Today is my 2 year Travel Anniversary 🙌🏽
730 days ago, I packed my bags, put my stuff in storage, and left the life I knew for some unknown but remarkable life.
There were many things that led to this choice but there’s only ever one choice, to follow your conditioning or your own true heart.
The poet Boris Pasternak once said, “When a great moment knocks on the door of your life, it is often no louder than the beating of your heart, and it is very easy to miss.”
This knock came loudly and softly all at once. Through people, places, signs, feelings, whispers, shouts, all pointing to the moon. After so many unmistakable knocks, I finally answered my soul’s call.
On the outside, it looks like one big adventure. An around the world traveler, digital nomad, modern day gypsy and that is true. But that’s only about 10% of the story.
The Hero’s Journey within a Heroine’s Journey. An Adventure of a Lifetime within a Greater Quest for Healing, Wholeness, and Truth.
To know myself. To trust myself. To love myself.
As I am, completely.
Bruce Lee says, “to know yourself takes a lifetime.”
I would add, “to love yourself takes a lifetime.”
Who knew in my quest to love myself, I would fall in love with God.
And in doing so, I would discover there is no difference. Our essence is the same. Our essential nature is love.
What is God? What is Love?
God is the name we give to the Nameless. God is the invisible that loves the visible. God is the formless that manifests in all forms.
God is Love and Love is God.
You may call it the Universe, Life, Truth, Karma, the Mystery, Spirit, the Divine, Atman, anything you like. Or maybe nothing at all. It doesn’t matter. It is eternal, everlasting, omnipresent whether we acknowledge it or not.
Above thoughts and feelings, goals and ambitions, ego and personality, values and beliefs, there is something stronger and that is faith.
Faith moves mountains. Faith makes miracles. Faith leads you beyond possible.
And I don’t just believe this to be true, I know it in my heart from direct experience as the single truth.
That there is a source that which all life is a stage. There is a background of stillness from which all beings sing. As humans, we experience this phenomena through our senses, the sound of birds chirping, the crashing of waves, and most of all in silence. Such a divine gift.
And after experiencing sensory experience after experience, staying in over 150 places and 10 countries, I see there is one thread that weaves together all of existence. Upon this realization, I slow down, sit still, stop fighting, and find a place to rest my head.
On God’s pillow 🙂
I feel myself opening in a deep surrender, finally coming home to myself. To my heart. To my own true nature.
And once you taste this honey, this freedom radiating from your heart, you never go back!
So THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU for this journey.
These two years on the road less traveled. This opportunity to fly fly fly! And thank you to the catalysts who made it possible Vickie Lau for bringing me to Thailand and Vietnam, Daniel Mullerworth for loving me and sharing this adventure of the heart, Max Mendoza for believing in me, Troy Swanson for kicking my ass out the door, my family for their unconditional love, trust and support Audrey Huie de Mondet, Justin Wong, Lauren A. Wong...and many many many more...thank you!!!
“Love says. 'I am everything'. Wisdoms says, 'I am nothing'. Between the two my life flows.” ~ Nisargadatta Maharaj
Kelsey Lotus Wong