Often times we want comfort, we stay away from the bumpy and rugged road, we want everything paved, ironed out to the very details. Truth is, you don’t learn anything significant when everything is running smooth.
Embrace the road even if its not smooth!
A lot of times I complain, yep, I complain on how bumpy the road is, the potholes as many as the white hairs of Sen. Joker Arroyo. The rough road slows you down.
But I’m reminded to enjoy the journey, that the roads to greater heights are not paved. That you have to slow down most of the times to be able to enjoy the view. That a smooth paper cannot refine an intricate woodwork. That diamonds came from once coarse piece of rock. The summits are for those who are willing to be dirty, tired- for those don’t mind how bad and dangerous the trail is. Unmindful that after the summit they will go down on the same path they followed (unless its a traverse).
I guess those who doesn’t want to be furnished are those who are contended of what they are. They play blind on greater possibilities and try to forget their full potential.
Remember that the rough road usually leads you to a destination not known to many. It is the road less traveled that wows the soujourner (period).
Let me repeat that,
“the rough road usually leads you to a destination not known to many.”
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Reflection made during one of my worst jeepney ride during my 100 days of backpacking the Philippines, non-stop, the cheapest way possible.
This is post part of ISANG DAAN Journey. ISANG DAAN is a personal journey and challenge to backpack around the Philippines the cheapest way possible for 100 days.
You may also watch my teaser vid on Youtube: ISANG DAAN CHALLENGE