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Thank you, My God

God, I know my child is on the process of getting healed completely and so I sincerely thank you.

I trust in your unconditional goodness and love. More than any science and medicines, I rely in your mysterious power, working inside my child’s body and mind.

I’ve already done my part. The doctor has already done his part as well. And I’m left to surrender my hands unto you. You, who created everything… You, who’s the architect of the universe… You, who has all power over us, I entrust my child to you.

Having said that, I’m at peace. Everything is gonna be alright then. Thank you, my God.

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I Love You

I love you and there’s nothing more i could say except i love you. I may repeat it several times and say it in a different way but still it’s the same message. I can only give out the reasons why i love you. The reason is that you make my life worth living.

If i don’t love you, a big part of who i am is lost. If i don’t love you, there’s no more meaning in my life. So i have to love you not because i literally have to, but because it’s what makes me complete.

Above all, i love you because you’re the most valuable i have in my life. Without you, i don’t know if i have something i can be proud of. Without you, i don’t know if i can ever be truly happy in this world.

What is The Truth?

The Truth. Search for it. Don’t stop until you know and taste the truth.

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Truth is highly personal. For it to be genuine, it must be discovered by oneself, no one else. For it to last forever, it must be coming from within. The greatest truths are all found around you. You don’t have to travel from one place to the other. You don’t even have to open your physical eyes. You don’t even have to move a foot away. It’s all within you. Search, continue, persist and patiently wait for the right time.

You may say you haven’t yet discovered the truth but I say, you will, someday. Definitely, you won’t find it outside but inside of you. No one knows when, not even you. Without your expectation, you mind and spirit will be opened up suddenly to absorb all the greatest truths in the universe. When that finally happens, you will understand and the rest will follow.

Let your search go on towards the discovery of those truths. Let your thoughts lead to them. Walk to the path towards a destination which we will achieve someday. Others may have their own roads. Anyhow, the destination is one, same and universal. Others may get there later. Others will be ahead from the rest. It doesn’t matter. We will arrive there in one way or the other.

Spiritual Evolution has Begun

You feel alone and it seems you are different from the majority. It’s what comes out from you naturally. You try hard to force yourself to go with the flow of other people but at the end of the day, you get drained. It’s because you are acting out in contradiction of who you really are. You are not speaking and not doing of who you truly are.

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Oftentimes, you laugh when the situation expects you to laugh. You say and do on what’s expected from you. The general public is doing it and so you do it also as it’s required from the society you belong to. However, the real you just comes out. You can hear the loud cries of your soul as it’s trying to assert on what it wants to happen. Your mind would break up if your innermost thoughts are not heard. You are just so exhausted of living a life that’s controlled by external forces. You are now fed up with the usual system. It’s always this or that and not this or that.

You ask yourself, “What about what I strongly and consistently feel? What about what I personally think? What about my intuitions? What about my truth? What about the messages of my experiences? You must have said, “This is too much! Enough is enough! There must be another way. There must be another alternative.”

I say your spirit is starting to evolve. It has finally opened its eyes after a long slumber. Spiritual evolution has begun…

Emptiness, Destiny and Love

Life is empty. It has no meaning. Living day by day is but a reality which just occurs. It is as it is. If I die, then I die. If I continue to live, then I live. If I get lucky, it’s just only by chance or pure random. If I don’t, then it’s just the way it is.

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I see things in this world as void. People laugh. They get together but behind all is nothing. The truth is… There’s no happiness nor sadness at all. There’s no good nor bad. When you peel off anything, what you see is pure neutrality. Living day by day as if there’s no tomorrow.

On the other side of the story, everything that happens is destiny. Whatever that occurs right now is the product of our past dominant thoughts and decisions. Everyone is responsible to what’s going on in our lives in one way or the other. The present is simply the by-product of the past. The future is the result of our ongoing interaction with the current situation. Sometimes, the future can be viewed through our dreams. When we wake up, we will know what’s going to happen in the near future if we’re able to decode the symbols presented and what we felt during our dreams.

After emptiness and destiny, there’s the third one which purifies the two, thus, becomes, the most powerful reality. And that’s love. Love uncovers emptiness and brings out the wonders in life. Love breaks the chains of karmic reactions in destiny. It changes the course of destiny in the present situation towards the path of one’s highest desire in freeing humanity’s long standing suffering from ignorance and slavery. A slavery of man-made laws and beliefs…

The message of love is unconditional kindness without any anger nor revenge. It wishes only goodness to everyone. Forgiveness is the dominant dictate of the heart. Compassion is the overflow of its emotions.

The Three Certain Truths

Oh, Life! For so many years, you’re still a mystery to me.

After all the books I’ve read, after all the words I’ve heard from others, after all the things I’ve read in the internet and after all the experiences I’ve gone through, I still don’t have the exact key in unlocking the door leading to certain truth.

But is there such thing as certain truth in this world? Yes, there is but only very few. Almost everything else is relative. Truth changes all the time. What was true before is no longer be applicable in the present.

There are only three certain truths which never change and may still stand true in the years to come. Love, compassion and kindness.

