18.12.11

Faith

I believe there is nothing we cannot achieve if we truly have faith in them.
Faith. Not goals, targets, or whatever which tend to lead towards misinterpretation to something we “have” to achieve.
Even if I want to change the world, I believe I can.

Most of the time I get the cynical expressions. A lot. The question of why(s) arise.
Then I answer, why wouldn’t I?
If not now, when?
Now is always the perfect timing.
If not me, who would?
(now, “me” here, is not “me”—only. It refers to every human being)

Then, the hardest part comes.
Its when I get the question from myself: “Who do you think you are to have such thoughts? Such dreams? Such visions?”
Then I answer, shut the f*** up, who do you think you are?

I have a faith. Why should I worry?
And why, should I not feel grateful for what I have? For life?
Everyday should feel like a bliss. Not should, but everyday is a bliss.
I don’t care if this is self-proclaimed or whatever. I know I’m feeling better. I know I’m getting better. I am certain I am getting somewhere.
I am getting to know myself, a little more better. 
That’s what matters the most. 

14.12.11

Dear God (and Spirit),

I pray to keep my vision ever before me.
I ask you to bless my journey.
I ask your divine helpers to protect me along the way.
I ask my inner guides to lead me forward.
I pray to the soul that is within, without, and everywhere,
That I may know myself as holy, and as whole.
To give me clarity in mind and heart.
Release me from my confusion, which is born of the past.
Let me be renewed in your ways.
Let me hear the voice of silence.
Let me see what cannot be seen.
Let me feel your faintest touch.
Take this stiffness from my heart.
This is all I want or have ever wanted.
Make a secret pact with me.
Let someone in my life feel your touch, as I feel it myself.
I ask you to take your hand in mine.
I have seen this world through your eyes.
I have loved others as you would love them.
I have entered creation and played to my heart’s content.
Breathe in me, today, tomorrow, until my body dies.




Amen.



--Deepak Chopra’s--

Alice in Wonderland

Time is truly just a mind-trip. Fragment of imagination.
Do you dare to be in that trip?
We are the time. We create the clock, not the time.
Clock is calculable, manageable. Time does not.

I cannot feel the time, not because it flies, nor it cannot be bought.
It’s just something that feels so eternal I wouldn’t dare to think, nor feel.

Time doesn’t stop. Clock stops eventually.
To create anything, to change anything, just don’t think about the time.
Let the days, months, years, decades, speak for themselves.

Which world am I living exactly?
Feels like I’m living in an imagination, just like Alice in Wonderland.

I think I’m in virtual reality, surreal, unreal, so real, whatever.

13.12.11

Where R We?

This book successfully answered my ultimate question of” What Am I doing here exactly?”.

274 pages, and this is what I'm thinking of, and what I came up with:

We want to believe that there is some ultimate answer to end our questioning. To believe that science will come to a full stop is to crave the certainty of an ending; it is to believe that there are laws of nature that fully describe the Universe and that these laws can be found out.

Does natural selection become the ultimate law of nature?

To be concerned about mankind’s fate to the ends of time is a cover for that eternal dread: of our own mortality. We don’t worry about the early days of the Universe when we didn’t exist as humans, just as we don’t worry about our non-existence before we were born. So why are we so exercised about what might become of us in the far reaches of time, except out of a vain desire to control the fate of the Universe itself?

History comes to an end where it meets the present, the point at which the story meets the story teller. Now, are we living in the history? Or are we the story teller? We tend to find ourselves within both timeframes; undifferentiated between past, present, and the future.
It’s only a time frame; yet those are the ones that kept us “un-moved”. Doesn’t time supposed to be dynamic? If we are standing still or in our present moment, does time stop?. So, time is just an illusion?

It is predicted that the scientist who has climbed the highest peak may find “as he pulls himself over the final rock, that he’s greeted by a band of theologians who have been sitting there for centuries ( Robert Jastrow, physicist).

I am here
You are there
We are everything and everywhere
They are Us.

Science, art, religion, philosophy, must all eventually meet up.

The Universe, is indeed, portable.



(A Portable History of the Universe, Christopher Potter,2009)

12.12.11

Green ICT

IT is something we are all aware of, but what is ICT? Or even, green/cool ICT? It is a term in referring to product, applications, or methods which have the potential to exponentially reduce CO2 emissions. ICT refers to Information and Communication Technology. 

When we’re talking about green, we are talking about environment. The connection lies within the impact of the specific products, impact on the surroundings as a result of usage of the particular products, also the socio-economic and structural changes that its usage could result in.

The development of green concept for ICT began since (this is just my personal analysis) E-waste has become issues, and issue for the tendency of high energy usage from the product emerges (Globally, energy consumption from the application of ICT can reach 40% of total energy consumption), and also to switch high-cost-advanced technology of ICT to long-term investment of ICT products.

