Archive for March, 2011

I doubted it first until I am convinced, “right!”

I guess this is not a common subject we Filipinos often discuss in private or in public. Who would even question someone who’s thinking deeply when we believe him to be profound or intelligent?

Well, I do this time?

I agree that Filipinos are known worldwide to be a world-class worker in any field they have chosen. Fact of the matter is they were even cited for their exemplary contributions and they definitely deserve all our respect and accolades. There is no doubt about that. That is because they made a good decision.

However, is it not suspicious (pardon the word) why only a few Filipinos are wealthy? Most of them come from affluent clans, many cronies maybe and a number of those who have a very inspirational story. It could be one to ten hungry Pinoys in ratio or sadly, less.

The funny thing is it is because of too much thinking the majority spends on whatever thing that concerns them, which of course in reality belongs to the upper classes C, D and E. Let me cite a simple example. For a family man who finished a vocational course with three or four children and a wife what would come to mind first? Food, shelter, basic needs.

Certainly, that totally depends on the current status of the family (it’s possible that he or she is an heir of a wealthy family). Ironically, that thinking has never been enough to be led to the right conclusion. I am not singling out the so called ‘masa’ but significantly it represents an important statistical figure.

If there is re-engineering of things why not our thinking? Would that be hard or not? It really depends on our courage to assess our own mind’s ability to decide between right and wrong, add to that our willingness to follow or avoid our own theory or conclusion. I guess not much of us have the temerity to boldly tell the world that we did, solid proof is our unending attempt to stick to our ‘New Year’s Resolution.’

Back to my point, what does it take to have the right mind? Education? I believe it is not just simply the education we get from our alma mater but more on what we have experienced in life and how we tackled it. Like how we cope after a failed relationship or after we flunked a test. Deep emotional attachment is also a big contributing factor to our stagnancy. We are afraid because we have immediately  concluded that it will cause us more failures when we have not even tried to face the challenge that accosts us yet.

Fear. Rejection. Failures. Negative things. All negative things. How do we see our nation as a whole? Answer: dark side. That is because that is how we see things. That is how we conditioned our minds as we grew up. That is how we were exposed as we travel in the world and time.

But you know what? Maybe, or no!? Admit it you don’t have an immediate answer to these questions before this sentence but you have a strong feeling of ill. Yes, that is how I set the mood. Have you felt that? Yes you should, or else, you have not gone this far. But if you have succeeded that feeling, congratulations! You’ve done a great job. You have succeeded your own mind. You transcended yourself to a different level.

Guess what level?

Yes, positivity and peace of mind. These past few days we have witnessed different disasters, wars, bad news and chaos. We have seen how calamities devastated more than a single country. We’re all in deep trouble.  We may not be in these situations but we sympathize with the victims and the orphaned ones. We cannot avoid it. We are humans and with these strong pictures of plights and pains who are we not to be bothered and not to be beleaguered? We are weak and we feel this to realize we cannot make this alone.

Now how can we achieve this peace of mind and positive vibes? This spares us from quandary and too much thinking for sure. The key is prayer. We pray for the world, for the innocent people experiencing the unimaginable problems and circumstances. We pray for those whose minds are clouded with selfishness and eviltry to be enlightened. We pray for ourselves to be salvaged and spared from these disasters, strife and pandemonium. We all pray for peace and salvation.

If you are to ask yourself upon submitting yourself to truth and righteousness before our Lord, will we still think too much? If you answer no, I admire you for doing the right thing to do, to think right. Get prepared now, because like what was implied in the bible, not all who called will be heard.

Wealth is not really the material thing this world offers so we don’t really have to worry that we will not be able to attain all those golds and money. Those are simply ideas we can obtain given we have trained ourselves to have the right mind but before that you know what to mind first, if not please READ AGAIN.

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