A piece of the puzzle fits; understanding finally dawns. “Kaya pala…”
Someone sheds light on an issue, and finally we get a glimpse of the other aspects of things which we couldn’t see before. “Kaya pala…”
Kaya pala. Such a lovely phrase. It speaks of enlightenment, of finally seeing that which remained obscure for sometime.
It is also a phrase of admission, that before, there were things that we couldn’t see, which now, thankfully, we see rather clearly.
Kaya pala. How many times have I exclaimed it? Countless already. But every time I am gifted with the chance to exclaim it, I am always awed at the wonder of it.
I say kaya pala and I wonder…
… how seemingly small things we used not to see or understand can altogether change how we see things.
… how seemingly small yet vital things in life are slowly revealed as we progress down the road of time.
… how we carry on with life thinking we understand everything we do, only to realize much later, that there are things we did not understand at all.
Isn’t it a wonder, this slow discovery of the reasons of our being, of the fruits of our earlier actions? How the tangled web of life seems to somehow untangle in time to let us understand how some things are interconnected? How life eventually sort of changes the angle of the spotlight to focus on that which we used not to see (or refused to see) to let us understand some whys and hows?
Indeed, life is an unending search for answers, of attempts at some glimpses of truth, of undertstanding, made more wonderful and worthwhile by our moments of kaya pala.
Have you ever wondered why you are in a certain place, at a certain time, doing a certain thing that doesn’t seem to fit your long-term plan, only to realize much later that you were placed there to prepare you for something bigger? What is your most profound kaya pala moment?
[This post was inspired by a series of heart-to-heart conversations with a dear friend, Brenda DG Corpuz, my ate (pronounced a-te) at NCCA. Love you, Ate Bren! Thanks for your friendship.]