I’m back! I’ve changed … and I think for the better. I’ve become a little bit older and hopefully a little bit wiser too.
A wise man once said, “no one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow.” So true. My travels took me to many fascinating places in India. I remember sleeping in mountain caves, on a dilapidated bench in a bus depot, on the cold floor of a village school, in tents under the watchful eyes of Mt. Kanchendzonga and even on the edge of a cliff! Not once did I long for my warm bed at home while I was there. However, now that I’m back from my four-month long trip and sleeping in a warm and comfortable bed again, I’m missing those places. I’ve traded adventure and excitement for boring old comfort.
Are you ready for the real revolution, which is the evolution of the mind? Until you wake up and take control of your life, be on the lookout for the spirit sniper, trying to steal your light. The ‘spirit sniper’ could be anyone who has a vested interest in keeping you down.
We don’t even own ourselves anymore, paying “mental rent” to corporate presidents (i.e. working 9-5). I want to be in a position of making a difference – in my own life and other people’s life. Wishful thinking perhaps. But I will do everything in my power to get there one day.
Last December, I went mountaineering again in India – to “discover India”, so to speak. However, everytime I go back to the Sahyadri mountains, not only do I discover India, but I discover myself, or I should say more about myself.