Saturday, September 15, 2012

Social Commentary: A Violent God in Our Time


"I believe that God is absolutely good, but what the world can see is a violent God? The answer lies to your own interpretation of events and personal beliefs. Listen to your inner voice and get enlightened."


It was just recently when the world news about the rebellion in Libya took place. It was a violent protest and massive assault that resulted to vandalism, injuries and worst is, loss of lives.This is almost the same thing that happened few months ago when Libyan leader Gaddafi was captured and got killed by his own people. However, that was more violent event in the country's history.

Violence happens all over the world and history would tell how rampant and cruel these event and ended in a bad fate; destroyed human dignity, censored  freedom of expression, distorted peace and controlled populace.

People would always fight for freedom. I mean, who doesn't want to express thoughts and sentiments freely? It is a human-nature to defend oneself if attacked... protect oneself if assaulted... fight for life if in danger. You always have the choice that's based on instincts. You are not expected to be quiet in times of rage. You are supposed to speak with your mind and protect your dignity.

Why is it that the world is always being shocked by the Muslims? Why is it that the Muslims always spread terrorism? Why is the Muslims always wanted to kill and enjoys being a headline of world news? These may sound stereotype, but isn't it that a certain behavior of an individual or a group is considered as a culture. There might be a radical Muslim community spreading globally, but they are totally unwanted and doesn't represent the religious philosophy of Islam.

Upon deeper reflection, some thoughts arise about terrorism that is linked with certain religion.  Is a Muslim country, a culture of violence? Is it a biblical teaching to kill people for the sake of religion? Extremists may be narcissistic and needs constant attention of the world, but it is to be stopped. There is nothing good about violent attacks...not good to hear about terror acts... not good news about honor killing even in the name of religion.

I have respect to every religion, but I condemn what I believe is not upright. There is always an alternative to violence. Never to forget the power of 'peace process and bloodless revolution'. There is always a better way to act that will not harm people, destroy a country and affect the world at large. I believe that God is absolutely good, but what the world can see is a violent God? The answer lies to your own interpretation of events and personal beliefs. Listen to your inner voice and get enlightened. 


© 2012 Del Cusay


Friday, August 31, 2012

Once in a Blue Moon I Got an Award


"Tonight, I had a wonderful moment to have a glimpse of the full moon. It's not just ordinary occurrence because it's a rare celestial phenomenon. When I look up the sky, I feel grateful and blessed that once in a blue moon, I've been appreciated and recognized."



On this day, it may seem to be just an ordinary day; nothing really special, and there's no reason to celebrate. I woke up early this morning with a nice feeling after thanksgiving. I read the latest news and visited my favorite blogsites while having a cup of coffee. This is how I would start my day.

It's also important for me to check my email daily. To my surprise, I received a message from a blogger, who is Leslie Alba, the author of a blog 'Proud Mom's Corner'. She informed me that I was chosen as one of the recipient of 'Liebster Blog Award'.


I am ranked 8th among the 11 Blogsites she have chosen. I never heard of the term before and I searched its meaning.

Leslie Alba writes her valuable insights about 'Parenting'. Here's the blog link: Ihttp://proudmomscorner.blogspot.com/2012/08/one-proud-mom-two-liebster-blog-awards.html#.UECm2U9v8TI

"Liebster", is a German word, which means dearest or beloved. Upon knowing the significance of the award, I wrote a message to her to express my gratitude and appreciation. It's a good feeling to be recognized by someone. 

I write my thoughts whenever I feel like doing it. I write when I have a strong desire to express my ideas about a certain topic. I write in no particular date and time of the day. The content that I make usually reflects the dominant feelings or experiences that I had on a particular month. 

I don't write often, usually one or two blog posts in a month. I don't mind the quantity of blog post because I always believe that creating a quality content is better. I plan ahead of time and organize my thoughts to produce a good quality content which could be a timeless piece of content that would still be relevant even  few years from now or ahead of our time.

I am grateful and it's such an honor to be a 'Liebster Awardee' recognized by a fellow blogger. It may not be the most prestigious award giving body in the blogosphere, but it means so much to me, knowing that someone's following my work in any locations of the world where my blog has reached.

Writing is my passion and I just hope that I will never be tired of it. It's my wish to inspire others through my way of writing. It's not just fun, but it  also gives me a sense of freedom and fulfillment.

Today is just an ordinary day? I was wrong, because it's an extraordinary and special day for me.

Tonight, I had a wonderful moment to have a glimpse of the full moon. It's not just ordinary occurrence because it's a rare celestial phenomenon. When I look up the sky, I feel grateful and blessed that once in a blue moon, I've been appreciated and recognized.



© 2012 Del Cusay



Saturday, August 25, 2012

Oprah's Lifeclass: On Living Fearlessly


Lifeclass, live in New York, was one of the hottest topic participated by a large audience, and I've got the opportunity to participate though live webcast.


I have learned that fear is inevitable, and is not bad at all. You only need to recognize the fear, but still have the courage to pursue whatever you endeavor. Fear can sabotage success if you listen to it more than just ignoring it. In my life, I used to have a lot of fear, but I have learned to persevere and conquer the fear that's pulling me down.

Oprah, on the interview asked 10 questions about 'living on fear' based on the discussion with Tony Robbins. It was indeed a thought-provoking queries that challenged me. Here's my answer to the questions:

1.    What is the story you are telling yourself right now? What self-limiting beliefs within that story?

I always tell myself that I have the courage and will to do things as planned. I have affirmations and beliefs that success follows if I put my concentration to whatever I need to accomplish.

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