Saturday, June 22, 2013

Birth of my Book "Between your HEART and your BUTT"


     Give your dreams the ... 

We dream
We believe
We believe the power of dream. 

We can fly
Yes we believe...
 we can fly.

We desire
We believe 
we have burning desire!

A desire to give wings to our dreams and fly ! 
  -Leone Moonrose-




Desire is what drove me to write the book "Burning Desire - Between your HEART and your BUTT"

The journey from the person you’ve been to the person you dream of becoming is not always an easy one. Our emotion conflicting our thoughts. It takes a lot of time, effort and determination to change from being frightened to being courageous, from self-sacrificing to self supporting, from powerless to powerful. 

"I took the courage to have the power
The power to dream and make it happen
 All power is from within
and is therefore under my own control"
  
Why am I so certain about this?
It's because I believe that...

We are the creator of our own world, therefore every wish we want to create, every desire we have in our heart will manifest in our lives.

So many times throughout this journey, we’ve seen that in our efforts to achieve something, we often forget to catch a glimpse of our heart’s desire.  

Try to listen the voice of silence. 
It is where your HEART is speaking. 
When your heart speaks,  you  will be able to know your PASSION. 
Know your passion, know your DESIRE. 
Your desire becomes your DREAM. 
You BELIEVE on that dream. 
You give wings on that dream. 
You take the COURAGE to ACHIEVE and be ready to fly for the fulfillment of that dream!

Yes.. fly!
fly above the blue sky!
Work out for your passion
If your passion is engineering
 by all means work out on that
Be an engineer... 

You wanted to manage your own company?
Believe that you can!
"Let the variety of your reality fill you as you choose among those things that you wanted. Think of it, feel it, give it life, make a reality by becoming a match to it".


Whatever it is....
 a doctor, a lawyer, a good  mother, or father, or family member..
Excel in your real world
It is what your heart is telling you
Don't waste your time on nonsense
If you are still  unaware of what you desire
Seek it within
dig out deeper
and ask your heart about it
Never forget to consult your heart
Since the real power is in your heart

I  can still remember the moment I asked my heart about my passion
My passion in writing
It is my great desire to write a book
It has always been a dream of mine
Others said it's  impossible
It's not my field. I am not a doctor of Philosophy nor a master in literature..
what I only have is my HEART
Pretty hard to achieve
but in the end.. 
I made it... because I put my energy in that wish
until I gave birth of the book I longed to have

Burning Desire - “between your HEART and your BUTT” 
... is born
This book was conceived in love and trust
It is the love I feel for the person who trust my capabilities as a writer
It is the love of knowledge I always wanted to acquire, the love of passion of the heart, the love for success ...
the love I feel for the gift of love itself
..and the trust  that I can do anything if I believe.

Pursuing on something, especially when it comes to fulfilling your dream is not as easy as it is being said.

Giving birth on my book, “BURNING DESIRE- Between your HEART and your BUTT” has not been easy for me. It has forced me to face my own emptiness and my own blind spots more than anything I have ever done before. It has put me back in touch with dreams of how to succeed and above all, it has made me appreciate my own emotional courage—the courage to believe that I can do anything I want if I have the WILLPOWER . 
If others can, why can’t I?

This is where my dreams started. This is where I desire success.

The dynamic belief which my book edify was learned the hard way by trial and error in my personal search for success. But I found in them an answer to my own problems and believe me, I am the most difficult person with whom I have worked. 
“Burning Desire- between your HEART and your BUTT” is my effort to share my experience, for if it helped me, I felt it might also be of help to YOU.

Believe that you will succeed, and you WILL. Trust yourself.

I’ve done the first step already!
To give birth of the book I conceived
To give birth of my dream
"Between your HEART and your BUTT is in the hands of the publisher  now
It is their responsibility to take good care of it
It will now have a life of its own, separate from me, yet always connected 
Like a mother’s heart goes with her baby, a piece of my heart is going with this book to you

It is my burning desire that in some small way, I’ve helped to give an inspiration into your dreams.. so that someday, you too can say it to others..

 "Give your dreams the wings to fly".

Mary Kaye points it out: “Don’t limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as  far as your mind lets you. What you believe, remember, you can achieve.” 

You might ask how...

 “Burning Desire- Between your  heart and your BUTT” will teach you how. 
GRAB A COPY :)


Friday, September 21, 2012

Liebster Blog Award - A compliment

Whatever comes your way each day, acknowledge it and  trust that everything has a reason, even a simple recognition...


