Sunday, April 10, 2011

Japan Awakening, Our Awakening

It is really disheartening that Japanese people went through so much pain and loss after the strong earthquake combined with the gigantic tsunami engulfing them and the unexpected nuclear plant leakage. Indeed, disasters have no favorites, whether you are rich or poor. But time cannot wait for them so they must continue living in spite of what happened. Yes, what kind of life to have in such dire circumstance?
Japan is well known for its high technology in the field of computers but it could not save them from such calamity. Robots may have worked in their factories, offices, and even in houses but could not help them from great tidal waves from destroying their homes and infrastructures. Countries compete with one another in the nuclear and industrial world but unknowingly it is pressuring the citizens involved and stealing them from their homes. What kind of people are they? They must not forget that they are humans, too.

Yes, it is time for awakening. A human life is worth more than anything what the financial world can offer. Man is still a precious being in God’s eyes that riches cannot buy. We should be awakened in this reality. We tend to neglect life and relationships as what God created it to be. We focused so much on what the material world can provide and neglecting the most important thing in our lives, family and friends.

Since we are talking about the importance of life then let us reflect on what the Japanese has gone through. Let us be reminded of the Hiroshima bombing, too. Then allow me to ask you these personal questions.
·         How good is your relationship with your families and friends?
·         How much time did you spend with them?
·         What is your first priority in life?

Yes, if only there are time machines built to serve us in cruising life but there is none. Let us not wait for disaster to come before we try to reflect on what is truly important to us. There is always a saying that regrets always come late.

Let us, also, share our blessings to the Japanese people. If you can extend help to them then try to check on websites and organizations that are giving financial support to them.

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