I have watched ABS-CBN’s ‘The Healing Eucharist’ on New Year’s Eve. And this is what I’ve learned from Fr. Jerry Orbos, svd:
Tips on Traveling
- Travel Light. Let go. There are a lot of things you don’t need in life. You cling too much on things and in the end became a slave to them. Travel light in matters of the heart. Release some wants. Stop controlling things and people.
- Travel with joy. Move on!
- Travel with hope. The future is a Great Unknown so don’t stray. Stay on the road.
- Travel not alone. Value your friends and family–your near and dear ones.
- Travel with trust. “We may not know what the future holds, but we know Who holds the future.” Let go. Let God.
With these tips, I realized I should unpack my luggage before I went off on my journey. And these are what I saw inside my bag:
- A book of failures and disappointments
- my ID card
- A bottle of anxiety and tears
- Gifts of friendship
- A list of adventures
- A book of struggles
- A syringe of awareness
- Seeds of doubt
- A photo album of love
- A COR (certificate of registration) of a cross-enrolled course
- A book of memories
- A bottle of spirits
- A list of plans
- A list of
- Top Movies: Simon Birch, My Sister’s Keeper, Avatar
- Top Reads: One Hundred Years of Solitude (GG Marquez), Love Letters (AR Gurney), The Joy Luck Club (Amy Tan) and ABNKKBSNPLAKo (Bob Ong)
- Top Secrets: ☺♥☻
- A blanket of hope
I have decided to let go of the big bulks of some negative contents of my luggage.
I’ve discarded my COR, I have cross-enrolled in another expensive course: Bachelor of Arts in Social Networking major in Facebooking minor in blogging. I will say goodbye to my books of struggles and failures; I’ll give them to friends to learn from. Good bye all bad vibes!
So along with the useful items I kept in my bag, here are what I added:
- A booklet of prayers
- A health guide: [here’s a peek]
- Eat like a king for breakfast, a queen for lunch, and a pauper in supper
- Exercise: walk/jog 1-2 laps around the oval at least once a week
- Internet use every Tuesday and Friday only
- A planner w/ a list of goals
- A blank notebook
- A book on wisdom
- [here’s a peek] “Life is like a box of chocolates. You’ll never know what you’ll get”–Forrest Gump’s mom
- “Just because someone has fancy sneakers doesn’t mean they can run faster.” –Jon Bon Jovi
- A pen of strength
- A badge of courage
- A wrist watch of discipline
- A soap of beauty
- my old & updated IDentification cards
- A pencil w/ eraser
- A pair of eyeglasses of understanding
- An extra pair of shoes