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by TOPH, Philippines Sep 29, 2005
Child & Youth Rights   Opinions


It is quite interesting to take note that we grow once we do things that allow us to overcome our fears. An example of this is when we first learn how to swim. My father told me that I have to trust the waters. I was still young then but it seems that I am already being taught to believe that I will float I just need to trust the water. You can trust someone if you only understand that person. By understanding someone you have to stand under him and to humble yourself to know.
I had this problem before of understanding. It was not about the Paranormal but it makes me feel scared more than seeing an actual ghost. It was when I encountered one of the most unexplained phenomenons in Life…
But again, in order to understand this phenomenon I have to stand under her or that which I am afraid of. This is like studying for an exam where we put the subject we are studying higher than what we already know. This is how we understood the concept, by saying that we want to be open minded enough and accept the things that are new to us. I never really understand her before, that is why when I first heard her voice, I said "ang taas taas ng pagtingin ko sa iyo." I put her in a level higher than where I was at that moment. Try doing this to people whom you are angry with and you will understand them.

You can be happy if you choose to be happy, happiness is a state of being. You can chose to view the glass either half empty or half full with water. I realize that the reason why a lot of people argue is because one of them or both of them does not practice this choice. They allow the devil in them to take control instead of their own "I" taking in control.

I learn now that I can see a ghost if I choose to, I can levitate if I choose to, I can bend spoons if I choose to. It is unfortunate for some that they allow their subconscious to choose for them instead of allowing their conscious mind to take control. This is the same case when Dr. Ocs in Spiderman2 allowed himself to be controlled by the mechanical things. We are all Dr. Ocs at one point in our life. I remember Pastor Mike using this same example then he quoted Peter Parker with what he said, "Sometimes we have to let go of the things which are most important to us. Even our dreams." Dreams are that of the subconscious, sometimes we just allow this subconscious to take in control. This is the reason why even though our intention is to help mankind we will end up doing the exact reverse unless we fully understand.

We have to ground all the things that we are doing base on principles. How about the signs? The signs that we encounter are there if we choose to see them. Sometimes however, there are signs that help us in solving our problems but you must remember that it is still you who decides. There is no amount of signs that will allow you to be able to see unless you choose to see them, or you ask for these signs.

I want to tell the people I meet that they always have a choice and that they are the only person that is limiting their capabilities. Society is limiting these choices, like accessibility to livelihoods and the like. But remember, society can only limit us as long as we allow society to do so. Society is a mirror of who we are. Believe me… You are great! You are God's child. Do not be burden by all life's problems or all life's fear. I want to wipe the tears in your eyes so that you may see that there is more goodness in life that you ever could see. You just have to choose to see that goodness. Don't allow others to take control allow that God within you, that Immanuel, to take in control.

Christ once said, "I am the truth, the way and the life. No one come to the father except through me." We may have different beliefs but Christ said "I am". Repeat it "I am". Remember, it is through "I am" that you can go through the Father. This is the same principle of Buddhism. Search from within and you will find Nirvana that your thought would eventually flow to a sea of Truth. Then you will understand. It is quite human that people started venerating Buddha as their own God. This is because a lot of people do not want to make choice because they do not want to be accountable to the decisions that they made. This is the reason why they have praised entities since time memorial because they do not want to make a choice. God has given us freewill so that we are responsible for what he has given us. He has given us gifts that we may choose to use or not.
Remember you will always have a choice… so cheer up! You look better when you’re smiling.

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Since 2003 I've been an active contributor of Panorama. I am grateful for this online magazine for allowing individuals to be able to share their ideas and expression to other youth across the globe. Exchanges of ideas and aspirations leads to empowerment and spark of inspiration.

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