April 19, 2014

Nagsasa Cove

In life, we absorb negativity not by chance but by choice. Our choices therefore determine the course of our life. And sometimes, if our choices are wise enough, they could take us to some places, wonderful and unimagined.

Like Nagsasa, a naturally-alluring cove guarded by Aeta communities, which is an hour boat ride away from Pundaquit, San Antonio, Zambales. It has grayish sand beach lined with refreshing pine trees and surrounded by mountains strikingly scorched by summer heat. Nagsasa today is the rebirth of the cove almost damaged by the massive volcanic ash falls and lahar flows brought about by the Mt. Pinatubo eruption in 1991.

It is a picture-perfect place to unwind, nurse a broken heart or reflect for the Lenten season.

No matter which direction you take, make sure it makes you happy.

Life is never constant. Accept that some boats are not meant to stay in your shores forever.

Now and then, it’s good to rest from your relentless pursuit of excessive pleasure and simply enjoy life in its basic and original form.

Be patient. Be kind. Be a home, someone would always want to take shelter to.

Surround yourself with positive people who can also bring out the sunshine within you.

Chase your dreams. Don’t be afraid to give yourself everything you ever wanted in life.

Throw to the fire all your negative emotions. Happiness is a reflection of loving yourself enough to move on and find in your heart to finally forgive those who hurt you.

And always wake up in the morning believing that you were created with a purpose in life.

If we are only brave enough to explore the space of peace and reemerge a recharged and better person, I believe we can deal with anything and everything, even the Chinese invading the waters of Zambales.

Thanks to Nagsasa… all of me loves all of you.

Spent a fun-filled 2014 Holy Week here with my office mate friends Nico, Kris, Jo, Gara and Paul.
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