The Taktsang

Somewhere there in walking alone, with sisters and with strangers, gasping for breath now and again, trying to capture the magnificent beauty of the greens and the large mountains with my own eyes, trying to imprint them in my memory, somewhere there i left all my burdens and unloaded them at those steps of the…

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How much solitude do we really need?

I love my alone time. Solitude. That space around me when there is nobody around, i can do anything and just be. I could stay lost in my thoughts and no one would ask me why, or what am i so serious about. I knew that being around people was difficult and draining for me…

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Of tea and mountains

There are always certain things that no one tells us about — be it in life or when we travel. One such thing is tiredness. From the first day of travel, i couldn’t help but notice the tiredness. The body felt exhausted by the end of each day; however, the mind and the heart felt…

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Before this journey starts

With this journey, i only ask for one thing. To be rejuvenated in heart, in mind. Open my eyes and clear these debris of egoistic demands. Weary lungs would be filled with fresh Himalayan air, just let this heart be filled with pure Love too. Nothing else. Nothing else. Life is good otherwise, only let…

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Nature, the healer and the enchanter

Have you visited a place where there is nothing man-made? Just the serenity of Nature.. Or even amidst the human-made things, you sometimes would have come across the spell-bounding beauty of Nature.. And for those few moments, you are speechless, in awe of the vastness and beauty, and a stillness — accompanied by a soothing…

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Changing perspectives – when and how

Imagine this. You are stuck in a rut. A single type of problem keeps repeating itself again and again, every few months or even weeks. You complain about it, you talk to a close friend or family member about it, you blame others, you crib about it, you try to change it, you try to…

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A letter to self (one)

Dear you,Why are you hiding behind these excuses? Why do you not want to face your own feelings and everyday thoughts? What are you trying to protect yourself from? What do you think would happen if you face these feelings and emotions, these thoughts? Do you think you would shatter? Or is it just an…

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Is he or she the one?

“What you seek is seeking you.” ~ Rumi No matter what stage of a relationship we are in, we always want to know if he or she is the one? You know— the One.. ..who exists in movies and books we read, ..for whom we await all our lives, ..who would sweep us from our…

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Let life happen: on being spontaneous!

“To have faith is to trust yourself to the water. When you swim, you don’t grab hold of the water, because if you do, you will sink and drown. Instead, you relax and float.” ~ Alan Watts I keep forgetting one simple secret Life has taught. Let it happen. Let life happen. Instead of letting…

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