Your mantra for the week: “With God as my Senior Partner, I am a cocreator of good.”
Many times of the day, you fear and worry about things that may not even happen, thus creating for yourself obstructions that block the good from flowing into your life.
We often forget to live in the expectancy of the good that lies before us. There is so much good for all the areas of our lives. Remember that there is no limit to what you can cocreate, with God in your mind.
You can create a perfectly healthy body filled with vigor and vitality. There is nothing impossible when you change your mind from fear to the expectancy of the good.
A different kind of fasting: Fast from negativity, fast from fear, and you are transformed. There are many people who fast physically, and forget that the most important form of fasting is the fast from fear and from negative thoughts.
They fast physically, worry about things that may never even happen or even anticipate the worst to occur. Who can be happy while expecting to be in dire straits, when they can instead picture their desires?
Oftentimes they look for answers in the outer when they can be found within. Fast from fear, and fill your mind with thoughts of love, harmony, cheerfulness, forgiveness and benevolence. Your life will be so filled with love, you will never, ever feel alone again.
Success after success can be yours when you live in expectancy-of-the-good.
Create a vision, then pretend to live in that vision until it begins to feel like a physical reality, and then it becomes so.
This made my day
Last Wednesday, I was at the ELJ Building of ABS-CBN as a guest in the most intelligent and well-watched show despite its time slot, “The Bottomline with Boy Abunda.”
Before sitting with the host, there was an interview with Pear Clemente, who narrated that the driver of the taxi he took was aware he was in the show’s staff. When the driver asked who was guesting on the show and Pear mentioned my name, the cab driver exclaimed, “Nakikinig ako kay George Sison sa dwIZ tuwing Sabado. Ako ay isang miyembro ng Iglesia ni Cristo pero marami akong natututunan sa kanya. Sana maisakay ko siya isang araw.”
That made my day!
Taping at the ABS-CBN studios brought back memories of the shows “Two for the Road” and “An Evening with Pilita.” The ELJ Building is definitely an upgrade. My compliments to Charo Santos-Concio.
Today’s shows can have as many as five cameras simultaneously taping, while in the days of yore we were already ecstatic to have two cameras at our disposal.
In my opinion, the most disarming, brilliant interviewer today is Boy Abunda. He was carrying a script with a list of questions when he entered the studio, but all he had to do was to ask the first question and our conversation went on for 60 minutes with no interruption.
He knew exactly what to ask as a counterpoint to everything I had to say. That hour with him was truly remarkable. Thank you, Boy.
That session brought back so many wonderful memories, I cannot help but become nostalgic; so I am giving in to readers’ requests to recount my Conde de Makati columns just before martial law was declared in 1972.
I was at the dinner party given by Cesar (now married to Charo) and Lupita Concio (P-Noy’s aunt). The gathering was to honor Gloria Romero for her very fine performance in “Paghihiganti ng Isang Bata” (from the “Malikmata” series of Channel 5) directed by Lupita.
Of the TV drama, Lupita said, “I think it is my masterpiece, if you don’t mind my saying so.” Unfortunately, I could not agree with Lupita, notwithstanding the sumptuous dinner (which also served as despedida party and birthday celebration for herself). If I were not aware of Lupita’s true capacity, I might have agreed with her.
Channel 5 was then on Pasong Tamo, Makati, and owned by Chino Roces. Now called TV5, the station is headed by Manny Pangilinan. However, Pasong Tamo has been renamed Chino Roces in the latter’s honor after Edsa I.
There is one story that has become legend to former martial-law detainees like me. When Chino was being frisked by the military and they could not seem to identify what side his crotch was on, they asked him, “Saan ang kargada niyo (Where are your balls)?” And he pointed to his throat with 10 fingers.
The stage musical “Marco Polo, An Untold Love Story,” written, composed and directed by Rogelio Saldo Chua, was a revelation. I’ve always known Roger to be talented, but this went beyond my wildest expectations.
Stephanie Reese’s love songs were most touching, but Chinggoy Alonso and Pinky Marquez’s performances carried the new musical to a resounding success.
Thank you to Sigrid Balbas for the invitation. She may have played a minor role in the musical, but she certainly shows great promise for stardom.
Not ‘kulang sa pansin’
I am happy that the latest survey shows that most of our countrymen are not for P-Noy’s resigning from the presidency. Clearly, those who want him to vacate his position have political ambitions, are critics who have been well-oiled or just plain KSP. I do not mean “kulang sa pansin” but “kulang sa pag-iisip!”