Saturday, September 5, 2009

The Chook-minder's QUEST


I am not unhappy; but I have observed that there are people who seem to look luckier and happier than me.
I have started to fear that I might have massive deficiencies or defects in life.


I'VE BEEN SPENDING MOST OF my existence in searching for the ultimate success and happiness. I have soared across the skies, swum the deepest the oceans, climbed the loftiest mountains and traversed the widest horizon but the greatest treasure I’ve been longing for is yet to be found.

I desperately wanted to discover the secret... the secret for a successful and a happier life. I have leafed through the pages of many published written works, and have browsed plenty of sites in the international electronic networks just to find the ‘magical key’ that will lead me to a euphoric life, but I haven’t...

Where can I locate the ‘treasure’? Is the answer hidden in a stack of our chick’s straw bedding, or is it mixed with the grains we’re feeding them? Is the ‘secret ingredient’ intertwined within the fibres of our chicken’s flesh, or simply suspended in the albumen of their eggs?

My quest continues; hopefully, not for a lifetime.




I would like to thank all my friends in the blogosphere who voted for my article ‘The Keynote...’- an official entry to the 2009 Pinoy Expats/OFW Blog Awards.

Mabuhay ang PEBA!


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22 comments:

I am Bong said...

"Where can I locate the ‘treasure’? Is the answer hidden in a stack of our chick’s straw bedding, or is it mixed with the grains we’re feeding them? Is the ‘secret ingredient’ intertwined within the fibres of our chicken’s flesh, or simply suspended in the albumen of their eggs?"

God will provide the answer to these questions soon, Doc RJ. Or perhaps, the answer was already laid before your eyes and you just overlooked it. Just keep the faith! God bless you!

YanaH said...

it goes on and on...
the search isnt over...
as long as we breathe... we continue to search for it...
do not despair..
you'll soon find it..
you'll soon feel it...
you'll soon be complete..

chico said...

nabasa ko dati sa english textbook namin nung high school, the greatest secret to success and happiness in nothing else BUT LOVE.

LOVE YOURSELF next to God. Nobody can love and accept you if you dont trust and believe in yourslef. Jan nag sstart yan. wala sa material things, nasa kung anu ang guso mo sa buhay na mangyari, basta hindi nakakasakit ng tao. LOVE YOUR FAMILY simpre coz sila lang yung mga taong never to leave your side kung tumaliko na ang lahat ng mga kaibigan. THEN LOVE OTHERS. love lang ng love. kahit may mga kaaway at may mga unlovable side ang iba jan, love pa rin.

kita mo, masaya ako ngayun kasi love ko ang sarili ko, loved ako ng family ko at loves ako ng mga friends ko.

REDLAN said...

Nasa stage siguro yan ng buhay na nakaramdam tayo ng ganyan. Ako ganyan rin. Pero kino-convince ko sarili ko na maging happy sa sitwasyoin na meron ako ngayon. Gusto natin maabot yung gusto natin at makapagpasaya sa atin. Goodluck na lang sa atin. Hope He lead us.

A-Z-E-L said...

you know what is the best thing to do? be a millionaire and after a year or two, be a simple man!

dun mo marerealize na life is but simple!

dahil naranasan mo ng magkapera, iba na ung hahanapin mo eventually.. sasabihin mo na lang mas ok pala kung simple lang.. maglalakad ka sa daan na walang fear, kakain ka ng kahit anong veggies at native chicken from backyard.

tahimik... walang iniisip.. nabubuhay araw araw.. kumakain... masaya... panatag ang loob.

minsan kelangan nating marating ung gusto natin para marealize nating we need to go back to BASE. dahil mas simple, mas ok, mas masaya!

tama kaya ako?

Everlito (ever) Villacruz said...

we all have the same felling,ganun ata pag iniisip na ang future at di na pwede ang pabadjing badjing! he he he...may target date dapat para mahanap at maakyat ang gustong tagumpay!

