EVERY TEARDROP IS A WATERFALL
I spent two nights with my fellow Bio peeps to desert myself away from the city a little bit to relieve myself from the hefty burdens that’s been constantly tearing me off in the past few days. So we actually (and literally) stayed on the top of a mountain near a waterfall and did an encampment. So it was some sort of a date with Nature and that was the time that I did (and indeed) gave up what my usual life in the city have which means no internet, no cellphones, no fastfood chains to neutralize the acid seeping on my belly, and most of all, have lived in a community with a freezing temperature with no proper “lighting” which we have to make fire on our own (which was cazy but fun).
So the experience, living with people that were dear to me, was some kind of a learning from me. In those days, there were laughters, joys, and so as misunderstanding. But one thing for me is for sure, you could not take one from the other. We are people living in an age that no time is a waste, and that we have to cherish every single moment of living for others, not just for our own, and what does it really mean to live a life like that. Also, I learned that people are people. They are not problems that we have to fix, but they are, at some point, like a situation that needs to be understand, considered, and valued. And that as much as possible, we need to learn to have a consciousness of one eye close and the other one is open. Sensitivity. We have to learn to adapt, just like to learn about being humane to yourself and for the people around you. Nothing hurts a person so much by showing indifference to them.
Lastly, I learned that indeed, no man is an Island. What you do with yourself, you do it to others too. So I constantly pray, looking back at those moments, that I/we may learn those “gems” of worthwhile living, and that we realised that every teardrop is a waterfall…
“And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers.” 1 John 3:16
2/25/2012 8:05 pm