On Irony & Pain

Pain by jmanapat How deep must understanding be? How long must patience be? How can a source of joy and encouragement, Be the same source of pain? Should I be doing this? Or have I gone mad? Because it turns out, It is my friend Who's making me sad.   I've stared at death in... Continue Reading →


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 →


Again and again and again. But each time I learn something new. No regrets. :) This thing might not be for me because, five years ago, I just might have married my advocacy. But who knows? I might be wrong. For now, I gracefully let go again. You think by now I've learned, Play with... Continue Reading →

Too Much for a Day

Too Much for a Day by jmanapat Too much for a day For memories to stop by and say: Do you remember me? I do. Too much for a day For hope to linger and say: Do you wish for me? I do. Do not worry, The heart knows where it's supposed to go. Do... Continue Reading →

Like a Painting

Like a Painting by jmanapat I still think of you. But the Universe is kind, To have given distance between us, Temporarily. It will help quiet my mind; See beyond the limited things My eyes made me believe. Once the reflection is clear, I will learn to accept things, As they are. I wish you... Continue Reading →

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