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“Laugh, even when you feel too sick or too worn out or tired.
Smile, even when you’re trying not to cry and the tears are blurring your vision.
Sing, even when people stare at you and tell you your voice is crappy.

Trust, even when your heart begs you not to.
Twirl, even when your mind makes no sense of what you see.
Frolick, even when you are made fun of. Kiss, even when others are watching. Sleep, even when you’re afraid of what the dreams might bring.

Run, even when it feels like you can’t run any more.
And, always, remember, even when the memories pinch your heart. Because the pain of all your experience is what makes you the person you are now. And without your experience—you are an empty page, a blank notebook, a missing lyric. What makes you brave is your willingness to live through your terrible life and hold your head up high the next day. So don’t live life in fear. Because you are stronger now, after all the crap has happened, than you ever were back before it started.”

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Karma is not just a mere philosophy, more importantly it is science. I simply define Karma as the resulting effect of the experience you cause. Our soul emanates from our Source which is God and we walk in the road of life by every experience that we encounter. The experience we go through is caused by us, and because it is caused by us, we are responsible for the event it effectuates.

In Einstein’s third law of motion it states that, for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. It describes one important universal principle that states, if you cause something you will also see an effect. Personally, I view this not just an elaborate path towards Divine correction but also a healing process of the soul.

According to Gary Zukav, “Every action, thought and feeling is motivated by an intention, and that intention is the cause that exists as one with an effect.” If this is the case, then if we participate in the cause, it is not possible for us not to participate in the effect. We are so habituated to the belief that we are responsible for some of the effect of the actions that we do, but not all. My conviction is that, nothing that we cause is exempted from the Universal Law of Karma. Remember, we all partake in the fruit of the seed that we sow. It is therefore judicious for us to be aware of all the intentions that motivate our actions, sort out which of our intentions produce which effects, and to choose the intentions according to the effects that we desire to produce.

When you intend to harm others, you cause an imbalance of energy. Any imbalance in the universe will have to be corrected and because the universe will have to correct it, you will incur for yourself a debt against Karma that you will have to pay through experience. This universal principle is called Karmic Debt. The person who intends ill-wishes and hatreds for others experiences the intention of ill-wishes and hatreds from others. The person who intends love and forgiveness to others also experiences the intention of love and forgiveness from others. The Golden Rule of Karma as a behavioral guide clarifies that, you receive from the world what you give to the world.

If you think you have gotten away from the trespasses you have done to your friend and neighbor, then you have deceived yourself. Because even if the cause has not yet produced its effect, that means the event has not yet come into completion.

There is only one way of paying Karmic Debt. The only way is to go through the experience under the counsel of your impersonal and universal teacher called Karma. When you go through a difficult and daunting experience, you have to look down within yourself if you cause unto others that same morose experience you are going through. Having able to recognize this, you must receive the experience with the willingness to make amends but if you respond to it with nothing but rage and vindictive thoughts, you will only cause yourself another Karmic debt.

Karma acts as a universal teacher rather than a hostile executioner. Therefore, it is not bad at all. It is a way to balance an imbalance energy field; it is way to correct an erroneous past decision; it is a way to find courage to pardon an injury; it is God’s way to right what humans made wrong.

You incur Karmic debt when you become dishonest, when you respond hate to an injury, when you refuse to see and listen to the truth. But if you respond with love in every chance there is, despite of how unfair your situation may seem, you do not only pay your karmic debt but gain Karmic Profit as well. I did not say responding love to hate is easy; as a matter of fact it is a struggle amidst our individual religiosity. That is the reason why most people suffer from lack of peace more than the abundance of blessings.

It is necessary for you to experience that same injury you caused unto others so you will come into enlightenment the repercussions of your muddled actions because every enlightenment have healing moved for that experience. It produces subtle clarity of Divine love, authentic joy, purposeful goal and inner peace. Through this, you learn to understand the significance and meaning of every event in your life.

