Dream the impossible. Reality is boring.

I used to think that humility can be associated with looking at oneself as not as good as others… Well I guess I’ve been blinded by this wrong connotation of mine. Being humble is actually way far from underestimating oneself or being engaged into self-hatred. The statement in this picture has reminded me of what Father has said in his homily. It was really mind opening. He described humility as something like knowing what you got and being thankful to the One up above who has given everything that you have. He, then explained it through a short story about a mother, who spent all night just to finish weaving a sweater for her daughter. When the daughter wore it, people told her it was beautiful. However, the daughter did not accept these compliments and instead, she replied, “Hindi kaya, ang pangit nga eh.” This sounded so familiar to me as I hear a lot of people nowadays respond to such compliments exactly like this. 
     Often times, we become careless of the things that we say. We hardly think about the feelings of the people around us because we are focused on ourselves too much. We have to know that whether we are indulged in self-hatred or self-love (well in this case unhealthy self-love,) we are thinking merely about ourselves; and that is not what humility is all about. I would like to focus more on self hatred because this is often mistaken by some as to being humble. When we are engaged with self-hatred, we do not recognize the gifts that God has given us. God has created everything beautifully. Thus, we must not underestimate our abilities because we can actually do better if we just believe in ourselves and most especially, to the One who created us.

I used to think that humility can be associated with looking at oneself as not as good as others… Well I guess I’ve been blinded by this wrong connotation of mine. Being humble is actually way far from underestimating oneself or being engaged into self-hatred. The statement in this picture has reminded me of what Father has said in his homily. It was really mind opening. He described humility as something like knowing what you got and being thankful to the One up above who has given everything that you have. He, then explained it through a short story about a mother, who spent all night just to finish weaving a sweater for her daughter. When the daughter wore it, people told her it was beautiful. However, the daughter did not accept these compliments and instead, she replied, “Hindi kaya, ang pangit nga eh.” This sounded so familiar to me as I hear a lot of people nowadays respond to such compliments exactly like this.
Often times, we become careless of the things that we say. We hardly think about the feelings of the people around us because we are focused on ourselves too much. We have to know that whether we are indulged in self-hatred or self-love (well in this case unhealthy self-love,) we are thinking merely about ourselves; and that is not what humility is all about. I would like to focus more on self hatred because this is often mistaken by some as to being humble. When we are engaged with self-hatred, we do not recognize the gifts that God has given us. God has created everything beautifully. Thus, we must not underestimate our abilities because we can actually do better if we just believe in ourselves and most especially, to the One who created us.

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#185 Davis Ayer

#185 of 200 images that have made the IYL Showcase shortlist. We’ll be posting 2 images/day in the run up to the London Showcase (October 23rd) when the final 20 images will be announced and presented as chosen by the showcase jury..

http://iylshowcase.tumblr.com/showcaseblog

Just exercising my limbic system……..

Staring at the fulgent sky
Has reminded me of the look upon your eyes,
For its beauty resembles how I felt with you by my side.
It’s truly amazing how our two worlds collide.
The butterflies I had,
When you held my hand
And the smile you made,
While gently saying my name
How can I ever forget that very moment when you came?
Funny that I never thought
That I would find someone whom love to me be taught
Indeed, a magical feeling
When I felt thy heart beating,
As I hear our hearts singing.
Though my heart is chained with fear,
Those words you uttered seemed so sincere.
Indeed, my heart was captivated by thee.
I tried to conceal how I feel,
But I guess you already got my head spinning like wheel
And now, I could not get you out of my mind.
In my head, thy voice always rewind.
I really hate this feeling of mine,
Cause I’m afraid that again, I might left behind.
What seems so real to my eyes,
Might be just one of the beautifully told lies.

Here’s to all the people with haters…

"You know you’re good because you are, not because somebody said it.”
This has been my mantra and I guess it works.

It’s kinda difficult to live around those people who don’t believe in you, much worse, with those people who keep on pulling you down. It’s simple to say “Just don’t care about them;” but apparently, it’s not as easy as that. No matter how great you think you are, there will always be something inside you wanting to prove them wrong.

We may feel bad about the people bringing us down, but we have to think twice. Maybe they’re just part of God’s lesson plan for us to work harder, improve more and become better people. It is actually how we perceive the criticisms that are being thrown unto us that varies a successful person to a not-so-successful one.

Personally, I love to surround myself with people who believe in me. It somehow gives me that sense of completeness and complacency… However, I come to realize that it’s not good to be dependent on other people, especially when it comes to self-esteem. Saying that a person believes in his or herself just because of another person is I think misleading and would actually mean that the former believes in the latter person and not in his or herself. Self-esteem is actually something that must come from within. Remember, it is only when we believe we are, that we truly are.

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Possibly the greatest feeling when studying =))

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frozen-eskimo.tumblr.com on We Heart It.

Possibly the greatest feeling when studying =))