Hey Bro! It’s a tiring day for me huh! This day wasn’t my usual routine. I had done and thinked so much this day. Ginusto ko to eh. Panindigan ko na. I want an exciting life, Bro. With You. I want my craziness to drive me to success. I need to step out, break, and eventually, change rules. I need to inspire other people. Just as how you inspired me Bro.
The speakers today were so amazing, esp. That Patrick and Ken, talking about social enterprises. Eventho, I wasn’t able to listen to the lecture, but just grasp some of it in the question and answer or whatever you call it, open forum if you want.
I can see the passion they have for what they are doing. Esp. Patrick, who mentioned and acknowledge God as one of the reasons of his success. It was just so moving to see people like them, ideal people, ideal self.
People actually had false connotations about having business or being businessminded. When in fact, they were just stereotyping, just as they do when they discriminate races, genders, religion and other issues.
Not all business are evil, self or profit centric. Not all businesses do business just to earn profits. Some, do business to create change, to offer and share what they have, their ideas, talent and resources to everyone. Today, what’s in in business is CREATING VALUE for your consumers and target market through your OWN VALUES.
That’s how amazing they are, that they actually made an impulse on me to write this. It was just so inspiring and promising for a better future. It makes me hope too that I can be a better version of myself, seeing people like this, makes me want to be like them. To be passionate. To live a purpose- driven life. To acknowledge my crazy thoughts. To jump off a cliff. I don’t know but, they’re like food to the soul, to my sleeping spirit.
Without them, I just feel like being another sinner, just a conformist. I feel tired of my shortcomings, failures and strifes in life.
That’s why, just being great yourself, is already a big help. You can bring hope to other people that they too can be the best versions of themselves. So, set as an example.
At this moment, I just become so hopeful Bro. That people like them still exist in the world at this point of time and I think, there is still a lot of them, waiting for a call from another being with the same spirit as his. Someone just got to catalyzed the change, someone or something just got to bring everyone together.
I want to quote what Patrick had pointed out when he was asked about the difficulties they face in dealing with people and building relationships with them which is:
“It was challenging to help others. Especially those who doesn’t deserve your help.” (Revised)
When he, himself had been there, on the other side of the road, lost and didn’t deserve any help, but God has been there for him. Actually, God is always there for everyone. He, you just need to call and ask. He, who love us unconditionally with all His heart and is willing to forgive and help us even if we didn’t deserve it.
If God can do that for us, why can’t we? He, that is God, and we, only His creations. Why can’t we? The essence is not what we have should be rightly- deserved. Maybe, that is the rule for material and worldly things, for the all the superficial but at the end of the day, what really counts is LOVE.
LOVE is the starting point of change, it all roots and boils down to love. The real essence is love and LOVE ALONE. Give and help unconditionally and you change other people’s lives.
Love one another. Stop the self- interest. Be filled with the Holy Spirit, fill your empty hearts with God’s love. With His love, you can extend real love to everyone.
It is not the selfish kind of love, where people get into relationships for the sake of the self-worth they can get from their partner. Wherein they were just doing it in favor of the other person, to love them back.
It is not the love with conditions, a love who needs something in return, it is not for those who doesn’t have self- worth but coudn’t admit that they lack it and so, they try to find it from others, thinking that other people can fill their emptiness, when in fact, real love comes from within, from faith, from God.
That kind of love who pleases everyone, who impresses everyone just to get acceptance and approval. I am not talking about that kind of love, that kind of love that doesn’t last. I am talking about the real meaning of love, the UNCONDITIONAL LOVE.
Okay, enough of love! But c’mon, spare time to think about it.
And realize one day, what can it do. How much Love can do for us.
Have it within you, and one day, you will just be surprised when all the love you gave was actually flowing their way back to you again, thousand and even millions more than you gave and expected. And everything will follow, success, changes, everything you want. You become limitless. No boundaries.
The feeling of overflowing real freedom is within you. The feeling of satisfaction, uggh, so high. Much higher than drugs can offer. The feeling is uggh, I can’t explain how it feels. Feels like self- actualization.
On the other hand, back to the talk, last quote I want to share to you that really got me hooked.
“Being in the front row and seeing the changes happen in front of you also because of YOU, was just too much. A piece of heaven.” (Rephrased)
That, I want to experience! I think I would really want to cry if ever, that happens to me. But for now, I need to change myself first, and right now, I’m happy because I can see improvements. I am changing, little by little. Gradually, I am being reborn. Slowly and surely, I am in the process of loving myself. And yeah, I was talking from experience. Through HIS POWER, Jesus Christ, I BECOME WHAT I AM NOW, AND I CAN BE WHAT I WANT TO BE :))
“People of God are we, who can defy us?” – Dhoom3
Written: February 26, 2016