Almost in every Youth Leaders Forum that GMB held, there will be a ‘crying’ session. A session where someone tells a sad story of his/her life and the others will cry. I didn’t get it at the first time. Why did they cry? What life story they told for? My whole life teach me not to show your tears. Because it means weakness.
But wait, I do know they are not weak persons. They must be a strong person to be in GMB. They have passed a very difficult selection process and Youth Adventure, a journey that will prove your cleverness and mentality. So what do their tears mean? Oh my God! I just understood what my sensei (teacher in Karate) said to me four years ago, “True power doesn’t come from your fist, but your heart”.
By fist, you can defeat your enemies, but you cannot make them your friend. By strength you can move your hand and feet and cause a great damage, but by your heart, you can inspire and move many peoples around you and make a better life. It’s totally right! GMB show me something I cannot understand four years ago.
Tears is not always mean a weakness. Sometimes it means you’re a human, you have heart and feeling. You’re strong. You can feel what people feel as well as make peoples feel what you feel. You have friends who will protect and stand with you. Youth Leaders Forum inspires the others. It is like someone tells “Hey, you are not alone! Don’t be sad, we are here with you. Let’s grow up together!”. I’m so lucky and proud to be part of GMB big family.
Participant of GMB Homestay Program 2016
When we are talking about GMB and Me, One things disturb my mind and I always asking to myself “What would be happen in my life, if I never know and be a part of GMB? Perhaps, I won’t never feel how great it is when we can respect culture and diversity and can appreciate someone choices in their life with unconditional love. Perhaps, I won’t never feel how great it when appreciate my life and be yourself without not being yourself. Perhaps, I won’t never know how to overcome with myself when getting difficult problem and can learn forgiving mistakes myself before forgiving mistakes others and briefly, maybe there are many problems that could be happened in my life if I didn’t meet GMB. Because of that I mention GMB is school of life which never offering and teaching everywhere, event knowledge it never teaching in university.
GMB has changed the way I think the narrow and rigid to be a more open and wild in thinking and acting toward more positive. When imagine an animal, I would like a frog. A frog will never change the habit of jumping into a flying frog, because in creating for understanding what the meaning and significance of each leap frog did. Never tired of saying a frog leap when he did? Once the frog was disappointed or frustrated when danger is lurking, maybe never want to give up, but the frogs have never been given a chance or a second event one minutes to give up because the frog was created to continue to jump and jump until towards the goal that is achieved though sometimes danger always came up to stop him.
The frog will jump as high as possible even if it takes longer to reach a destination but instead time owned by a frog would be more meaningful because every leap frog do is a valuable life experience that can’t be replaced with a diamonds because the frog jump with struggled with a variety of weather conditions and different natural and amazingly a frog can live in two different worlds and in the GMB has taught me to be bold to dream big and can jump higher beyond the limits of my ability. Sometimes the limitations that we have make us reasonably stopped dreaming big and lazy doing something useful for yourself and others. I often said and asking why my life isn't like the sleek all-round others, a happy family, the father and mother are healthy and have the facilities that support to thrive. Life is so hard and it feels heavy to pass, sometimes rarely get the ease to get something in want and in the GMB I get the answer turns out to be that happiness could not be seen from what we want or want but Happiness comes when we get through life with a principle of living beyond yourselves.
Guys, This is my experince when I being GMB member. so What about you ? Are you interest for join GMB ? Trust with me, many energy positive come to your life if your being a familly GMB. So, Please Register your self right now for being participant Youth Adventure and Youth Leaders Forum 2016. Very Easy for register, Just visit our website right now www.g-mb.org and fill form registration and do the best.
Say special thanks to Familly Gerakan Mari Berbagi and My Mentor Azwar Hasan and Dede Prabowo.