Monday, March 17, 2008

Answers to your WHYs

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I got this email from a friend just a minute ago and I thought it's a good way to end my day. It's Holy Week right now. Being Catholic, this is one time of the year that makes me miss 'home'. I used to spend the whole week in Pampanga where I grew up. My family, friends and I would spend hours in the church observing all the things that take place during this week.

I may never experience that anymore but I am sure thankful to have at least experienced that in my lifetime.

Here are the Answers to OUR Whys........
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ME : Why are we constantly unhappy?
GOD : Your today is the tomorrow that you worried about yesterday. You are worrying because you are analyzing.
Worrying has become your habit. That's why you are not happy.


ME : But how can we not worry when there is so much uncertainty?
GOD : Uncertainty is inevitable, but worrying is optional.


ME : But then, there is so much pain due to uncertainty. ..
GOD : Pain is inevitable, but suffering is optional.


ME : If suffering is optional, why do good people always suffer?
GOD : Diamond cannot be polished without friction. Gold cannot be purified without fire.
Good people go through trials, but don't suffer. With that experience their life becomes better, not bitter.


ME : You mean to say such experience is useful?
GOD : Yes. In every term, Experience is a hard teacher. She gives the test first and the lessons afterwards.


ME : But still, why should we go through such tests? Why can't we be free from problems?
GOD : Problems are Purposeful Roadblocks Offering Beneficial Lessons to Enhance Mental Strength.
Inner strength comes from struggle and endurance, not when you are free from problems.


ME : Frankly in the midst of so many problems, we don't know where we are heading...
GOD : If you look outside you will not know where you are heading. Look inside. Looking outside, you dream.
Looking inside, you awaken. Eyes provide sight. Heart provides insight.


ME : Sometimes not succeeding fast seems to hurt more than moving in the right direction. What should I do?
GOD : Success is a measure as decided by others. Satisfaction is a measure as decided by you. Knowing the road
ahead is more satisfying than knowing you rode ahead. You work with the compass. Let others work with the clock.


ME : In tough times, how do you stay motivated?
GOD : Always look at how far you have come rather than how far you have to go. Always count your blessing, not what you are missing.


ME : What surprises you about people?
GOD : When they suffer they ask, "why me?" When they prosper, they never ask "Why me?"
Everyone wishes to have truth on their side, but few want to be on the side of the truth.


ME : Sometimes I ask, "Who am I, why am I here?" I can't get the answer.
GOD : Seek not to find who you are, but to determine who you want to be. Stop looking for a purpose as to why you are here.
Create it. Life is not a process of discovery, but a process of creation.


ME : How can I get the best out of life?
GOD: Face your past without regret. Handle your present with confidence. Prepare for the future without fear.


3 comments:

Sunshine4Life said...

it's very inspiring, Juls. Thanks for sharing. It can make me cry. huhuhuhu

Mummy Sheng said...

i love the last phrase. sooo true! i'll keep a copy of this.

thanks for this post!

honey said...

Inspirational post...I love it ate..God always speaks the truth..:)

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