Always try to be the best version of yourself - Fa Brian Ganda Pratama

Saturday, 6 September 2014

Membuka Pintu Kamar, Pagi

12:34



Pagi. Membuka hati, mata , dan telinga, awal dari sebuah hari. Masih berada di tempat tidur, merasakan hari-hari bertemu dengan orang yang disayangi diluar sana menceritakan dan berbagi kisah, melihat senyum mereka bahagia, cuma dihalangi oleh pintu. Masih berada di tempat tidur, melihat ke atas, tempat langit-langit  berwarna biru, gembira saat saya melihatnya, cuma dihalangi oleh sebuah ternit. Masih berada di tempat tidur, mendengarkan nyanyian angin di alam, suara burung yang lalu-lalang berdendang, serasa mendengar indahnya saat ini, cuma dihalangi oleh sebuah earphone.  Keluar dari kamar, membuka sebuah pintu, membuka sebuah jalan. Apa yang berada di luar pintu kamar, tidak akan seperti apa yang dirasakan, dilihat , dan didengarkan. Keluar dari kamar, membuka sebuah pintu. 


Pintu yang bertahun-tahun saya buka, tak pernah sedikitpun tertutup dari luar, hanya saya yang bisa membukanya dari dalam, karena saya memiliki kunci kamar. Orang lain belum tentu bisa membukanya karena mereka tidak memiliki kunci tersebut. Kunci untuk membuka pintu, disaat lupa kunci berada, saya tidak bisa membuka pintu.  Saat saya lupa tujuan saya hari ini, saya tidak bisa membuka hari-hari  baru, setelah keluar dari kamar, membuka pintu kamar,...

Saya lupa dimana saya meletakkan kunci kamar, bingung tak bisa membuka pintu kamar. Mencari di bawah selimut, mencari di dekat meja, mencari di dalam kantong celana, dan saku baju, akhirnya saya menemukannya setelah satu jam. Mencari tujuan hidup yang Tuhan mau, di bawah cakrawala, mencari di dekat orang-orang yang ditemui setiap hari, mencari di dalam pikiran diri sendiri, akhirnya saya  belum temukan. Mencari tujuan hidup yang diinginkan diri sendiri, setelah satu jam, saya menemukan .

Setelah menemukan kunci, dan mulai membuka pintu kamar. Dimulai saat membuka pintu kamar melangkah keluar, menjalankan tujuan hidup yang diinginkan diri sendiri serta mencari tujuan hidup yang Tuhan mau.

Saya membuka pintu,.....

-FA Brian-





Sunday, 24 August 2014

Jesus Plan, just Trust Him

20:47
Me: God, can I ask You a question?
God: Sure
Me: Promise You won't get mad
God: I promise
Me: Why did You let so much stuff happen to me today?
God: What do u mean?
Me: Well, I woke up late
God: Yes
Me: My car took forever to start
God: Okay
Me: at lunch they made my sandwich wrong & I had to wait
God: Huummm
Me: On the way home, my phone went DEAD, just as I picked up a call
God: All right
Me: And on top of it all off, when I got home ~I just want to soak my feet in my new foot massager & relax. BUT it wouldn't work!!! Nothing went right today! Why did You do that?
God: Let me see, the death angel was at your bed this morning & I had to send one of My Angels to battle him for your life. I let you sleep through that
Me (humbled): OH
GOD: I didn't let your car start because there was a drunk driver on your route that would have hit you if you were on the road.
Me: (ashamed)
God: The first person who made your sandwich today was sick & I didn't want you to catch what they have, I knew you couldn't afford to miss work.
Me (embarrassed):Okay
God: Your phone went dead because the person that was calling was going to give false witness about what you said on that call, I didn't even let you talk to them so you would be covered.
Me (softly): I see God
God: Oh and that foot massager, it had a shortage that was going to throw out all of the power in your house tonight. I didn't think you wanted to be in the dark.
Me: I'm Sorry God
God: Don't be sorry, just learn to Trust Me.... in All things , the Good & the bad.
Me: I will trust You.
God: And don't doubt that My plan for your day is Always Better than your plan.
Me: I won't God. And let me just tell you God, Thank You for Everything today.
God: You're welcome child. It was just another day being your God and I Love looking after My Children...

