Letting Go in the Land of Smiles
Thailand: December 2005 - January 2006
"First, you must let go of your past. Next, let go of your future. Finally, try to let go of your present." I went to Thailand with none of the trepidation or doubt that had so riddled my summer trek on the Continental Divide Trail. The Springtime had passed, I had healed, and I set out eagerly for a new culture on the opposite side of the planet from the cold, rainy Pacific Northwest. I found a culture and a people that bore their way deep into my heart, teaching me lessons of compassion and openness and humility that I will carry with me for the rest of my life.