Cliché

“A bird in the hand is worth two in a bush.”

I don’t use this cliché very often.
For one thing, this is uncommon or have no equivalent in my first language (which is Filipino).
But mostly for the reason that I’m the type of person who seeks the two birds in the bush.

As long as there’s a guarantee that there ARE birds in the bushes, I go for it.
Regardless, if I get them or not.

I guess, I’m still young, idealistic, and stupid that way.
Yes, the one already in hand is worth more but I really have nothing big to lose (yet).

So I just go for it.

Most of the time with patience.
Every time with hope.
All the time with faith.

This post is in response to Daily Prompt: Cliché.

Faith

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Notre Dame Cathedral in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam.
Taken last February 2012.

Karma Chameleon

Daily Prompt: Karma Chameleon

Reincarnation: do you believe in it?

I really don’t believe in reincarnation.

Not that I’m saying it’s not true or that it has no basis or whatever.
I respect and understand where people who believe in it are coming from but I just don’t see it the way they do.

My belief is that we are born with unique souls. One that we treasure, value, and enrich until the Lord comes again. Okay, so now you know I’m a Catholic because that’s just it. When people talk about reincarnation, you cannot really help but start talking about religion because it is a concept of a religious belief.

Karma, on the other hand, I believe. Well, not to the point where reincarnation comes in. Like you are poor now because in the past life you were a bad person or something. I believe that karma does exist in the life you live now. And that “you get what you deserve” and for every action you choose to do, there’s a reaction connected to it.