Trekking the Himalaya mountains


The picture above was taken during the final part of an unforgettable experience while trekking the Himalaya mountains. I experienced sunrise after climbing a 5000 meter high mountain in the end of the Langtang trek in Nepal that took around ten days walking all the way from Kathmandu. The valley hikes of 1000 meter up and 1000 meter down each day increased to 2000 meter up and down per day (4000m/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 kilo 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 Himalaya mountains could be compared to deep meditative states. I remembered things from my early childhood I didn’t even know where 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 that are the biggest mountains on the 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 Himalaya mountains that shaped the understanding of my entire life. I also learned the secret of creation (from my enlightened guru), to start doing what you are meant to 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 exploring the unknown, 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, heart beat, 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, beautify, and love, which are the essence of who we truly are. Trekking the Himalaya mountains was definitely a great step in the right direction for me that opened an awareness which is boundless. If you do not know how to find your next step into 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

Omananda at Mono Lake, Nevada – 1997

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