Day 21: Ellemalla to Kowdahalli
Only a short day of walking as I entered the Forest / Elephant zone. Downwind - I was hoping. Instead I was met with a Megan Gale force headwind. Perfect picking for an angry bull elephant.
I checked into the Forest Department for an update on animal sightings and for permission to sleep in the Ranger's guest house. Lucky - both were given the all clear. Just elephants in the early morning and nights so to avoid walking at those times.
As I fast approach the halfway mark, I am constantly asked on the walk - "Mr. Tom, what is your purpose?" I am drawn to think about its purpose for my own self. Essentially what is the goal for myself?
Right now there are no real tangible goals in my life. And I feel completely content and at ease with that. Freedom as I pound the pavement, no longer swimming towards a goal of uncertainty but instead floating with the tide to better understand myself and what I want to achieve.
This is a decision we all must make consciously or unconsciously at various stages in our life. There is nothing wrong with either - I bare no judgment on how others choose to live their lives.
As I float in and out between thoughts, there is is a commonality "to not get caught back in the system - have faith to pursue my passions."
We can get caught to chase goals rather than understand the individual. There is something inside all of us that makes us happy - a priority where greater investment should always be made.
If unsure what this is.. Just float.