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Random Thoughts 9-4-2017


In my life I have observed how easy it is to think from your personal perspective and be unaware of the total view of what is going on around myself. To be concerned for yourself and not interested in what other people are feeling, going through and how I may be actually affecting them. The thing is, this is quite common in humanity, the self preservation and self interest mentality. Even some of the most humble and compassionate people I have met fall prey to this mentality.

Most People are not totally self absorbed or selfish, but they do have times in which that side of them likes to rear its head.  Somewhere in life we all lost touch with the community or family mindset and fell to the me, myself and I way of thinking.  I do believe we need a small amount of that mindset, but our main way of thinking should be geared towards serving the family and community.  We need the uniqueness of separate identity but we also need the enriching experience of being a part of the whole.

The diversity within our species is a blessing we seem to take as a curse, we can not as a community except that which is different from what we believe or have experienced. This is one of the greatest problems we face in modern times. When will we get over the elitism, separatism, bigotry and vengeful side of our minds and hearts? When will we see we need the differences and diversity to survive and thrive, when will we see we need one another to make this world work?

The simple truth is we all are basically the same, the majority of us want a better future for ourselves and our children. Sure there is religious differences and cultural ones as well, but does that mean you must destroy or suppress that which is different from your own? We can all get along and except the different beliefs and opinions between us all if we wanted to. I do not know if its pride, fear or just lack of compassion that stops humanity from coming together and learning to be tolerant of each other.

Regardless of why, the fact remains we can not change the world if we do not change ourselves first. It is one of those things that starts from you and spreads outward as time goes. The choices you make, the words and actions you chose to say or do is what defines you in this world. It is what shapes your world and influences those around you. So be mindful of your actions and words, Have self respect and respect for all living creatures. Have compassion for others as you may one day need it in return. Life is what you put into it and make it .

Blessings

Raymond Barbier.

 

Random thoughts 11-14-2016


Thanksgiving is just around the corner here in the United States, a time to give thanks for all that has been bestowed upon you and the blessing of life itself. It is the time of the year to remember those we have lost and a time to celebrate those we have found. It is also a time to realize how blessed we are to still be here and alive.

During this holiday season put your past and the past of others behind you and celebrate the gift of the here and now. Forgive and forget so the future we face will be a brighter one for all of us. Most of al forgive yourself, hard to move on to the future if your stuck in the regrets of things from your past. Embrace one another, for we are all we have here on this journey of life. Your friends and family are the foundation of your life and should be the ones you embrace and celebrate.

Hope each one of you have a blessed day and a happy Thanksgiving

Ray Barbier

Random Thoughts 11-10-2016


Life in the early years seems to be endless and full of wonder, not much keeps you down and all seems wonderful. As you grow you face the ups and downs of youth such as the judgement by your peers. Years you spend trying to be like the rest, trying to fit in and be accepted. In  the end you will find it was all a waste of time, trying to be someone other than you are is a big waste of time.

You are who you are, and for a good reason. You were meant to be yourself not someone else. Instead of putting all that energy into fitting in and being like others , you should put all of that energy into being the best version of you that you can be and let them try to fit in with you. We all are unique individuals, we need to be ourselves and stop being followers of social norms and be more of a unique collection of individuals.

Be true to who you are and be true to your uniqueness.

Raymond Barbier

Journey to the light


I walked relentlessly as I examined the place where I am. I don’t know this place, even a single hint could hardly help me. It was all black, darkness surrounds the place. I continued to walk on a straight – I could feel – barren path. With a vague vision, I saw a television set and a lawn chair.

I immediately went there to see the television set. But atop of the television, was a compact disc with a title, “Your story”, written lucidly. Curiosity ate my system as if compelling me to open the cd case and watch it. Yes, for a moment, I had the urge to put it on the player and hit the play button.

