Day 1, Travel day to His Holiness the Dalai Lama

This is the same place I stood when I left for the vision quest. Josh took that photo. 

But this morning on my way to India to hear/learn from His Holiness the Dalai Lama for five days [then meeting Josh and Nolan on that side of the world], yesterday’s post on that:, Nolan took the shot. 

I told him as we walked outside that all my typical Michelle Ghilotti Mandel civilian clothes have been left behind and that it feels good (it feels so good). 

I have minimal anything in my bags. More food and potions for keeping immunity up, really, with very few changes of clothes, just like on my quest. 

It feels heavenly, maybe even grown up to release hold of much stuff that in the end doesn’t truly pmake us more comfortable (it’s the illusion of…). 

What IF the more we carry is connected to the number of burdens we carry or want to carry. Playing with this myself. I’m curious if this were true if we would all travel and live life with less of the material, but with more in all the other ways it counts for us (feels good) emotionally, spiritually and energetically.

I couldn’t take you all with me on those nine days in the wild in July (no wifi, no phones, not anything except my drinking water, a sleeping bag, a journal, couple jackets and the awe of nature to support), but, as much as I can and monastery wifi will allow (I hear there’s wifi in spots), I’ll love taking you with me on this journey…

LAX ~ Hong Kong

Hong Kong ~ Bangalore 

Bangalore ~ bumpy four-wheeler to the tiny town where the monastery is…

Share with you on the other side! 





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Michelle Ghilotti
Success Designer, Brand Activator & Social Entrepreneur 

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