Portugal is filled with beautiful and very conscious alternative projects that are bringing a new way of living life into practice. So far, I developped an interest to stay close to this new movement since I discovered it in Bali, where around Ubud, many communities/projects are already existing showing us the way of living in harmony with environment and others beings.
I went on 2 years without buying anything new and learned how toxic our need for possessions is.
My footprints has stopped in the Himalayas to move all the way to Portugal. My Family’s land – My Father’s roots.
It is funny how much things are going your way, when you live according to your purpose and also when you carry JOY within. Nothing can remove the best of you when you own it !! This let you achieve what you seek and you can walk in the journey in the arms of PEACE.
The moment I arrived in Vashisht, I knew I was in the right place, I knew that was the feet of the master. I really enjoyed my solitude moment in the mountains, unlike the Alps or other mountains, those one are not just beautiful but also alive and giving a peaceful vibration. In silence, the mountains answer and create the harmonious atmosphere to listen. Everything seemed right and looked sacred by so much harmony in the nature and it is hard to understand how majority of humans have forgotten to appreciate the magic around us.
Pour arriver à Dharamsala, j’ai du prendre la meme route dangereuse qui m’avait conduit à Chopta, mais en sens retour, jusqu’à Rishikesh. Etonnement, j’ai apprécié la route retour en transport public, et j’ai réussi à dormir et me relaxer malgrès l’altitude impressionnante des montées et descentes en bus, des routes cassées sur 12 heures, et du torrent sans relache.
The way to Chopta follows an impressive never-ending narrow road in very bad condition. We took a public old bus and the bumpy route was scary. Few stretches are very vulnerable to landslides and many rocks are still on the way. The view is beautiful and the altitude is about 2500m all the way, where the bus slips between cliffs with peak and the view at the bottom of the torrent from the tumultuous river. The river bed shows that the water invade sometimes the villages at the boarder of Ganga due to cloud burst. The slopes are rough and I sitted in the bus, emptying myself of gallons of sweat just by the overview from the window going up and down in the valley. The road takes 12/14 hours and we stayed overnight in Rudraprayag, a little town on the way to Chopta in Uttarakhand to relax before the trek, the day after.
India extends his influence in a soft way and adopts a strategy with the yoga business and launched the International Yoga Day on June 21th.
Rishikesh, the worldly famous city of yoga is a hub for the global yoga market, and famous people like Sri Sri Ravi Shankar that I had the pleasure to meet by Laxman Jhula bridge, are here to support the business campaign.