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Fate

20 Aug

How  is everybody…

Alam nyo,   maintaining  a  blog  like  this  is  not  a  joke.   Because  you need  a  lot  of imagination to come up with    write ups  like  what  I have published  so  far.   Of  course,  I  can  invent  stories,  I can  even  just  shell out  a joke,  I can  write  anything under  the  sun as long  as it  makes  sense.   Kung hindi,  no one in his clear mind would ever  read  a   nonsense  blog.  No one!. In my  case,  I  have  turned myself  into  a writer,   while I can  say  that I am  better off as  a  dancer.   But,  writing  had  also  been a passion,  though  it  dawned on me   a bit late, and only  when  I joined  an  International  Club – Toastmasters International – which aim is to improve a person’s  communication  and leadership  skills.   It started way  back in 1984,  when  I  joined  the  Burlanders  Toastmasters  club,  and  I  became  a  Charter Member  of  Toastmasters  International.    It  was during  that  time  I discovered   that  I  possess a talent for  writing speeches.  And  in fact,  in 1984  I won the  prepared  speech  contest  and  represented  the  National Capital  Region in the  National Public  Speaking  Championship   held  in Manila.   My  stint  in Toastmasters  was cut off when I arrived in Spain.  And I only discovered  the  existence  of the  club  last year 2010.   I joined it – Madrid  Toastmasters,  and  in April this  year,  I  represented  my club  to the Area  Speech  contest, where  I won  second place.  It  wasn`t  bad  for a  comeback.   What  is  my  point in  writing all this, you might even say  “non-sense”  stuff.  The  point  is,  everyone  of us possess  a  talent – undiscovered  talent – which is concealed within  our  deeper  consciousness  that  we  fail  to explore.   If  those  persons  who  call  themselves   “failures”  would  only  seek beyond  their  consciousness  and  ask  it  what  they`ve  got,  I  think every single individual  will just  discover   for him/herself,  that  “hidden talent”  which  could lead  the person to  success in the future.  Its revelation   may  come  a  “bit late”  but,  it is never too late  to achieve  success,  no matter  how  late it   had  manifested.   Let  me  end  my  article  today with  a  short  quotation: 

‘Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond imagination. It is our light more than our darkness which scares us. We ask ourselves – who are we to be brilliant, beautiful, talented, and fabulous. But honestly, who are you to not be so?

You are a child of God, small games do not work in this world. For those around us to feel peace, it is not example to make ourselves small. We were born to express the glory of god that lives in us. It is not in some of us, it is in all of us. While we allow our light to shine, we unconsciously give permission for others to do the same. When we liberate ourselves from our own fears, simply our presence may liberate others.’

– Marianne Williamson in Return to Love: Reflections on a Course in Miracles

No elaboration needed.  

Que  os vaya con Dios.. hasta  pronto.

Eric

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Posted by on 20/08/2011 in Filipinos around

 

2 responses to “Fate

  1. Eloisa Munden

    20/08/2011 at 05:59

    I wonder why this blog goes into my spam. It’s a good thing that I don’t trash my spam folder whenever it has something in there, otherwise, your very interesting and useful blog will go into waste. Keep writing ’cause I don’t only enjoy it but, I also learn much from it. Muchas gracias, mi hermano carino!!

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    • Eric

      20/08/2011 at 07:21

      Thanks sis..please pass it around to your friends. We´ve got to get this blog traveling around.
      Besos.

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