Posts Tagged ‘quotes’

Finding our true selves…

Posted: June 26, 2011 in personal, quotes
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Ken Wilber talks about finding the true self.  He is an American author who formulated the Integral Theory, which combines transpersonal theory with his own insights and thoeries.  I am still trying to grasp the essence of his messages and am far from finding the ‘true self’ that he is referring to but I do agree that the finite things we identify with as being our ‘self’ are not really who we truly are.


the least you could do is try…

Posted: June 25, 2011 in quotes
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at least try before saying you can’t.  don’t be like these elephants. we can do more than we think we can.  but we cannot reach that potential if we don’t take that first step. so make an attempt.  it’s the least you could do.


Posted: May 23, 2011 in quotes, tv
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There’s a reason I said I’d be happy alone.  It wasn’t cause I thought I’d be happy alone.    It was because I thought if I loved someone, and then it fell apart, I might not make it.  It’s easier to be alone.  Because what if you learn that you need love?  And then you don’t have it. What if you like it? And lean on it? What if you shaped your life around it and then, it falls apart?  Can you even survive that kind of pain?  Losing love is like organ damage.  It’s like dying.  The only difference is, death ends. This? It could go on forever.

–Greys Anatomy

not anything at all

Posted: April 10, 2011 in quotes
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“sometimes you don’t even know anything’s changed. you think you’re still you and your life is still your life. but you wake up one day and look around and you don’t recognize anything, not anything at all” – grey’s anatomy

“Through a rapist’s eyes”

Posted: March 4, 2011 in mission, quotes
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This post was copied from a facebook entry.   Just doing my part in disseminating this precious information, which can help all of us.  However, please be informed that according to Mr. Jim Paredes himself, he didn’t write this letter.

Dear friends,

Many of you may not have heard of the incident that happened to a friend of my son last week at about 6:30 pm right in front of the thickly-populated area of BPI-Katipunan, near shoppersville. She parked her car right in front of BPI to make a withdrawal and to do some groceries.

As she was getting into her car after doing her chores, a man suddenly appeared beside her and tried to bully her into moving to the passenger seat. when she pressed her car horn to call attention, he pushed her in the car and pinned her down with his elbow on her neck. It was a good thing that she had the presence of mind to continue to struggle and press on her car horn to catch attention (even if she had to use her foot to do this) Her assailant even tried to make people believe that it was a domestic matter by telling the crowd not to get involved as it was a “private matter”.  But with the onlookers multiplying by the second, her assailant finally gave up and ran. That was when she stood up and shouted for help. Thank God the guy got caught and is now under police custody.

Last saturday, during the inquest, she told me that what gave her the guts to fight her assailant was the article “THROUGH A RAPIST’S EYES” forwarded to our e-groups! about a week prior to her attack. I am re-forwarding the article (you can find it at the bottom of this (e-mail) for everyone’s benefit. please tell your friends, family, and loved ones about this. It works. may i just add that to a certain extent, we have to get ourselves involved if we see violence being committed on anyone like calling on a security guard or a police officer even if it appears to be a domestic matter. It seems that a lot of attackers use that tactic to get away with violence. Not many people know how to take care of themselves when faced with such a situation. Everyone, please be very, very careful.


FYI – Through a rapist’s eyes! A group of rapists and date rapists in prison were interviewed on what they look for in a potential victim and here are some interesting facts:

  1. The first thing men look for in a potential victim is hairstyle. They are most likely to go after a woman with a ponytail, bun! , braid or other hairstyle that can easily be grabbed. They are also likely to go after a woman with long hair. Women with short hair are not common targets.
  2. The second thing men look for is clothing. They will look for women who’s clothing is easy to remove quickly. Many of them carry scissors around to cut clothing. (more…)


Posted: December 12, 2010 in quotes, tv
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Life, they say, can turn on a dime. And in a world that constantly shifts beneath our feet, the only thing we can know for certain is how we feel – the love we have, the fear we hide from, the pain we push away.  Give it a voice and the rewards are peace of mind and a peaceful heart.

– from the character Erica Strange of the TV Show Being Erica

Mayhem –, Philippine News for Filipinos. (by Patricia Evangelista)

IN THE friendliest country in the world, where tarsiers grin under coconut suns, and waves sparkle blue against the whitest of white sands, the luckiest man west of the Pacific discovered his luck the same day the Department of Health discovered 136 bags of HIV positive blood.

Welcome to the friendliest country in the world, where tarsiers grin under coconut suns, and waves sparkle blue against the whitest of white sands. In the jeweled isles of this pearl of the east, Sharon Cuneta apologizes to Aga Muhlach, the West Tower’s fumes still seep into neighboring homes in spite of the management’s placing “a big piece of plywood” as barrier, and the President announces he will spend Christmas alone this year—the fault of an unsympathetic media whose exploitation drove away possible presidential consorts.

“If ordinary citizens are granted their right to privacy, how am I different?”

Pilipinas, kay ganda.