To understand reality is not the same as to know about outward events. It is to perceive the essential nature of things. The best-informed man is not necessarily the wisest. Indeed there is a danger that precisely in the multiplicity of his knowledge he will lose sight of what is essential. But on the other hand, knowledge of an apparently trivial detail quite often makes it possible to see into the depth of things. And so the wise man will seek to acquire the best possible knowledge about events, but always without becoming dependent upon this knowledge. To recognize the significant in the factual is wisdom. Dietrich Bonhoeffer:


Life is a train of moods like a string of beads; and as we pass through them they prove to be many colored lenses, which paint the world their own hue, and each shows us only what lies in its own focus.---RALPH WALDO EMERSON
Most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.---ABRAHAM LINCOLN
There is neither happiness nor misery in the world; there is only the comparison of one state to another, nothing more. He who has felt the deepest grief is best able to experience supreme happiness. We must have felt what it is to die, that we may appreciate the enjoyments of life.---ALEXANDRE DUMAS
“It is not because the truth is too difficult to see that we make mistakes... we make mistakes because the easiest and most comfortable course for us is to seek insight where it accords with our emotions - especially selfish ones" --- Alexander Solzhenitsyn quotes (Russian novelist, Nobel Prize for Literature (1970), b.1918)
“Wisdom ceases to be wisdom when it becomes too proud to weep, too grave to laugh, and too selfish to seek other than itself.” ---Kahlil Gibran

Tuesday, November 1, 2011


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I surely miss the times how we, Filipinos celebrate November the first and second in the country. We go to the cemetery to light candles for the souls, pray and just spend time in there. We don't get to the place often but at least in a year we visit the graves to pray for the dead. At home, we cooked different kinds of Philippine delicacies and offered them to our respective altars along with flowers. The larger part of the food is spent of course for us to eat and share to our neighbors. It usually looks good having more dishes on the table adding those that are shared. It has been over six years, apart from Birthdays, Christmases and New Years, this season is just one of those I yearn being home with my family.

The Feast of the  ALL SAINTS is a day to remember the glories of  heaven and those who are there. We believe those souls who had lived well in life here on earth  aligned to faith and good deeds are in the heaven with the Lord. While the feast of ALL SOULS day reminds us of  our obligations to live lives on the holy path and that there will be cleansing  of the souls of those destined to heaven. Some may be wondering why Catholics have these days as official holidays in the calendar, for info attached below is the video from Gloria TV explaining the events based on Biblical Scriptures.

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