Why Things Happen?

Things happen because of no reason at all. It occurs to anyone at random. Sickness or accident may come to anyone out of pure mystery. It’s just the way it is that life operates out of pure chance. Whether you’re a sinner or a saint, fortune or misfortune chooses no one. Cause and effect does not apply.

On the other hand, things happen for a reason. Cause and effect will always be the underlying factor in every event. If you get sick, that’s because you did something unhealthy to your body. If you were involved in an accident, it was probably because you were not careful. It’s always you, you and you. If it can’t be traced by your actions in this present lifetime, then it could be in your previous life. Thus, believing in reincarnation is inevitable. The law of karma is upheld.

The question is… Which do I subscribe? I go for the second because it satisfies the human mind’s quest for answers. Satisfaction may not be full and complete but at least the attempt is there to solve life’s mysteries. This is better than leaving your life out of pure chance which you have no control.

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I’m Proud of You, my Son

My son, my beloved son, as days go by, the more I’m amazed of you.

I realize more than ever before that you’re truly a good person no matter what the circumstances are. No matter what the external forces are, deep within, you remain the same as what I’ve known you since you were a small boy.

You are still pure in your thoughts without any malice nor ill intention. You are still kind and compassionate and all you want is to make your parents proud and happy.

Now that you’re fully grown up with a life on your own, you still choose to be with us. You still choose to share your earnings with us. You haven’t thought about building your own family for you must have realized that still being with us, there’s no better family out there.

I love you, my son. Getting to know you more makes me love you more.

You said that you want to continue sharing the fruits of your labor with us because it makes you happy. Helping us is giving you a profound fulfillment. You said you’re not obliged. There’s no burden from your end. It’s just your own free will simply because it’s making you happy.

I said you have to set aside part of your earnings for yourself. You have to spend it in whatever would make you happy. You can buy things, gadgets or treat your girlfriend in a fine restaurant. But you said we are your priority.

You touch me, my son. You touch me so deep. I don’t know if there are many sons like you in other families. All I know is I’m so blessed you’re my son.

I’m so proud of you. I’m very sorry of my sins, mistakes and shortcomings. I just fell short of my love for you yet you never change in loving me, your mom and your brother.

To be honest, I’ve never been proud of myself. I haven’t achieved great things in life which I can show it to you for you to emulate me. Anyway, it doesn’t matter now. What matters is I’m so proud of you. But I’m sorry for I haven’t been able to show how proud I am of you during those moments when you needed someone to share your achievements during your school days. But know that it pains me severely for making you cry because of my faults and shortcomings.

I’m sorry, my son, I’m just like this. I’m just a mediocre. In the past, I was worse than a mediocre. In spite of that, I’m confident you won’t be like me.

When you were an infant, I had an intuition you are destined to be great. In my present observation, my intuition is proving me right. No matter what I did and who I am as a father, you will still walk that path towards greatness.

I’m not anymore in the illusion of becoming great myself. I’m getting old, although I still work hard. I can only be great once you fully reach your highest potential which I know you will. When that happens, my time in this world might be done.

My greatest fulfillment is to see you succeed and having all your noblest dreams come true.

I love you, my son. How I wish you can feel my love more. How I wish you can feel more how proud I am of you. And how I wish you would realize that you and your brother are the greatest gifts that God had given me into my life.

You Really Don’t Have True Friends

If you are on the right side, don’t be afraid to fight back. Fight in a non violent way. Fight in order to send a message that you can’t be crushed down.

Let them know you’re not stupid. God gave you the gift of intellect. Use it to protect your own welfare. God gave you the gift of free will. Use it to assert that you are no one’s slave.

Remember this. You are only loyal to one thing. That is your own family. You may transfer from one company to the other but you hold your family still in your life. Your spouse and offspring are your priority. If their needs are compromised, be ready to look for another company which would better serve them.

In this world of competition, survival of the fittest and self-interest, you really don’t have true friends. Your only true friends who would be there even in your trying times, would be your family.

If you don’t have one, it must be your highest pursuit.

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.

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.

Rowing in the lake

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…

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?

 

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!