Who would have thought that an hour trek would be full of life changing lessons? I didn’t see it coming but I guess it was the right soul searching activity I need to test my grit.
I’ve trekked to different falls but it was my first time to visit Colasi Falls in Mercedes over a week ago. This particular experience taught me some valuable life lessons along the way especially because of what I’ve been going through. (READ my previous post about WHY.)
Have you ever joined a trek before without any idea about the place? You just hold on to the promise that everything will be alright and then suddenly you find yourself reflecting while enduring the long walk…It happened to me during our Take Me To Mercedes familiarisation tour and here’s a glimpse of my soul searching moments.
Somewhere, somehow, you’ll find yourself in a starting point where you’re in group of highly motivated individuals. They’re full of energy and enthusiasm which makes you excited to take this adventure called Life.
You explore the wild and enjoy the little treats along the way…
Just when you’re about to give up, God will show you one of His most precious creation… as if He’s talking to you and encouraging you to go on... "My child, don't feel discouraged. Continue your journey and soon you’ll fly like this beautiful butterfly."
This simple yet very meaningful encounter with a butterfly reminds you that hey, everyone goes through different stages and challenges… You just have to be brave and patient as you hurdle through the phase.
It always means a lot when you have someone by your side… someone who will not leave you behind but instead cheer you on to keep going because for as long as you’re together, life is beautiful and you can fly like a delicate butterfly.
Now you appreciate everything in a deeper sense… You begin to understand that you’re not in a race and it’s perfectly fine to pause and take a much needed rest. Yes, it is okay to slow down. That's perfectly normal!
It’s okay to be tired and weary. Listen to your body… find your own rhythm and follow your own pace.
Why you should not give up when even if you’re tired and hopeless? Because you’ll never know what’s in store for you if you just quit and turn back! That’s what I thought when I saw this beautiful rice field in the middle of nowhere.
Never lose hope. Never lose faith in the goodness of humanity. There will always be someone who will lend their helping hand. Just hold tight and let them help you crossover and overcome that challenging stage in your life…
You’ll made it, in God's perfect time. Trust me. You’ll made it to your destination and you’ll achieve your goals for as long as you believe in yourself and never lose hope. Don’t give up easily! Keep that burning passion in your heart and appreciate God’s mysterious work in your life.
Before you knew it, people are cheering for you and you’ll be sharing a good meal with the people who made it through! It feels great to be in a company of believers and doers, right? So surround yourself with people who share the same vibe with you and learn from them. Share the fruits of your journey with people around you…
inspire others to start their own adventure and hopefully take home valuable life lessons with them.
At the end of the day, I realized that we just have to be ready to receive God’s overflowing blessings.
The long and challenging trek to Colasi Falls is definitely worth it!
This 70ft high waterfalls will definitely take your breath away and swimming in its cold water is a great reward for completing the trek.
If you're interested to visit Colasi Falls, I highly recommend you contact Mercedes Tourism through their Telefax +63 54 444 1261 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
YOU WANT MORE?! Don't miss the May 1, 2015 episode of ABS-CBN Bicol Marhay na Aga Kapamilya (MAK) which will feature the beautiful islands of Mercedes. I hope you'll also regularly visit my blog and watch for "hugot" spots I found in Mercedes which I'll publish in a different post. Let's stay connected! :-)