Machu Picchu & Independence

Trip Start Dec 03, 2007
Trip End Mar 03, 2008

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Wednesday, January 2, 2008

So my time in Cusco has come to an end. I couldn't find a flight out for a reasonable price because of the holiday so I am taking a bus 20 hours back to Lima tonight and then another 8 hours tomorrow to Trujillo. This past week I went to Machu Picchu. It was an early start, 4:00am but I was so excited I hardly felt it. Made it into the park as one of the first through the gate as planned. I must say those first few hours were some of the most incredible hours of my life. Being there to watch the fog lift from the ruins is magical. It is so much more powerful than I ever imagined, more beautiful and magnificent than any picture can come close to expressing. I spent the entire day wandering around in absolute bliss. I hiked to the top of Wanapitchu, which is the big pointy mountain you see in the pictures behind the ruins. There are also ruins up there and the view is unsurpassable. Mid day it becomes like an Incan Disney World as the tourists pile in. I didn't let this bother me, Nothing could take from me the magic that I was feeling in this place. I had no idea that it would affect me so much. I hope you enjoy the pictures, they really do it no justice but I tried.
I am looking forward to moving on. My time in Cusco has been constructive as I have been learning Spanish and learning more and more about myself. Cusco has become a very familiar place. It has not been an easy time for me but I still will cherish it. I have been thinking a lot about this notion of independence. This illusion of independence. How we admire and reward this. We aspire to be independent in a world that is so obviously incredibly interdependent . Why do seek this suffering because that is what independence is. It is suffering. Is it not painful enough that we suffer the illusion of our seperation from god now we want to separate ourselves from each other too. This doesn't bring us closer to god. I have been lost in this search for independence and now I now must unravel this as I have sought independence thinking this would bring me closer to god but I have found the opposite is true. I will tell you now I aspire to depend on you and know that you can depend on me. I have a bottomless well of love that is here for all to drink from. It is unconditional. You can always depend on this well. I hope to post more soon. I hope you all had a blessed new years celebration and that this next year you are all finding all your sweetest dreams coming true! I still miss you and love you all very much.
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nighthowl33 on

Every time I swing by here, I get the best energy. I am grateful for you sharing a bit of your adventure. Blessings.

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