response that I heard on my latest question. I was pondering on how to have constant remembrance.
“I heard the words: surrender, let go, relaxation,” said I, eagerly.
You were silent for a second or two, before quietly responded, “Is there.. relaxation?”
“Of course!” I said.
Earlier this month (of Ramadhan), I was inspired to write a blog post a day. I didn’t ask why. I just did it. So far I have been doing okay, skipping only one day, which I intend to make up the month after. Continue reading →