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Sunday, February 24, 2013
Losing weight and keeping a toned body has always been my waterloo. I easily get tempted to stop and eat and go back to my old ways. I admit, I am not one to stay in a particular situation and do it repeatedly; I like the spontaneity that comes with life. However, as much as I want to be spontaneous, I have to think of my well-being too.
I have been in rigorous diet plans, taken dietary supplements and religiously went to the gym but, as time passed by, I got bored and pulled away. I believe that, in the beginning, I was doing well for I have lost a big chunk of weight but as I got tired of my daily routine, things became mundane thus I needed to get out.
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Sometimes, I pretend to be normal and be like everybody else. I would opt to settle for what the majority agrees upon and do what the majority is doing. I would go where the crowd is and eat like them in order to belong. I have tried fitting in, although I have my own niche, and be what the “everybody” is doing. For a while, it was fun but I got bored and went back to being me.
I have been in the “confusion” bandwagon just like everybody else. Trying to fit in and belong is what we normal yearn for and in the process, be where the crowd is. I mean, we all want to be in the know and seen but in the process, we tend to lose ourselves. Yes, we lose who we are and instead be who we are not. Simply put, we have a façade of somebody else and our innate self – a very unlikely combination that aptly describes and defines who we are.
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
The most important things in life are not things. Yes, this is true. Things are but perishable thus they end up in the trash and forgotten. As much as we would like to stock up and pile on material things, with wear and tear, they would eventually rot and be parted away with.
To part away from something implies a literal act of turning back and walking away. It so speaks of the ability of the self to let go and move on. Although, like breaking up and being left behind, it is but one tough act to overcome.
Monday, February 18, 2013
To be happy is one thing but to be able to maintain and sustain such is another. For one, I am happy. I may not be with another significant other at this moment but I am happy as I am stable. I am working thus I am able to support my yearnings in life. I am surrounded with people I call friends that, anytime of the day, I can talk to them about everything and anything under the sun. Importantly, I have a family that supports me and contributes well into the perfection and completeness of my life.
I would be a hypocrite if I say that I am not one who gets jealous of those who are with a significant other in their lives but , with all honesty, I can say that I am happy of where I am now and who I am with. The time I spent gawking at lovers have passed as I have learned to embrace what I have. I used to dwell on the imaginary and question why I have no one in particular to be right by my side, but as hours turned into days, I have accepted that this is not the right time to fall in love.
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Waging war is but an inevitable pastime of each and every one of us. Admittedly, we like to start a fight and end up regretting why we even traversed that path in the first place. We like to experience pain and be frustrated but never admit to defeat. We dwell on our wrongs but never do we like to accept of our wrongdoings.
Now, you might ask, what kind of war are we always in that we cannot seem to part with? Initiating a duel with our inner self is what we are always at. We like to strike the iron while it is hot and regret having to strike it in the first place. We like to test our inner self with our inner demons and wage a never-ending war inside. In short, we like to pressure ourselves with our own doing and be depressed and frustrated in the end.
Sunday, February 10, 2013
Humans as we are, we are always on a constant search. We like to keep ourselves busy thus; we like to keep on searching for something even without knowing what it is. The genius in us exemplifies our cognitive ability to comprehend while our emotional intelligence highlights our right to brag. In other words, we search to be able to fulfill both our innate and external selves.
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Last time I cried, I was all drenched with tears and sweat that I could hardly breathe. I was so caught up with the moment that I was lost for rationale and more so of the presence of time. I was quiet slumped and sulking over a bountiful spill that I have not been aware of my personal needs. All I could think of was how to put my aching heart to rest.
I know crying my eyes off won’t help me get by, more so, surpass the ordeal. I need to control myself, though I am trying, still to no avail. I cannot stop even if I want to. Of the days that I kept things to myself, I would end up sleeping after a tearful session. By the time I wake up, I would be all sore and weary of the world around me.
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
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Waiting patiently for the one to make us feel complete has been on top our list. We like to keep up with the demands of our innate self in lieu of the satisfaction we all are craving for. Indeed, we want to feel gratified and appreciated by another; be loved by an individual aside from those we are accustomed to. In short, to be in the radar of another individual and be aptly recognized means we are that somebody to that someone.
We do not yearn to be famous (out there) but maybe in somebody’s heart we are. Uplifting and thrilling, yes, but more so if we know of it. To be secretly in love with another could be as suicidal as crossing the streets at night without any reflective devices on hand. Although keeping it first in the sack means you are careful enough to understand the feelings of the other, still frustration could result while standing in line.
