Lessons from Pain

I still remember one night when I was a kid when my father went home from work and gave me a printed copy of Bill Gates' commencement speech in one high school in the US. He talked about some lessons he learned in life and one lesson particularly got stuck in my head: "Life's unfair,... Continue Reading →

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On Lessons

"I live my life with love in my heart for all creation." This mantra brought me out of near depression as I recited it at least 108 times every single day, using my mala beads as guide. "I live my life with love in my heart for all creation." Sometimes, the most hurtful words come... Continue Reading →

Alive

  I stumbled upon the short passage below in my drafts folder. I no longer remember why I didn't publish it. Anyway, it seems like a good reminder. Hope you find some use of it, too. :) "We are limited, but we are gifted. We are strong because we are not alone.We are joyful because we... Continue Reading →

St. Iggy’s Day!

To the saint whose teachings had a positive impact in my life, Happy Feast Day! :) Lord, teach me to be generous. Teach me to serve You as You deserve; to give and not to count the cost, to fight and not to heed the wounds, to toil and not to seek for rest, to... Continue Reading →

Movements of the Heart

Sometimes you hear a song for the first time and it seems to take you back to some life that is different from this one. You stop doing everything and just start trying to remember. Something happened before that made you feel the way this song makes you feel now. The funny thing is that... Continue Reading →

Links to Mindfulness

A friend invited me on Facebook to join "Go As a River: Day of Mindfulness" to be held at the La Mesa Eco Park on November 23, Sunday, 9AM-3PM. It has been ages since I joined a meditation retreat, so I thought I'd grab this chance, especially that the venue is just in Quezon City... Continue Reading →

I Held Her Hand

Four years has now passed. It was my closest encounter with death and no words could ever explain how terrifying it felt, seeing and feeling death snatch someone you love right in front of you. It was the time in my life that I felt so helpless. Nevertheless, I believe it takes a lot of love... Continue Reading →

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