Sunday, September 24, 2017

The Running

It's Spring. Atleast in my part of the globe. Outside was a beautiful vast green landscape. The flowering trees are becoming alive with colors. Everywhere I look there is life. Birds on the ground and up the trees singing their song or maybe talking to each other. Who knows?

I was randomly taking pictures and suddenly a bird was running on the ground and I asked myself, why was she running? There's no one chasing her. Nobody to make her afraid. I was too far to make her afraid. I can see at a distance a better view of all things in her surroundings and found nothing to make her run.



Many times we're on the run. We have a goal and we run into it. The boss has given you a deadline and you need to do it in a hurry or else it would cost you your job or your reputation at work will be at stake. Many times our minds are running continouosly with the cares of everyday life- personal, work related, family related, relationship related, and many other things that each of us already knows.. Never ending struggles of the mind wearies the body.  And we asks ourselves, When will The Running end?

Suddenly the bird stops running and turn around to me as I was approaching to where she was. To my amazement she was not afraid but was hopping little by little to my direction. 
She seems happy. No sign of weariness in her. Could it be that she is running joyfully all those times? And not running because of fear? Could it be that she believes it is indeed Spring?


Why not choose to believe more instead of feeding the imagination with fear? Why not choose to run light?

A trustworthy word needs to be heard and it is for those whose hearts feels the grip of fear and for those who are tired of running...it is for me...it is for you...

“Be strong, do not fear; your God will come, he will come with vengeance; with divine retribution he will come to save you.”

" You will run and not grow weary"

...because you have come to believe Spring has Come and The Running becomes easy and the burden becomes light.



Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Fly High With the Wind


Have you ever imagine yourself flying in an open sky, like a bird, feeling the cold wind as it touches your arms, your neck, your face. Soaring high and low thru the hills and green valleys. Flying over the forest and trees. Feeling elated and enjoying the moment alone with yourself and with the Spirit who gives life to all living creatures.  Oh how blessed are those who give time to imagine those things for they have been given a gift where their spirit can be free. A moment of freedom from all the worries of this life. Oh how I wish everyone could make time to use this gift.

Jesus said: Do not worry. Only believe. 

And friends, belief has in it self the organ of imagination. For all the good things that has been invented by men has come first into their imagination. And when like minded people come together - this is really powerful. Anything is possible. 

Why not rest for a little while? And use the gift. And Fly...

Monday, July 10, 2017

Feel the Wonder of the Moment

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Hi guys, it's been a long time since I updated this blog. Anyway, I just have this time right now and I just want to say- it's time to chill out and relax. Worry less and feel the wonder of the moment.
Give it to yourself.

Well, I remember so many times in the past that I just went out to be alone just to quiet the mind. Others call it relaxing the inner self. I go walking, yup! just walking anywhere quiet. In the fields, at the beach but not to places with too many people around.

I go outside to places where I feel I'm free. Free to feel the air and everything around me. Just like when we're just little children. We go outside thrilled by the raindrops. Thrilled by the waves.
I do it often. It helps me feel that I'm human. Haha!

When I  begin to feel the wonder, I think it's safe to say that there's such a thing as "feeling happy inside" when you go alone to be quiet outside.

That's it for now guys. I'm going to do some new stuff in this blog. Just follow my post and comment if you want. 😊

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Sailing towards Aslan's Country


"While I can, I sail east in the Dawn Treader. When she fails me, I paddle east in my coracle. When she sinks, I shall swim east with my four paws. And when I can swim no longer, if I have not reached Aslan's country, or shot over the edge of the world in some vast cataract, I shall sink with my nose to the sunrise and Peepiceek will be head of the talking mice in Narnia." (VDT, Ch. 14)


A laser -like focus and courage and hope will never let anybody down but almost all things begin with belief or faith and then the seed of faith gives us the power to imagine wonderful things. Dreaming, imagining, are words full of tremendous energy. Some people uses this gift to get for themselves luxuries in this life. That is good. Others uses  this to create wealth to help others - this is what The Great Carpenter from Nazareth wants us to do. I also see others using this gift of imagination to achieve great things for the sole purpose of giving glory to the Unseen One who sees everything.


Repicheep begin with a belief in all that is good and noble, a belief in Aslan and in the reality of Aslan's country. That kind of belief gives him hope and hope has its own force that when stirred gives him courage to go on and strive and persevere. " And when I can swim no longer, if I have not reached Aslan's country....I shall sink with my nose to the sunrise..."  Oh what a valiant character! No turning back for this valiant mouse!


I remember the Sunday School song " I have decided to Follow Jesus" the lyrics goes like this:


I have decided to follow Jesus...
Though none go with me still I will follow...
No turning back...no turning back.


