Friday, November 13, 2020

Resiliency isn't a Bond Aid

     I am not against giving hope and encouraging one another to rise up in times of fall, but I am not subscribing to what he is telling us.

Taking from his statements, here are my thoughts:

1. That’s the point, we have long been suffering... long enough that having a resilient spirit isn’t an answer anymore, but a problem. This is not something we should be proud of from time to time. We need to learn to stop celebrating our resiliency in order for us to break free from this unending cycle of suffer-get up-move on-repeat.

2. Forgetting about the event and moving on without taking actions to prevent such same disaster from happening again isn’t really moving on, it is just a mere defense mechanism of telling ourselves we did good in surviving such catastrophic event and a “sure pass” ticket to experiencing more.

3. Being resilient is a choice and not a free pass nor a privilege to suffer stronger typhoons. Bearing devastation and losing lives aren’t privileges, but a consequence of not learning from our own mistakes and shortcomings.
     Positivity is a gift, but having too much positivity can be problematic. I am a believer of balance. Positivity alone is fantasy while negativity alone is chaotic. Balancing both can help us think realistically. Positivity encourages while negativity limits. Boosting our spirit to rise up after a defeat is good, but let’s not forget to limit ourselves from depending too much on our resiliency. It is not a sin to ask/seek for solutions that can help prevent us from laying down our card called, “resiliency”.

     We can brag to the world how indomitable our human spirit can be as long as we want to, but by looking into a different lens... the world will only see us as unwise people not being able to learn from previous mistakes and instead of lamenting, we celebrate. Maybe instead of choosing how to look a glass half empty half full, we just have to look at the glass as a whole.
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Sunday, September 27, 2020

Motivation: My Simple Gift to You

     In a world filled with deafening negativities, here you are - fighting, yet doubting. Discouragements and rejections might be crushing you too hard that you are starting to give in to what your wounded self is telling you - just give up. You might think that quitting is the best favor you can give to yourself. You might be convinced that you've fought a good battle and it's the right time to [finally] surrender. Yet, is everything really worth giving up?

     Remember your sacrifices, which paved way to where you are right now. Give justice to what you've lost throughout the process. Focus on that goal you've been longing to achieve. Concentrate on yourself and your capabilities. Never be distracted by external forces.

Negativities around you will never fade. 
People discouraging you will never stop. 
Rejections you received will forever be scars.
These will remain by your side until you embrace defeat. 

     This means, you are still in control of your fate. You still hold the key to your own success. You just have to believe in yourself. Remember that it's not their disbelief that made you quit. Your inability of believing in yourself did. 

Listen to your own will. 
Cultivate that inner voice.
Manifest positivity.
Motivate yourself.

     Let this video be your guide in bringing back that confidence you've lost and long forgotten. May you embrace the motivation you deserve and the positivity you needed.

Monday, June 01, 2020

The Love We Give: Remembering Snooky and Cookie

     These past few days meant a rollercoaster ride of emotions for us. We had to deal with celebrating birthdays and mourning for our furbabies' lives in between. Switching emotions was our routine for days and was never an easy ride for us to take.

Video call with Snooky the night
before her death.  
Cookie on dextrose
showing progress
the day before her
death. 
     All those sleepless nights with hopes set high weren't enough. We had the right amount of determination in saving such precious souls, but ended up losing them one at a time. We held on, but we lose grip. They gave up life and it's our turn to let go.

     Money can only do much. It can only prolong life, but can never buy a life. An inch of time acquired gave us opportunities to give our best effort in showing them our love and care. We hoped too much that each tiny progress made gave us relief. We prayed too much that each day passed by gave us comfort.

     I'm writing this with a heavy heart. It hurts me knowing we lost such precious souls. It hurts me even more knowing we did our best in saving them, but we weren't given the license to decide for their fate. You may say that I'm too dramatic for such puppies, but they're not just pets we spend time with... they're our family we share our love with.      
Cookie and Snooky loves sitting on their food bowl.
     Goodbye now, our little angels. Those were fights we fought until the end, but [obviously] we lost. You did your part and we did ours. Rest now, dear Snooky and Cookie. Daddy will surely miss you both. 

Saturday, March 28, 2020

Is Earth Really Healing?

     Blue skies, clearer horizon, breathable air, and visibility of stars at night are just some of the few indicators that gave the people the idea that our earth is healing amid a pandemic. Many claim that this same pandemic brought healing to this world as people were kept away from streets due to community quarantines/lockdowns. But, is our earth really healing?

     These community quarantines/lockdown measures disrupted the normal routine of people in a global scale. Operations of various industries were placed on halt, movements (from one place to the other) became limited, road decongestions became evident, and environmental noise were drastically reduced. With this, a less chaotic earth was unveiled to its inhabitants.

     To the amazement of everyone, an idea of a healing earth was established. Different photos, videos, and articles circulated on the web, which made people enthusiastic enough to accept the idea. It is just normal for people, especially city dwellers, to celebrate and be excited about the earth's progressive healing. Being a person, who spends most of his/her time living in a concrete jungle can easily embrace and find solace to this earth's new environmental era. But, is our earth really healing?
     With the absence of carbon-emitting vehicles on the street, the temporary extinction of heavy road traffic, and the non-operation of industrial plants, the earth was able to breath, but not totally healing. People being away from streets mean the absence of carbon emission, but not the complete absence of human impact to the earth's dying state. How?

     People were sent home and were forced to do various activities within the premise of their houses. Workloads and meetings are being done home through the aid of emails and teleconferencing apps, physical classroom learnings are diverted through virtual classrooms, entertainments to ease boredom happen 24/7 and [most likely] through the aid of different types of media that relies solely on technology. For a month or more, people are consuming huge amount of power though cellphones, computers, air conditioning, and other sorts of electrical equipments that lead to large amount of greenhouse gas emission. If the person lives alone in his/her pad, he/she will [most likely] rely on either food deliveries or on instantly-cooked food, which are contained in an overwhelming disposable packagings that lead to large amount of solid waste generation.

     Humans' capacity to pollute earth was not really eliminated, but diverted. Instead of producing large amount of carbon emissions, we were diverted to produce more greenhouse gasses and solid wastes. So, is our earth really healing? For me, it's not.

     Our earth is just having a break... a break from smog and other forms of pollutions that are visible to the atmosphere; a break from toxic fumes we give to its fresh air; a break from excessive lights that cover the magnificence of stars; and a break from extreme human activities that deplete its environmental assets. We are not really allowing earth to heal, we are just buying time for the earth to take a break and to prolong decay towards its destined death.


Image source: https://www.techspot.com/news/82883-google-earth-latest-tools-users-create-share-maps.html

Friday, March 20, 2020

Find Me on Patreon

Dear readers,

     Earlier this day, I finally decided to join Patreon. For those, who are not yet familiar with it, it is an online platform for creators to share exclusive contents with their subscribers/patrons. With Patron, creators can easily mobilize things they are passionate about because of the monetary support that patrons give through their monthly subscriptions. This is a drastic move for me simply because becoming a Patreon creator means being committed to my patrons and being accountable for their monthly subscriptions. This decision was made out of the need to explore and expand my horizon as a writer. 

     For those, who have been with me since day one of this blog, you do know that this was created as my platform for me to reach a certain goal - to become a writer. Here, I grew as what I am today. This new venture will be my new platform for exploring unfamiliar grounds. The output of which will be exclusively shared with my patrons. Nothing to worry about the fate of this blog. This will still be running and I'll still post articles, prose, and poems here for you to read. You'll still witness my evolving works as I mature more. But if you would want to see me grow using a different genre, you have to subscribe to my Patreon page. 

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