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More than a decade ago, I was diagnosed of having a peculiar illness known as Bipolar Affected Disorder. My world as I known it crumbled; I lost my business, then my job and later my sense of purpose. It was during this dark moments I rediscovered the joy of running and writing. Most of the articles here are about my rekindled pleasure of hitting the tarmac, my coming to terms with the illness and my discovery of the meaning of life.

I always on the lookout for inspirations to write in these three areas with the hope that they will shed new ray of hope to others who are in the same position as I am.

Do keep in touch if you feel connected through these essays.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Tomorrow is a New Day

People forget.  All the blogs are my archives.  I will remember my own masterpieces.  That's right, those are my thoughts distilled in electronic form.

Imagine 30 years from now when I read back these entries.  It will be like looking at an old album.

Soon nobody will remember except me.  Thanks to the "cloud".  I don't think I will be able to look at all the entries in The Wandering Sufi, my idea factory, but still I have a legacy.  Dreams of Mirrors is the highlight of my intellectual achievement.  I am AlphaX64 is my confession and Shinu Kikai O Motomo is my attempt to be free.

When you write, reality was created twice.  Firstly in your mind, secondly when you write.  Writing is so powerful because by writing you crystallized your thoughts in a physical form.

Writing is natural for me.  According to Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) I am a visual kinestetic.  That means my preferred communication channel is through visioning and feeling.  I hardly talk in a crowd but I am a Word Warrior when comes to writing.

I can spend hours writing my personal thoughts and I make it a habit to write everyday.  Mainly the audience is me myself.  Initially I thought of writing for profit but after my experience writing a book; Lose Fat Stay Fit, I figured I am a blogger type than a book author.  The issue with book writing is the publishing and marketing.  That's why I decided to give the book for free.  That way I can concentrate on writing rather then selling.

For those who want to be a prolific writer, start with being an avid reader.  When you read a variety of books, you are exposed to the writing styles of many authors.  My style is casual communication.  I write as if I see the person in front of me.  Notice my writing style when I wrote to Tun Dr Mahathir Mohammad, Malaysia's 7th Prime Minister in his blog:  https://sharudinjamal.blogspot.com/2018/11/31118-my-life-with-tun-dr-mahathir.html  I am very casual.  That is because I am very comfortable with him writing in this manner.

We live in a world of information explosion,  What counts in this digital savvy environment is the content and the context of the information that we receive.  Data alone is not sufficient.  We need to convert that into meaningful information.  Then only we have the wisdom to act.  The power is the action.  Otherwise knowledge is just a potential power.

The formula is Information + Application = Learning:

Only then you will invoke your inner wisdom:

We all have a giant within us.  Awaken the giant within:

“If you want to write, if you want to create, you must be the most sublime fool that God ever turned out and sent rambling. You must write every single day of your life. You must read dreadful dumb books and glorious books, and let them wrestle in beautiful fights inside your head, vulgar one moment, brilliant the next. You must lurk in libraries and climb the stacks like ladders to sniff books like perfumes and wear books like hats upon your crazy heads. I wish you a wrestling match with your Creative Muse that will last a lifetime. I wish craziness and foolishness and madness upon you. May you live with hysteria, and out of it make fine stories — science fiction or otherwise. Which finally means, may you be in love every day for the next 20,000 days. And out of that love, remake a world.”

― Ray Bradbury

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