Who Am I?

Nepali Sadhu at the Pashupatinath temple in Kathmandu, Nepal     Photo: Cody Tuttle

I often tear up with overwhelming emotions as I try to make sense of my experiences. What is locked up in my mind? The sights of destruction and severe poverty contrasted with the natural beauty of the mountains and the seemingly never ending love pouring out from new friends meet along the way. When you look into my eyes what will you see? Do you see the same man you knew before, or have I changed? I feel different; I’m just not sure how that feeling will translate into my daily life. I have felt a new kind of love that I never knew existed. Everyday is a new canvas ready to create a beautiful masterpiece, but what will it look like? The unknown is fuel for great adventure. I will pursue love and through love will come community and cultivate a new level of creativity ready for greatness. Where will we end up? No one really knows until we step out.  What I do know is that we will develop our minds to learn how to love better, pray stronger, and teach the future generations to push further. Life is the greatest journey so allow yourself to wander, follow your dreams, and love those you encounter along the way.