SMS Exchange #5…and Some More

Me: Inshallah! “No matter how noble your goal in life is (and how good your plans are, if I may add), it can never be a substitute to God’s holy will.” (I quote Arch. Gerry Esquivel in his speech to the Graduates of Ateneo High School Batch 2008.)

X: That line is often abused to justify not taking action. Plan. Take action. Leave the rest to the universe.

Me: But the surfer only waits for the wave and simply catches it when it comes.

X:  But the surfer paddles to the point where he can see the wave as it comes so he can catch it.

My thought bubble: Ambot! Planning is over rated.


Siargao, Surigao del Norte

Siargao, Surigao del Norte



Planning. Responding.

Strength. Flexibility.

Linearity. Flow.


I am linear when it comes to my yoga practice…flowing when it comes to life, which is my nature as a water person.

I guess at the end of the day, it’s all about balance.


“Many people, in heeding the guidance of their souls, find themselves contemplating goals that seem outrageous or unattainable. In the mind’s eye, these individuals stand at the edge of a precipice and look out over the abyss at the fruit of their ambition. Some resist the urge to jump, paralyzed by the gap between their current circumstances and the life of their dreams. Others make a leap of faith into the unknown, unsure of what they will encounter but certain that they will gain more in their attempts than they would bowing to self-protective instincts. This leap can be exceedingly difficult for individuals with control issues because the act of embracing uncertainty requires them to trust that surrender will net them the rewards they seek. 

“If your mind and heart resist, you can dampen this resistance by building a bridge of knowledge. The more you know about the leap you are poised to take, the smaller the gap between “here” and “there” will appear to be. Your courageous leap of faith can lead you into uncharted territory, enabling you to build a new, more adventurous life. Though you may anticipate that fear will be your guide on your journey across the abyss, you will likely discover that exhilaration is your constant companion.” – from Daily Om


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