Living In A Jungle (Part B)

by Patrick Liew on August 29, 2011

My family and I fell in love with jungle trekking. It went on for many years.

We started to promote it to our relatives and friends. Somehow, the idea never took off with them.

I remembered once we brought our extended family for jungle trekking. Shortly after walking into the jungle, one of them said, “Let’s go back. It’s all the same.”

He saw only trees and plants and they look alike to him. We saw beauty beyond any description.

More than anything else, I have found powerful lessons that can help me to be more successful in life.

Let me share with you some lessons the jungle has taught me. 

>The jungle is challenging but I need challenges to live. When there are none, I know I am dead.

>If I don’t know where I am going, I will always be in the jungle.

>I see more obstacles when I see less of my objectives.

>I do not have to follow others and go to where they have gone.

>I want to go to where Our Creator wants me to go and leave a track for others to follow.

>I will not know what I can achieve unless I take the risks of going further into the jungle.

>I do not ask for an easier jungle but for a stronger mind and a more resilient spirit.

>I am not worried of trekking slowly but of standing still. If I don’t try, I will never ever get out of the jungle.

>I am more afraid I have not lived than of being dead in the jungle.

>I cannot get out of the jungle without being bitten by mosquitoes and struggling through difficult tracks and thick vegetation.

>When I feel fear, uncertainties and doubts – that can be the beginning of wisdom and success.

>I cannot discover a better track unless I leave my comfort zone.

>I learn from the jungle which deals with challenges by renewing itself.

>When I have gone down the wrong track, I must be brave enough to back-track and start all over again.

>If I cannot go back and start again, I can start from where I am and work towards reaching a better destination.

>It is easier to go down the mountain but the view is better from the top and the air fresher too. I can also see my way out of the jungle.

>Every new challenge in the jungle makes me a better person.

>If the animals are too strong for me, I avoid them. If I can’t, I must be prepared to overcome them.

>I can resolve any challenges in the jungle if only I learned how to do it.

>If I overcome the worst that the jungle offers me, I can become the best I can be.

>The jungle may be rough but there are enough flora and fauna to make it exciting and fun.

>Even at nightfall, I can enjoy the wonders of the stars.

>The natives in the jungle do not have what I have but they can be happier than me.

>I persevere through the jungle so that I can see the beautiful waterfall.

>After I have bashed through the jungle, I will feel the thrill of achievement and the joy of memories. 



I hope this message will find a place in your heart.

By the way, I have also recorded other reflections.

Please go to ‘Notes’ found below my profile picture.

Visit my Inspiration blog at

Visit my Transformation blog at

Please read them and continue to teach me.

Life is FUNtastic!


Question: How can we plot our way through the jungle of life?



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