Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Still in time

We are late to eradicate hunger
.   but if we start today, we may be still in time
.   to save many brothers and sisters from starvation

We are late to start a kindness revolution
.   but if we start today, we may be still in time
.   to save many bothers and sisters from a heartbreak

We are late to create world peace
.   but if we start today, we may be still in time
.   to save many brothers and sisters from senseless destruction

We are late, we are very late to make the world a better place
.   but it is never too late to make a positive change
.   let us start today...

Sunday, 22 March 2015

A cup of enthusiasm

The sun rose

The warmth of the morning sun was touching my heart
Flying rays of energy were inspiring my soul
I drank a cup of enthusiasm for breakfast,
freshly plucked from the most beautiful tree in my garden

Friday, 20 March 2015


Every  single day, we are given opportunities to do good
Opportunities to make a positive difference in someone's life
Opportunities to be kind to someone who did not expect it

So many times we just walk by
too busy with our nitty gritty worries
to see the opportunities or to act on them
And yet,
It is my firm belief that the more of these opportunities we take up
the more peace of mind we get.

This makes me sometimes really wonder.
If someone has a large amount of money in the bank
how many opportunities, that someone lets go on a daily basis
just by keeping the money in the bank

Sunday, 15 March 2015

The magic of twillight

Softly engulfed in pastel orange hues
purplish small clouds were drawn
on the sky's canvas above the wavy sea

I entered the pleasantly warm sea water;
was floating on the breaking waves
while the magic colour play continued

There is truly magic in twilight.

Saturday, 14 March 2015

The best thing

It is good to stop on and off and think for a while
Think for a while what was the best thing that happened to me in the past 24h.

When I think about the best thing of my most recent past 24h
I become very grateful to our God for the meeting with my son
He stays in Penang and we spent most of the past 24h together
It started with a wonderful lunch at Nandos, we were wandering through Queensbay shopping mall, had an ice-cream. We had a swim together, rested for a while, talked a bit and then had dinner with more family.

I love my family. I am attached to them.
I know by being attached to the them I may expose myself to future suffering
but no matter what, the joy of being closely attached to my family may be well worth the suffering

I disagree with the principle of detachment to avoid suffering.
Being detached deprives us of the joy and makes us perhaps suffer beforehand
I have a little cluster family and love to be in the cluster.

Saturday, 7 March 2015

Winds of wisdom

The winds of wisdom

Let the winds of wisdom 
Fill my heart with a flow of love
Let them feed the flame of my soul

Let them blow from the east
From the west and south and north
From every side and from above

Let the warm winds of wisdom
Whistle their wonderful song in my ears
Let them blow, let them flow

Let them touch my skin, reach deep into my lungs
Penetrate my mind and move my spirit.
Let the winds of wisdom blow and flow.

(Aufie Zophy)


Please, God, let the small flame inside of me
which is my soul, be my guiding light today.
Let it connect to the immense love and to the endless wisdom
in which we live and bathe every day.

I want to focus today
on love, unconditional love
on giving unconditional love

I want to focus to today
on understanding, trying to understand,
trying to understand whomever I meet

I want to focus on peace
on honesty, on random kindness
on anything my soul guides me to do...

love, unconditional love, understanding
peace, honesty, kindness

Friday, 6 March 2015



Peace is more than the absence of war.
Peace within is perhaps more important
Peace within is perhaps even possible in the middle of external war

Peace of mind is such an essential component of happiness
that happiness without it is maybe not true happiness at all

I have a small poem about peace here:

Wave of peace


I dream
of a wave of peace

A giant wave
Reaching beyond the fences
Moving deep inside

A wonderful wave
Drenching all the minds
Pentrating deep in hearts
Changing souls forever

A tsunami
Devastating all walls of greed
Destructive to violent thoughts
Ripping apart perversion
Erasing arrogance

A wave of peace, streaming
envelopping the world
Softening hearts
Wisening leaders

Just peace
Dare to dream with me
Let us all pray together

Let's dream and believe
In a wave of peace

An awesome wave of peace

Monday, 2 March 2015

How can I serve

In Kelantan, the weekend is on Friday and Saturday.
Last Thursday I was a bit tired after a week of hard work.
The next two days would be days of on call which usually means not too much of rest.

It was about 9.30 pm when a friend of my wife called her.
His little nephew of three months old had been vomiting and irritable for the past few hours.
My wife passed the phone to me since I am a paediatrician.
I thought of sending them to the emergency department of my hospital but then the request came whether they could bring the child to my house for me to see the child.
Quickly some excuses propped up in my mind but equally quickly as from heaven the phrase:
'how can I serve' was there right taking the front line in my thinking brain.
So I agreed for them to come over to the house. At 10.15 they arrived. As by magic, the child had stopped crying and was now alert and looked well. I did a physical examination and besides very mild signs of dehydration, I found the child to be OK. I reassured the parents and the uncle of the child and give them directions on how to make some oral rehydration solution.
The smiles I got from the adults but more so the smile from the child were priceless.
 I felt so good that I had not sent them to A&E.

These 4 small words (how can I serve) propped up in my mind on exactly the right time.
Somewhere deep inside I strongly believe that these words offer a key to true peace of mind and happiness. Before I went to the hospital for my weekend duty, I repeated the 4 words a few times in my mind and surely peace of mind and happiness were mine.

Next time we feel a bit tired and a friend or family member still asks us a favour, it may be a such a good idea to to let these four small words do their wonderful job:

How can I serve?