Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Life with Passion

Karena dengan gairah.....hidup pasti lebih bersemangat....ada tenaganya....
dan gwe percaya kalo hidup memang butuh VISI...TUJUAN...CITA-CITA, sehingga bisa menata hidup, dan memilih cara agar CITA-CITA kita tercapai...dan pastinya lebih bersemangat.

Puisi ini tuh menggetarkan gwe, saat gwe merasa jalan di depan gwe tertutup kabut tebal dan benar-benar ga tahu mau kemana. Dan gwe saat itu merasakan kehilangan gairah untuk memperjuangkan tujuan hidup gwe. Gwe beruntung....gwe sadar benar...bahwa gwe g pernah benar-benar sendiri....ada kekuatan yang lebih besar sedang menyemangati dan menunggu gwe untuk memulai hidup dengan semangat baru...agar mudah bagi-Nya memberikan petujuk,rahmat dan kekuatan.


When you set out on your journey to Ithaca,
pray that the road is long,
full of adventure, full of knowledge.
The Lestryg, onians and the Cyclops,
the angry Poseidon - do not fear them :
You will never find such as these on your path
if your thoughts remain lofty, I a fine emotion touches your spirit and your body.
The Lestrygonians and the Cyclops,
the fierce Poseidon you will never encounter,
if you don’t carry them within soul,
if your hearts does not set them up before you.

Pray that the road is long.
That the summer mornings are many, when,
with such pleasure, with such joy
you will enter post seen for the first time;
stop at Phoenician markets,
and purchase fine merchandise,
mother – of – pearl and coral, amber and ebony,
and sensual perfumes of all kinds,
as many sensual perfumes as you can;
visit many Egyptian cities,
to learn and learn from scholars.
Always keep Ithaca in your mind.
To arrive there is your ultimate goal.
But do not hurry the voyage at all.
It is better to let it last for many years;
and to anchor at the island when you are old,
rich with all you have gained on the way,
not expecting that Ithaca will offer you riches.

Ithaca has given you the beautiful voyage.
Without her you would never have set out on the road.
She has nothing more to give you.
And if you find her poor, Ithaca has not deceived you.
Wise as you become, with so much experience,
you must already have understood what Ithaca mean.

Constatine Cavafy (1863-1933)
Translated by Rae Dalven
Take from
The Zahirby Paulo Coelho

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