it’s not really clear why every city has a skyscraper tower that you *must* go to for the “best” view. once you get to a certain level, can’t you pretty much see the whole city? what’s a few more floors of a difference going to make, besides the hole that the admission fee will burn in your pocket?
but the first sunrise viewing of the year from the burj khalifa was pretty spectacular.
📍Dubai, UAE, October 2014
“In life we think the that the point is to pass the test or overcome the problem. The real truth is that things don’t really get solved. They come together for a time, then they fall back apart. Then they come together and fall apart again. It’s just like that.
Personal discovery and growth come from letting there be room for all this to happen: room for grief, for relief, for misery, for joy.
Suffering comes from wishing things were different. Misery is self-inflicted, when we are expecting the “idea” to overcome the “actual,” or needing things (or people, or places) to be different for us so we can then be happy.
Let the hard things in life break you. Let them effect you. Let them change you. Let those hard moments inform you. Let this pain be your teacher. The experiences of your life are trying to tell you something about yourself. Don’t cop out on that. Don’t run away and hid under your covers. Lean into it.
What is the lesson in the wind? What is the storm trying to tell you? What will you learn if you face it with courage? With full honesty and – lean into it.”
Last night's sunset from Paulina Peak. 7,900 feet above the Newberry volcano, an active stratovolcano in central Oregon. Epic views of most of the Oregon Cascade mountain range, Paulina and East lakes, patches of wildflowers, and billions of evergreen trees. A few photos stitched together and post processing in PS. No filters.
Creativity and art have no boundaries. This little girl who is travelling with us could not see the ceremony at Har ki Pauri as there were taller people standing in front. So she sat down and started scribbling on the floor with a piece of wood. At first I couldn't understand what she was doing but when the figure started to take shape I was amazed to see what she was doing. #creativity#art#candid#sketching#natgeoyourshot @sanjeevmehta1 @kashishmalhotra11