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Manila : Philippines | Aug 10, 2010 at 5:52 PM PDT
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What Matters To Me

By Prof. Liwayway Memije-Cruz

What matters most to me is to "follow my heart", because it clearly describes exactly who am I … my attitude towards life. I tend not to believe what is logic all about. Maybe I have to, but for me it isn't enough for an argument, an issue or even a project to be logical. It should be right as well. If it does not feel right I would reject it or fight against it. I do believe that the power to feel is more direct, more important rather than thinking. For me thinking is indirect and to think about an issue never touches the issue itself. Feeling is a faculty that touches directly the issue in question and that is what we actually experience. Emotional feeling is almost like another sense which all of us have and it’s the psychic sense. We all agree that nobody can ever escape painful and even destructive realities in our lifetime and because of these I choose to build barriers or a shell to protect my vulnerability and sensitivity in nature. I am usually into thought-processes that are generally analytical and dissociating. In order for me to think clearly, I rationalize a lot, make distinctions and even compare. To think clearly about something we have to make a distance from it and to feel something, we must get close to it so if I feel your insincerity I'd rather lose your friendship but if you are the other one, I will never let you go. No matter what, I would always try to maintain a sort of connection between us even in the most extreme or difficult circumstances. Against all odds, if I may say. I love committed relationships and my love is almost always unconditional. I love my family so much. My home environment and my family are my practical works of art. I love writing because I could freely express all my thoughts and feelings. I love making friends but I am very selective in terms of loyalty and respect. I enjoy and cherish good friendship and I am a very good friend. I do love and enjoy my work so much too as a teacher. It really gives me lot of opportunities to have intellectual discussions with my peers and students. I wanted to touch my students’ lives for them to cherish me and even say a little prayer for me whenever I come into their minds. I love every minute of my work and the thought of playing my roles as a teacher keeps me going…

When I was young, I love collecting bells so much because I know bells mean luck, now I am into collecting fish of any kind: be it made of wood, ceramic and even plastic. They say that fish is for abundance. Hoping to have enough to provide the needs of everyone I love. But it doesn't mean abundance matters to me so much. I'm still into hard work, patience, perseverance, industry, loyalty, commitment and most of all gratitude to our God.

I might not be as rich and beautiful as a queen, still, what matters most to me would be you, all of you in my life… I Love You…

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What matters most to me is to "follow my heart", because it clearly describes exactly who I am … my attitude towards life.
Liwayway Memije-Cruz is based in Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines, and is a Reporter on Allvoices.
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