Warning (?): this post is not about trekking, climbing, my breakfasts and admiring Himalayas. It goes a bit deeper and from my experience, people sometimes don’t like this “new age bulls*it”, so please, if you are interested in my thinking and opinions about life, go ahead! And if not.. Well, then don’t read it and skip to next post directly 😜
I was getting warmer and a fireplace and started to chat with one guide, whom we were seeing regularly for the past 4 days. And so I learned his life story🙂 He has a masters degree in marketing, quit job in bank and decided to be guide, because he loves mountains.
When you hear a story like this, it makes you think. I still feel I haven’t found THE purpose of life, if I can call it like that, I think I’m on my way there to figure it out and I’m getting closer to it, but still. There’s just a feeling which I cannot describe, like I’m trying to remember something and I can almost feel it on my tongue, but it keeps slipping away.
I guess the right time will come – it always does, but only when one is ready to understand it, act upon it and embrace it in his heart. And I can feel I’m not that ready yet🙂 Some lessons still need to be learned and understood, which is ok. The journey is more important than the finish and life works in mysterious ways, nobody knows what will happen and that’s the beauty of life😊
Then there is also another guy, also a guide – but kind if unwillingly. He was guiding as a part time job and then slowly it became his full time job. I asked him what would he want to do instead and he said music. Which I think would fit him 100%.
So then there’s another thing. Why are people doing what they are doing? Fear. Simple as that. Fear of failure, fear of experiencing something new, fear of abandoning the known and facing the unknown.
But fear is just an illusion. I know it’s difficult to understand that, but when you overcome it and then look back, you will see how silly you were. Even my stupid example with the fear of heights. I was afraid that I will fall, but why should I? I have strong legs that can carry me, the ground is stable underneath me so what’s the problem? Nothing is, in fact. Fear makes you overreact, overthink and make mistakes. But now, when I walk over that rope bridge that hangs 100m above the ground, I feel great and can’t understand why was I afraid at the first place. I can look down and admire the view, even stop in the middle and take a stupid selfie!
So when we overcome the illusion that we screw up and fail, we can actually achieve great things. And the world needs people that are pursuing their dreams, because then they are giving the best and purest of themselves. It’s not about the money, status and. If you do what you like, it makes you happy. And when you’re happy, you make other people happy as well. If every person would find their passion and pursue it, there would be no wars, no economic crisis, hatred and fear.
Is it too late to make the world a better place? I hope not, so let’s see.😶