I love being recognized. Perhaps you too. well, who doesn't? It is uplifting isn't it? 



Life In Love's Journey

       It is such an honor  to be chosen for the Liebster Blog Award! Ms. Cecille Tuazon of Filipinay WeeBlether Blogthank you so much for the nomination! Nakakataba kaya ng Puso, in fact haba ng hair ng lola *wink.. I acknowledge and value all forms of awards, either big or small, because it is a recognition from those who find us worthy and capable. More so, it adds my confidence and self worth as a blogger.

       I wonder in the first place of what's this Liebster blog award all about. Later on, I was able to find it out and  it brings inspiration. I felt privilege, knowing there are people simply recognizing my being me :) I love the key word  of this award which is "favorite", which means "Liebster" in German. So when we say "favorite", expect some positive adjectives such as sweetest, kindest, loveliest, pleasant, even best valued and a lot more.. wheew Cecille, which among those adjectives is me? kidding :)




We live life by the rules. 
We work hard to please ourselves and others. 
We mingle with people or friends by our character..
     recognizing them, hoping to know each one by the heart!


      Letting others know the real "me" or the other side of "me"  may seems so daunting, but then, since we have to follow some rules, I have to mention few facts about me here (although I have mentioned it in some of my previous posts), this time, it's quite different. Seems like I need to loosen up so you guys could unwrap me.. hurrah!! good luck to me then :)


Here we go: The eleven (11) random facts about me...

1.  I was, and still am a "happy go lucky" person. I do what pleases me. I live by the quote: "Do what you love, love what you do". I exercise my own freedom for as long as the freedom I have won't hurt others. 

2. I'm a bit sensitive kind -not on negative side- but in the sense that I can empathize how others feel. I believe the golden rule "Do unto others of what you want others do unto you". I'm more sensitive when it comes to my family, You might hurt me, but never do that to my family, else I gonna peel you off (opps lol, I don't mean to scare you!). I just love my family so much. 

3. When silence speak, I attentively listen. It is through silence that I could fully tuned in the station of God. The same silence where I can hear what my heart desires. This is one reason of why I usually speak with a heart. I believe when I speak with my heart, your heart listens hmm yaayyy! :)

4. I dislike people who are wearing the facade of hypocrisy. I'm not perfect, I often commit mistakes but I'm not ashamed to admit how imperfect I am. Hypocrisy on the other hand is next to dishonesty which is intolerable.  so as much as  possible refrain from being hypocrite. It won't do us any good. It increases disloyal people around us.

5.  As we go on journeying in this jungle bereft of life, sometimes I wear my mask to protect me, so don't be deceived by what your eyes can see. Who knows it wasn't me.. (are you getting me?)

6.  I love sunrise and sunset. Sunrise for me means hope, and sunset means promises. Both remind me that after darkness in every journey, there is light beyond. So I keep  holding on to that promise and hope.

7. I am a survivor. I was one of the flash flood survivors during that tragic event in the Philippines that killed 8,000 people in less than 15 minutes. From those sad experiences,  I learned a lot.  Life has taught me many lessons in the hard ways, and I'm happy for I was able to survive. 

8. I value life much. I value my friends, I value everything that are valuable. I value every moment, whatever it is, I can easily fit in, even when you try to joke me around,  dare me, I gonna pull your leg as well *wink.

9. About hobbies, I love writing, dancing, singing, motorbiking. I stroll around at the riverside, or at the beach, or even at the mountainside, watching sunset while enjoying the green view and the gentle breeze of the wind. Mostly, this is the kind of moment wherein I love to spend with a friend or someone special hmm. Oohh I love surfing as well, internet surfing in the meantime lolzz.. coz up to now, it is my desire that someday, someone would teach me about wave surfing *wink again* j/k.

10. When it comes to food, I can eat anything for as long as no poison in it :) I can eat cultured snakes (lol is there any cultured snake?) or any exotic foods like insects or frogs,  hmm lol you might say I'm kidding :) In most cases, I love filipino dishes, with more vegetables and sea foods. I eat a lot. Never tried diet, not even once.  Mom said I have a slender bone structure so no need for diet (I guess mom was right, oh well, for me mom is always right :). If I have less or more food intake, there is no difference. 

