Saturday, January 07, 2006
Towards end of the year, I was doing some packing of books, cloth and other things, found the book which I brought with me and never had chance to open it for the last few years. The Art of Total Wellness by Dr Nordin Darus which I bought in August 2001. I read it earlier but almost forgot the content. Contemplating if I should sent back or leave with me here if I would have time to read it. Finally decided to read it and if I finish reading it then ship with other stuff. I read this book during bedtime as lately I don’t easily go to sleep at night.
Sometimes I called my mom and we talked for hours through phone at time when I cannot sleep at night. Most of the time I just listen her story as she has a lot to say. She can tell story in great detail and endlessly. Through out my entire life, the first time I feel that I had been closer to my mom. Not that I share much of what I feel in me but she could express her feeling and what bothering her more to me as I am the eldest. She would be wondering what happen to me if I did not call her at least once a week.
Back to the book, I kept on reading it and understand the content. Whichever relevant I try to practice and program in my mind. Coincidently, two days after I started reread this book, Utusan Malaysia under column kesihatan (one of my favorites and must see column) had an article written by Dr Nordin which related to his current ordeal fighting with his big D and the miracle of X-water. That article really make we want to finish reading his book. Finally I finished it this morning. A lot of insight about total wellness I gained from this book.
Reflecting 5 years ago when I bought this book and read it…I don’t see much impact on myself and I was still young at that time and have lots of burning desire, motivation and goal in life to achieve. I did achieve them. But for the last couple of years somehow I realized I had slowly going down hill. Me, who is naturally have a very strong character, determination & self motivation…”the make thing happen person”..lost most part of it and could not see my future and what I need/want/wish seems to be no hope to achieve. It is all very vague..I could not even chart my future……just like the ship with no direction, comes the wind it tilt and with hurricane it drown. And I cannot move if I cannot make plan. I guess I am naturally a goal oriented person. But, I take it as all of this is the test for me from HIM to make me a better person, Insyaallah.
Now, most has to be built once more and maybe some need to start all over again with fresh look. Yes, I accept that the journey of life is always have ups and down. It is just the matter of how we pull our self back together to the right track. Sometimes we cannot do it alone. We need others to help. Knowing and learning from others also will help us to be back on tract because some of us might have something in common that we experience in life. Helping others and being there for them will in a way help us to find our own track.
I would like to capture the summary of this book which is 10 GOLDEN RULE OF THE ART OF TOTAL WELLNESS so that I could come back to read and remind myself and perhaps this would also benefit others... in the next entry.