Sunday, 13 July 2014

Dalai Lama Rules for Living

00:35


1. Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk. Risk is involved in every great opportunity in life. It it isn’t risky, then everyone would be doing, thus making it ordinary and not “great.” Separate yourself from the crowd as one who not only can take risks, but enjoys doing so. Certainty in life can only be so comforting until it gets boring.

2. When you lose, don’t lose the lesson. If you lose what you have learned not to do, you will be doomed to repeat it. More importantly, however, do fear failure. Failure is the precursor to success. Hardly any great thing that you wish to accomplish will come without failure. This ties back to the rule of risk mentioned above.
3. Follow the three Rs:
Respect for self – Confidence is key in success and one who does you respect himself does not believe in himself. Thus, if you do not respect yourself, you cannot possibly succeed in anything great, nor can you respect others.
Respect for others – And you will be respected in return. Anyone who does not return that respect is immediately letting you know that they are not worth your time, and that they do not respect themselves. Avoid weak/insecure/self-loathing people.
Responsibility for all your actions – You alone are responsible for your feelings, actions, success, etc. You are in complete control of your life, so do not try and blame other people for your mistakes or misfortunes.
4. Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck. Not everything that you desire will be necessarily good for you in the long run. If something just seems to not work out continually, in such a way that it seems almost like fate intervened, consider letting it go or coming back to it at another time. The Universe works in mysterious ways and should be trusted. Just be sure you are not mistaking your own failure as the Universe telling you something.
5. Learn the rules so you know how to break them properly. Rules are meant to be broken. Most of them are put in place by archaic, corrupt institutions that seek only to enslave and maintain their own power. When it comes to breaking them, be sure to do it properly to avoid punishment. But above all things, make sure you DO in fact break rules. If authority was never questioned, we could be a stagnant civilization.

6. Don’t let a little dispute injure a great friendship. Obviously friendship is more important that one small fight, but very few people actually put this rule into practice. They also need to be able to follow rule #7 in order to truly follow #6.

7. When you realize you’ve made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it. And do not let your pride get in the way of taking those steps. Apologize, taking full responsibility. That will speak for your character more strongly than the action of making the mistake in the first place.

8. Spend some time alone every day. No matter what you do, take at least 30 minutes out of your day to spend alone in a quiet place. This will give you at least a half-hour to examine what is going on in your life, to examine yourself and to figure out what you want. Whether it be through prayer, meditation, yoga or golf, this ritual is a must. The Law of Attraction is the best way to spend this time.

9. Open your arms to change, but don’t let go of your values. This world is constantly changing. If you are not open to change, then you are going to live a very miserable life. You, yourself, are going to change as well, but that does not mean that your values have to change as well. Welcome new places, new faces and new loves, but never change those core parts of you unless you have strong reasons to believe you were wrong to believe them in the first place.

10. Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer. Silence leads to relaxed contemplation during which emotions have less influence and logic can take over. For example, in an argument with a friend, remaining silent instead of retaliating with something anger-driven is more efficient in ending the argument faster and with less hurt for both parties. Or consider Gandhi, who took down the British Empire through silent, pacifistic behavior. Silence is a powerful tool that few choose to use over irrational action. Consider it next time you find yourself in a difficult situation.

11. Live a good, honourable life. Then when you get older and think back, you’ll be able to enjoy it a second time. You are going to have to live with your actions for the rest of your life, so save yourself the regret and anguish and live with honor now. Good things also come to good people. You will never be punished for acting with integrity, only rewarded.