Monday, February 4, 2013
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I admit, I am one of impulse. I act on the gravity of the situation and never on the rationale behind such. Although I use my rationality in relation to the major decisions in my life, I act on impulse on the superficiality that makes up my day. Yes, I do that. I let the wind take me to where I want to without having a map on hand. I want to expect the unexpected thus I do not expect. Expectation begets frustration thus I do not want to be in the slope.
Love works in mysterious ways as life works in the darkness. Do not get me wrong, I love life and without such I would be in a dungeon with all the creatures of the dark. However, I believe in the movement of life; that it all starts with darkness then comes the light. I believe in the evolution of life thus in the evolution of the self. I am not one to dwell on the negativity of a particular ordeal as I am one to seek the light at the end of the tunnel. In other words, I have learned to accept that change brings forth positivity in the self despite the presence of negativity.
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
I have never been one to follow instructions. I like to do things my way; get things done accordingly. That is how I get things done. However, because I belong to a society that adheres to the implementation of rules and regulations, I have to bear with the many imposed laws to belong.
I know, to belong to a particular group or be accepted as a member implies that you follow what they want thus you cannot just do what you want. In other words, you have to adhere to their likings and endure the pain of being a follower than a leader. Sure, it takes a good follower to be a leader but with the endless possibility of being able to do things on your own, why do you need to be a mere follower?
Do not get me wrong, it takes a follower to be a leader but it also takes a good leader to be a follower. I am not implying that one should always be the leader but rather, one should not settle to be just a mere follower forever. In other words, he should aim to be more than he is and aspire to be more than he could ever be. Be not limited with what you have but instead, be limited only by your imagination.
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Just because I do not care, I do not understand. Sometimes, I would rather act all numb and dumb to lessen the pain. I would opt to be quiet and enjoy my own solitude than co-mingle with others in exchange for thoughts. Do not get me wrong but I am one to exchange a night at the bar with a cup of CBTL caramel macchiato, a James Patterson book, my iphone and headset while snuggled in between my sheets.
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I would be a hypocrite if I decline any chance to get my booty tear up the dance floor but, at this time and age, where maturity has made its presence felt, I would like to keep some quite time and reflect than sweat it out on the floor. Believe it or not, I do enjoy a night out as much as I love hanging with my close friends in a café, talking of just about anything. I have derived a certain degree of realization that the ponderings of how to improve my life must come first than thinking about what others are thinking about me. Learned it the hard way, indeed, but for as long as there is still time, I am able to regain my confidence back – one step at a time.
Thursday, January 24, 2013
The tragedy of life is not death. No, it has never been death nor will it ever be-- for death is an inevitable occurrence sensationalized only the by accident that accompanies it. So, what is the tragedy of death? According to Friedrich Nietzsche, “A man who dies before he dies does not die when he dies.” Therefore, accordingly, the tragedy of life is what we let die inside of us while we live and not the occurrence of death.
To highlight the ability of the self to be at par with how others live their lives eventually leads to a futile attempt to further the development of the innate self. Although it is just okay to be influenced by how others live their lives, still it would be better to innately ponder on your own personal growth over and above all.
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
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It takes only seconds for us to trust someone but years to forget someone who deceived us. We think and regard highly of the importance of trust that we feel offended, insulted even, when we are wronged. We say it is okay but innately we are not okay as the experience lingers in us more than we could ever want.
The moment we trust someone means we are accepting of him and in return, we are ready to impart part of ourselves to him. To adhere to an idea of exchange, we bring forth the ability of the self to connect with another thus allowing growth to take place. Growth here exudes from the connection established with another resulting to trust thus when it is broken, our world crashes and is destroyed.
An understanding between two or more individuals, may it be of friends, lovers and filial ones, paves the way for trust to be born. To say such implies that there is importance given to the personhood of another and to that extent, a certain degree of personal connection is established.
Monday, January 21, 2013
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Life is a series of disappointments highlighted by the existence of depression. Indeed, life operates mysteriously as it strives to make the most of it. One seeks to empower the self to be at par with societal dictates that, in the process, puts the self in the limelight. Simply put, the self experiences more than it could ever imagine thus creating negative opportunities that, more often than not, leads to depression.
Depression is one of the most feared word in the dictionary and one fearful phase in life to be drowned in. Yes, depression is just a phase in life, others only put too much emphasis in it that, at times, we think it is an inevitable part of life.
