Back Again

Posted: June 29th, 2008 | Author: | Filed under: Life & Travels, Switzerland, USA | 4 Comments »

After another great month in Pennsylvania, with the parents of Chrystal, I returned home to Switzerland.

We lived quite far out in the country among the Amish. Surrounded by the awakening of summer and beautiful nature I enjoyed a slow time there. Much reading and tinkering. I fell even more in love with Christal as be both realized how deeply our souls are connected. So it was all too harder to say good bye again and leave without her. At least she already had a ticket and would follow two and a half weeks later.

Coming back I felt quite disorientated, the journey is still on my heart like coals giving life to flames of motivation to do anything. I feel like I can’t really return to anything unless I have finished my walk to Jerusalem. It’s like Santiago in The Alchemist that needs to find the treasure buried at the pyramids. Having said that, the stream of live pulls me right back in. Before I went to the north America we stared a cell phone software company. Coming back I returned straight to that life, had to find an apartment, work. This is all natural but the problem is that it is so easy to just let go of the dreams when everything becomes so comfortable. The challenge is to keep the coal burning so that there is at least some fire in life.

If anyone still reads this blog, I give now one advice. Free yourself to go and see the world if your heart calls you to do it. Many smile down on those with the urge to go and find themselves in the big world, but there is something about bursting this bubble we live in and learning to walk outside of it. There you’ll fell like freedom is approaching. Don’t mistake this for freedom though, traveling is no freedom. Maybe all inclusive beach holiday. But just going without a plan will stretch you and make you realize that we are all bound to needs and desires. The fulfilling of those need outside of the bubble helps to find the inner freedom. People, that you never would talk to, have to be talked to. Places where you’d never sleep at have to be chose as the place for the night if you sleep or not. Go out and see for yourself. Take the courage.

It’s nice for me to say this, and I’ve learned it on my travels, but I have to be honest its hanging on a thread right now. Include me in your prayers that the pilgrimage will continue.

4 Comments on “Back Again”

  1. 1 Eric Lee said at 12:00 pm on June 29th, 2008:

    I found your site on technorati and read a few of your other posts. Keep up the good work. I just added your RSS feed to my Google News Reader. Looking forward to reading more from you down the road!

  2. 2 Aart Hilal said at 11:59 am on June 30th, 2008:


    I’m a big fan of Paulo Coelho! You will love this! He’s the first best-selling author to be distributing for free his works on his blog:

    Have a nice day!


  3. 3 Jake Belder said at 12:20 pm on June 30th, 2008:

    True, The Alchemist is an incredible book with a lot of lessons to teach us.

    And I will pray for you, as I am still following your blog. I was hoping your road trip across the US might take you down to Florida so we could enjoy a drink together. Maybe on your next pilgrimage. 🙂

  4. 4 lukas.buehler said at 11:53 pm on June 30th, 2008:

    Hey, thanks for the props. Its a cool blog, I even posted a picture in the competition he put on today.
    Pretty cool.
    Good to hear form you Jake. I didn’t know that you live in Florida now. Yap and if it wasn’t this time then the next one.

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