GUIDE TO PERFECT LIVING

Author: JL

God, Friend of Silence and Solitude

“But the LORD is in his holy temple; let all the earth be silent before him.” ~ Habakkuk 2:20 “We need to find God and God cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence.” ~ Mother Teresa          “There are times when solitude is better than society, and silence is wiser than speech.” ~ Charles Spurgeon SACRED SCRIPTURE is one of the main sources of God’s revelation to mankind. And we can also discover revelation that silence and solitude may bring. Apparently, to know the revelation that the Scripture offers, we must expose ourselves to Scripture.…

Knowing Each Other

Jesus answered: “Don’t you know me, Philip, even after I have been among you such a long time?”~ John 14:9 (NIV) “We see people and things not as they are, but as we are.”~ Anthony de Mello, SJ OFTENTIMES, we tend to know or see each other – basically – through outer appearances, rather than our true inner selves. And, sometimes, we have reservations and even doubtful with each other; for it is in our nature to evaluate if we have to trust or should be on our guard. Hence, even how we seemed familiar, we do not truly know…

God’s Way To Prosperity

“Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers, but whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and who meditates on his law day and night. That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither— whatever he does prospers.”~ Psalm 1:1-3 “Blessed are those who trust in the Lord and have made the Lord their hope and confidence. They are like trees planted along a…

4 Resources Of A Healthy Lifestyle

1.Eat Natural and Healthy Foods “You are what you eat.”~ Victor Hugo Lindlahr FOOD, as we all knew, is the primary need for human existence. Needless to say, without food the human body will deteriorate and – surely – die. In 1940, Victor Hugo Lindlahr – a passionate advocate of the idea that food controls health; and son of Dr. Henry Lindlahr, ND (Naturopathic Doctor) – published the book entitled: You Are What You Eat, which popularized the expression; with a strong belief that “90% of the diseases known to man are caused by cheap foodstuffs.” In other words, eating…

Reading Cultivates The Mind

“Cultivation to the mind is as necessary as food to the body.” ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero “If we encounter a man of rare intellect, we should ask him what books he reads.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson READING IS THE BEST WAY to cultivate one’s mind. In fact, it is – specifically – a qualifying method to enhance vocabulary and grammatical proficiency; and one of the quickest ways to secure and assimilate new information. Studies disclosed that reading extends the longevity of the mind; prevents dementia, senility or mental atrophy. Voracious readers likened the brain to a muscle that needs exercise;…

The Unseen Hand Of God

 “I am a little pencil in God’s hands. He does the thinking. He does the writing. He does everything and sometimes it is really hard because it is a broken pencil and He has to sharpen it a little more .” ~ Mother Teresa “Does it ever bring you joy to see the fruits of your endeavors?” The Master replied, “How much joy does it give a tool to see what the hand has done?” ~ Anthony de Mello, S. J. (Awakening, Conversation with the Master) THE ABOVE-QUOTED LINES unveiled the so-called spiritual inertia of two devout persons namely, Mother…

Am I My Brother’s Keeper?

“Be devoted to one another in brotherly love; honor one another above yourselves.” ~ Romans 12:10 “I love you, my brother, whoever you are – whether you worship in a church, kneel in your temple, or pray in your mosque.” ~ Kahlil Gibran ACCORDING TO THE BIBLICAL ACCOUNT OF CREATION, all people descended from common parents – Adam and Eve – to whom Cain and Abel were respectively born first. Perhaps, one of the most thought–provoking conversations between God and man – in the Scripture – is when Cain counter questioned his Creator, “Am I my brother’s keeper?” To understand…

Holistic Financial Concept

“It is not the creation of wealth that is wrong, but the love of money for its own sake.” ~ Margaret Thatcher “There are two ways to get enough : One is to continue to accumulate more and more. The other is to desire less.” ~ G.K. Chesterton DUE TO INSUFFICIENT KNOWLEDGE, on seemingly complex or fragmentary financial concepts, many people are in a quandary or confused in the so-called financial journey to stability. In spiritual realm, even some religious devotees have a false concept on financial matters. They believed that living in a temporary world, one ought not be…

Health Is Wealth

“The first wealth is health.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson “The greatest wealth is health.” ~ Publius Vergilius Maro (Virgil) ACCORDING TO SOME STUDIES, genes are responsible for only 10 percent of diseases. The remaining 90 percent are nutrition related. In other words, the genes in our cells maybe influenced by nutrients – released from foods – leading to changes in the way the genes function. In short, nutrition may alter genes. Thomas Edison once remarked, “The doctor of the future will no longer treat the human frame with drugs, but rather will cure and prevent disease with nutrition.” Harmoniously, emerging…

Gear Up For Civilization

“Civilization began the first time an angry person cast a word instead of a rock.” ~ Sigmund Freud “In the highest civilization, the book is still the highest delight. He who has known its satisfaction is provided with a resource against calamity.” ~ Mark Twain CONTINUING EDUCATION, which is one of the components towards civilization, is misconstrued – by many people – that pertains only to “formal” studies or schoolings. Conversely, many of renowned great leaders and deep thinkers were not degree holders. In fact, some did not even reach higher formal educational attainment, yet really belonged to the so-called…