Thursday, January 17, 2013
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Remind yourself that it is okay not to be perfect; that like life, no one is perfect. Although we yearn and claim to be one, the idea of being perfect remains an idea despite the attempt to be one. In short, we are perfect in our own unique and distinct way – yes! – no one can take that notion away from us.
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
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Life is not about finding yourself; life is about creating yourself. It is not about being perfect rather it is about creating perfect moments. Indeed, life is what you make of it thus allowing you to fully exhaust life per se. To do such warrants an understanding that life is primarily a vacuum that needs to be filled before time runs out.
Because nothing is certain, not even the certainty of uncertainty itself, life could not be assured. The moment one tries and attempts to dissect the very essence of life permits the self to be open and ready to take in as much it could be permitted in relation to how he wants his life to be defined. Sometimes, I do not get the rationale behind the quest to define what life is. I mean, for me, I believe that life does not have one straight path or pattern that encapsulates the totality of life per se. So to speak, the life of others is distinct and entirely different from that of ours. Simply put, life is a subjective matter worthy of personal dissection as life is what we make of it.
Sunday, January 13, 2013
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Are you always in a hurry? Thinking that the world would suddenly come to a halt and you would not be able to do the things you have always wanted to do? If yes, then listen up as not everything in the world is in fast forward mode.
Simple problem, simple solution. Learn the art of doing things in perspective. In other words, discover the beauty of taking things one step at a time. Indeed, life does not have buttons that could be remotely controlled. It is not even battery operated thus it cannot keep up with the fast changing world. In general, life depends on the prerogative of the captain on how he wants to run his entire ship.
Thursday, January 10, 2013
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What is it that you really want in life? Is it the material things or the cliché but truthful “world peace”? Do you clamor for money or success or both? Whatever it may be, you are but entitled to crave and yearn for whatever it is that you think could make you happy.
To settle for less than what you truly deserve means you are not innately empowered thus you seek superficial happiness. Although we all resort to superficiality when all else fails, this should not be the end all and be all of life. In other words, it should not be the center of our existence; we should learn to seek and yearn for more before it’s too late.
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
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Do not be afraid to take a stand. Be brave enough to express what you truly feel. Instead of worrying and sulking over the rain on your parade, grab an umbrella and walk under the rain. For all you know, you might stumble upon what you have been wishing and yearning for all this time.
Most often than not, opportunity knocks when you least expect it. It comes unannounced and more so, it appears when you have just closed your eyes. In other words, the moment you let go because of frustration, you end up stumbling upon all that you have wanted. Although patience has been said to be a virtue, still, the moment one becomes aggravated and annoyed, life goals and objectives tend to become just a memory.
Sunday, January 6, 2013
Most of us would rather read on our own than be with a crowd. Often times, we opt to watch recorded lectures, seminars and trainings instead of attending and physically participating in such. In other words, we would rather learn on our own time than go out of our way just to attend one. On the other hand, there are those who would really go out of their way.
In today’s most technological advancement, books are converted into ebooks for those who are always on the go, snail mail are turn into emails for faster response and physical presence now could be juxtaposed with skype. Nonetheless, no matter how fast paced our lives might be, it should be understood that life could and would never be cued to forward on its own. In other words, life is what we make of it – every step of the way. May it be one with ease or not, we are responsible for what we are experiencing or what it might be.
Thursday, January 3, 2013
Indeed, life is unfair. It will never be fair nor will it ever be just. It is as multifaceted as the great Bayon Temple in Cambodia with its many faces lurking in all angles and directions. In other words, it is a great mystery that remains to be one despite the clamor to unleash its meaning.
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Life, in its entirety, could never be defined. It has been said before that life per se is as vast and deep as the ocean – could never be measured or understood with just one plunge. Life is like that, though it does not take a genius to decipher it, attempting to underlie its totality is like taking a plunge into the deep dark ocean with no mask or diving apparatus on. In other words, the totality of life is as dark as the deepest part of the virgin forest.
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
In the midst of darkness, there lurks a single ray of light—a light that brings forth hope to the self, which in return allows the self to satisfy its yearnings. Yes, yearnings as goals and objectives in life are nowhere near cravings. They are the spices necessary to enable the self to move and work towards satisfaction. More so, they become the reason for allowing the innate self to feel empowered.
The moment we step outside our comfort zones, we become hyped over being the best and reaching for the stars. We work our way through life with the aim to be the best in everything and anything there is.