Beyond Yourself!

So find out what drives you and maybe at a crossroad, you too could get lucky like Kamran and meet yourself!… But beware in this inward quest, you will incessantly face the fundamental fact: “ Why am I here? “ and the sway between delirium and deliverance.

Quotidian Tales


At a time when each one of us is seeking for some sort of inspiration to be able to connect with her inner self, ‘Kamran on Bike’ surely drops the penny in the precise spot. Now who is Kamran? Last weekend, casually, my friend had chanced upon him through a Facebook page and, intrigued by his vision, wanted me to dwell upon it. Some minutes into the page and I knew that I was delving into a man who perhaps emphatically embodied the words of Louis XIV. “ There is little that can withstand a man who can conquer himself.

And indeed here is a man who literally does everything on his bike, a borrowed one to start with. He travels, unbridled, conquering not only the terrain without but also the territory within, and every time he turns a test into a taste, he knows that he can traverse farther.

If possible take a pause from living your life at breakneck speed and stop by at Kamran’s blog and I assure you that you too would feel like the speaker in Robert Frost’s poem “ Stopping by woods on a Snowy Evening. “ Cherish the pause to ponder before you proceed as you too “have promises to keep” and “miles to go before (you) sleep.”

When I read through Kamran’s Argentina affair, I almost encountered the fears and uncertainties that accompany the unknown and marveled at how this biker had overcome all his vulnerabilities, physical as well as mental, till he reached the poise that set him free. Here I would like to share one of his revelations that touched me deeply. “ I wanted to behold the finest work of nature, and you turned me into eyes.” And yes, this adventurer sings too, beautifully, even at a time when he admits that he couldn’t speak or “pronounce” as he had been bereft of a singular conversation for a while driving through the wilderness of Yukon. Honestly are we even aware of the blessings that we blatantly take for granted? Or do we need Kamrans to acknowledge the need to build bridges and forge…