Category Archives: Spirituality

A Joyful Fear. Or, A Fearful Joy?

“Fear is the path to the dark side…fear leads to anger…anger leads to hate…hate leads to suffering.” ~ Master Yoda The diametrical opposite of love is not hate but fear. We fear what we do not understand. Uncertainty and the … Continue reading

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Easter Ennui?

Of late, some many things seem to be going wrong in so many places and among so many people, including myself. There is a feeling of lingering malaise in me but I am not really sad. With things going wrong, … Continue reading

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A Cosmic Maundy Thursday

It’s Maundy Thursday. Everything has ground to a halt in the Philippines. The big city is empty and all the streets are practically devoid of traffic. People have hied off to some coasts to refresh their tired bodies or to … Continue reading

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The Annunciation

Men know the horrors of wars and the violence attendant to them. And yet much of human history has been written in blood with conquering armies: the conquests of Alexander, the legions of Caesar, the elephant-mounted warriors of Hannibal, the … Continue reading

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Shades of Gray?

It is so easy to get bored. But it is also quite easy to get engaged. All it takes is a decision. It is so easy to lapse into the routine and nestle in a comfort zone; but life keeps … Continue reading

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Temptations

There is so much conflict, turmoil and violence in the world today – in and among individuals, in families, in societies, in and among nations. This turmoil is often but a reflection and an echo of the storms and tempests … Continue reading

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To Sacrifice is To Give Up & Give It Away

Lent is a time of sacrifices, of giving away and offering up of pleasures and possessions. There is something about material possessions that warp that human soul and distorts it’s values. Even in death and in the afterlife, the rich … Continue reading

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