As the disc started playing, I was appalled. I fluttered my eyelids making sure that what I’m watching is true. It was a young lady having a conversation with her friends, maligning their foes with unbelted words. The disc continued to play. The lady, along with her friends, was now making some kind of pranks to her classmates. She was insensitive to the feelings of her classmates that she extended her jokes to the most injurious way.

“Waaaaah!” I shrieked out as I can no longer bare the content of the disc. I shut down the player as I felt really humiliated.

The young lady on the disc was me, in my worst character ever.

I can’t help myself but cry as I realized how I was so wicked. I knelt down realizing that I’m still on this strange dark place. I knelt down in pain realizing how I messed up my life, how I insensitively attacked others, and how I butchered others with my negative words. I moaned with regret filling the deafening silence of this dark place.

Until, a light which halted me from horrible crying immediately came over from the ceiling. I hardly know the source of the light. It was like a spotlight glaring on my body. I froze for a moment not knowing what to do, but a manly voice spoke: “Do not be afraid.” I flinched back as I heard the voice that caused my heart beat irregularly.

He bestowed His hand to me, “Come, I will never leave you nor forsake you.” He, without any glint of condemnation wholly accepted me despite of all my blemishes, and shortcomings. Right at the moment, I seized and accepted His hands without any doubts and any mark of regret. I throw away everything which isn’t pleasing to Him – all things that separated me from Him.

When I’m alone, when no one seems to watch my actions, He is the only one who surely knows me, who surely knows who I am.

I am Airamae A. Guerrero, a future journalist and Christ’s disciple. I was once been lost, but now was able to embrace and receive the light coming from Him. Though sometimes I fall short, He never forsakes me. There’s nothing greater than taking the right path, journeying with Him. I owe him a lot for who and what I am today, it is all because of His unconditional love.

The best is yet to come and this is just the start of my  journey to the light.

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SHE likes a girl – a lesson from her friend’s experience.


(This story was my friend’s story. I was inspired to create it for my friend)

Whenever I see two individuals who happened to have the same sex – most especially with girls – having sweet gestures to each other, my mind creates a usual judgement: Disgust.

Curiosity will grow over my system as I keep on throwing questions on myself. Why would they choose the same girl over a guy? Whatever the reason is, I can hardly understand it especially the idea that they have the same sex.

Perhaps, the truth is, you can never understand it until you experience it. Or at least someone close to your heart experienced it.

SHE likes a girl. She is clueless why it happened to her. She can hardly explain her emotions to that girl. She was just certain that whenever she saw that girl, her heart would suddenly jump and would go crazy. That whenever the girl texted her and called her with sweet names, her heart will have an irregular heartbeats. That it will create a sudden tug to her heart.

And the girl that she likes is lesbian.

She really doesn’t have any idea on what may be the culprit of liking that girl. She doesn’t know why she was greatly hooked up on that girl. She knew at the first place that it was a great sin and she had tried to divert her attention to others; however, her emotions continued to compel her from that girl. That the moment she saw that girl online on facebook, she’ll immediately wish that she would receive a message from her.

My friend shared this to me hoping that her feeling on that girl will be removed. Hoping that if she revealed this to someone close to her, her feeling to that girl will fade away.

I was shocked the moment I heard this from my friend knowing her personally. I can’t even swallow the story she entailed to me that it took me few moments to finally understand her. She never experience having a boyfriend, so I was surprised by her revelation. But what I told her is to never listen to her emotions. I convinced her that she is meant for a man. That God created a lady like her to be married to a deserving man.

Seeing my friend’s pain from this kind of situation, I wanted to offer my entire time to help her cope up with it. And I promise that as long as I am here, I am willing and I will be willing to help her and take care of her.

   But with this kind of situation, I fully understand one lesson – to remove the negative judgement towards individuals who happened to like the same sex as them. Besides I don’t know their stories, I just saw them passing by.

God bless Everyone. In case you no longer remember me, Amae here 🙂 check out my personal blog, www.amaeguerrero.wordpress.com  That would mean a lot for me. Thank you!