July 19, 2024

Dear Manang,
Where does hate come from? I heard that it has something to do with past lives. I don’t know why I tend to gravitate towards people who I dislike from the start and likewise with them. I try so hard to get over it by setting my mind to finding nice things about them but I miserably fail. Is there a way to get rid of it?
Annica of Irisan, Baguio City

Dear Annica,
I am a believer of reincarnation. This is the only way I can explain my own likes and dislikes of people. Jaime Licauco said, “You see, we seldom meet a person by accident, because the soul never forgets. Both great hatred and great love bind you to the other in succeeding lives. So, if you love somebody very much, you are bound to meet that person in another life. And if you hate somebody very much, you are also bound to meet that person again in your next life.” If you want to meet them in better terms the next time, you have to release them in this life.

Dear Manang,
I just knew it! The moment I lend money to someone, I doubt if it will return when they say it will be returned. I need the money because I have priorities too. I seem to have lost a big amount to nothing again. Is there a nice way to collect that will be 100 percent effective?
Sion of Upper Rock Quarry, Baguio City

Dear Sion,
Sorry about not getting your money back. I understand how you feel. I have had those memories too. I now stand my ground about lending, besides there is nothing to lend. Did you assess the life of the person who borrowed from you to know the capacity to pay? If no change has happened, I would suggest forgetting about it. It is a painful thought but you just gave to charity. Otherwise, pray for his/her good fortune so you can get the money back.
God bless you,