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De-Cluttering People

And I am back in online world! After a few days of hiding in the real world here I am now once again making waves in the so-called social media world of almost all of the people.

And  I have this intention of slowing it down. And by the way I have my three-day seminar last week about Conflict Management in Manila.  But before that I have decided to make this FOCUS project. It is a project to bring my life back to reality. To de-clutter my thoughts. To get in touch once again to my senses. To make sense of it all again.

And I am making progress really. I have tried to curb down my posting in facebook and some blogs of mine. Even in this blogspot. However I have to buried myself in some things really worth doing of my time. Reading. Cleaning of my room. Clearing out of my mind of what is really important. Right now. Right this very now!

So far so good. I have good signs of improving my life by not really paying attention to those "cluttering" areas of my everyday life. Just focus on my real self let's say ten or more years before the busy now.

First I have set reading time again. Almost all of my free waking hours are for reading. I have bought James
Patterson's "Now You See Her" and got lost to his twisted kind of writing those bestsellers about crime. He is the author of authority when it comes to crime genre. Though I have read about several chapters of his novel still I cannot see some turning-page syndrome for him. But he got me struck by the ideas in his writings! Also on my reading-lists are some of my Grisham's and Coelho's books which are on my shelves for years now without even turning a page. And in the several days dust on its page will be uncovered and probably cleaned.

Second I am on this quest on TV series marathon once again. I have watched the season 1 of Suits and it really gave me the chill of covering up schemes that sometimes we do in order to protect ourselves and the others. Now I know everybody is doing it. Somehow. And on season 2 the story gets more complicated when some other characters are added. And it will keep my nights almost sleepless once again because when I have started an episode I haven't noticed it is almost 1am and I am still craving for another episode. I will also try to watch some movies that are not only entertaining but somehow strikes that A-ha! moments within my thoughts. A several nights ago I was able to watch "Jobs" the movie version of the life of the late Steve Jobs played by Ashton Kutcher. And one thing I have noticed; trust no one since even those who put you to rise above will eventually sell you to advance their interest. It was experienced by Jobs itself not only once but on several occasions of his so colorful life. And just recently I have watched "OTJ" - a Filipino film by Erik Matti starring the big stars of Philippine cinema doing some unpopular roles but very timely and they have portrayed them all so well. The movie have Gerald Anderson and Joel Torre and Piolo Pascual doing this "very illegal" and true-to-life gun-for-hire business in the Philippines. The film reminded me of "Posas" - an indie film last year in the Cinemalaya. Again the story of OTJ revolves on betrayal, on whom to trust and the real life situation of the corrupt system of police and military in the Philippines. Lastly I have watched "Mule" by Sharon Stone and it tackled the immigration dilemma of those illegal  Mexican migrants crossing the US borders. The film was so shocking and it was really an eye-opener for us third-world country people and why we are so desperate to go to US.

Third on my FOCUS project is to de-clutter some people in my life. I have to prioritize those people who are really special to me. Real friends, acquaintances and mostly positive people. Leave those negative ones and those nuisance to our life. Or to say it boldly to scrap people which are very unnecessary to preserve my sanity. There are many people in our life who sucked out the best out of us and leave us so drained we cannot move. So flush them away! Now!

Fourth on my agenda is to do those small good deeds for others unconditionally and not anticipating something in return. Just like a few nights ago my good friend called and set up a dinner at The Fort in Taguig. It was Wednesday evening. We ate at a steakhouse somewhere in Global City. He was so upset because he did not get that much-awaited promotion. He deserved it but somehow was given to others. And worse the very leader who will back him up just left him in the air so to speak. I cheered him up and we just stayed so late that almost 2 am we had to have a coffee drink at Seattle's Best before going to our respective place ( I was in a hotel in Ortigas area because of my seminar). And just this afternoon, an acquaintance of mine at the plant ask for some very small favor and I have granted him which made him so happy. So as to my friend abroad who took my one hour this afternoon so that I can bring her money to her family member confined in a hospital. So kind of me since I have nothing to do this afternoon. And it was really a wonderful thing and feeling to help others in such a manner that we give our time and some effort to fulfill a favor.

And lastly I am considering to be such a religious man once again. It was a year ago that I attended a mass seriously. I am considering of having such Sunday mass in a manner that God really wants for us to do.

So help me God!

And I will leave this post with the lyrics of "Demons" by Imagine Dragons - an alternative band in which I have bought their newest album..

Demons
(Imagine Dragons)

When the days are cold
And the cards all fold
And the saints we see
Are all made of gold

When your dreams all fail
And the ones we hail
Are the worst of all
And the blood’s run stale

I wanna hide the truth
I wanna shelter you
But with the beast inside
There’s nowhere we can hide

No matter what we breed
We still are made of greed
This is my kingdom come
This is my kingdom come

When you feel my heat
Look into my eyes
It’s where my demons hide
It’s where my demons hide
Don’t get too close
It’s dark inside
It’s where my demons hide
It’s where my demons hide

When the curtain’s call
Is the last of all
When the lights fade out
All the sinners crawl

So they dug your grave
And the masquerade
Will come calling out
At the mess you've made

Don’t want to let you down
But I am hell bound
Though this is all for you
Don’t want to hide the truth

No matter what we breed
We still are made of greed
This is my kingdom come
This is my kingdom come

When you feel my heat
Look into my eyes
It’s where my demons hide
It’s where my demons hide
Don’t get too close
It’s dark inside
It’s where my demons hide
It’s where my demons hide

They say it's what you make
I say it's up to fate
It's woven in my soul
I need to let you go

Your eyes, they shine so bright
I want to save that light
I can't escape this now
Unless you show me how

When you feel my heat
Look into my eyes
It’s where my demons hide
It’s where my demons hide
Don’t get too close
It’s dark inside
It’s where my demons hide
It’s where my demons hide

And this is the youtube links http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mWRsgZuwf_8

Comments

  1. oh yes. "de- cluttering your life of "unnecessary staff (e.g. people) is one giant step towards simplifying your life and making it less stressful. I did that (circle of friends, phonebook,ym contacts etc.. what is important is that at the end of the day, you are surrounded and loved by people who will never judge you regardless if you behave or misbehave. Stay focus!Ingats.

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  2. erratum: stuff instead of staff. sorry. was carried away. :)

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