It all starts with the belief in all that is good and the consummation of all that is good is God. And the tremendous energy that comes from the One who is Good gives us courage to do things...courage to admit how tough and sad life can sometimes be...courage to look for the good when the world seems so dark...courage to change...courage to innovate....courage to do things that we have never done before until the intended purpose was achieved. And if our strength fails us and we have not reached the mark nevertheless we will not turn back. No we will not.We will raise the flag of victory for we know that we have not persevered in vain. We know Him- the One who calls us from the beginning. We know that He is True and Just and Good.


There were three young Hebrew men whose names were Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego. They were taken captive by King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon. A time came when the king decided to make a huge image of gold 90 feet high and he announced that everyone in his kingdom should bow on this image the moment they hear the sound of music. If  anyone was found not bowing to the statue will be thrown in to a huge burning furnace.
Then the most awaited celebration started and the music was heard and everyone except Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego did not bow to the statue. Somebody told the king that these three young men didn't obey the kings orders. The king was so enraged and asked them:


"Is it true, Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, that you will not bow down and worship the image of gold that I have made?  Just in case there was a mistake I will give you another chance.  When the music plays again you will be ready and bow down to the image, and if you don't this time you will be thrown into a fiery  furnace.  Then what god will be able to save you?" 


Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego looked at each other and replied to the king, "O Nebuchadnezzar, we did not make a mistake nor will we apologize for not bowing down.  If we are thrown into the furnace, the God we worship will save us, and he will rescue us.  But even if he does not, we want you to know, that we will not serve your gods or worship the image of gold you have set up." (Book of Daniel Chapter 3 - The Bible)


When you read the whole chapter then you'll know that they were thrown in to the fiery furnace but God intervened. God Himself walked with them in the fiery furnace and the three men just walked out of the fire not a single hair was burned.

In The Chronicles of Narnia "The Silver Chair" the Green witch says to the Narnian: “Put away these childish tricks.  I have work for you in the real world. There is no Narnia, no overworld, no sky, no sun, no Aslan.”  The Marshwiggle remarkably responds by affirming: “I ‘m on Aslan’s side even if there isn’t any Aslan to lead it.  I’m going to live as like a Narnian as I can, even if there isn’t any Narnia.” 


Reepicheep, the three young Hebrew men and the Marshwiggle gives us a glimpse on how to believe and have a laser-like faith, how to live and persevere and they give us some principles as well on how to sale towards Aslan's country. Believing, dreaming, sailing on calm waters and stormy seas, in the light of day and in the darkest night, it doesn't really matter -knowing that He who controls the waves and the storms is sailing with us. We know that the One who walks in the midst of fire will never leave us. We know these things because He is True to His words. He is Just and He is Good.


Happy Sailing! :)



Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Miss Universe 2011 and The Stand for Principles

” If I had to change my religious beliefs, I will not marry the person that I love. Because the first person that I love is GOD who created me. And I have my faith and my principles. And these what makes me who I am. And if that person loves me, he should love my God too, Thank you.”- Miss Universe 2011- 3rd runner up- Miss Philippines Shamcey Supsup

"I have a reservation with the result.If the only basis is the Q & A portion, after having been trimmed down to 5, Miss Philippines deserve to win. What made her different from the rest is that she had no seconds to re-think of her answer as she had no interpreter to break the ice.The rest had their interpreters and having breaks on seconds to think about their answers. Hands down, Miss Philippines answered straight to the point."-Oprah Winfrey on NBC News

Oprah has a point but I think what made her outstandingly different from the rest is that thru her answer she reflected the true meaning of what beauty really is and what a true Filipina is made of and what a woman should be...it resides in the realm of character and principles...not in physical appearance alone but in the beauty and strength of spirit.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Summer Wind

Summer


Feel the heat
I really can't escape it..
Heart pumping. It's overwhelming.
Maybe it's the summer wind.

Body shaking, flesh trembling.
Angry?
Thoughts overflowing. It won't stop.
It's hot. Maybe it's just the summer wind.

I spoke and it hurts the more
pricking my soul.
A different fire within and without
Could it be the summer wind?

I'll wait till it's over
I'll look at the sky hoping
A new season isn't that far away
It'll be over Oh wind of summer.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Shades of Blue




The air was cold
Windows open, gush of wind flowing.
The sun was setting and dark clouds populate the sky.
Worried. Will it end?

On the bed, body rested.
Where will my mind wander and find what it seek?
Will dreaming help to give peace?
Mind running, body gasping.

Can't sleep.
Voices everywhere. 
Everybody is working, panting.
Wherever I look, in their eyes where shades of blue.



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