12. A loving atmosphere in your home is the foundation for your life. This is the rule that you have the least amount of control over. Your family dynamic will ultimately determine your home atmosphere, but you can definitely help it along by showing your family that you love them. As in rule #3, if you respect (love) your family, they will provide you with respect and love in return. This rule comes to play again when starting a family. Inject love into your home. Make the walls glisten withendearment. That will set a solid foundation for the lives of your children.
13. In disagreements with loved ones, deal only with the current situation. Don’t bring up the past.The past is constant, unchanging. Bringing it up can only bring more pain to the current situation. This is a problem especially with loved ones because relationships with them go so far back into the past and are so fueled by emotion. Forgive any past actions and focus on the present.

14. Share your knowledge. It’s a way to achieve immortality. One learns so much just from living a lifetime. Share that knowledge with the people you come across, it can only help them in their journeys. Even more important, share your failures so that others will not repeat them.

15. Be gentle with the earth.The earth is where we live. So this should be obvious. Hurting the earth is hurting yourself and the futures of your children and loved ones.

16. Once a year As often as possible, go someplace you’ve never been before. Experience new places and new things. You might find yourself with someone or somewhere that makes you much happier than your previous circumstance. The Earth is so vast with unique and beautiful places, why wouldn’t you want to go explore them?

17. Remember that the best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other. The opposite is a sign that the relationship should end. If you need someone more than you love them, it is a sign of dependency, not affection. Find someone where love is the dominant force and you will find yourself in a much more fulfilling relationship.

18. Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it. Success is not truly success if you had to compromise yourself or your loved ones in order to achieve it. Decide what you want. Design your ideal life and go for it. Do not let any part of that dream slip away in order to get the rest of you will live in regret.

Rules Added By HighExistence

19. Live in the moment. This could be the single most important piece of advice you ever heed to. Do not forget nor dwell on the past, but do forgive it. Be aware of the future but do no fear or worry about it. Focus on the present moment, and that moment alone. All of the cliche phrases center around this all-important mantra: Live life to the fullest, seize the day, etc. Living in any other moment will only bring you anguish. The past cannot be changed and the future cannot be controlled. The only time that is malleable is the present moment! If you live in the now, you will be much happier since the past and future cannot weigh down on you. See the good in your current surroundings and be happy.

20. Seek the company of positive people. The people around you cannot control your feeling and actions, but they can influence them. So befriend and spend your time with optimistic, open-minded, overall positive people who will only contribute more positivity to your life. When you have risky an unrealistic goals, they will support you instead of doubting and/or ridiculing you like most of the general population. When you find fun in an otherwise dreary or dull situation, they will see it too instead of complaining like negative, or even neutral people would. At a superficial level, your social life will be a lot more enjoyable if you restrict your relationships to positive people. On a deep level, your life in general will only benefit from such a decision.

21. Decide what you want before proceed to do anything. This is a hard rule to follow because it is so difficult to figure out what you truly want. Most people think this is a simple rule: “I want a lot of money, a job I like, nice car, nice house, hot spouse, etc.” The ‘American Dream’ provides an easy answer to what you want, but is that truly what you want? That answer requires a lot more thinking. More than just thinking actually, deep deep contemplation in a quiet place on your own. This is not something you will get on your first try, or your 15th. It might just come to you in a dream one night, or an epiphany while sitting on the toilet. It’s not at all certain when it will come, but if you are persistent and really try to figure out your dream, it will come to you. Once you have figured out what you want, the only thing left is to do whatever possible to get it. This brings up rule #1 again… RISK! Disregard it, and go for it. This is your DREAM, your IDEAL, your ULTIMATE DESIRE. Go get it.. Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk. Risk is involved in every great opportunity in life. It it isn’t risky, then everyone would be doing, thus making it ordinary and not “great.” Separate yourself from the crowd as one who not only can take risks, but enjoys doing so. Certainty in life can only be so comforting until it gets boring.

