The picture above was taken during the final part of an unforgettable experience while trekking the Himalayan mountains. I experienced sunrise after climbing a 5000-meter-high mountain at the end of the Langtang trek in Nepal, which took around ten days of walking all the way from Kathmandu. The valley hikes of 1000 meters up and 1000 meters down each day increased to 2000 meters up and down per day (4000 m/day). This was not easy at all, but so very worth it. At one point, there were no sounds other than my rapidly beating heart and breath. Nobody else was there to carry my 12-kilogram backpack when total exhaustion threw me on my knees. I could only crawl from there, and in the (hawkeye’s view) picture below, you can see the 4200-meter pass I crossed on the way to Langtang (crawling).
The memories that resurfaced from my subconscious while trekking the Himalayas could be compared to deep meditative states. I remembered things from my early childhood that I didn’t even know were there, and I could feel the rishis flying through the air. I visited the Himalayas every year during the nineties to trek through these majestic giants, which are the biggest mountains on Earth. Traveling through graceful places such as these and exploring the inner and outer worlds is definitely enriching. I wrote an extensive philosophical diary after trekking the Himalayas that shaped my understanding of my entire life. I also learned the secret of creation (from my enlightened guru), which is to start doing what you are meant to do and love. We cannot fathom the end or the means of our journey at the beginning of the unknown road. Many crossroads lay ahead. It’s easier to be afraid and accept a complacent, often painful reality than explore the unknown, which is potentially dangerous. But with faith in the divine plan, we can have the courage to do what is in alignment with our highest (most loving) vision and move with it—groove with it—one step, heartbeat, and breath at a time, going with the flow. Take a moment and ask yourself, What am I here to really do and be? Your truthful answer will be in alignment with your life’s vision. But then scan where you are in life right now. It’s worth investing your lifetime into this before moving on in today’s fast-paced society that bases its entire material worldview on the acquisition of money, which is not good enough for cultivating genuine happiness. The wrong direction, which can be very confusing, takes a person away from who they really are. I met someone who has been trekking the Himalayas his entire life, barefoot! Can you imagine that? What did he discover? Himself, or even God? This man’s expressions certainly translated into immeasurable joy, beauty, and love, which are the essence of who we truly are. Trekking the Himalayan mountains was definitely a great step in the right direction for me and opened an awareness that is boundless. If you do not know how to find your next step in the right direction, you could contact me, and if you fit the profile, I could help you find out what it is you could benefit from with relative ease.
With much love, Omananda
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