Updated: May 24, 2020
Part 2 - Life beyond 4 walls
For someone who grew up in the southern part of India or may be the whole of India below kashmir, Snow & snow fall is big thing and the word glacier is unknown.
After 2 weeks of walking through the mountains in Arunachal Pradesh where I was doing my mountaineering course I heard that we will be going to the glacier. I dint even bother to pay attention to what the instructor was saying because I was sooo sooo bored of the training and wanted to return home since I dint find it challenging and intellectually stimulative. But I really liked the friends I made there so I decided to go ahead. Btw, I went there for a holiday 🙂 Days passed and then, Behold!!! We entered a last base camp of our training called the Meeratang Base Camp. After I reached here I became silent for I felt something big is gonna happen.
A day later, After walking for 3 hours we reached the Glacier. I lost my speech after seeing the glacier. It was indeed the Wall beyond the wall. Like the one in Game of Thrones 🙂. I could hear my own breath and my friends for almost 300 mtrs. Now, that’s what I call silence. I had seen glaciers when I was in switzerland and on my earlier Himayalan treks, But nothing like this. Seeing it I dint know whether to shit my pants or start crying.
On a serious note, After reaching there I realized a lot about myself and the creation. Though I was far away from my birth mother I felt like I was close my real mother. I cried, Others felt that I was week. The feeling was so over whelming that it started to choke me and I coughed for 2 days. FYI, I had never had a cough for the last 29 year. The last time I did have caught was when I was 2 yrs old. But the real reason was, I was happy to see my mother after 31 years. Yes! I felt like My soul was aching to meet her. I stood there spell bound with emotions overflowing and experiencing happiness in my entire being.
After I had realized that the world and people I live in is not where I belong I had started to fight, wanting to move out of it and this turmoil lasted for almost 2 decades. But after this, I made peace with myself. I realized I’m born in a place where I am for a reason and until I fulfill it, not matter how hard I fight, it wont do any good to me. For me I had to travel 4000kms to realize this. Everyone of us have to undertake the journey, Truth will reveal itself to you. You have to wait by keeping the doors of your soul open. Be it 10yrs or 31 yrs. When its time even God wont able to stop you. You travel out, to travel in. Exploration and travelling is not about fun, Its a process of self revelation.
Stay inspired. Make everyday count!. Freedom is your birth right. Live and lead. Let me know what you felt about my words in the comments below. Do share and spread the happiness by sharing this post. Don’t keep it to yourself. You never know who’s life you’re about to change with a click of a botton!