Let Leaves Fall

Autumn is all about letting go, no matter how beautiful any of it is, or ever once was. Autumn is about wondering what more could be waiting, and being wise enough to believe that there is more to come. Autumn is about hope, faith, acceptance, and all the essential oils necessary to propel the movement and flow of our emotional energies forward. It is about resilience and rebirth. Desire and deliberateness. It is, fantastically, about both change and constancy – these are all the contrasting colors of Autumn that we see and love.

Fire transforms. Fire symbolizes rite of passage. Fire gives movement to all of creation and allows alchemy. To allow ourselves to be set on fire is to allow constant renewal.

And all we have to do is let go.


The Philippines celebrates its Independence Day every June 12th. I love my country and I love my freedom. But I think there is great need today for my country and its people to rethink what true freedom means to them. When I entered my singing group The Ryan Cayabyab Singers, this mash-up of two songs,Read moreRead more

Becoming Happiness and the End of Pursuit

“Why are we sourcing our happiness, or even our pain and our fears, from outside forces – from other people, from a big life event, from the future and from the past? When I finally saw what I was doing, I began to take witness of how I would constantly create my own unnecessary suffering; and that’s when I learned, very slowly, to try to find my happiness inwards. To not depend on a happiness that I cannot control. To find a way to become happiness itself.”

Personal Growth Amidst Political Turmoil

The key is to ACT and not to REACT. Once you learn the difference, you will have power over everything.

Empty Pages, Cups Half Full

If I truly love words, I must learn to love empty pages. Yes, include that in the list, my big love for empty pages.