Here is another guest article this time from Chris Browning Founder of GunNewsDaily.com on 7 Life Lessons Learned from Trekking Across Mexico
7 Life Lessons I Learned From Trekking Across Mexico
For many Americans, it means tacos, tequila, and sandy beaches. But Mexico has much to offer in it’s vast and varied “naturaleza”.
Trekking across Mexico is an incredible undertaking that will test the limits of your physical endurance and push your mental power to the edge.
Undertaking such a massive journey is a major commitment that will require all your perseverance, but if you can put up with it you’ll walk away with an unforgettable experience.
While much of trekking across Mexico is about learning to live without the comfort of modern civilization, once you’ve completed the journey you will find that many of the lessons learned can apply to your everyday life.
- Less Is More
One of the biggest lessons you’ll take away from trekking across Mexico is the fact that sometimes less truly is more.
Armed with nothing but a backpack full of essentials and a good pair of walking shoes, you will quickly realize that the materialism of the modern world often just weighs us down.
Mexico is often thought of in America as a poor country, and while poverty is widespread it is rich with a myriad of natural wonders that must be seen to be believed.
- The Journey Is More Important Than The Destination
Taking a long trek really isn’t about where you end up but all the amazing sights you’ll pass through on the journey. This is certainly no different when it comes to trekking across Mexico, and the people you’ll meet and experiences you’ll go through along the way are what truly make the journey worth it.
Not only will you learn about the world around you on your trek, but you’ll learn a lot about yourself as well. A trek is a rich tapestry of memories that will have a profound effect on your character by the end of it.
- How To Live In The Moment
Part of taking a trek through nature is unplugging from the daily adherence to all the tech gadgets that consume us in life, from smartphones to the internet and TV. With limited access to power in the countryside, you learn to truly live in the moment without constantly staring at a screen.
Taking a trek means bringing nothing but the absolute necessities, and it can be quite eye opening to see that fresh air, water and nutrition are all you really need to keep moving through life.
- Trekking Across Mexico Can Be Dangerous
While a trek through Mexico is an amazing experience full of natural wonder and life changing moments, it can also be very dangerous. One of the most important lessons I learned on my trek was to always try to be prepared for whatever dangers may lie before you on a trek.
I visited Mexico during coues deer hunting season and made sure to acquaint myself with essential trail safety tips before heading out.
With so much that can go wrong, from animal attacks to getting lost, it’s impossible to be ready for every twist and turn you’ll encounter along the way. However, it’s a good idea to study up on how to stay safe on the trail before your next trek.
- Life Is Full Of Challenges
We get accustomed to bypassing life’s many challenges living our cushy modern lives, but that’s a bit more challenging when you’re living in the elements of Mexico’s beautiful but challenging terrain. A trek is a massive undertaking and the natural world has a way of quickly reminding you that this walk of life is full of plenty of hardship.
- Perseverance Is Key
Once you’ve undertaken a major trek, you will find that most of the things we worry about everyday are really trivial. Compared to hardened survival among the elements and endless time on your feet, running your errands or getting to work on time aren’t nearly as stressful.
It really puts things into perspective when you muster up the kind of perseverance and determination it takes to complete a trek, and shows you just how much you are capable of achieving when you really put your mind to it.
- Go With The Flow
We often don’t like to admit it, but one of the facts of life is that we simply can’t control everything in our lives. It’s truly liberating once you accept this, and you can begin to let go and just go with the flow.
My trip through Mexico definitely reinforced this idea for me. Life will throw all kinds of obstacles on any trek, and the best thing you can do is keep an open mind and take solace in the beauty all around you.
Great Stuff Chris and thanks again.
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