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What Drives Life? Making Things Happen or What's Meant to Be Will Be?

Do you make things happen in your life or do you just wait for things to happen---because you believe that what's meant to be will be, whether you like it or not. Now, don't be too hasty in dismissing one in favor of the other. Weigh both things carefully.

Because both are true in life. And understanding this is spiritual wellness for you.

They trend seasonally. One season you see posts on Facebook about doing what you can to improve your lot in life. When people get tired of that (tire of their ineffective efforts), they look for other maxims in life that explain their situations, and then out comes FB posts on meant-to-be-will-be life perspectives. And then people treat it as though it's something new. They like the sound of it and then it trends.

But actually, these two life perspectives move in a round-robin kind of series that alternates in trend, coming and going and coming again. That's what Ecclesiastes says. Nothing is really new under the sun. And they are b…

Why It's Sometimes Useless to Watch What You Eat and Better to Just Eat Anything

We've been told a  lot of times by health experts---watch what you eat. You are what you eat. OK, I watch what I eat. And then what? Often, that's all that happens---I watch the tons of food I eat. And most times they are unhealthy food, and I can't do anything about it. It's either I eat them or starve.

You know what I mean?

If you're in the lower middle income group in Manila (and most of us are), or if you have no time to cook and just buy cooked food most times, you have this experience everyday. You eat anything affordable and often you eat unhealthy food. Yup, even the vegetables you eat are either totally unhealthy or have zero nutrition (except fibers). So, you can no longer brag about being vegetarian or vegan because the vegetables you eat are unhealthy---except if you planted and cooked them yourself and used everything organic. But then again, how sure are you that the soil in your backyard is not acidic?

Vegetables and Fruits You Buy are No Longer the …