The thoughts, the emotions, and the prayers that followed the adventure of the Thai football team are indicators that their unforeseen cave experience caught the world’s attention. Many, who had no connection with Thailand, shed so much time as their hearts pulsated with news from the media. There was no resistance to diversity as local and international divers stormed the Chiang Rai Province of Thailand for the safety of the local footballers. It was a unified action that further demonstrated the oneness of the world. In the few days that elapsed before the boys were safely found in the cave, so many people outside the cave have given up the hope that sustained them.
The Wild Boars as they were fondly called ventured into a striking escapade that claimed human life. It was a huge sacrifice that deterred a skilful diver to be referred to as a hero.
I settled between enthusiasm and joy for the successful discovery of the boys as my heart pondered the question of what spurred them on.
The courage of the apologetic assistant coach confirmed the football team were coached into the cave. He undoubtedly had good intentions as they marked the birthday of his team member, but what a complicated adventure for a birthday?
The unpleasant adventure of the boys would possibly wrap up someone in a phobia for caves and trigger someone else to vie for an adventure in a cave. Life mostly consist of two kinds of people: the fearful and the risk takers. The former would not dare go near the entrance of a cave, the latter would explore the cave for a quicker solution to a similar problem.
I came to a sudden realisation that the fear of not going near the entrance of a cave, automatically puts one in a cave. – the phobia for caves!
Some people who have never physically ventured into a cave are already encased in caves for life’s monstrous adventures.
As I join others to celebrate the safe return of the Wild Boars and their reconnection with family members, I’d like to cast a reader’s memory to unseen caves. How has life’s adventurous journey coached you? Are you being coached into a cave? If you are honest about an unseen circumstance that have caved you, do you have divers?
The cravings for wealth, the struggle for freedom, the guilt of unfaithfulness, the longing for health, the enduring pain of abuse, the torrent of torment, fear of the unknown, the grief of a painful loss, the dangerous encircling of frenemies and such disquieting circumstances are all caves that can hire no physical diver for freedom. Correspondingly, life has the ability to convert such circumstances with the strength inherent in the power of the mind, the courage that spurred on the Wild Boars, the ability to see hope against hope, the faith to conquer the fear of the unknown, the tranquillity to transition the mind to peace, the joy that persists in the face of pain, the patience that subsides temperament and the love that endures. Those are the divers when life coaches you into the cave of challenges. Those divers constitute the positivity that negates negativity. The sight to see possibility in the face of impossibility is more real than reality.
I journeyed through the jaggedness and structure of a cave and paused to think about purpose. Every life adventure hinges on purpose. The Wild Boars did not have a hindsight at the brink of their journey, but in reality, their painful journey has earned them a global presence and who knows what the future holds?