The sunshine above prayers flags – Jergu, Tibet, 2013
It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves ~ Sir Edmund Hillary
Everybody who goes climbing the Everest or read about going to Everest would always have the above quote ringing through their lives. For me the Himalayan regions experience offers you just that. The mountain view outside, our own ego in the inside. It is a personal journey, indeed it is the journey of the heart. It is a journey to find ourselves, especially within.
My second trip to Nepal become a beginning to start answering everything myself. Where somehow my life start synchronising and that the random things that I’ve been doing the last 16 bloody years has finally make sense. I saw that I was not actually randomly doing things, I actually gain knowledge and skills for other greater purpose. One of them is to know my own self. My love of travelling has brought me to completely accept my nomadic nature. I decided to completely embracing it and not making excuse when I know it is the time for me to go somewhere and answer that deep calling from within. And yes, I love travelling solo. I feel naturally being myself when I travel alone.
The journey to the unknown – Jergu, Tibet 2013
Last year journey to the regions of my dream was one of the heaviest point in my life where I completely went to a blank state for the 3 – 4 months post journey. I need major space in my life to just literally space out. To really understand what I really looking for in my life and keep on doing things that I’m good at. I am now literally all over the place, finding myself all around the major cities in Java and going back and forward back to Bali. And soon come, going back to Kathmandu. I found myself getting lost and not getting so lost in Tibetan monastery, the guerrilla track of West Nepal regions and the dusty alleys of Kathmandu. A city I began to called as another home in my heart.
Kopan Monastery initiation – Kathmandu 2014
The first view of Rukum landscape – Rukum, West Nepal
Getting lost in the Rukum forest – Rukum, West Nepal
A Nepali lady on the side of Sanamberi River (aka Uttar Gangges) – Rukum, West Nepal
The always all seeing Buddha eyes of Boudanath – Kathmandu 2014
If this is another start, it is a blessed one. With the many gratitudes on this journey and my life until today. This journey of wisdom and compassion has just open a new chapter. Om Ah Hum.
May all beings be happy. May all beings be free from all sufferings.
Om Mane Padme Hum