Wisdom Moves In Mysterious Ways



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Wisdom Moves In Mysterious Ways
February 14, 2015

I have become increasingly convinced that everything that ever happened to me had, not only a reason, but also a purpose.

I think friendship is not coincidence. I have a friend whom I'll call Judah to honor her privacy. Judah and I were in a training class near the end of 2013 in Cebu.

I would chill with my buddies and she would go out with her girlfriends but I saw that she was one of the genuine people there. That alone, for me, made her stand out. She's also a musician who plays the guitar and one of the few who appreciates classic songs.

I realized there are only a handful in that class of almost forty people who likes to read books. What I found most amazing is that she was the only one whose love for literature is nearly equal to mine.

Judah was the one who lent me Expect Nothing, a book about Buddhism. I found it remarkable that she appreciated it though she's a Mormon.

I have such a profound respect for other people's beliefs. I also have an even deeper admiration for those who are not bound by their creeds.

I've read almost all the books of Dan Brown because of Judah (and also because I'm too cheap to buy my own). She has also lent me Orson Scott Card's Ender's Game and a lot of other novels.


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"You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe deserve your love and affection." ~ Buddha
"The key to growth is the introduction of higher dimensions of consciousness into our awareness." ~ Lao Tzu
"You will always be attracted to something that is going to create change within you." ~ Chris Griscom
"Law of Attraction is Universal and every person is affected by it. And it is always true that what I think and what I feel and what I get are always a match, and there is not a person on the planet that did not know that when they were born, and there is not a person on the planet that would not benefit by knowing it. But many, many, many are not yet asking and therefore are not yet ready for the answer. And so, we would say that – although everyone wants this information – everyone is not necessarily ready for it. We would not spend any time trying to convince anybody of anything because if they're not asking, your answers are just irritating." ~ Abraham Hicks

I was on my bank on to make a deposit sometime in February 2015. While waiting, I was reading the comics section of Manila Bulletin. "I'll always be there when you need me," a character was told by a friend over the phone in Bladimer Usi's strip On Da Job. "I need money, he replied. Then he suddenly heard: "The subsciber cannot be reached."
"Your honesty, Your love, Your compassion should come from your inner being, not from teachings and scriptures." ~ Osho
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I find serenity and a sense of illumination in the lessons on Zen from Expect Nothing, one of the books in this story. I tend to take down notes when I read, especially if they were just lent to me because I would be sure to return them and I may never have the pleasure of reading them again. I wrote a story on that Buddhist memoir which I titled Finding Detachment.
Huggybear said…
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I still believe it. "I have become increasingly convinced," as I wrote a year ago, "that everything that has ever happened to me had, not only a reason, but also a purpose."

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