2. When you lose, don’t lose the lesson. If you lose what you have learned not to do, you will be doomed to repeat it. More importantly, however, do fear failure. Failure is the precursor to success. Hardly any great thing that you wish to accomplish will come without failure. This ties back to the rule of risk mentioned above.
3. Follow the three Rs:
Respect for self – Confidence is key in success and one who does you respect himself does not believe in himself. Thus, if you do not respect yourself, you cannot possibly succeed in anything great, nor can you respect others.
Respect for others – And you will be respected in return. Anyone who does not return that respect is immediately letting you know that they are not worth your time, and that they do not respect themselves. Avoid weak/insecure/self-loathing people.
Responsibility for all your actions – You alone are responsible for your feelings, actions, success, etc. You are in complete control of your life, so do not try and blame other people for your mistakes or misfortunes.
4. Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck. Not everything that you desire will be necessarily good for you in the long run. If something just seems to not work out continually, in such a way that it seems almost like fate intervened, consider letting it go or coming back to it at another time. The Universe works in mysterious ways and should be trusted. Just be sure you are not mistaking your own failure as the Universe telling you something.
5. Learn the rules so you know how to break them properly. Rules are meant to be broken. Most of them are put in place by archaic, corrupt institutions that seek only to enslave and maintain their own power. When it comes to breaking them, be sure to do it properly to avoid punishment. But above all things, make sure you DO in fact break rules. If authority was never questioned, we could be a stagnant civilization.

6. Don’t let a little dispute injure a great friendship. Obviously friendship is more important that one small fight, but very few people actually put this rule into practice. They also need to be able to follow rule #7 in order to truly follow #6.

7. When you realize you’ve made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it. And do not let your pride get in the way of taking those steps. Apologize, taking full responsibility. That will speak for your character more strongly than the action of making the mistake in the first place.

8. Spend some time alone every day. No matter what you do, take at least 30 minutes out of your day to spend alone in a quiet place. This will give you at least a half-hour to examine what is going on in your life, to examine yourself and to figure out what you want. Whether it be through prayer, meditation, yoga or golf, this ritual is a must. The Law of Attraction is the best way to spend this time.

9. Open your arms to change, but don’t let go of your values. This world is constantly changing. If you are not open to change, then you are going to live a very miserable life. You, yourself, are going to change as well, but that does not mean that your values have to change as well. Welcome new places, new faces and new loves, but never change those core parts of you unless you have strong reasons to believe you were wrong to believe them in the first place.

10. Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer. Silence leads to relaxed contemplation during which emotions have less influence and logic can take over. For example, in an argument with a friend, remaining silent instead of retaliating with something anger-driven is more efficient in ending the argument faster and with less hurt for both parties. Or consider Gandhi, who took down the British Empire through silent, pacifistic behavior. Silence is a powerful tool that few choose to use over irrational action. Consider it next time you find yourself in a difficult situation.

11. Live a good, honourable life. Then when you get older and think back, you’ll be able to enjoy it a second time. You are going to have to live with your actions for the rest of your life, so save yourself the regret and anguish and live with honor now. Good things also come to good people. You will never be punished for acting with integrity, only rewarded.

12. A loving atmosphere in your home is the foundation for your life. This is the rule that you have the least amount of control over. Your family dynamic will ultimately determine your home atmosphere, but you can definitely help it along by showing your family that you love them. As in rule #3, if you respect (love) your family, they will provide you with respect and love in return. This rule comes to play again when starting a family. Inject love into your home. Make the walls glisten withendearment. That will set a solid foundation for the lives of your children.
13. In disagreements with loved ones, deal only with the current situation. Don’t bring up the past.The past is constant, unchanging. Bringing it up can only bring more pain to the current situation. This is a problem especially with loved ones because relationships with them go so far back into the past and are so fueled by emotion. Forgive any past actions and focus on the present.

14. Share your knowledge. It’s a way to achieve immortality. One learns so much just from living a lifetime. Share that knowledge with the people you come across, it can only help them in their journeys. Even more important, share your failures so that others will not repeat them.

15. Be gentle with the earth.The earth is where we live. So this should be obvious. Hurting the earth is hurting yourself and the futures of your children and loved ones.

