Hello and peace be with you.
I’m a sojourner whose life is temporary, just like you. I’m a speck of soul burning with passion. I’m imperfect and flawed yet I am blessed with grace and free will–two gifts which make our earthly journeys both difficult yet meaningful.
I created this blog a year ago as a way to keep track of random thoughts and feelings that come by. Looking back, I’m surprised how many of my posts tend to be reflections about God. I don’t think I’m that religious to begin with anyway. Spiritual of some sort, maybe, but religious? I don’t know. I thought I would be writing more about politics and social problems but perhaps, since I tend to discuss these issues often with friends, this blog has served as space to voice out reflections of a different kind.
Admittedly, I often do think about The Creator, especially when I lie down at my terrace and observe the evening sky. Usually, whenever I do that, I remember what Calvin said to Hobbes: “When you look into infinity, you realize that there are more important things than what people do all day.”
Aside from stargazing, I like to read, to travel, and to observe flowers up close. On some of my free time, I scatter rice grains for the Tree Sparrows (Mayas) that hover our garden. I like the idea that those birds get to feed without being kept in a cage. They’re free, and happier that way, I believe. But… Right now, I don’t get to scatter rice grains for them as much as I did before. Charlie, my cat, has this habit of chasing them away.
Oh and also, I rescue stray kittens too–even when it’s not my free time and I’m running late for class. I once did that when I saw a kitten stranded under the heavy pouring rain. I got late to class with mud-smeared paw prints all over my shirt. (Please don’t mistake me for a cat lady. I’d also do that for other animals I come across. Most of them just happen to be cats.)
As of this writing, I’m
an incoming a law student who is often tagged as being too keen on affairs of politics and social justice. In the long run, I want to devote my life in a profession that’ll enable me to help as many people as I can–those who are suffering from poverty and injustice–to live lives of security and prosperity. My goal might sound too idealistic but it really does come from the heart—it always has.
Ultimately, I dream that once I give my last breath, I am able to rid my heart of fear knowing that I am ready to face God who is the Eternal Truth, The Merciful, and The Most Just.
.إِنَّا لِلّهِ وَإِنَّـا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعونَ
(To God we belong and to Him we shall return.)
Anyway, to you my fellow sojourner, again, I wish you peace.
Forward, we go!