PHILOSOPHY & LIFE

Month: July 2017

Why You Need to Change Now: Problems and Where to Go

Why You Need to Change Now: Problems and Where to Go

We live not in bed of roses. We sometimes experience thorns along the way. Life is beautiful when we don’t have problems isn’t? However, it can also be as devilish as hell when we encounter limiting and painful experiences. I can say that people have […]

Love and Family: A Metaphysical Reflection on Gabriel Marcel

Love and Family: A Metaphysical Reflection on Gabriel Marcel

  In the study of Metaphysics, the metaphysician tries to at least grasp knowledge of the whole of reality. He therefore acknowledges that all around him exist in a particular mode of existence. He sees that as a part of reality, there are beings interconnected […]

The Challenge for a Millennial Reader

The Challenge for a Millennial Reader

­­Deep reading means  array of sophisticated processes that propel comprehension and that include inferential and deductive reasoning, analogical skills, critical analysis, reflection and insight. A reader might just need milliseconds to execute these processes and it would develop his level of thinking and comprehension. According […]

Love and Les Misérables

Love and Les Misérables

“To love another person is to see the face of God.”― Victor Hugo The question “What is love?” generates a host of issues: love is an abstract noun which means for some it is a word unattached to anything real or sensible, that is all; […]

THE ART OF LETTING GO:  Five Practical Tips on How to Move- on After  Break-up

THE ART OF LETTING GO: Five Practical Tips on How to Move- on After Break-up

Letting go is one of the painful post relationship statuses a lover can experience. It is painful for a fact that one gave all what he/she have: time, efforts, whole heart and attention but ending up being left behind or alone. “Moving on” is the […]

Nuestra Señora de Guia: A Visit to Mudra

Nuestra Señora de Guia: A Visit to Mudra

History has it that the oldest extent Marian image in the Philippines is the Our Lady of Guidance of Ermita, Manila (although recent studies led by Msgr. Sabino Vengco Jr., a professor of Mariology, debunks this notion and claim that the oldest Marian image is […]

The Story of Roberto’s and His Search for the Finest Coffee and Steak

The Story of Roberto’s and His Search for the Finest Coffee and Steak

Who is Roberto? This was my question to the store representative upon arriving at their food hub at SM City Pampanga Annex. The name of a restaurant puzzles me every time I enter into one. I know that in every food hub around, there is […]

The Golden Rule

The Golden Rule

Confucius is a well-known man in his time. He is very influential and wise. In fact he is the proponent of the so-called “The Golden Rule” that says, “What you do not wish others do to you, do not do unto them.” I remember a […]

Words Matter

Words Matter

“Don’t use words too big for the subject. Don’t say infinitely when you mean very; otherwise you’ll have no word left when you want to talk about something really infinite.”― C.S. Lewis Language has the structure of reality. It reveals reality. Philosophical perplexity or puzzlement […]

On Becoming a Follower of Christ

On Becoming a Follower of Christ

I grew up with my Christian faith. I inherited this faith from my parents. At first, the consent to become a Catholic didn’t come to me personally; my parents decided for me for no infant can utter words and say: “yes please baptize me.” As […]