16. Once a year As often as possible, go someplace you’ve never been before. Experience new places and new things. You might find yourself with someone or somewhere that makes you much happier than your previous circumstance. The Earth is so vast with unique and beautiful places, why wouldn’t you want to go explore them?

17. Remember that the best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other. The opposite is a sign that the relationship should end. If you need someone more than you love them, it is a sign of dependency, not affection. Find someone where love is the dominant force and you will find yourself in a much more fulfilling relationship.

18. Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it. Success is not truly success if you had to compromise yourself or your loved ones in order to achieve it. Decide what you want. Design your ideal life and go for it. Do not let any part of that dream slip away in order to get the rest of you will live in regret.

Rules Added By HighExistence

19. Live in the moment. This could be the single most important piece of advice you ever heed to. Do not forget nor dwell on the past, but do forgive it. Be aware of the future but do no fear or worry about it. Focus on the present moment, and that moment alone. All of the cliche phrases center around this all-important mantra: Live life to the fullest, seize the day, etc. Living in any other moment will only bring you anguish. The past cannot be changed and the future cannot be controlled. The only time that is malleable is the present moment! If you live in the now, you will be much happier since the past and future cannot weigh down on you. See the good in your current surroundings and be happy.

20. Seek the company of positive people. The people around you cannot control your feeling and actions, but they can influence them. So befriend and spend your time with optimistic, open-minded, overall positive people who will only contribute more positivity to your life. When you have risky an unrealistic goals, they will support you instead of doubting and/or ridiculing you like most of the general population. When you find fun in an otherwise dreary or dull situation, they will see it too instead of complaining like negative, or even neutral people would. At a superficial level, your social life will be a lot more enjoyable if you restrict your relationships to positive people. On a deep level, your life in general will only benefit from such a decision.

21. Decide what you want before proceed to do anything. This is a hard rule to follow because it is so difficult to figure out what you truly want. Most people think this is a simple rule: “I want a lot of money, a job I like, nice car, nice house, hot spouse, etc.” The ‘American Dream’ provides an easy answer to what you want, but is that truly what you want? That answer requires a lot more thinking. More than just thinking actually, deep deep contemplation in a quiet place on your own. This is not something you will get on your first try, or your 15th. It might just come to you in a dream one night, or an epiphany while sitting on the toilet. It’s not at all certain when it will come, but if you are persistent and really try to figure out your dream, it will come to you. Once you have figured out what you want, the only thing left is to do whatever possible to get it. This brings up rule #1 again… RISK! Disregard it, and go for it. This is your DREAM, your IDEAL, your ULTIMATE DESIRE. Go get it.

SOURCE from http://www.highexistence.com/rules-for-living/

Sunday, 15 June 2014

RAM()para pelajar

17:07

Sepertinya hal ini asik sekali untuk diperbincangkan, oke istirahat sejenak dari segala aktivitas, dan mari menulis. Pasti yang membaca pernah pergi ke sekolah, apalagi sekolah di Indonesia yang dari SD-SMA itu banyak sekali pelajaran, untuk mengukur itu semua harus diberikan tes agar bisa dikatakan "lulus" atau "tidak", hal ini berlaku juga untuk mahasiswa.

Selama pelajaran, biasanya orang-orang yang memiliki kemampuan menyimpan memory di otak lebih banyak, memiliki "nilai" yang bagus untuk pelajaran, sedangkan yang tidak memiliki kemampuan mengingat yang baik, justru sebaliknya. Hal ini didasari sebenarnya bagaimana, cara belajar yang baik dan benar dengan metode-metode yang diberikan, tapi sayangnya di Sekolah Dasar, pelajaran "BAGAIMANA CARA BELAJAR" justru tidak diberikan, mulai dari cara belajar menggunakan mnemonic, loci method dan beberapa metode yang ampuh(search di google metode lainnya yey hehehe).


