📸beautiful shot by @the_otherme_ - Reflections once again. Nubra valley is soon becoming an interesting destination for tourists. The valley has grey sand unlike the brown of the deserts . And the double humped camels 🐫 are particularly unique. The tourists find it appealing to take a ride but what was most annoying was they were loud and played loud music . Maybe that was their way of Fun . Each one for themselves . If you are there look around and enjoy nature with mountains on one side and sand on the other ...with the sky and clouds its picturesque. •
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Ice hockey being played on a naturally frozen pond. Leh ladakh is one the few places in India that freezes in winter. It's becoming an emerging destination for ice hockey and ice skating.
The history of ice hockey in Ladakh dates back to early 70's, started by #indianarmy
‘Medical studies have found the rhythmic and repetitive action of knitting can “help prevent and manage stress, pain and depression, which in turn strengthens the body’s immune system - as well as create a relaxation response in the body which can decrease blood pressure, heart rate, help prevent illness, and have a calming effect. Pain specialists have also found that the brain chemistry is changed when one knits, resulting in an increase in "feel good" hormones (i.e. serotonin and dopamine), and a decrease in stress hormones.
Knitting, along with other leisure activities has been linked to reducing the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Much like physical activity strengthens the body, mental exercise makes the human brain more resilient.’ ~ #cashmere#yak#knits#ladakh#artisans#handmade#specialguests#staytuned#aw2019 📷 @itsaws
Sometimes endings force you to find new beginnings. They force you to step up and fill that void but you end up finding a lot more about yourself. You end up finding something better for you. You end up wishing you had ended things a lot sooner or had the courage to walk away from the things and the people who no longer inspire you. Things that no longer move you.
We don’t need to mourn all endings. We don’t need to be sad just because we were taught that endings are bad. Some endings are happy or they lead to happier endings. Some endings may be hard to swallow at first but when you look past the pain, you see the wisdom and the lesson behind it, the opportunities that it brought you and the person it made you.
You find a lot more blessings in endings than you do in beginnings. Beginnings are exciting and sometimes you can overlook what you really want or how it could change your life because you’re in love with the thrill of it. You’re addicted to the idea that something new is happening in your life but the real blessings are in endings. When things end and you’re forced to look deeper into the whys and the hows. When things end and you’re confronted by a million questions that push you to find important answers.
Ironically, the hardest endings are always the ones that are best for us. The hardest endings always bring the biggest joys.
But the most beautiful part of endings is that they show you what’s meant to be yours and what’s not. It’s God’s way of taking care of you. It’s God’s way of moving you to a new direction. It’s God’s message to you and you can’t go wrong with that. His plan is better than yours.
So maybe the title is a little misleading, it’s not just ‘sometimes,’ it’s all the time. Endings are always a blessing in disguise.
Endings should be celebrated just like new beginnings. They hold so many opportunities. So much freedom. So much hope.
So, are you ready for the most challenging trek of your life?
Here are the things you need to know before undertaking a trek like Chadar!
Firstly, what is Chadar?
In winters the temperature in Zanskar region falls as low as -35 degree celsius, as a result the Zanskar river freezes, forming a sheet (chadar) of ice over the river. Traditionally, it is the only means of travel for the people who live in Narek and Zanskar village. But, in the recent times, the trail has become popular with national and international adventure seekers.
The journey for this trek starts in Leh and the only way to reach Leh in winters is by flight. Trust me, it’s one of the best flight to take, because the kind of views it offers is spectacular.
I highly recommend flying to Leh at least 3-4 days before the start date of your trek. Leh is located at an altitude of 11,400 ft., there will be a sudden massive gain in the altitude which can get you sick in seconds. Keep your woollens handy at the airport and take proper rest on the day of arrival. Go for a light stroll in the evening and get used to the cold weather. Drink a lot of water - it helps with the acclimatisation.
To be continued…
Have a good day, you guys!
The iconic Ama Dablam dominates the skyline of the Khumbu Valley in Nepal. The name directly translates to Mother’s Necklace and resembles the outstretched arms of a mother (‘Ama’ in Sherpa language) protecting her children. ‘Dablam’ is referring to the hanging glacier high on the peak, resembling the the traditional double pendant necklace often worn that contains pictures of the gods. Often referenced as the most beautiful mountain in the world, Ama Dablam holds a transcendent place in mountain culture
At the end of the day, if someone wants to be in your life, they will be. Truly — they are capable, they will make the effort, they will show up. If they do not — let that be your closure.
However, you do not have to hate them. You do not have to remember their contribution to your life as anything but beautiful. Do not ruin them in your mind, do not grip until you feel resentment. Instead, love them without attachment. Love the lessons they taught you. Wish them well every single time you think about them. Miss them, but do not ache for them to come back. If the people in your life left because they were not ready to value you, or love you, or be there for you, do not wish for them back, do not ask for them to be more than they can be at the moment. Wish for them to figure themselves out. Wish for them to grow. They are on their own journey — a journey you are not a part of. And that is okay. You have to learn that that is okay.
So instead of focusing on the people who left, focus on the people in your life who have chosen to be there. Focus on the ones who stayed, on the ones who appreciate you and respect you. Focus on the people who match the love you give them, focus on the people who empower you and grow you and make your life beautiful. You are surrounded by human beings who will not shy away from the love you give. You are surrounded by human beings who know that they want you in their life, people who show you that every single day. Do not take them for granted. Do not lose touch of what you have, chasing what you no longer do.
Trust me when I say — you will miss out on beautiful things if you continue to stay rooted in all of the ways you were wronged, if you continue to let your past pull you from experiencing what the present has to offer you. Do not close yourself off to your potential. Instead, open yourself to the world, and allow for it to fill that space with the kinds of people, the kinds of moments, and the kinds of experiences that exhilarate you, that compel you — that make you love yourself, and your life, and what you have to offer, more and more each day.