Last evening we had an opportunity to see and hear Mikael Strandberg – Sweden’s internationally celebrated explorer– and came back with a new awareness of what the possible limits of human endurance are.
Or then again, are there really any boundaries that can be drawn?
Mikael started his professional career as an explorer 19 years ago. A multi-talented man, he is currently working as an explorer, a lecturer and a writer. He has also produced three internationally-renowned documentaries for television, i.e. ‘Patagonia – 3,000 kms by horse’ and a couple of others.
Mikael’s lecture was a mixture of adventure, wild animals and human beings, building bridges between cultures, philosophy of life and was not only inspirational, but also hilarious and funny. The lectures was accompanied by some stunningly beautiful photographs. (shown here)
Among the most significant take-away for me personally was this-
We are all seeking a meaning and purpose to our lives.Sometimes we are almost, almost there, but then we lose it.
Mikaeal explained that it is sometimes in the midst of sheer open spaces when we are really alone..
Tthat we sometimes come close to meeting our 'Maker'.
And he strongly recommended that we all try it.
As I propose to. Seriously, some day...