RJ said...

I AM BONG
Salamat dito- "Or perhaps, the answer was already laid before your eyes and you just overlooked it."



YANAH
Yan nga siguro, habang tayo'y buhay, patuloy ang paghahanap... Thank you sa mga sinabi mo, Yanah!



CHICO
Powerful nga ang LOVE, Chico! Salamat at naibahagi mo ito sa 'kin.



REDLAN
Satisfaction and contentment naman ang punto mo, Red. That's good! U



AZEL
Naalala ko tuloy ang aking ina, Azel. Siya ay isa ring halimbawa kapag pagiging 'simple' ang usapan.



EVERLITO (EVER) VILLACRUZ
Nagagalak akong malamang hindi pala ako nag-iisa, Pards Ever. o",)

The Pope said...

A lot of people have not lived long enough to find the answers to their question in their quest for ultimate success and happiness.

Some have gained wealth and fame but still they are not happy, because they failed to recognize God as the main soruce of happines.

Happiness and success starts in our own heart, everything is within our reach if we only submit ourselves to the will of God, it takes faith to reach for the stars.

RUEL said...

Chico is right..love and love and love and love..that's the secret..

reading materials serve only as guides..I have read the book of Rhonda Byrne entitled "the Secret". In this book, you will learn how to use the secret in your daily life - money, health, relationships, happiness and every interaction you have in the world..I recommend you to get a copy of this..

enjoy said...

Hi RJ!

I landed on your page first time through Azel's recommendation and I read that your searching for the "ultimate success and happiness." I have something for you on my page. Hope you could visit it if you have more time.

http://apieceofkeyk.wordpress.com

All of us are in search of lasting happiness. But maybe we don't need to look for it anymore only if we would be willing to change our lifestyle and the way we look at life. :)

isladenebz said...

Huh, RJ, what's this? The chookminder is in quest for success and happiness? Aren't we all?

Lagi kong sinasabi sa sarili ko: I should always be a child -- always forgiving, always contented, so easy, so unproblematic, whose needs are simple, without expectations, etc.

You're looking for that 'magic key'? Read the Proverbs. The treasure? It's you.

Take it easy, RJ. I believe that God has good plans for you.

Kosa said...

in my onw humble opinion,
CONTENTMENT siguro.

its not about the things that not yet found but the things you have on hand right now.

life is all about moving forward and thats normal.

ok lang yan parekoy. bukas darating din yung mga hinihintay mo.

=supergulaman= said...

ummm...anu ba talaga ang hanap natin?... contentment ba o fulfillment?

ako? hindi ko alam...o baka parehong yan ang gusto ko... makamit ang mga na ninanais ko... at maging kontento sa mga bagay na meron na ako...

...ang kaligayahan ay hindi daw nahahanap sa iba o maging sa mga bagay na kahali-halina... nasa ating mga puso ito noon pa man...naghihintay na lang sa ating isipan damdamin para maunawaan ang tunay na kaligayahan... :)

BlogusVox said...

You worry to much. It's just a phase everybody felt at your age. You'll experience that again when your past 40. Tawag nila dito "midlife crisis". Don't worry, you'll be okay.

Lumabas ka kasi at manligaw!! : )

RJ said...

THE POPE
Ang galing naman! Huhmn, faith in God ang punto niyo. Actually kaninang umaga ko pa po ito nabasa, kaya kahit nakapanood na ako ng Holy Mass sa TV, lumabas pa rin ako para magsimba sa bayan. Salamat po. U



RUEL
Nabasa ko na ang mga books nina Og Mandino, Paulo Coelho, etc pero itong kay Rhonda Byrne ay hindi pa. Sige hahanapin ko ito sa bookstore, 'uel.



