Friday, December 12, 2014

A Christmas lunch with an old friend, and about pre-destination and the laws of the universe

My friend was on a diet, so she had this salad.
Meanwhile, I had tempura with all the works...

Today I had a Christmas lunch with a very old friend at a Japanese restaurant in Manila, living a Travelife.

The last time we'd gotten together was on the day of my birthday, when she'd so kindly taken me to lunch at a new restaurant in Rockwell.

We have been friends for a very long time, so it was the kind of relaxing one-on-one lunch everyone needs once in a while amidst the rush of Christmas.


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Interestingly, our conversation today centred on spirituality, as many of her friends are rediscovering religion after a hiatus of some decades since catechism in high school.

I listened with great interest, although I am not at all a religious person.


However, there are some fundamental truths applicable to religion and to the universal philosophy of doing good and accepting the laws of the universe.

What is prayer to some people, for instance, is really meditation and mindfulness to others, as well as connecting to a higher force.

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I'm a great believer in karma, positive thinking and also in pre-destination.

The latter is related to the fact that what is meant for you and your life will ultimately happen, and what isn't meant for you will never happen, regardless of how much you try.

This trip may be pre-destined for you...

"Best trip ever."

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By thinking about life this way, there is very little to really worry about. You can constantly live in the present and enjoy it to the fullest.

There is peace and acceptance of how things have evolved or will evolve in your life, as well as in one's never-ending, and never-endingly eventful Travelife.

PS: I think I'm pre-destined to go shopping for Christmas this weekend...

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