tuesdays with Morrie

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Ada buku bagus euy.. buku lama sih sebenarnya.. cetakan pertamanya aja taon 1997.. tp gw baru dapet beberapa bulan kmaren..hehe. Sebuah novel yang merupakan kisah nyata seorang profesor sosiologi, Morrie Schwartz, dan mahasiswanya, Mitch Albom. Sinopsisnya baca aja disini deh.. 😀

Buat gw dan mungkin semua pembaca, yang bikin menarik adalah pemahaman tentang hidup yang disampaikan oleh Morrie Schwartz. Banyak quote-quote bagus didalamnya.. 😀

Beberapa diantaranya:

  • “So many people walk around with a meaningless life. They seem half-asleep, even when they’re busy doing things they think are important. This is because they’re chasing the wrong things. The way you get meaning into your life is to devote yourself to loving others, devote yourself to your community around you, and devote yourself to creating something that gives you purpose and meaning.”
  • “The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in.”
  • “You closed your eyes. That was the difference. Sometimes you cannot believe what you see, you have to believe what you feel. And if you are ever going to have other people trust you, you must feel that you can trust them too-even when you are in the dark. Even when you’re falling.”
  • “If you don’t have the support and love and caring and concern that you get from a family, you don’t have much at all. Love is so supremely important.”
  • “As you grow old, you learn more. If you stayed at twenty-two, you’d always be as ignorant as you were at twenty-two. Aging is not just decay, you know. It’s growth. It’s more than the negative that you’re going to die, its also the positive that you understand you’re going to die, and that you live a better life because of it.”
  • “The truth is, you don’t get satisfaction from those things. You know what really gives you satisfaction? …Offering others what you have to give.”
  • “Forgive yourself before you die. Then forgive others.”
  • “Death ends a life, not a relationship.”

buat gw, quote yang paling powerful di buku ini adalah..

“Once you learn how to die, you learn how to live.”

dalam tasawuf Islam, pemahaman ini disebut, “dzikrulmaut” atau mengingat mati.. 🙂

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