ENJOY
Welcome sa The Chook-minder's Quill! U

Nadalaw na kita Enjoy sa blog mo. U Maraming Salamat sa mga pointers. U



ISLADENEBZ
Kahit sa Bible niri-remind din tayong ang mga characteristics ng isang bata ay talagang dapat tularan. U

Talagang sinagot niyo po lahat ang aking mga katanungan. Nasa Proverbs pala ang 'susi' at ako ang siyang 'tunay na yaman'! Magsulat po kaya kayo ng self-help books, Kuya Nebz? Naku, mati-threaten si Paulo Coelho nito.



KOSA
Nakikita ko nga sa 'yo ang tinatawag na 'contentment', bro. U

Salamat. Sana darating na ang aking hinihintay...



SUPERGULAMAN
Pareho siguro, Supergulaman.

Yan ang gusto ko sa iyo, ang mga simpleng bagay sa ating sarili'y nabibigyan mo ng magandang kahulugan. 'Ta mo 'yan, malamang nasa puso ko lang pala ang matagal ko nang hinahanap.

Thanks!



BLOGUSVOX
Wow! 'Yon! Hahaha! Napatawa niyo po talaga ako sa payo niyong 'yan.

Kapag, madalang na ako rito sa blogosphere, may dinadalaw na po akong dilag niyan. Si Mr. BertN 'yan din ang iniri-rekomenda sa akin noon pa. o",)

LaMB Marc said...

I think until the end we may never find out who we are, but we have to try and who knows maybe we can find it if we believe

LaMB Marc said...

I think until the end we may never find out who we are, but we have to try and who knows maybe we can find it if we believe

lucas said...

[I am not unhappy; but I have observed that there are people who seem to look luckier and happier than me.]

i think the key here is not to compare your happiness with the happiness of others. not just happiness but i goes to everything you have. happiness can be expressed in very unique ways. it doesn't usually mean that you have to constantly smile or always jump for joy... it's the calm, peace, and satisfaction with what you have... :)

hazelvee said...
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hazelvee said...

hello RJ,

Nice blogs you have here..

"the ‘magical key’ that will lead to a euphoric life" is found within each and everyone of us...no matter what situation we are in, 'the key' is always there waiting to be picked up to unlock that door to euphoric life you are looking for...

It takes for most of us a lifetime to find it because of the fact that we were always looking outside of Self..We have been brought up to believe that our "Saviour" is out there..We are brought up to worship heroes and we are made to believe that for our lives to be worthwhile, we must give even if we don't have..We have been programmed to "sacrifice"...

In the Filipino culture, most of us were never encouraged to love SELF first and to give to self first..We were taught about the golden rule which is to " LOVE OTHERS AS YOU LOVE YOURSELF ", but the true meaning of what Jesus taught was lost because of the "sacrifice" mentality...
But, it is clear that the "LOVE YOURSELF" is the greatest love of all..so i agree with Chiko's comment...

Money as we all thought would give us all the happiness in the world, can sometimes bring us hell in this life...So we need to understand the scripture that says, " THE LOVE OF MONEY IS THE ROOT OF MANY EVILS "...it is clear that it's not the money but the " love of money " can bring us evilness... I would love to as much money as possible so i can help others even more.. that would really make me happy...

There is a book that you might want to read..'THE ALCHEMIST' by Paulo Coelho ...If you read it already, you might want to read again because to refresh your mind to it's wonderful message...that book really leads the reader to the key to happiness...And your blog reminds of 'Santiago', the main character in that book...take care..oxoxo..

hazel..

*if we know that the "Saviour" is within, we won't have the constant need to be saved*hv*

Sardonyx said...

your post is so deep, but shallow to dig LOL ang hula ko.....malungkot ka lang at meron ka pang di nakukuha na ikasisiya ng puso at isip mo.....pinapanalangin sa Diyos ang pagpili ng .....asawa! hehehe.....at yan ang kailangan mo ang "katuwang" sa buhay para mas masaya at feel mo ang tagumpay hehehe...cheer up doc! huwag maging masyadong seryoso sa buhay.....

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