All posts tagged: silence

Finding silence

“We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence.  See how nature – trees, flowers, grass – grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence… We need silence to be able to touch souls.” ~ Mother Teresa Early morning sunrise shoot at Magsaysay Park.  This is the slum area and it gets quite dirty at midday. 

Finding hope

“I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe.” ~ Dalai Lama Posted this image after my family survived the flash flood that almost wiped out everything we have, including our home last June 29, 2011.  We survived on hope and faith that things will get better for us. Sunrise in Mati, Davao Oriental by Jojie Alcantara UPDATE: One year later, I have revisited this post and remember the kindness of our community, of everyone trying to reach out and help. We have started all over again and the journey is still long, but moving out into a better home was worth the pain and stress endured. This was how I got immersed in creating an inspirational and motivational blog for everyone to learn lessons from. I have always been a positive person, and each downfall I’ve gotten are lessons learned about life, not a way for me to put blame on others.  One day soon, I will be able to write about the pain …