The “I Miss You” Series – Part THREE of three

Clear Night Skies Over Singapore by Harvey Enrile and Katrina Pacheco

Now
a mosquito net for security
a thick comforter for warmth
a soft pillow for a tight hug
a pen and notebook for company
a clear night sky for inspiration
a chilly breeze for a kiss

My body shivered and murmured, “And so do I.”

 

*The last part of three-part “I Miss You” series by my friend Jamie Anora. And, the sighs continue…what a feeling it is to miss and to be missed…but, one thing is for sure though, it is part of the cycle of life. We will really go through some time in our lives when we would miss someone so much that our whole mind, heart and body would ache for them. It is not something that we should avoid. Instead, it is something that we should embrace…because to be human is to sometimes miss someone we love. – Leigh*

(photo courtesy of www.harveyandkatrina.com)

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Unforgiving Pain

rain on tinned roof (from viequesdreamhousediary.wordpress.com)

the rains hit like memory

unforgiving on tinned roof –

tears fell like storm.

 

*Listening to the rain pattering on tinned roof when you’re hurting is just like hearing the sound of your tears falling from your eyes to your cheeks and down to your chin. They are making you feel the pain more profoundly, making you wallow in the moment. This is what this haiku is all about. It is about letting the pain sink in and just feeling it. – Leigh*

The “I Miss You” Series – Part TWO of Three

lady struggling to write from brendamarroyauthor.com

With only
a lampshade
an open notebook
a moving pen
a haunting song
a classic novel, Emma
a fluffy pillow
a silent cell phone

My mind said, “Yeah, me too.”

 

*Those of you who sighed along with me when reading the lines of the first part of this “I Miss You” series by my friend, Jaime Anora, have probably gone through the same thing with this second part. Another long sigh from me…Ahhh, missing… – Leigh*

The Soul Series – The Soul of Disappointments

Hello, everyone. 🙂

Today, I am going to give you something from The Soul Series by Father Loreto Jaque and this time it is about the Soul of Disappointments. If there is one thing that I have learned lately, that is to let go of my expectations of life so I won’t be so disappointed when things don’t come my way.

Without further ado, let me give you Father Jaque and his wonderful thoughts about disappointments and learning to embrace them in  a way that we will see them as something positive instead of negative.

The first part is my translation while the second is the original copy that I got from the Facebook Group page of Father Jaque named Art Heals. Enjoy reading and learning. 🙂

In Life, Disappointments Happen by Harvey Enrile and Katrina Pacheco

(translation)

Since we first started learning about things, we were already promised by our parents that life is just okay. In movies, we see happy endings. In fairy tales, the prince and the princess always end up with each other. Even in the sermons of different religions, the usual pretext is that there is always heaven, so in the meantime, it is alright to go through some sufferings.

Since we first started learning about things, we were already promised by our parents that life is just okay. In movies, we see happy endings. In fairy tales, the prince and the princess always end up with each other. Even in the sermons of different religions, the usual pretext is that there is always heaven, so in the meantime, it is alright to go through some sufferings.

Forgive me, but for me, all these promises are pure seductions. This is why there are many of us now who can’t accept failure, who can’t handle problems. For them, the solution is to turn to vices or to destroy their lives.

One of the things that we need to accept about life is we need to give up our expectations and allow ourselves to be disappointed.

The soul of disappointments is that it inspires us to give up our ambitions. With disappointments, we fall down, down and down, until we touch the ground, until we relate with the basic sanity of the earth. We become the lowest of the low, the smallest of the small, a grain of sand, perfectly simple, no expectations.

If we are a grain of sand, we are a speck in the Universe. This means all the space of the universe is ours. The rest of the universe is ours because we obstruct nothing, we overcrowd nothing and we possess nothing. There is only tremendous openness. You are the emperor of the universe because you are a grain of salt.

Isn’t this what Saint Paul also taught us? In our weakness, we become strong.

 

(original copy)

Gikan sa pagkakat-on nato og buot, gisaaran na kita sa mga ginikanan ta nga ang kinabuhi, okay lang. Sa mga salida nga happy ending, mga fairy tales nga magdayon gyod ang prinsepe ug prinsesa, hangtud nas mga sermon usahay sa matag relihiyon, ang bandilyo kay “sige lang naa bitay langit. Antos lang usa karon.”

Usa kini sa mga rason nganung ang asawa, bahalag gibun-og ug gikulata, modupa lang gihapon, di lang gyod mobiya sa bana. Hinungdan nga alang sa dili makaagwanta, ang Ginoo ang basulon nganung sa sige nilag dagkot og kandila, sigeg luhod luhod gikan sa pultahan sa simbahan padulong sa altar, wala gihapon dungga ang ilahang pag -ampo nga mahaw-as sa kasakit ug kasagmuyo.

Pasayloa, peru para nako, all these promises are pure seductions. Hinungdan nga daghan kanato karon ang dili makadawat og kapakyasan, dili maka handle og problema. Ang solusyon para nila mao ang bisyo ug paghunos sa kinabuhi.

Usa ka butang nga angayng dawaton nga sa kinabuhi, we need to give up our expectations and allow ourselves to be disappointed.

The soul of disappointments is that it inspires us to give up our ambitions. With disappointments, we fall down, down and down, until we touch the ground, until we relate with the basic sanity of the earth. We become the lowest of the low, the smallest of the small, a grain of sand, perfectly simple, no expectations.

If we are a grain of sand, we are a speck in the Universe. Which means all the space of the universe is ours. The rest of the universe is ours because we obstruct nothing, we overcrowd nothing, we possess nothing. There is only tremendous openness. You are the emperor of the universe because you are a grain of salt.

Dili ba mao man pod kini ang gitudlo ni San Pablo? In our weakness, we become strong.

 

(photo courtesy of www.harveyandkatrina.com)