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  • Writer's pictureKumar Jerath

Knocking on the Gates of Heaven

Pura Lempuyang has a really powerful energy to it. The people, the views, the history, the emotion - it changed me.

Located in Karangasem, Bali, Heaven's Gate is a part of the complex surrounding Lempuyang, one of the most highly regarded temples of the island. The temples here are places of significant worship, and held among the holiest places on Bali.

Bali was a catalyst for some of the most transformative, impactful, and lasting changes I'd experience in my life. For the first time ever, I was proud and excited about the life I was living.

An evolution of character, priorities, personality, and everything in between.

I was lost. I had no direction and no vision for where I was going. I didn't know what I was pursuing, I had no goals, and my priorities were a complete cluster fuck. I was full of competing ideas with zero purpose. Not a bad catch, huh ladies? It's funny because that's how I feel about it now, but back then, I don't think it occurred to me how much of my life I was wasting.

It's embarrassing when I think about, not because I'm ashamed to share it, but because I'm sitting here thinking about what I've accomplished since this crazy revelation, and I can't help but feel that I wish I had woke up much sooner.

More to follow, stay tuned.


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