There are pains that must be endured, weathered, and learned from. While there are pains that must be avoided at all cost. The latter are the pains that yield no fruitful results despite fighting for a good cause.

Be forewarned that the way to real life is not a smooth path.

There is no easy way to knowing your calling and lasting success. It has to be dared deliberately and with a whole heart.

Only the tides of time will reveal the path that is set for you. Although trying to go through it however which way will enable you to find out – even in the hard way – the lessons from the journey will be invaluable and will last longer in your heart than in your head.

The heart is a treasure trove for things that the mind couldn’t contain.

Toughen up through the trials of life, but don’t let your heart be hardened by its pains. Let it ever be tender, filled with compassion and overflowing with love.

As you continue to sow love in the hardest times, you will reap love in harvest times as it will surprise you in unexpected times and places when you need it the most.

Love is tested and yet is strengthened through incomprehensible pains.

The wisdom of the ages comes out and is learned in the process by going through the fire and not avoiding it completely.

End your journey unequivocally, if you must, after having tried all your best efforts to weather the storms fighting for the mission.

Let love and gratitude overcome all bitterness and hatred that may have emerged. It is way better to end every journey seeing and immersing oneself in the light at the end of a long dark tunnel.

Move on and seize the day. Leave no regrets from the past when you know you’ve already done enough.

And alas, let your light and love ever so shine brighter with the legacy you’ve made that you’ll leave behind in the hearts and minds of the people whose lives you’ve touched by striving to live through the fire.

Adrian is a professional Events Host, Writer, Teacher, and Change Catalyst. He's a world-class emcee creating fun, memorable, and meaningful events. As a change catalyst, his mission is to inspire personal development so people could have better lives with brighter future, against all odds. An IELTS- and TESOL-certified English Trainer, he's also a prolific Tagalog Tutor.