I never thought i’d get to meet people JUST LIKE ME. People who JUST DONT GIVE A DAMN ABOUT ANYTHING. It was just me and my backpack this time. No computers, no phones, no nothin. Just me…
Sometimes you just need to get away from the place you live in, the people you know and spend time with yourself. Remember, BEFORE YOU CAN UNDERSTAND OTHERS, YOU HAVE TO UNDERSTAND YOURSELF FIRST.
I know it’s been a long 5-day adventure for me in Palawan. But it was well worth it. The lessons i learned during this trip were just priceless. I know i couldn’t have learned these any other way. I never thought I’d meet people from different ends of the earth who share the same outlooks i have about life. When i was in the island, no one cared about where you’re from, how you look, what kind of clothes you wear, or how much money you have. Out there in the island, we were just a group of people living our lives and enjoying it as much as we can. It’s a place where problems, conflicts, doubts and even plans get left behind – A place of PEACE…
Here are some precious words i heard from the friends i made(and will never ever forget) and also some of my silent thoughts during this trip:
“DONT RUSH”. You have all the time in the world for yourself. you own it. “RELAX, RELAX, RELAX”. Stress is just a myth. And it’s all just a product of worry. “DONT WORRY, BE HAPPY. Coz when you worry your face will frown and that will bring everybody down”. “LIFE IS ALL ABOUT PERSPECTIVES”. Some people may see a situation in a negative way, we just have to see it differently. Say, uhm…in a positive way, maybe? “EACH STORY ALWAYS HAS 2 SIDES”. Whichever side you wanna believe, it’s up to you. You can’t let someone decide for you or even affect the way you think. “TAKE RISKS, BUT STICK WITH YOUR PRINCIPLES”. You’re going nowhere when you dont take risks. Our lives are not pre-determined. Sometimes we just have to let it be. “LET LIFE TAKE US WHEREVER HE WANTS US TO BE. WE JUST HAVE TO WAIT FOR THINGS TO FALL INTO PLACE”. This way, we dont need to worry about anything.(Jeremiah 29:11)
“DON’T EXPECT ANYTHING”. Just when you think everything’s okay, that’s when something just blindsides you without warning. But, dont worry about that either, because “WHEN SOMEONE SHOVES YOU IN THE BACK, THAT JUST MEANS THEY’RE PUSHING YOU FORWARD AND THEN YOU’LL GET TO WHERE YOU WANNA GO FASTER”.
It’s your LIFE. LIVE IT, ENJOY IT WHILE YOU STILL CAN. IT’S TOO SHORT so STOP WASTING YOUR TIME WORRYING ABOUT THE THINGS THAT ARE YET TO COME. WORRY ABOUT THE FUTURE WHEN YOU GET THERE.
Trust me, WHEN YOU DON’T PLAN, EVERYTHING WILL FALL INTO PLACE. And you’ll be able to live your life with NO REGRETS and NOT A SINGLE DEGREE OF WORRY will ever cross your mind.