Thai Cave Rescue

A lesson for all of us

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The recent Thai boys rescue has captured the attention of so many people around the world. This includes myself. For some reason, I feel so connected with them. I was following the news everyday.  On the three days of rescue, I was intensely stressed.  When the news finally got out that the final four boys and the coach were successfully rescued, I couldn’t help with tears flowing down my cheek.

I don’t know why I got so emotional. But I know it was a story that we all can learn from.

It was a story to restore humanity, to remind us that we are capable of doing extraordinary things. When we come together with one common goal – to save lives, to cherish us, to achieve the impossible, we surpass what we thought we could do.

Many say the success factor has to do with the coach, the Navy Seal or the selfless anesthesiologist who gave up his vacation. Some also speculates it was also a story with a divine connection.

This story helps to remind myself (and hopefully others) that we are all in this world together. We can build walls, create boundaries and come up with different reasons to separate “us” from “others”. But these are our illusion, steming from our own fear and insecurities.  

With the right intention, the right timing and the right passion, we can also break those walls, lift these boundaries and come up with all the right reasons to come together as “one” to look out for each other and achieve something great.

Again, I am grateful that the Thai boys have come out from the darkness of the cave. To me, it has a deeper meaning for all of us to ponder upon. We are capable of pulling all of us out from the darkness if we unite together.

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