Moving Outside the Comfort Zone or Finding the Magic in Life

Answer to Why I take a month leave and Chase the Wind in Himalayas?

 

As a Person I can say, I have never taken a risk which shakes the Foundation of my Life.

From Childhood onward, my parents were there to protect me and I feel safe and secure inside the wall they build around me. But this security tries to suppress the adventure and traveling spirit in me. As a result, the places I visited are numbered and Kilometers I traveled are Limited. A Comfort Zone was growing around me like a moss in the humid Monsoon. And its growth was slowly paving way inside me.

So when I turned 24, I asked myself ‘What I have achieved in my Life?’, An answer like job I love, a motorbike, parents, and friends… surfaced. But Something was missing between those answers. The Comfort Zone has grown to a level such that, the light from the challenges cannot penetrate through it.

The Comfort Zone has grown to a level such that, the light from the challenges cannot penetrated through it.

So I finally took the decision, apply a month leave and turned ON the Ignition of my Motorbike and started a Solo Journey to the Himalayas, through the treacherous path where death hangs by a thread. During my departure, I looked at my mother’s face and find tears rolling through her cheeks. But my mind was in a state that every obstacle were blind to my senses. I hide the fact that the chance of returning alive was only half and filled my heart with positive thoughts.

It was a clear decision and which i don’t regret.

On the path lay before me, as every Kilometer pass through the Comfort Zone was diminishing and at some point, in time it perishes from me. It was when I faced the death.

Highway to Heaven and Hell are the Same

The magic of Life can be only found for those who look deep. And you can only found it outside your Comfort Zone. Riding through Himalayan Steeps was a challenging task and riding Solo was deadly. There are a thousand things that can go wrong and a chance of making it was a blur. But the Magic of Life works out in those Situations. It will Lead you and give moral strength to overcome those challenges and will make you wonder, what just happened there!

Magic of Life can be only found for those who look deep outside your Comfort Zone.

In the Journey, the path leads me to different Terrains and extreme climates. Sometimes I was riding over rocks on a meter wide path with 4 km sheer drop of one side and elephant size rock-slides on other. Sometimes temperature drops to negative such that the water in my bladder starts to freeze. And in other occasions, I reach at an Altitude where oxygen is reduced by multiple times..

People you meet in the journey are different, so as the Language and Culture. In the Road, you find People so helpful and willing to accompany you during your challenges that, Magic of Life turn Strangers into Friends. Language and culture are different. But Magic of Life needs no language as the Language spoken is from the heart and it binds all to a common culture, A Culture of Love.

But Magic of Life need no language as the Language spoken is from the heart and it binds all to a common culture, A Culture of Love.

At the End, after turning the ignition OFF, you appreciate the value of Life with its blessing and cherish the Magic inside you.

Khardungla La- Highest Motorable Road in the World

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