To implement green ICT, doesn’t necessarily always have the meaning to improve the efficiency of ICT infrastructure (using energy-efficient resources and equipment), or to improve the efficiency of ICT operations (using advanced cooling technology and power generation equipment)--only.  But, encouraging conservation with here end-users and consumers of ICT is the cheapest and easiest approach. They must be motivated to conserve energy through schemes such as rewards/penalties, or to say, campaigns. Increasing social awareness through policies and communications to explain the urgency of the issue and urge conservation, such as from trainings; with 3 key points: Green acquisition--buying greener equipment, Green use--maximising the lifespan of ICT equipment & delaying obsolescence and understanding renewable energy production methods, and Green disposal--responsible disposal of the products.

Implementing Green ICT -- getting less carbon footprint, energy use and e-waste --achieve maximum efficiency -- achieve environmental sustainability -- achieve economic benefits at the end.


It’s that what you want, true?

8.12.11

Sustainable mindset @work

There has been a disconnection between environmental issues and sustainability at work. How many people are even aware of how much energy, water and other resources they consumed daily? Also, how many are aware of the impact of these types of consumption on biodiversity or ecosystem services or future generations?.  If, people were aware of their personal impacts on sustainability, how many would care enough, and have the necessary action skills to substantially change their consumption patterns at work?

A future community that is able and willing to make decisions about their consumption and production patterns and life style and work style choices is very much needed. The strategy should be for the whole community at work, and should address the need for community-wide re-thinking, innovation and change if we are to have fulfilling and sustainable life styles and work styles in the future. This requires not only the development of knowledge and awareness, but also values, attitudes, skills and the involvement and empowerment of individuals and groups on a large scale.

The strategy should be for a change toward environmental sustainability in the holistic sense, with an emphasis on bringing much closer together the current range of education and behaviour change initiatives on different sustainability issues. It should establish a comprehensive framework for strategic guidance and coordination of the wide range of possible learning and behaviour change programs and processes for sustainability.

These, cannot be achieved simply by information transfer and depends on a rich range of learning experiences including engagement, problem-solving and reflection, has to be achieved with long-term, intensive involvement in learning and action. Active involvement and a sense of personal responsibility and ownership –learning and action best happen together. Critical thinking--where people learn to constructively question the direction and sustainability of their lifestyles and consumption patterns and envision their preferred futures, continual improvement–responsive to changing circumstances and always looking for better ways to take action , a shared vision and goals and a cooperative, collective effort and sense of teamwork among all those involved – are very vital.

If u claimed yourself a green-collar worker, how do u work exactly?

6.12.11

Un-(certain)-ty

Do you ever feel like you just truly do not know what to say, what to feel?
It is one of those moments when I feel clueless for what I’m feeling right at this moment. I don’t know what is happening somehow.

Like now, my hands just keep typing, I am fully aware of that, but I am also fully aware that I am not fully aware of what I am typing right at this moment.

Recently I came up with this one idea: I think the purpose of life, is to understand that we are in search of answers, which by the end of the day, the answers are just to convince ourselves that nothing is certain—subject wise, object wise. We as human keep questioning this and that, and trying to find the logical reason (or answer) behind what we think is un-logic, or what we think, is a question.

Just like science. Statement from Steven Weinberg -- a theoretical physicist -- that Science doesn’t make it impossible to believe in God; it just makes it possible to not believe in God—somehow feels true. What is science? What are scientists looking for exactly from their researches? Answers? Or to raise other questions? Or just to find some logical-measurable-quantified-explanation for things that they are basically not sure of. I’m not trying to point out something here, I’m just wondering what they actually do when they do what they do. This is why; I think it is important to optimize the balance between the performance of the left and right brain. Otherwise, scientists will just work in one part of the world. Which, to see how the world works, depends on the perspective. Again.

Nothing is sure. Everything is bias. And this is not a horrific thing. Like this: Two things that really cannot be separated, but are often separated, are science and nature. This happen often  because “nature” itself it is something we are unsure of. I don’t know what nature truly means. In science, nature can be mysterious, but not permitted to be mystical (C.Potter). The phenomenon within humanity is that science can explain everything.

Is it?

So are science and nature, both, in fact, uncertain things?

In life, I think it is more important to find the direction, rather the destination. But how to find direction if we don’t know where we’re going? this is when we have to grasp the idea of “direction” itself. Going nowhere? Doesn’t matter I suppose. It’s the process of “going somewhere”. Try type “direction” in thesaurus. See what pops up.

I don’t know what I’m talking here. Nowhere and everywhere.
But I’m here. Fully aware. 
Nevermind.