Don't try to be the Buddha (Christ). Just be yourself for that is the Buddha.

Monday, May 29, 2017

Our family at the Divine Mercy Foundation.

As a family we woke up at 3:00 AM in the morning earlier today. That is how we beat the traffic and missed the long line at the barge. If you didn’t know, a barge is a boat that carries passengers and cars across water when there isn’t a bridge in place. And when traveling from the province to Davao City, we catch a barge. But before getting to Davao we dropped by a religious site known as Divine Mercy. The site consists of a good sized church, a large landscaped park, and a big statue of the legendary Jesus Christ. There is also a place to light candles and some souvenir booths lining the entrance.

I was a little disappointed that I was still sleepy when we got there since I didn’t enjoy the outing as much as I normally would. It was also really hot outside. But I still got to sit in an empty church, and I love empty churches. I actually love quiet churches but that usually only happens when the church is empty. Most of the time it doesn’t matter what kind of church it is, as long as it is a church, a temple, or something like that.

I feel a strong sense of peace in a down-to-earth real way when I enter an area of silence that a large number of people have prayed and meditated by. It is like I can feel the energy of the people who prayed there. The modern consensus in the scientific community would probably be at odds with this but I believe we leave traces of our emotions wherever we go.

Well. . . That’s enough about that. I hope you enjoyed the photos. I will do my best to maintain silence in my heart and mind at least a little bit each and every day.


A statue of Jesus Christ at the Divine Mercy Foundation.
The landscaped park at the Divine Mercy Foundation.
Overlooking a beach in the Philippines.
The ocean in the Philippines.

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