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"Courage is not the absence of fear, it is the TRIUMPH over it"

Updated: Jul 27, 2023

G.E.M.S 5 HIGH ELEMENTS (Season 6) 23 July 2023 @ Mega Adventures, Sentosa

"๐—–๐—ข๐—จ๐—ฅ๐—”๐—š๐—˜ ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐—ป๐—ผ๐˜ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐—ฏ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ฒ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—ณ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ, ๐—ถ๐˜ ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ง๐—ฅ๐—œ๐—จ๐— ๐—ฃ๐—› ๐—ผ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—ถ๐˜"

Congratulations to these 20 strong and beautiful souls who braved through 3 different challenges in one morning:

Mega Climb - 3 levels of tree-top rope obstacle course

Mega Jump - 4 storey high/15m Free fall jump

Mega Zip - 450m zipline over the Imbiah Hill Jungle and Siloso Beach

It was a magnificent sight indeed, witnessing the display of courage and support. Despite facing their own fear with sweaty palms and trembling legs, they continue to motivate one another, turn back and guide, and cheer for every little success (while hugging poles in-between) LOL

The journey began at the point where they decided to take up the challenge to face their fear and be present. With every step on the high ropes, they gained confidence. Looking ahead, facing yet another obstacle, they perservered, managed their emotions, and learnt to overcome despite the raging fear. In the end, every individual is overwhelmed with a sense of pride. "I did it! We did it!"

GEMS Badge of Honour was presented to everyone to commemorate their bravery with personal congratulatory speech given between mother-daughter teams and leaders to the rest. It was so emotional and beautiful

โ€œLife at its best is a series of challenges. A big enough challenge will bring out strength and abilities you never knew you had. Take on challenges, and you will bring yourself to life.โ€

What is G.E.M.S: Gems Empowering Me Series?

GEMS is a series of fun and easy challenges across different elements, especially tailored to simulate lifeโ€™s obstacles. GEMS hopes to EMPOWER participants with essential parallel life skills, help to identify and remove any mental obstacles, bring clarity and complete with renewed confidence in themselves and their ability to make decisions and conquer lifeโ€™s challenges. Participants will learn to enhance their spiritual practice, develop a heightened self-awareness, and expand their comfort zone.

๐—” ๐—ฏ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐˜„๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐—ป๐—ผ๐˜ ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฒ ๐˜„๐—ต๐—ผ ๐—ฑ๐—ผ๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—ป๐—ผ๐˜ ๐—ณ๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—น ๐—ฎ๐—ณ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—ฑ ๐—ฏ๐˜‚๐˜ ๐˜€๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐˜„๐—ต๐—ผ ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—พ๐˜‚๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—ณ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ

Completing a high elements course, often offered at adventure or ropes courses, can provide numerous benefits that contribute to personal growth and skill development. These courses involve challenges at considerable heights, such as climbing, traversing, and balancing on elevated platforms and obstacles. Here are some of the key benefits of completing a high elements course:

  1. Overcoming Fear and Building Confidence: High elements courses can be intimidating, especially for those with a fear of heights. Successfully completing the challenges can help individuals conquer their fears, leading to increased self-confidence and a sense of accomplishment.

  2. Improved Problem-Solving and Decision-Making: Negotiating high elements requires critical thinking and quick decision-making to find the best routes and strategies. Participants learn to assess situations, identify solutions, and adapt to changing circumstances.

  3. Enhanced Physical Fitness and Coordination: Climbing, balancing, and navigating through high elements demand physical strength, balance, and coordination. Regular engagement in these activities can lead to improved overall fitness and motor skills.

  4. Team Building and Communication: High elements courses are often designed for group participation. Participants learn the importance of effective communication, teamwork, and trust to overcome challenges together.

  5. Increased Resilience and Perseverance: The difficulties encountered during a high elements course teach resilience and the value of persevering through adversity. Participants learn to face setbacks, keep trying, and ultimately achieve their goals.

  6. Stress Reduction and Mental Well-being: Engaging in physical activities like a high elements course can help reduce stress, anxiety, and mental fatigue. The adrenaline rush and a sense of achievement release endorphins, promoting a positive mood.

  7. Heightened Self-Awareness: Participants gain insights into their strengths, weaknesses, and limits during the course. This self-awareness can be valuable for personal development and growth.

  8. Trust Building: Many high elements courses involve elements like trust falls or partner activities. These exercises foster trust among participants as they learn to rely on and support one another.

  9. Leadership Development: In group settings, participants may take on leadership roles to guide and support their teammates. High elements courses offer opportunities for leadership development and practice.

  10. Mindfulness and Focus: Successfully navigating high elements requires concentration and being present in the moment. Participants learn to be mindful and focus on the task at hand, which can be beneficial in other aspects of life.

  11. Transferable Skills: The skills acquired in completing a high elements course, such as problem-solving, teamwork, and self-confidence, can be applied in various real-life situations, including school, work, or personal endeavors.

Overall, completing a high elements course offers a unique and adventurous experience that fosters personal growth, teamwork, and skill development. It provides opportunities to step out of comfort zones, face challenges head-on, and emerge with newfound confidence and abilities.

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