God really works in mysterious ways.
Decided to read my old posts. It’s amazing how somehow, I now know the reason why some of those bad things had to happen. Pain and trials are really an essential part of life. We just can’t live without them. There’s a reason for them.
Whenever these hardships come, all we have to do is keep the faith and keep holding on. We just have to keep trusting that He knows best, and that He has plans.
It’s really really amazing when I look back and realize now that I’d finally found the answers to my questions back then.
Just be patient. God’s perfect timing. Always.
EVERYTHING HAPPENS FOR A REASON. I can’t say this and emphasize this enough.
Always hit with the intention of hitting. That’s one thing I learned in my arnis PE class. The strikes are really more powerful if done with the clear intention of hurting someone. In sparring, strikes delivered don’t count if they were done accidentally or without evident intent. Intent is very powerful.
This basic philosophy applies to a lot of things. Sometimes, things become so routinary and mundane for us that we fail to see the meaning in what we do.
What we must not forget is to ask “why?” Why are we actually doing what we’re doing? Once we find that reason, what we’re doing will suddenly become easier. We’ll become more effective and efficient in carrying out our tasks, no matter how simple or complicated they may be.
If we just execute strikes for the sake of executing them, what do we really get out of it? Nothing. They’re just strikes. No direction.
On the contrary, if we really intend to hit and hurt, our strikes will be more perfectly carried out with power and form. And ultimately, we’ll get what we really intended to do.
The intent, or the reason why we do certain things, serves as our direction. The ultimate goal. The end result that we want to achieve. Once it’s clear, it will be easier to go down the path leading to it.