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The Intelligent Heart

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From something I read: the heart apparently has neurons in it; the “same type of cells that are also present in the human brain”:

An understanding of the complex anatomy and function of the heart’s nervous system contributes an additional dimension to the newly emerging view of the heart as a sophisticated information processing centre, functioning not only in concert with the brain but also independent of it. (Armour, J. Andrew, M.D., Ph.D., 2003)

So I guess thinking with the heart isn’t just a figure of speech anymore.

One last thing:

To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart.

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May 8, 2011 at 12:30 AM

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Home

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Can’t wait to be back home in approximately one month!

But I gotta focus on the exams first!

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May 5, 2011 at 2:18 AM

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I Me Mine

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Wouldn’t it be good if whenever I judge someone in a negative way, my silly brain would quickly remind me that I’m no different? That my judgments aren’t always correct? Of course it would be good but it’s not that way and there’s nothing much I can do about it besides trying to hold my judgments back first before acting on it, right?

But then again, being judgmental is one thing; letting prejudice cloud your judgments is another.

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May 5, 2011 at 2:14 AM

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Think

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Just thought it’d be good to share this:

Rashard Mendenhall (@R_Mendenhall), NFL running back, tweeted the above tweets in response to Osama’s death.

Isn’t it worrying how we always pass judgments so quickly that we don’t even think about it? So quickly as if we’re free of any flaw or fault. Sure, we’re humans and humans are (probably) made to be judgmental, but I guess we just have to keep reminding ourselves that there is no better judge out there than God, right?

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May 4, 2011 at 12:41 AM

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Meet & Greet

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I guess I should feel lucky for being given the opportunity to present His Majesty the programme booklet as well as assisting Zati with the pesambah for His Highness. I guess I should also be proud for not tripping on the few stairs up the stage or dropping the pretty heavy pesambah in front of everyone. I did feel embarassed (to be in front of everyone and on screen) and really nervous (to be in front of His Majesty) but who wouldn’t?

But I was also really tired (lack of sleep and feet actually hurt from standing) from having to stand-by at the front of the ball room–for practically the whole event–and not being able to mingle around with friends and be in group photos; only when the Sultan left the Hilton did I actually get to rest.

It was a tiring (and strange, yes) day and I wasn’t too keen on being picked for it but hey, when else will I get the same chances I got with the Sultan? 🙂

p.s. Thanks for the £250! 😀

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May 3, 2011 at 5:11 AM

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Say What

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Not sure if Osama bin Laden’s ‘death’ is as big an achievement as many are taking it as. Terrorism is and will still be around and alive, in the form of Al-Qaeda, Taliban and others, and in the form of baseless/politicised wars too. So, who’s going to bring the terrorists Bush, Blair, Netanyahu, and many others (perhaps Obama too?) to justice? In the case of Bush and Blair, I don’t think I even need to type the statistics out here (okay I’m just lazy) to remind ourselves how many more innocents were killed by them than by Osama.

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May 3, 2011 at 2:36 AM

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Love is the Answer

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Having a little break from studying here, but I’m just kidding ’cause I haven’t been studying despite my previous post. *is ashamed*

This is pretty random, perhaps unlike myself too, but I posted this (a shorter version) back in my blogspot:

God fixes a passionate desire in you,
and then disappoints you.
God does that a hundred times!

God breaks the wings of one intention
and then gives you another,
cuts the rope of contriving,
so you’ll remember your dependence.

But sometimes your plans work out!
You feel fulfilled and in control.

That’s because, if you were always failing,
you might give up. But remember,
it is by failures that lovers
stay aware of how they are loved.

Failure is the key
to the kingdom within.

– Rumi

The original version is a lot longer but the above struck me as the most interesting (okay not really, I just didn’t get the rest of the text).

I hope I’m right with this one but I understand it as how God keeps testing our faith, how God can put motivation in us and how God can also take it away as easily. By “motivation”, I mean any (good) kind of motivation: motivation to learn, motivation to pray, etc. And God does it for good reasons too (obviously). Probably similar to when people say that when bad things happen, it’s just God’s way of telling us that we’re going in the wrong direction.

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April 28, 2011 at 1:53 PM

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