In everything that happens to us, whether in relationships or work, it requires fealties to which we dedicate ourselves and consecrated ourselves to the causes of doing good unto others and do no harm to each one. It is on this notion that one must understand that fidelity to the vows we made or to the contract we enter, require much perseverance, sufficient understanding and strong will to fight temptations.
The fighting of temptations is a lifetime process, that as long as we ever lived and as long as we breathe, we will commit to no one except to those whom we choose to love, abide in such love and increase it as we live each day. Similarly to work, one must also be enormously loyal to the public trust and public good. One can never divest himself/herself from public interests when his/her work requires it thus become the man/woman of substance above all else.
Becoming of substance requires that one must also understand the complexities of commitment, that in no way, one can escape from temptations but what is relatively important is our ability to stay loyal and true to what we have committed, vowed and pledge. We may falter but in each and every fall, one must be able to rise up, dust themselves off, continue making the walk towards the direction of hope and redemption with a certainty of hope and the discipline of wisdom as well as guidance.
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I have known Samira but I fondly called her Sam way back in 1998 when I was a delegate to the National Youth Parliament representing my province. That was when the parliament was in Baguio City and she was from the First NYP and I, on the 2nd NYP. What captivated me of Sam was her strong leadership on women’s issues most specially on Muslim women in Mindanao and of course, her staunch support for a re-invigorated Islamic finance in the Philippines, being a member of the board of the Amanah Islamic Bank of the Philippines. She is a commercial model for Modess and Marie Claire.
Sam as we crossed path since 1998 has grown up immensely influential among leaders in Mindanao and became more influential on women’s issues as well as the peace process. She remains very humble and carefree. She still finds her way in her native Marawi City and greatly influence how leaders there walk their talk. She delivers talks and inspires other women as well as men for her belief in the future of Mindanao, the Moro young professionals and her undying belief in the peace process.
As someone who hails from a well-to-do family, Sam could have been played the role of a Princess locked up in her room all day with nothing much to do but think of how life can be, but Samira is a worker, an inspirer, a writer and a visionary. She is the woman whose dynamism far exceeds that of her contemporary women elsewhere. She has even staged a fashion show featuring traditional Muslim dresses to promote Muslim way of life and culture. She remains to be involved in so many issues in Mindanao and in the country and yes, many women can learn more of her substance, journey in life and her humility.
She is happily married to a fine and distinguished gentleman from Marawi City.