As you finally understand this truth, learn to pay your Karmic debt by finding an opportunity to love your enemies. Your positive response appoints you to qualify for Karmic Profit in the enlightenment of the process.

Now! Pay your karmic debt and never owe again.

 

 

One of the humors of life is when life drops you after you have learned to fly. As humorous as how I can describe it, the experience is definitely not amusing because you will only get to laugh about its hilarity right when you see the blinding light at the end of that dark tunnel of adversity.

I learned of this when I first got into what I thought to be the peak of my career. I was then celebrating a successful telemarketing business surrounded by a gregarious environment, enjoying a flourishing real estate career meeting new people everyday thereby widening my network, and inspiring young minds of 9th graders in the academe. It was stressful but utterly fulfilling.

But one day, that colorful and gleeful day I am so accustomed with slowly loses its color and every pigment of joy faded into a grey soulful journey of my soul. For two years under the debilitating grip of the monstrous hands of depression, I have learned to be still, to trust once more, to surrender and even to fly again.

My story is not unique. You too have your own share of defeat. Inside you are stories and pain nobody knew about. Some people will cry with you but still a number will blastoff a party in your demise. You will gain more friends in your success and your hardships will test how true they are.

Nelson Mandela said, “The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but rising everytime we fall.

One morning, overwhelmed with so many debts, I went into my room and whimper. My mom caught me sobbing into tears. I cried because I do not know what to do and how I could bravely face every wounding words heaved at me. But I guess, mothers always knew what to say. She said, “The harder you fall, the higher you bounce back.” And guess what, now that I am doing great, SHE IS RIGHT!

Sometimes you need a strong fall to really know where you stand. You need a big fall to shake-off your ego’s deceptive perception of your own invincibility. You need that humbling humiliation so you are not overcome with pride when your dreams come true. Because the harder you fall, the heavier your heart; the heavier your heart, the stronger you climb; the stronger you climb, the higher your pedestal.

It is in your fall that you learn to weed out excess baggage, prioritize what is really important, seek your true and divine purpose, evaluate your self and discover your untapped potential. And as you learn each of these, you become bolder, you become braver and no one can ever stop you to manifest about that one big dream of yours.

Falling is another way to fly. Get the right attitude because nobody can truly help you except God and yourself.

You can choose to see yourself falling and watch from below OR you can rid yourself off that self-pity and push yourself up.

Today is not your end, it is only the beginning. Rise again and FLY! 

 

 

To be so strong that nothing
can disturb your peace of mind.
To talk health, happiness, and prosperity
to every person you meet.

To make all your friends feel
that there is something in them
To look at the sunny side of everything
and make your optimism come true.

To think only the best, to work only for the best,
and to expect only the best.
To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others
as you are about your own.

To forget the mistakes of the past
and press on to the greater achievements of the future.
To wear a cheerful countenance at all times
and give every living creature you meet a smile.

To give so much time to the improvement of yourself
that you have no time to criticize others.
To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear,
and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.

To think well of yourself and to proclaim this fact to the world,
not in loud words but great deeds.
To live in faith that the whole world is on your side
so long as you are true to the best that is in you.

Christian D. LarsonYour Forces and How to Use Them 

Today, the last day of 2013, my twitter timeline has been flooded with so many tweets mentioning how people are planning to have a wonderful 2014 (Yes! I am tweeting while cooking). Indeed, these twitter posts are very inspiring and until someone decides to act on it positively, those beautiful words of resolutions will only remain buried in the history pages of twitter wonderland.

So I put aside my ladle for a while as I wait for the beef broth to cool, leaving the kitchen, hooping on the stool and getting busy in my keyboard. I would like to share with you some simple ways how to make your 2014 incredibly wonderful.

Get a Positive Mindset

I don’t care whatever you want to do and how much money you have in the bank, as long as you don’t maintain a positive mindset, you will never get far. That is because a negative mindset will extinguish your passion. We know passion is what will drive you to do hardwork, inspire your creativity and ump your entrepreneurial spirit. A negative mindset is simply defined as “joy stealers”. You don’t want anything that will steal away your joy.

