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My Cup of Tea: To The New Beginning

The storm hushes;
the ocean calms;
the earth silences;
and life moves on.
To the new beginning.

Sometimes, the beginning doesn't always have to be at birth. Our own beginning commences when we realize that we have no choice but to accept life as bitter as it is. After acceptance, we learn that there is no other path to take but the path of a new beginning - where the pain of the past is forgotten, the lessons are learned and the happy memories are cherished. 

We are wayfarers in this world. And every wayfarer has to learn that he would always have to take a new path in order to reach to his destination. Moreover, he has to learn how to move on when he is about to leave or being left behind. 

The world is dynamic. We either embrace the change it brings to us or be succumbed to the idea of the past. 

They say, the past is the known fantasy. You can never go back nor you can bring it to the present. Those who dwell with the past will only hover themselves to self-destruction.

Also, they say, the future is the unknown fantasy. You can never fastforward the present nor bring it to the present. And those who dwell with the future are nothing but wishful thinkers.

The only reality we have is here and now. And we can only do so little in the current time. It is either we spend it reminiscing about the past and worrying about the future, or doing what we can to change the future so that the pain of the past will be forgotten. 

The decision is in ourselves. No one can do it for us - not even those who are crazily in love with us. All they can do is show their support and love. Otherwise, it is our choice. 

To be happy. To move on. To accept the bitterness of reality. To remain steadfast. To choose to live. 


  1. there's no easy way to move on, and acceptance, the first step, is also the most difficult part. but Allah (SWT) is always with us sis. kaya mo yan! :)

  2. Go go go Kai! Happy to know you are fighting back.

  3. This is so important - thank you for the wonderful message. I've seen individuals wallowing in bitterness and quite literally living in the past and I so want to encourage them to seize the moment they are in now and try to make the most of 'now.' Ultimately, like you said, it is up to the individual to change things :)
    Iman -

  4. Sensitive writing! Crisis always means chance. I consider it as a test making me stronger and bringing the best out of me.

  5. I totally agree with Iman who has commented above. It is upto an individual and their perceptions. Life moves on so one must move on too rather than hanging with the past.

  6. Change is always good...InshaAllah you succeed in everything....

  7. This couldn't have come at a more pertinent time. When we make the conscious effort to release ourselves from the shackles of our past...then we can truly live...A life without fear....A life full of hope...A life alive!

  8. Such a wonderful post! Yes when we leave the past behind and move on, thats when we can really change for the better and bring out the best in ourselves!

  9. A wonderful message indeed! When someone close passes away or when you are faced with a harsh reality is when you need to be the strongest and Allah is the one who gives us the strength to keep moving forward

  10. so inspiring sis :) the only moment we should look back is to learn from the past. I can relate to this article so bad ! just cause I like to think that my happiness is in the future. But I should realize that it's here and now :)

  11. KAI, According to Robert Frost,
    "In three words I can sum up everything I hv learned about life:it goes on".
    This is also the principle of nature, time is a great healer, may all your worries bury with the time also.

  12. We have a choice to truly live in the present - in the here and now - no one can do it for us. Although circumstances and nature can affect that ideal. Each moment is a learning opportunity to grow and push oneself.

    Take comfort in this verse ''Verily in the remembrance of Allah do hearts find rest''

  13. Totally agree with this: Those who dwell with the past will only hover themselves to self-destruction.

    Sometimes it is not easy, but time is a great never forget but you learn to move on

  14. We cannot deppend on anyone or anything to make us happy
    Happiness is our own choice
    Absolutely love this article

  15. Beautiful post :) mashallah (www.spicyfusionkitchen and

  16. What a beautiful read! It is so true, you can go through something and never move forward until you decide to..irrespective of how much others wish to help you...Masha'Allah! Looking forward to more posts...

  17. Assalamu Alaykum! Ya Allah. This post is giving me so much life right now! This is exactly what I needed to read today! Masha'Allah! Amazing advice! May Allah Bless you sister Kai. Ameen.


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