Wednesday, November 14, 2007

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being the restless soul that i am, i enjoy travelling.

I went to Greece recently. Greece is considered a sacred site. Its one of those places where you can go to connect with nature and create a sense of mystery and intimacy with Mother Earth. I stayed in Athens for a week and visited a beautiful island Hydra lying in the archipelago called Argo Saronic. It is situated between the islands of Poros and Spetses. A real true village. You see no motorized vehicles as there are no roads but only donkey pathways. Its filled with old mansions and stone paved roads. The air is fresh and clean and everything looks crisp and white. Big blue sea and big blue sky surrounds you when you're on this amazing island.


We covered Hydra on foot, walking up and down the hills, back and forth finding our way, anticipating our journey and what we'd experience. After a long walk, a dip in the big blue sea was a chilling, freezing moment! The cold water of the beach in Hydra is the saltiest I have ever tasted in my life, so tasty it burned my dry chapped skin once I got on land. Used to the warm temperature of our Malaysian seawater, I only stayed a mere 10 minutes in that cold blue sea. And unlike the soft sand that interferes in my tiny toes most of the time, here, I tread on stones and pebbles as I make my way to land. Most of the beaches on Hydra are mostly places with flat stones and pebbled bays with clean water.

I have never walked as much in my whole entire life as I probably did during my trip to Greece. Although my heels and ankles and every other joint, muscle, bone in my body was hurting, I tried my very best to keep on going. This is the part where I tell you how I became really, tired and thirsty and drained of energy. This is the part where no one writes about because its not the nice part. but for me, this was the experience. Because somehow, after all that walking, Id reach a place, I thought Id never see.

When I think I cant climb a mountain or a hill because its just too high up and im not wearing the right shoes or the right attire and I find myself finally up on the hill experiencing the breathtaking view of a beautiful city, I amaze myself and fall in love with my soul knowing I had done what I think I would or could not do.

When I think I cant go on anymore because it hurts, or because it gets too tiring, too painful, too boring, too depressing, too faraway, when i think that some things in life are just not within my reach , and then I find myself where I want to be or where I didnt know I could be experiencing the happiest moments in my life, I thank my soul for not giving up and feel grateful I've been blessed with such strength.

Sometimes we feel we have our limits and that we cannot go on anymore. Through trainings, readings, and life experiences, I realize
d that we can be stronger than we think we are, that we can do more than what we've already done, that the truth is we are able to stretch more and more and more and not break and even if we do break, we are quite capable to put the pieces back together because we actually have more power than we think we do.

Only sometimes, we cannot do this all alone. you will meet people in your life, who will share your journey, who will make you feel like you are more than you could ever be. they will become your bestfriends, your family, the most important people in your life. And if you're lucky, you will find that one person who is all of the above, who completes you. Who makes you see things u cannot see, be what you cannot be, and grow more and more each day beautifully.

I am lucky.


Let your mind start a journey thru a strange new world. Leave all thoughts of the world you knew before. Let your soul take you where you long to be...Close your eyes let your spirit start to soar, and you'll live as you've never lived before - Eric Fromm

10 Comments:

Blogger Eka said...

nicely put. its amazing how you can describe something simple into such beautiful and meaningful way..

you're right when you said 'Because somehow, after all that walking, Id reach a place, I thought Id never see.'

Done that and i know how good its feel.

2:29 PM  
Blogger juliana said...

yeay!!! :) happy for you too!

7:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Greece... wellspring of early European literature, and currently defending European champions in football. It's all Greek to me.

On a lighter note, I hope you had the chance to try the moussaka. It's really good, it tastes a little bit like lasagna.

P.S. If I want to send you something, how do I so? You'll probably like it a lot (it's not the moussaka).

J.T. Edwards

11:14 PM  
Blogger *cosmic freak* said...

ahhh... greece. how lucky.

I learned that what completes me is not the other person, but the ability to love without fear of pain.

good to have you back here babe. and how ironic, as I am leaving the space myself.

forgot to snap a few pixies with you the other day.

12:53 AM  
Blogger juliana said...

yes the moussaka was amazing.. do u want to send by post or email.. email me, and i'll figure out how.

11:31 AM  
Blogger AziS said...

hi juliana...bertuahnyaaaa u ;)

1:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, it's kinda like a book, so I'm not sure if I could e-mail it to you...

What's your e-mail, anyway?

J.T. Edwards

7:54 PM  
Blogger juliana said...

hi u can email it at..

Juliana Ibrahim
The Talent Factory
225A Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

thankss!!! cant wait

12:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've already posted the book. You should be getting it anytime soon.

J.T. Edwards

7:39 PM  
Blogger juliana said...

hi thanks!! they've received the book.. but i have yet to collect it from them.. will do so on friday...
thank you once again..

11:36 PM  

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