Humble Blessings Before The Everest Ascent

Every moment we arrive in a new place in time with an opportunity to embrace, alter, or just sit bearing witness to the world and where we now find ourselves within it. We can aspire to open ourselves to newness and release that which has anchored our hearts, minds, bodies and spirits in places that undermine who we are and who we dream ourselves to be.

Sitting in a Buddhist monastery in Nepal receiving a blessing from a local Lama for the journey ahead I relinquish the need to know the words being chanted, nor the complete tenets of his beliefs – I instead respect the shared moment and honor the connection to this person, this ceremony, and our coexistence in it.

I also acknowledge the dance between the difficult times and those in which we delight are part of the rhythmic movement of life and the universal. I aspire with you to find the worth of what tries to harden us and to spin happily with you in the joys which grace our lives and make us feel free to be our most truest selves.

Thank you for sharing with me your love and support through all my moments on this grand adventure. You frame each new day with light and levity to lead me ever toward my dreams.

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