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Another journey. Destination: my true self.

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Today I am embarking on another journey. Probably the most challenging trip I have done so far.

 

The destination is my true self, the inner seed, or should I call it light, or energy – hidden behind all those layers that we like to call personality, character, ego.

In the Himalayan mountains of India I will be spending two weeks in silence and meditation. In the town Dharamsala, known for its most famous inhabitant, the Dalai Lama, I will be taught in the art of de-conditioning. In the peaceful environment of an ashram I will watch my thoughts, question them. Be impatient while trying to gain complete patience. Let go. Try to see the thoughts as what they really are – not real. And dig further and further into myself where there is – nothing. Nothing but peace and light and freedom. The actual “me”, that all living beings have in common.

We forgot ourselves and what we actually are due to the constant buzz of thoughts in our brains. We forgot how complete we already are and always have been. Instead, we run after careers and relationships and money and fame and dubious beauty ideals. Only ratio counts. Only the outside is pertinent. I am done with that.

The Buddhists say “the brain is a wonderful servant, but a terrible master.” We should learn again how to listen to our hearts, make decisions with the heart instead of the brain. Can you imagine what a peaceful and content world we would be living in?

So, my dear friends, I am gone. But I will be back. Maybe a little bit lighter and a little bit wiser.

Stay tuned, happy and mindful!

 

“Meditation is the journey
from sound to silence
from movement to stillness
from a limited identity to unlimited space.”

Sri Ravi Shankar

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Born and raised in the beautiful Tegernsee region in Bavaria, I grew up in the midst of mountains. After my studies in art history I have been working in the art business for years and became a trained mountain guide in 2013. Every free minute I spend either outdoors - hiking, biking, skitouring and running - or around the world, traveling foreign countries. On peaknomad.com, I am sharing my travel and hiking experiences as well as daily stories about a healthy, happy and mindful lifestyle.

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