Volcano Moods 3/4: A world of black and orange. This is how I will always remember Mount Yasur most vividly. The spitting crucible of fire below completely absorbs you - the explosion of lava bombs that split the air and rattle the breathe in your lungs, the rumble of the crumbling ground beneath your feet, and the angry billowing clouds of ash that charge up the walls of the crater and break over its edge.
PHOTO: 15 sec @ f6.3, ISO1250. Canon 5D2 with 17-40mm lens.
RELATING MOUNTAINEERING IN GOING TO A NEW RELATIONSHIP
We all have these "baggages" from previous relationship. A normal thing. Whether we want it or not, at the back of our mind, we may have it. Something that might make us feel anxious about something or a situation in our new relationship that is similar to our past relationship.
Going to a new relationship is somewhat similar to climbing a mountain, a new undiscovered trail. I learned from one of my brother in the mountaineering community that I look up to, that in mountaineering, what we really put in our bags are our fears. Makes sense. We put blanket because we fear colds. We put foods because we fear hunger. We put first aid kits, because we fear untreated wounds. We put flashlights because we fear dark.
Now, trekking into this trail of relationship, we also carry these heavy bags with so much fear in it. And these are our "baggages" from past relationships. Things we are anxious about. Its going to be heavy. Both of you and your partner will have it. And will make trekking and climbing the mountains of relationship hard.
But as you go on these trail of relationship, with you and your partner's hands held together, you'll get rid of these fears. With every step, your partner will help you realize that there's nothing to be afraid of. And you'll do the same with your partner. Then little by little, both of you will unload these fears from your bags, these baggages, and leave it behind.
Then both of you will reach the destined summit for both of you with no more heavy loads. Only the things you need, the things that both of you will share with one another, and the things that would make a beautiful world for both of you.
So find that person who will walk the trail of relationship with you, with your hands held together, and would help you unload the fears in your backpacks. 💖💖💖