The first time I trekked a mountain, I had no idea what I was getting into. I was blessed to have some lovely friends who took care of me and held my hand and helped me reach the summit, even though by the last few meters, I was on my knees and crawling. 

That trip changed my life. It taught me to trust my body and what it was capable of. It taught me that the mind could help you to overcome some deep, dark, nasty fears. It taught me that good friends are a blessing that you should continue to cherish each and every day. It taught me that in the face of this vast, expansive nature, the human ego was minute, inconsequential, unnecessary. It made me realise how absolutely essential it was to connect with the nature in all its honest, raw beauty, as often as possible. 

An important question to ask once in a while

For all of the striving and pushing and climbing until your hands are raw and bleeding — what do you have to show?

It’s an honest question that I don’t think we ask ourselves often enough.

Perhaps put in simpler terms: What the fuck are we hustling for?

Is it free expression? Financial freedom? Lifestyle celebration? Freedom from the albatross of average? The rush of the hunt? Pursuit of passion?

There is no freedom without Joy. 

Not a lasting kind anyways. 

In life, as in poker, we often fail to ask ourselves basic questions. We sleepwalk through large chunks of our lives, doing the expected things, studying phalana in college, doing dhimkana job, getting married, having kids, following the script. We get stuck in routines, imprisoned by inertia. We rarely ask ‘Why?’ And when we fail to do so, then, as in poker, we lose a little something.

Anonymous asked:

I'm so depressed. How does one find meaning in life? Something to be passionate about? I'm so lost right now.

wethinkwedream answered:

You pick yourself up and create that meaning for yourself. You get out of bed, shower, and do the things that used to inspire you. When they don’t inspire you anymore, do something you’ve never done. Sell all of the things you don’t want and buy a plane ticket to a place you’ve never been. Get a job at a fun local place. Dye your hair. Buzz it off. Build a treehouse and stay in it. Buy a book you’ve never read. Fake that confidence for a night and go out. Kiss someone. Touch someone. Leave. Or don’t. Confess how you feel to the person you care about. Be raw. Sit next to a stranger on a bench. Talk to them. Know them. Leave. Or don’t. Go on a hike and follow a river until you get to a waterfall. Listen to new music. Listen to music you listened to when you were 13. Call your best friend. Drive straight until you don’t know where you are. Get out of the car and run. Drive home. Write down everything you’re feeling. Pull out the rot and hold it in your hands. Drop it. Walk away. Go after what you want. Go after what you want. Go after what you want. 

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