Dec 5, 2015
An open letter to the world leaders and all the leaders in this world;
To all of us, because everyone of us can become a leader to many or to someone.
From a team composed of YOUTH leaders, who want to become a voice of this generation; The team named DREAM, LEAD, CREATE Enterprise.
A bold vision of your own future is an important thing to possess. But none of us can know what’s "The Real" going to happen in the future, neither the Pope nor Obama. But if we have a goal or a philosophy as a foundation, if we have an underlying belief, then we can act according to that and mold the future as we go along. What is your future going to be like? What will you set as your founding principle?
During the APEC 2015, the world leaders have already spoken about the problem- Climate change. Global Warming. Mother Earth. Isn't it just like the movies that we are watching?
We, normal people, always rant and complain and blame something or someone for a problem. But the problems that we see is not really the problem, or not even a problem. The real problem is that our mother earth is already crying and dying. The real problem is the blood of the innocents-especially children, that are scattered because of the war. Maybe it's not yet too soon, but we need to act on it before it's too late.
Man has been using and misusing natural resources up to the limit. Now we are tearing up remote corners of the planet looking for crude oil and coal, and our forests and wild animals are disappearing. Our environment is totally polluted: we drink polluted water, inhale air full of dust, and eat food with traces of pesticides and other toxic chemicals. Hence we are suffering from diseases. As a result of human activities, the ozone layer has a hole, the sea is rising, and the ice caps of Antarctica and Greenland are melting. Now global warming is warning us that climate change is coming. Mother Earth is in danger; life on Earth is in danger. And that is the real problem.
How? PEACE... AND LOVE...
Yes. Love, not war. Peace, not war. We really can’t solve a problem with a war. Just like what Bob Marley said "We can’t really solve a problem if I kill some. Whose problem am I gonna solve when I kill someone?" So I figure peace is the best thing and that's why we should go head and work with it.
No man can lead man. We need to have unity and peace.
Show them what's happening in the world.
Show them what's happening in the world that we live in.
Show them the truth. Not the lies of the media.
Give them love, not fear.
Give them hope that we can fight the battle of the real problem,
by helping each other, together with love and united as one.
Don't push your people into a competition. Instead, expose them to group works, cooperation and unity.
Teach people how to love. Teach people how to value life. Spread wisdom, not fear.
Make everyone feel that they are loved and everyone has a worth.
Give peace and unity. Give equality. No rich, no poor.
Let your people understand that being rich is not about how much money you have in your bank account and how many material things that you posses.
Let your people understand that we can't live with hate. That everything will be better without hate.
Spread music that opens the heart and soul of your people. Not the lust, drugs, competition and arrogance.
Spread movies that give wisdom and teach the meaning of life. Not movies about sex, mistress and betrayals.
Show your people how our mother earth is already dying. And how everyone should act and love our only planet that God has given us.
Give rights to your people. Empower those that feel their rights are being threatened.
Teach your people to have patience on whatever failure that our system and nation have, while doing the appropriate things that you should do to fix the physical problems.
Teach your people to love people and animals and plants and those who have souls. Not the material things and technology.
Teach your people to take advantage of technology to their education, not to harm and make them lazy.
Teach your people to stop promoting imported brands but instead, support and use local products.
Teach your people how to grow green and vegetables in every house as we grow fish in aquariums.
Reject any project that may break or damage the mother nature. Promote green architecture, promote natural and organic foods as it will help to stop the battle for cancer.
Remind your people, that in our hustle and bustle society where everyone is trying to get ahead, make more, get more, be more - those things don’t amount to much if you trade in your soul to get them. All the money in the world can’t buy it back, and what I'm saying here is that you should teach us to be striving to gain more knowledge and wisdom of the world around us, rather than continually chasing material things.
Teach your people how to wake up and live! I'm not talking about the sort of waking up you do with a cup of coffee, I'm talking about waking up to your life and then start living it. It’s easy to get complacent about life, and even bored, but there’s really no sense in that because life was meant to be lived, not merely experienced or observed. Teach your people to wake themselves up and live their lives. Don’t make them sleep through it or count down the days. Once an individual is awaken to a purpose and start living accordingly, it will notice all sorts of changes take place that it can’t even imagine from where it stands now.
Teach your people that no matter what comes our way, we can make the most out of it, and be part of this magical experience called life, rather than just let things happen to us and think nothing of it.
