In this season of Lent, your #Binibini38 Ana Patricia Asturias shares with us her thoughts on spirituality and the ongoing quest to win one of the Bb. Pilipinas 2017 crowns. Allow me to give her the floor on this Maundy Thursday.
“Now that it’s Holy Week, I have the good opportunity to share to people one thing I prepared for Binibining Pilipinas, and that is to get to know myself on a spiritual level. I learned that one quality of a beauty queen in order to lead is to have a strong identity. You can only have a strong identity once you start to get to know yourself spiritually.
I am a Catholic Christian. I grew up going to church every Sunday, saying a prayer before meals and before going to sleep. I was raised the Catholic Filipino way. I believe in God and I believe our existence is mainly to glorify Him. Above all, the relationship we have with Him is what I believe is most important. The faith I have in myself and in God is what makes me firmly grounded. It is what makes me confidently ready to face anything that life throws at me.
Ultimately, I believe that life is about knowing good and doing good. Religion, Race, Cultural difference create division and diversity, but we all know “goodness” once we see it. When we are treated good, we feel great and that we want to do something good in return; there’s that half-second moment of understanding that we feel like we are coming from the same roots. We all know “good” when we see it, simply because our spiritual purpose in life is to do good, and avoid evil.
As what I always say in every introduction I make, I believe life is about finding purpose. Knowing what you believe in is part of the journey in knowing how to shape your own life. In this journey less than a month towards the coronation night, I realized that a prepared mind, heart and soul is what makes me ready for a crown.”
Patrik is ready for any outcome that will happen in her Bb. Pilipinas journey. Win or lose, she is certain of coming out a stronger and more confident individual ready to face bigger opportunities in life.
Please keep on supporting Patrik in the Miss Photogenic and Jag Denim Queen voting of the competition. She will happily appreciate your efforts. 🙂