11. I love to speak so often, discuss anything more and share good things..but since I am only limited up to 11 facts about me, I have to end up here sharing to you this words:



At this point, I need to take a break. I'll be back with more revelations about me *wink... Great day to you guys, looking forward to getting to know you too :) ciaoo!! 


Tuesday, August 21, 2012

The Race is On



Opening up my fb page, I saw this pic of cutie and adorable puppies at my homepage (Thanks to Edwin Antonio for posting, hope you don’t mind me using your pic here) 

Courtesy pic of Edwin Antonio Photography


Simply adorable! 

The innocent little doggies got my attention. You might ask: “What’s new in this kind of pic that arouses viewer's interest ? It is but ordinary, simple and common pic on the net with good caption!”  hmm well, could it be from the idea that this pic was taken live by a great photographer? bah,    why not?!! but deep within I know there is something more than that.

I took  another glance, can’t help but smile at the little innocent puppies , and finally, my eyes got stuck on the caption itself.  Right there and then, I understand the magic it brings!

Yes, it’s magic! The picture and the caption brings magic.
The scenario is a reflection of how innocent people are in the beginning. We live life in accordance with our simple desires. We are like innocent puppies, running with our everyday errands, playing and enjoying what life has given us, not quite familiar that we are on a race with our friends, buddies, and family, dealing relationships or affairs, works, hobbies, etc.  It’s like “do what you love, and love what you do". It creates a moment that brings smile to our face and a vibration to our heart each time we experience or even remember it.  

With much enjoyment, we almost forget about the journey.  We almost forget that life is a RACE, that it's quite a game. We valued much about life, we give importance on our needs, not knowing that everything we do and dreamt of.. is just part of the game.  We are not quite aware that the people we mingle everyday plays each own part to win this game called “Life”. For doggies, they race towards getting the bone... for us, we race towards the mountain peak, where the treasure called "life" is hidden. The search is on, the prospects are hopeful. Every  life's journey is part of the game. We are all players, creating our own rules in reaching the top. 

The race is on... run towards the goal. Use all the necessary techniques to win. 


" Run the first two-thirds of the race with your head
and the last third with your heart." 
(courtesy quote: Edwin Antonio)


written: Leonie Cabauatan a.k.a. "Moonrose"

Friday, July 6, 2012

Treasured Moment

"Take a plunge in the ocean of sadness,  for you to appreciate life,..  moment by moment..." ~Leony~


Life is said to be a journey..
We have to live it moment by moment.
  TREASURE IT!





Treasured moments are moments that bring smile to our face, a tear to our eyes and a vibration in our heart.

They are special and unforgettable.  

We treasured every moment because they bring back the memory of a loved one and a lesson learned in life (take note: a lesson learned).

They are not meant to be hidden or buried, rather they are to be remembered and revived,  to be experience again and again  for they are influencial source of strength, guidance, inspiration, and hope as we journey on (Fr. Jerry Orbus).

"You don't bring me flowers anymore.."

This  line from a song was playing on the radio during my lonesome moment.  
While listening to this song, it reminds me how life has treated me 'till this very day. It was my lonesome moment, and an outburst of emotion has got me almost fainted. 

I thank God that during those moments of sadness,
when I was so down and tired in my journey,
He has given me a helping hand,
in a form of a stranger... a friend.

A friend who listens instead of judging.
A stranger, whom I considered my light in shining armour.
It was a moment, a treasured moment... with a treasured friend.

Getting back to the song...
It was a gentle reminder for me to go back to my real self, to my identity and my mission in this life. 

This is the moment! 
I must live each moment as if my hair is on fire!

Monday, July 2, 2012

Listen to the Sound of Silence


There was silence...

They stood, face to face, locked in each others' eyes,
both trying to hide the pain inside...
no words could come out from her luscious lips,
only the sound of their heartbeat is being heard.

Then, a single teardrop has  fall from her eye,
a sign for him to leave the girl with a sigh;
He walked away, grateful that everything has ended,
but why can't he carry off his feet and make a single step away from that place?

He turned around to glance the girl once more,
but it was too late, coz  she's already gone..

And for the first time in his life,
he let all the tears come out from his eyes;
in the silence of his heart,
he felt the struck of pain.. his own pain?
no, not for his pain...
but for the girl he loves,  
the girl whom he couldn’t give his heart <3




what the man didn't know is:
The girl hides herself behind the bush
to hide away her sorrow and anguish;
afraid that the man could see her,
and pity for her of her foolishness ...
In a word of silence, they let their pain speak!








