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[1: 2,020 of 10,000] My Compass In Life

In Journal on November 20, 2020 at 12:21 AM

I grew up watching adult do things and listen to their advice of what I can and cannot do. I was baptized Roman Catholic, knew God from the very beginning, and I pray every night. My parents are my source of guidance whether I’m doing good or get scolded when doing very bad which was rare. I still know the moments I got scolded because they’re not a lot. Now that am old, those were incidents that could have been avoided but I didn’t know the best thing to do, I was afraid to speak up, and I didn’t have self-control.

When I grew older and thought know better, I started to create my own compass out of my own experience. I also learn to read books, decipher from what I see and hear, and unconsciously picking up what people really feel. I started to form my beliefs, what I value, and what I thought are essential to my life.

Then there’s that when I turned forty and I started to have a new kind of awakening and my view of myself turned into a view of oneness of all creation. I have to start unlearning things and see everything with a new understanding and a deeper knowing. The best discovery is all is well, I co-create with life, and the greatest of all is love.

I’m still human though, I am still on the process of growing and expanding, so as human as I can, my new compass is feeling – if in my gut and in my heart it doesn’t seat well, I have to pause. If it feels joyful, expansive, and gives me a sense of peace or relief then it’s a resounding “good to go.”

How about you, what’s your compass?

[1: 1,603 of 10,000] My Compass of Life Now

In Article on September 28, 2015 at 6:32 AM


When you read these words, “Life is very short, so forgive quickly, believe slowly, love truly, laugh loudly and never avoid anything that makes you smile,” what struck you the most? Me, I consider my life’s compass as “Never avoid anything that makes me smile (provided I am not harming anybody including myself), followed by laugh loudly, love truly, forgive quickly, and I have yet to learn believe slowly, because by now, I know that life is super short.

Turning 100 years old may sound so long but it truly isn’t. When I live my life the same way I did yesterday, it might not have that much difference, but if I take each day and create something new, then life becomes exciting. The more I become aware and intentional on what I do, the more conscious my choices would be and appreciate my life alongside other people.

I love smiling and laughing especially if I could feel that they were authentic. I love it when I am curious and learning and then I rejoice with the experience. I am grateful for being able to both smile and laugh even if I don’t understand what’s going on, what is the reason behind the things around me, or whether what other people are thinking. I exult with the fact that I have today to live, to witness the miracles of life, to be connected with another human being, and then I laugh and smile.