Photo:"Life as a Dew Drop" by Dupz Escatron Ravelo.
By Gay Tibay-Corbeta
Why do we tend to deny the things that are just burning inside our core? They are an integral part of who we are as a person. They are what make us humans.
It is regrettable, for instance, that we deny the feelings that we may share with another person, just because we consider it as impossible.
In this world, one thing that is for certain is that our time is limited to a minute fragment of cosmic journey. Why would we waste each precious moment by trying to live as someone else other than who we are or what we really feel at the depths of our soul?
Do we really have to deny our heart’s whispers, when it is our heart that would lead us to a real and true happiness in life?
I say, never. I argue that the more we deny who we really are, the longer we prolong the agony of not being truly happy. I argue that we don’t have to choose self denial – a choice that we may regret for a lifetime.
To truly make a life worth living, be “you” without any pretense. Drop the mask and just love and live the way you were meant to be.
The author is an English professor at the Cebu Institute of Technology (CIT) University in Cebu City, Philippines.
6 responses to “Of Life and Loving”
I agree, to be happy, you must be true to yourself. Unfavorable events are only challenges that should be taken to make us better persons. I pray that time would be in my favor and that our Almighty will bless me more with wisdom and knowledge so I may write my thoughts that would serve as inspiration to many.
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Thank you Prof. Ann! My heart leaps in exultation to read affirmation from a person like you. Let’s start our 2015 right by being true to ourselves.
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Timely message for the new year Ma’am! 🙂
I loved it ma’am Gay!
This is the way of the truly happy people. Accepting who themselves and the rest follows.
More of this please!
Vulnerability is not equated to frustration, despair, and pain. Vulnerability is the gauge of bravery – how fearless we can be – and the audacity lurking in the very core of our being. Have a joyous Christmas everyone!
A beautiful Christmas message for me and words to ponder this 2015. Our vulnerability is one that makes us imperfect perfection.