 I wish my tears will medicate me.. but how?
In the silence of my heart,
I wish I would know how...")

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

The Treasure Map


I am a journeying person. You are too, aren't you? We all are.
Life for me is kindda adventure! I go places, meet all sorts of people. See, I met you here at bloggers hmm. This is part of my journey, our journey! We are holding our map and this is what my map is directing me.          

Do you guys have your map with you? If none yet, better have it first, because without a map, you'll surely get mislead. It won't just serve as your guide but a protector as well. Remember you are journeying to the world of the unknown.

Have you seen your map already?
It is inside you. It is the core of your being. It is what we call ...


"THE HEART"



"It is buried deep within your soul.  It is the hidden treasure planted inside you, in your consciousness, in your entire being.



The "TREASURE MAP" is in your hands... 
Use it as you journey in this world. 










Use your heart anywhere you go. The heart knows everything.  It will direct your path. It  serves as your guide, especially when your life voyage  has too many crossroads. 

It is only YOU who can answer this...

Sometimes, we feel that we have arrived.  Life is full of great things, wonderful moments, and we see no reason to question what's around the corner. At other times, we hold a tiny hope for what the next step may bring, or where our steps may lead us. Most of the time, we are  somewhere at the middle. 

"In all the humps, the stop and starts of life, one thing certain. The choices we make along the way greatly affect the journey's outcome". Use the heart, the map, the treasure map, in making path choices.. surely, you will have a meaningful, fruitful and enjoyable travel no matter how heavy your  baggages are.

Wishing you a fun-filled  journey in life and in love :) 

Make every journey worthwhile...
Savor every moment because every moment is meaningful.
Every moment is life-giving.
Every moment is worth loving.
Let us journey together in love!

I do not promise to make you happy in this journey,but to love you wholeheartedly.

originally written: Leony Cabauatan a.k.a. "Moonrose"

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

If Tomorrow Comes


A lot of times in my life, I experience loneliness
I cry for no reason but empty feelings
Times when I can't feel someone's presence
I have nothing but yearning,
I searched myself within, asking why,
..is there tomorrow again?

Life's journey is a struggle,
A battle to achieve something worthwhile...
One day you're high with happiness, the next day you're down..so down that all you do is cry!
why? why it has to be this way?
.. what does tomorrow looks like?





Sometimes I just want to give up.
But then...
I begin to imagine if I didn't have these days of sadness,
then I wouldn't be able to appreciate happiness!
I believe that every journey has its end
after this night there is morning..
If tomorrow comes... I can be happy again!

It is during these moment of  sadness of the soul that I cry out his name..
that I seek him out with desperation.
If I wouldn't have these kind of days,
do you think I would seek him as much?
and if I wouldn't seek him, should I realize the value of myself?

There must be a reason from all this pain...
like there is sunshine after the rain
His absence is the greatest lesson..
to go on journeying alone..
so that someday, when I  get stumble
I can learn to move on!
 
I need to decide better today,
so that if tomorrow comes..
I won't buy back yesterday!

~originally written: Leony Cabauatan a.k.a. "Moonrose" ~


JOURNEYING WITH YOU

My heart tells me there's something wrong. It seems you're going through a journey with nothing but heartaches beside you. You don't have to say or utter anything for me to know and realize the anguish. I care too much not to notice...

Over the years, I have discovered that Love's journey is not easy. At first It gives us hope. It gives us a feeling of the so called "heaven". We feel that butterflies are flying inside our stomach. Maybe sounds funny and corny, but we don't mind all those corny things they said. What matters to us is the sweet feelings of being in love. We are in a high spirit of Love. But, have we forgot that we are on a journey? Each of us from time to time experiences crises from different life changing events and transitions, all unpredictable moments arriving and intruding into our well groomed relationship, we didn't ask for this interference and we wonder why it has arrived bringing with it havoc and confusion.

Love's journey is not easy, in fact, it often is hard. No matter what the source, each pain has a common bond, a threshold, a holy summons inviting us to cross a threshold involving both a leaving behind and a stepping forward.

Struggling day to day with the pain is an agonizing task. Don't be too hard on yourself. I am near if you need a lift of heart, a guiding hand, and someone who will be there with you to welcome the light of a new day. Just go on with your journey, because you are not alone. If the pain is too much for you, then.... GIVE ME YOUR WOUNDED HEART.