Teach your people to overcome the devils with the thing called love. Love is an energy that can conquer anything, and the devils can take form of whatever is giving you trouble in this life. The solution is love, and perhaps the reason why those devils are in your life is from a lack of love. If you can crank up the love in your life it should follow that you’re haunted by fewer and fewer demons. This is not romantic love per se, but rather the feeling of love you get for those things that are most precious in your life. Help your people focus on that feels, and all of the things that bring joy and love into their world and watch the devils dissipate.
Remember that you are the light of the darkness. When darkness surrounds you, you might be tempted to look for a switch or hope that a light comes on to get rid of it all. Yes you are a leader, and you are the light, and you have the power to overcome the darkness that exists in the world. Don't become one of the evil people in the world who weren’t taking a break.
The same holds true for each individuals- just like what I've said, everyone can become a leader.
Teach your people to plan to do some good in this world. Teach them on how to shed some light onto things in their own way, in their own world.
Teach your people how to love one another, not to get angry.
Teach your people how to become happy. The real happiness.
Teach your people how to live a real life. Not to live and just die.
If you teach everyone how to love and to find the real meaning of life and love, then anyone in this world will be at peace.
Tell your people that we’re all in this together. One love, one heart- one feeling of love we all share, it’s a universal feeling that we can all relate to, no matter where we are in the world, rich or poor, or what religion we subscribe to. When we come together in a spirit of unity, peace, and love, it does feel all right, it feels great.
Love. Give love and teach love. Spread love. One love. All we need is Peace and Love.
As we shout, "LOVE NOT WAR!" and use the hashtags #PeaceNotWar, #WeTouchPeople, #ShiftToNatural, and #GreenRevolution
In behalf of my team,
Trishie Dela Cruz
Nov 4, 2015
Srsly, Our dreams and bucket lists are the reasons on why we are goal driven and we are so determined to do productive things in our life.
P.S. Being productive is different from being busy smile emoticon
It's definitely true that money can't buy happiness, but it can give you something that will make you enjoy the life in the world, to the fullest.
I don't believe in Luck. But I believe in principles. And I believe in a choice. In the real-life-lesson, walang mayaman walang mahirap. Lahat pantay-pantay. And everyone has a choice. You make your life. Not other's life. Everyone has a power to choose on what life do you want. Sabi nga ni Dom, "You choose on what road you will go. Pwedeng mas mahaba, mas mahirap o mas malubak na daan, pero mas maganda naman yung destination". Us, we choose to travel and to do some extreme experiences and adventures and enjoy life to the fullest! That's why we do productive things-to make money, not just to have something to post on facebook. But it's not just that, we plan. And it feels so good to do and see things physically na dating tinitignan and pinapanuod mo lang sa internet. Just like the saying goes, "Work hard, play hard!", and "Money can't buy happiness, but I prefer to cry on a Mercedes, than on a bus" ... But more than anything of these, still, the best feeling is to touch people's lives. It is something that no amount of money could buy.... Help? Or make a change? Or do nothing? And when I say nothing, I mean deep. You choose.
Oh, by the way, earlier this morning while I was out in the neighbor-wandering, there's a neighbor friend whom I talked with; I believe that he's a God's instrument for me. A messenger. And the best lesson (out of many) that I picked up for this day is;
Me: "Angswerte nyo po no kasi may mga kaibigan kayong mga nakakasama pa din sa adventures kahit matanda na kayo... Mga kaibigang totoo... Ako po kasi I learned that as we grow older, we'll realize who are the real people to us."
Him:"Totoo yan, totoo yan. Dumadating tayo sa punto na tumatawid tayo sa tulay. Tapos yung akala mong maraming nakasunod sayo, pag lingon mo, wala pala. Pero pagdating mo dun sa kabilang side, dun mo sila makikilala. Pero mahirap un. Bilang na bilang lang talaga ung mga mahahanap mong mga ganung kaibigan, o kapartner"
I am lucky enough that I have a partner who dreams with me while we do the goals, together. He's really an answered prayers, literally smile emoticon And yes! We are indeed a team. Partners in crime", sabi nga nila. . ❤
I am more than blessed. And I thank you God. You have given me more than enough challenges in life and you know that I didn't let you down. And I think that this is your reward for me. And thanks for letting me know who are the real people in my life. Thanks for giving me many mentors and instruments who play, or, played, a great role and lesson in my life. Those who taught me. And thanks for giving me a wonderful family smile emoticon To the highest being, everything that I do is for you. Because the challenges that you gave me taught me how to never stop loving and understanding life. Thanks for answering my prayers... Unti-unti, tinutupad nyo na lahat ng pangarap ko... And I'm hoping for the best. I know that you won't let me down smile emoticon