Seeking the fullness of Life

At some point in our lives, we ask the question most people make: “What is the purpose of my life?” This is particularly true when we feel depressed and are not happy with our lives. For most of us, life is really bur a task – a life full of suffering and devoid of any meaning. Others extremely wish that they don’t have to live on with all these troubles and pain. “It is better never to have been,” one can simply say. Not coming into existence means one will not experience pain. Do we have any hope of ever finding happiness in life? Has life any meaning at all? Finding meaning in life has produced much philosophical, scientific, theological, and metaphysical...

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A Purposeful Life

One of the great sculptures of Gutzon Borghum is the head of Abraham Lincoln at the Capitol in Washington D.C.  He cut it from a large, square block of stone in his workshop. A story was told that one day, when the face of Lincoln was just becoming recognizable out of the stone, a young girl was visiting the studio with her parents.  She looked at the half-done face of Lincoln, her eyes showing wonder and astonishment.  She stared at the piece for a while, and then went up to Gutzon.  “Is that Lincoln?” she asked.  “Yes”, he replied.  “Well,” said the little girl, “how in the world did you know he was there inside?” As for any craftsman, the Divine Creator has a plan...

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IMPACTING THE WORLD

BEYOND TALENT SERIES Part 4: IMPACTING THE WORLD We are now moving to the culmination of Beyond Talent series. As we backtrack a little bit, in Part1, we have seen that each individual on the planet has seed of greatness waiting to be discovered and uncovered regardless of their human framework. Each person was Called to be Great. In Part 2, we tackled the underlying processes behind the development of that God-initiated greatness within. We came to realize that it is not an overnight thing. Sometimes it is full of suspense and ecstatic feeling but sometimes it is so much painful and beyond human understanding. This is the Path to Greatness. Part 3 was remarkable because once we came to...

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STANDING BEFORE KINGS

STANDING BEFORE KINGS

BEYOND TALENT SERIES  Part 3: STANDING BEFORE KINGS Our first series taught us that every individual on the planet was called to be great. God planted a seed of greatness to each person. Development of that greatness is not an overnight thing but rather a gradual progression. Sometimes it gives us suspense, ecstatic feeling and sometimes it is severely painful. But again, those things are part of the whole package. Meaning, we don’t have to take shortcuts to reach greatness and to add to that, we don’t have to belittle the role of those people instrumental to our growth and process. Today, we are moving to another scenario where each person’s greatness will give them not just a...

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THE PATH TO GREATNESS

THE PATH TO GREATNESS

BEYOND TALENT Part 2: THE PATH TO GREATNESS Every tinge of greatness was initiated by God and originated from God. Our human framework cannot dictate the amount of greatness that we can really express to the world. Our connection with God will be a surefire formula and great stepping stone to the realization and expression of that greatness. As we move further, let us look into the Path to Greatness. This topic will surely unveil to us that there are no shortcuts to greatness. Most trying circumstances and bitter insurmountable odds will come along the way but those things are really part of the whole package as we go to our journey in the pursuit of “Greater Things” Those people that...

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CALLED TO BE GREAT

CALLED TO BE GREAT

BEYOND TALENT Part 1: CALLED TO BE GREAT Everything that has life is destined for great expression. This great expression has its source from God who put the seed of glory to every living thing He created. Every living thing has a natural tendency to unleash this God-given glory. That glory has its progressive move to each man leading us to the expectation of the next greater glory. It was God who initiated it. All mankind were destined for the expression of that greatness. One passage of the Bible tells us, “For we are God’s handiwork created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” Ephesians 2:10 Other translation says, “For we are God’s...

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PORTRAIT OF A HUMAN BEING

PORTRAIT OF A HUMAN BEING

In the very sense of being alive, it is fairly easy to say that this is just about breathing the free air coming from the surroundings; feeding oneself three times a day; having a daily exercise to stay physically fit; going to school to learn; attending the mass or church services; and interacting with the people around. These things are basic and habitual, and truly, these things help in the survival of the human person – these keep him alive and kicking every single day. Yet the main questions are, are these the only activities that being an alive human encompasses? Is he limited to what is already in the mainstream? Is he not capable of going beyond his capacity? What else should we...

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PERSONS ARE GIFTS

PERSONS ARE GIFTS

The concept of living in this world may seem to be very basic for some people. Some would believe that the human person is just the product of evolution, a scientific occurrence. Some would claim that people were created through God’s own hands and His breath. Some would consider reincarnation as the very reason why people existed here on earth. Some would contest for the idea that people need to fight for survival. These ideas may be contrasting at some point, yet we need to understand that people come from different belief systems, ethnicity, culture and background. These are some of the factors which help shape up the way they perceive things to be. It will be safe to assume that we...

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BECOMING A PERSON OF INFLUENCE

BECOMING A PERSON OF INFLUENCE

Sharing with you these reflective insights from the book of Leadership guru, Dr. John C. Maxwell. These are powerful tools to be of positive influence to others thus transforming the world around us.  “Even if you had a negative effect on others in the past; you can turn that around and make your impact a positive one.” Becoming a Person of Influence presents efficient ways in order to effectively touch other’s lives for them to become the best persons in the society. In this world full of mysteries, there are so many special things about the human creation. If our lives in any way connect with other people, we are an influence. When we talk about becoming a person of influence...

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COMBATTING EXTREME INTROVERSION

COMBATTING EXTREME INTROVERSION

How does one overcome extreme shyness? How does knowing ones purpose in life help a person gain confidence and come out of her hiding? Take these precious insights from the Treasure Chest of Jhen. I must say that taking up education course or being a teacher is perceived differently by the people who are outside the field. Some would say that it is an extremely difficult idea; some would say that many people tend to end up quitting. However, being a teacher includes sacrifice and endurance. It goes with so much responsibility, because one of its important aspects is dealing with different people oftentimes. In addition, this profession entails creativity, resourcefulness, critical...

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