Day 83: Being a Warrior

 Photo: Shem Pablo

Editor’s Note: What you are about to read came through as a comment from yesterday’s Wednesdays with Buena: Warrior – but because it is such a powerful message, I wanted to share it to everybody as a regular post. Thank you Manang Ria!

Dear Buena and Alpha,

Allow me to also share something that I have read today. It’s from the book Warrior of the Light written by Paulo Coelho…

When the master sees that the Warrior is depressed, he says:

“You are not what you seem to be in these moments of sadness. You are better than that.

Many have left – for reasons we will never understand – but you are still here. Why did God carry off all those amazing people and leave you?

By now, millions of people will have given up. They don’t do anything; they merely wait for time to pass. They have lost the ability to react.

YOU, however, are sad. That proves that your soul is still alive.” (page 122)

We are all warriors but we differ on how we fight certain battles in our lives. We often see ourselves giving up not because we want to but because we have to. We are not losers. Pain and sadness are inevitable but one must not dismiss nor ignore these two. What I have learnt in life is that we should acknowledge yet not allowing these two to eat our souls up. He will not give up something that we can not surpass and endure. One must simply have the heart to completely surrender everything to Him and believe that things will fall on its right places at the right time….

Light and love,

Manang Ria

About the Writer: Ria Geraban-Rombaoa is a very talented artist and is currently based in Singapore. Her interests include painting, photography and music. She maintains an art website called DeviantART. Be sure to visit her amazing site!


  1. Great post, love the photo :)

  2. buenalaoang says:

    “One must simply have the heart to completely surrender everything to Him and believe that things will fall on its right places at the right time….”

    Manang Ria and Alpha and all followers of this site:

    I really thank God for all this time.. the warriors of life now come out and have their lights shine before men.. to the praise of our Father in heaven. I am teary-eyed.

    On a lighter note, it makes me happy to think that even before knowing it, we share the mind of this great writer Paulo Coelho. I might be in the bookstore soon to hunt his book. =)

    Continue this Alpha! We will all be sharing to its cause. Your blog is here for a wonderful reason.

  3. salsachica says:

    Beautiful and true. Sometimes you have to go through this pain and sadness of lost just to appreciate and remind you the wonderment and beauty of what you already have.

  4. I pressed your message on our blog. It was very encouraging to me today. Thanks so much for sharing. Blessings, Sharon

  5. haroldmillet says:

    i love this!

  6. It’s always great to pass on the blessings. Sharon


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