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Freedom of choice …

Yesterday morning I arrived to Bhagsu. It’s a tiny place in the outskirts of Dharamshala on an altitude of proximately 2000 metres. This is another world compared to New Delhi. The only thing I hear is silence and the water from the steam originating from up these stately mountains.

I see eagles flying just a few meters above me, circling around looking for prey, and I hear their characteristic sound. This cought me in my core in a way I never expected. These free, beautiful and powerful creatures being so close to me.

Humans have always had this urge to cage free animals. To own their freedom.

So here I am, early morning, having my dose of coffee, listening to the eagle’s cry and contemplating life. I’m thinking of friends, family and love. I’m thinking about how some restrain the ones they love, how they cage them in the name of love. I don’t want you to go because I want or need you.

Love is when I give a person the freedom of choosing to stay with me.

I look at the eagles circling above me. It’s a peaceful place where eagles thrive. They thrive because the environment is providing them everything they need to stay.

 

2 thoughts on “Freedom of choice …

  1. While researching Myanmar, I have come across your blog. I will be volunteering at a school in Mandalay during the months of September and October. Following that I wish to go to other places in the country. I am Buddhist, and I’m interested in staying in the nunnery where are you did. Do you have contact information for me to make a request to them?

    I am thoroughly enjoying your writing and hope I can do half as well. I am leaving Colorado next week on a one-way ticket to Thailand and other parts of Asia. I recently spent two months in India and Nepal with my daughter and I’m looking forward to traveling solo on this next extended trip.

    I am looking forward to hearing from you.
    Peace and continued safe travels,
    Linda Bullock

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  2. How wonderful to get your message Linda. Thank you for your kind words about my blog.

    And what a wonderful journey you have ahead of you. Myanmar is an amazing country but above all the people are extraordinary. You will have an experience you’ll never forget.

    I will send you the info on the nunnery in a private message.

    Enjoy your travel and stay safe

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