feeling the call – a longing to reconnect with nature

more and more people around the world are hearing the call, their longing to reconnect with nature. it is apparent in the numbers: the growing amount of people visiting mountains, outdoor shops booming.

as a global community, we are beginning to perceive this gap: a void of purpose, a hole in ourselves where the meaning of life would sit. and from there stems the desire, the urge to investigate, explore and understand the question of who we are, why we are here and what we are meant to do in this life.

passo d’agnel | swiss alps | connecting with nature’s beauty

chukung ri | chomolungma | a viewpoint out to the world, as close as you can get, physically as a trekker, to the hightest point on earth (5600 m asl)

mindwalks offer a framework for you to follow this call into mountain space. mindwalks invite you to explore the beauty of pristine nature, to experience the energy of the elements, tp let go of your turning thoughts and whatever runs your mind in your daily life. to merge into nature and reconnect.

and as you reconnect with nature, you reconnect with the elements, of which you are essentially made of, the foundation of your life. as you merge with the essence of who you are – your elemental being – the answers start coming up, surfacing from deep inside you.

I offer mindwalks in the swiss alps, as elemental 3-4 day camping hikes, where we carry all we need for this timespan on our back. we go into the essence of life, where there is only you, the earth you walk on, the water you drink, the food you eat, the wind to carry away your everyday thoughts, the sun to warm you and the stars to inspire you.

and I offer mindwalks in the himalayan spaces where – in addition to the beauty and power of connecting to nature as such – comes the element of altitude. in the high altitude air there is a clarity resembling that of a crystal, which supports you even more strongly, lucidly in pursuing your life’s questions and understanding the answers.

the himalaya mandala mindwalk project has been visionned to me during a magnificant sunrise morning on pikey peak. over a span of 4 years, in 8 individual stages, we will traverse the himalaya range from east to west, in a journey of inner discovery & reflection. the intention is to symbolically lay a trace of light through this magnificent mountain range. thereby creating awareness, calling attention to the value, the preciousness of these powerful sanctuaries of nature, which are of the highest elevations of the world and as such hold a very important global significance.

makalu base camp | mindwalk sherpani col 2020

view out valley | rolwaling | mindwalk yalung la 2021

the himalayan spaces are today very rapidly falling prey to materialist, consumerist, capitalist tendencies, as the local communities strive to attaining the western standards of globalisation, loosing their ancient heritage as they go. while masses of tourists (both domestic and foreign) start coming in, looking precisely for these ancient vlaues, which they in their homes have already lost.

its the time now to safeguard what is there while embracing the positive elements of change. intending to bring well-being, wealth, abundance, harmony, peace for all those who live there, those who may come back, and those who come there as guests.