We may no longer believe that there’s a God out there, promising us eternal joy in Heaven.

The Power of Prayer

We may no longer believe in technology that it would bring us any good at all. We may no longer work hard for the future. What remains then is our concern on how we live in the present.

We will only ask ourselves these questions. Have I truly loved? Have I been compassionate? Have I been kind to others?

 

2019 is My Year

Whatever is happening to me and to my family, I look at those events as something that occurred for a meaningful reason. It may appear undesirable and upsetting but I have to reframe it, for me to get something good out of it.

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It’s no use anymore to be mad or to find someone or something to blame, for it already happened and I can only move on to learn from all those things.

Oftentimes, I’m tempted to be angry but I have to cool down and still be at peace with myself, others and most especially with The Creator.

In these moments, I take those events and use them for me to come out as a more learned man. I become wiser. I’ve been tested and shaken but I come out sharpened and refined.

Together with my family, with all my belief and confidence, I affirm again: “2019 is my year. I’m gonna be rich, successful and blessed with intelligence and good health. Thank God. Amen.”

 

Gong hei fat choy!

Today is Chinese New Year and I can only be amazed with them because apart from the Jan. 1, there’s no other New Year celebration than the Chinese. More than than their largest population in this world, I guess it’s their success stories which we should pay attention.

Here in our country, most of the big business establishments are owned by Chinese. The largest store which is owned by the wealthiest Filipino (who recently passed away at the age of 94), was born of Chinese parents. Henry Sy was relentless, hard working and determined. All his efforts paid off. His family must have been sitting pretty for all these years.

One noteworthy attitude with the Chinese is their being frugal and futuristic. They can sacrifice their wants just as long as they can save money in order to realize their bold and ambitious dreams.

Collectively, they’re taking over the globe. China is the fastest growing economy of the world. Sooner than we think, US will be way behind. As it’s been said, “God made the world and everything else is by China.” Hehehe!

My wife works in the biggest hardware store in Cebu owned by the Chinese. She’s been influenced by their practice of Feng Shui. One belief is having money, egg, rice, sweets, fruits and candle on the table as this will attract good luck on the start of the year. Well, let’s see…

With or without Feng Shui, Astrology or Numerology, I think anyone can be successful if we just have focus on one goal and work hard for it without relenting.

I used to affirm words to myself in order to create reality I want to happen. I wasn’t just consistent. Let me do it again but this time it’s focused coupled with unrelenting hard work.

I affirm: “2019 is my year. I’m gonna be rich, successful and blessed with intelligence and good health. Thank God. Amen.”

Gong hei fat choy, everyone!

An Ideal Death

Five days ago, Pepe Smith, pioneer of Pinoy rock, died at the age of 71. According to reports, he was strumming his guitar hours before his death.

Life wasn’t easy for him. He was jailed. He suffered from stroke and cataract. But I guess what mattered to the man was he lived his life to the fullest. He was able to do what he wanted to do, rock and rollin…

Also this week, someone passed away in our village due to heart complications. She was in her late sixties.

I spoke to the son and expressed my heartfelt condolence. According to him, his mother was already advised by his doctor years ago to change her lifestyle. Her eating of meat was unrestrained without intake of fruits and vegetables. She was getting big without physical exercise.

While listening to him, I looked into his eyes. How I wished I’ve told him to take care of his health. He’s a smoker. I could have told him to stop smoking and eat healthy foods but I guess it wasn’t appropriate.

Before, we ended our conversation, he said that death comes to all of us anyway. It’s just a matter of time. He’s right.

My ideal death would just happen during my sleep. I die not due to any sickness but purely of old age. I leave the world in happiness knowing I’ve fully done what I wanted to do. I leave the world in peace having totally forgiven and having asked for forgiveness.

Don’t Let Your Past Imprison You

I see a person who is filled with insecurities and madness in her life. Probably because she felt like she’s the only one who wasn’t able to finish college among her siblings. She’s also the only one who fell into the vice of using illegal drugs before. There are many things she did but I think one of the most terrible things she did was violently hurting her own husband, daughter and her younger sister.

I don’t exactly know what’s going on in her mind. I thought she’s transformed when she became a pastor in her church but nothing changed. She’s still a fault finder while she continues to do bad things against others. She has no credibility being a preacher of God’s word. She doesn’t live what she preaches. I don’t know if the people in her church know who she really is and what she had done and keeps doing. How does she manage to have the guts to speak in the name of God while there are many people she caused pain? I’m not sure if she’s still their pastor in the present. If I find out she’s been replaced or stripped off from her function, I wouldn’t be surprised at all. If that happens, I would feel relieved.

I’m just praying she will awaken, be enlightened and guided into the right path. Even with her greed and clever evil ways, I still wish she’ll be transformed someday, in the right order of time. After all, she’s still my sister.

There’s sadness and hatred both to herself and others. I pity her. Her dark past is like imprisoning her.

Don’t let your past hold you back in your pursuit of happiness. If you do, you’ll be miserable all toughout your life.