It's the Journey, not the Destination!
14 September 2012
Hiking up to the Craters of the Moon in Rotorua, New Zealand was one of the most difficult days of our trek. I and my partner were both feeling a bit loopy from the altitude, and I had been battling a little headache since the night before, which was creating a bunch of stress about whether I was going to suffer the consequences of altitude sickness before I managed to make it to the top of the pass. We were so immersed in our own thoughts that it took a while for us to notice that the thick fog that we’d been hiking through for the last hour was no longer surrounding us. We turned around and realized that we’d broken through the clouds and could finally see some of the peaks behind us and the moon-like landscape with steaming pools and crater lakes. We had just a few minutes of this view before the clouds rose up and obscured the views again. It was a good reminder to stop every once in a while and take a look at the majesty that surrounded us. Nature is so inspiring indeed.
I’ve realized a lot things while I’m wandering in, I’ve learned that even when it seems that I completely ignore where I’m going; I can clearly see what I’m made of. My hopes and dreams, my vision and expectations won’t be fulfilled at the destination but within the journey and my best road findings are patience, endurance and faithfulness.
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Truly breathtaking and inspirational!