And do you know what’s the best way to get a positive mindset?

It is by cutting your associations with negative people. If the people who surround you with are infected with a negative mindset, know that they are contagious. It is not smart to mingle with spiritually constipated and emotionally retarded people. Oprah Winfrey even said, “Surround yourself only with people who are going to take you higher.”

Always Act Proactively and Positively

If there is an opportunity that is knocking on your door, invite it to come over. You have to seriously take this because every opportunity you decline becomes an opportunity for others. You can seldom see an opportunity coming back for you. It does not mean though that you grab every opportunity, but that you have to select the ones that will fund your physical, mental, emotional and spiritual life positively. Balance is still the key.

Always act positively. Of course we sometimes see tirades and gossips launched against up. But I challenge you to keep your cool because every feisty, bitter and angry word thrown at you are magnified by the one saying it. In other words, as they begin to say it open to the universe, they invite more for themselves. That is why you could never find a gossiping person happy; it is simply because their evil words eat their soul.

Make Peace with Your Past

We all made bad choices in the past, welcomed unhealthy associations with others and even made enemies with our friends. But let the pain of the past be left in the past. I am not saying this is easy, it is even maddeningly difficult. But the forgiveness you give is not really for them, it is a favor you give yourself. Marianne Williamson, author of “Everyday Grace” said, “As you forgive others, you begin to forgive yourself. As you stop focusing on their mistakes, you will stop punishing yourself for your own. Your ability to release what you think of as the sins of others will free you to release yourself, putting down the weapon with which you punish yourself so savagely. Forgiveness releases the past to divine correction and the future to new possibilities. Whatever it was that happened to you, it is over. It happened in the past; in the present, it does not exist unless you bring it with you. Nothing anyone has ever done to you has permanent effects, unless you hold on to it permanently.

Forgiveness is not easy. At times it is more painful than the word we suffered, to forgive the one that inflicted it. And yet there is no peace without forgiveness. Never.

Be Happy

Happiness is a decision. It is not a feeling. In fact, you cannot trust your feeling because it doesn’t tell you the truth. So if you decide each day to be happy before you even have your foot land on the floor every morning, your day will be a much brighter day.

Let no one and nothing stop you from being happy. It is your life. It is your responsibility to make it a joyful as you dream it could be.

Check and Improve your Finances

Although I subscribe to the idea that money does not bring happiness, I also know enough that the lack of it brings sadness. Money is a great tool to bless others and improve your quality of life. If anyone says that money is the root of all evil, then I’d say that person has been deceived. If you know how to use money, you can make a positive and astounding impact to the world. That is how the economy of the world works.

Get a piece of paper and know how much you are worth. You can do this by dividing the paper into two. The left side shall be your earnings (income) while the right shall be your liabilities. Deduct your earnings with your liabilities, and that is you monetary worth.

Free yourself from consumer debts. These are types of debts where you only spend for luxury and anything that does not give value to your pocket. Learn the world of investing and get some entrepreneurial activities. Get a mentor.

When you have more, you can give more. When you can give more, you create a happy and satisfied environment for yourself and your family. So improve your finances. Period.

Set New Goals

New goals that you instill to yourself are the ones that will inspire you work. To do something valuable. Goals may be great or small. Your goal may simply be as freeing yourself with debts or earning 100K of passive income in the stock market by the end of the year. The choice is yours.

But this 2014 make it different. Set some big bold new goals. Sky is the limit. Show to yourself what you can greatly do. If you claim to be a child of God, you can do all things that you set your mind into.

Let your goals move mountain. Set yourself up. And make a very big comeback.

Thank you for reading. I hope this inspired you to make a wonderful 2014. You can do it. Believe it and declare that you will have a wonderful year.

May your dreams come true. God Bless you.