Tanpa metode tersebut, orang yang kesulitan mengingat akan mudah lupa dalam setiap pelajaran, buktinya saya yang sering lupa wkwkkw :P, setiap kali kuliah pasti habis keluar pintu kelas langsung materi terhapus dengan sendirinya. Sering, sebelum tes belajar, setelah tes ilmunya lupa karena tidak digunakan terus menerus dan bingung penerapannya untuk apa.

Alangkah lebih bagus, apabila setiap kuliah/pelajaran bukan hanya tes tertulis yang berbobot, melainkan tes aplikasi dari yang didapat, maksudnya tidak menghitung soal-soal di tes, melainkan menghitung suatu eksperimen, karena dengan adanya kegiatan eksperimen biasanya lebih nyantol di otak. Ibarat

Dipikir karo mlaku  

dalam bahasa indonesia yang berarti dipikir sambil jalan. Ketika terlalu banyak pikiran dan ketika ingin menerapkan aplikasi, bagi orang-orang seperti saya yang sering lupa, justru lebih tidak bagus apabila terlalu banyak teori-teori tanpa aplikasi, lebih asik apabila sambil penerapan kita memanfaatkan teori, disini saya tonjolkan teori itu penting, bukan berarti teori itu tidak penting. Semua itu penting, hanya saja cara eksekusinya yang berbeda, coba bayangkan ketika seseorang mendapatkan "teori" untuk tidak merokok dikelas (waktu itu si perokok tidak merokok), setelah keluar dari kelas, pasti tetep aja ngerokok, bedain deh ketika si perokok itu praktek ngerokok dan mendapatkan "teori" tidak merokok, pasti lebih ingat :D, begitu perumpaannya


Karena bulan ini bulan politik, saya akan mendukung cawapres yang mengusung REVOLUSI mental, supaya pelajar-pelajar di Indonesia jangan seperti saya yang sering lupa wkwkkw dan supaya kelakuannya juga baik, biar mengerti "BAGAIMANA CARA BELAJAR"  .

Monday, 9 June 2014

Dari bang William Alex Ginardy Lie , tentang beasiswa

00:10
Scholarship Sharing : Ini berawal dari pengamatan saya di lingkungan kampus maupun dunia maya, yakni banyaknya teman2 yang memiliki mimpi untuk keluar negeri, melihat dunia dan ingin membuka wawasan. Namun sayangnya informasi yang tersebar di lingkungan kampus maupun dunia maya,tentang berbagai kesempatan untuk berpartisipasi di event luar negeri, masih terbatas atau tidak lengkap.
Oleh karena itu, perkenankan saya untuk berbagi untuk teman2 semua yang masih muda2 semua, untuk bisa mengikuti kegiatan-kegiatan internasional, baik lomba, konferensi, beasiswa, exchange, internship dll, tapi bingung mau nyari di mana. Berikut ini beberapa website yang saya sarankan sebagai referensi awal untuk kegiatan internasional/nasional :
Untuk kegiatan exchange dari Pemerintah Amerika Serikat :
1.www.jakarta.usembassy.gov/study/scholarship.html
2.www.aminef.or.id
3. www.iief.or.id
Banyak sekali kesempatan2, baik yg Fully funded (dibiayai penuh) maupun Partial (dibiayai dengan item2 tertentu).
Daftar website ini sangat saya anjurkan untuk diketahui oleh teman2 pada saat masih semester2 awal, karena akan memicu semangat dan motivasi untuk terus berkarya dan bermimpi.
Saya sangat senang apabila teman2 semua mendapatkan informasi yang banyak, dapat mempersiapkan diri dengan baik, dan merasakan manfaat dari memperoleh kesempatan ke luar negeri maupun dalam negeri. Bukan sebagai turis, namun sebagai pelajar delegasi Indonesia yang bisa belajar banyak mengenai kultur, teknologi dan koneksi dengan teman2 internasional.
Silahkan informasi ini untuk disebarkan ke teman2 lain yang berpotensi dan berminat.
Good Luck.