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Wherever You Go, There You Are

This is the story behind this photo, posted by the author, Amaryllis Liampoti:

Facts: I am waiting for the last tourists to leave Angkor Wat. I see this young guy being absorbed by the sound of his phone. Imagination: I wish I could have overheard the sound coming out of this smart phone. I don’t know the story but I think it was a voice message, saying I miss you, call me back.

I had the privilege of traveling to Cambodia and Thailand a couple years ago. I thought that this photo, taken at Angkor Wat, was a beautiful piece of art to accompany the poem.

The more I travel
The more I realize
I know so little.
But I think,
That is the point.

We think
What we are meant to learn
Lies off in some faraway land,
In some book
We haven’t read
In some person
We haven’t met
In some temple
We haven’t prayed in
In some robes
We haven’t worn.

But listen,
What a great distance
We must travel
Within ourselves first…
When even in our own bodies
We are such a long ways from home.

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    April 4, 2017 at 10:09 am

    You are an extremely talented writer and story teller. You tell everything so honestly, deeply, and with such compassion. I hang on every single word you right hoping and wishing for more. Thank you 🙂

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      Aurora Myers
      April 4, 2017 at 7:04 pm

      This makes my heart so full! Thank you for such a sweet message. Love you lady!

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    April 3, 2017 at 11:21 pm

    I have just experienced a lot of self-realizations in my own life and this poem rings true to my heart. I thought I had myself all figured out, and then one morning I realized how broken I was, how I depended on the affirmation of others to know my own self worth. I have so much self-growth ahead of me, so much to repair, so far to travel and this poem sheds light on that. I think a lot of times we are tempted to shy away from the journey within us and I wish that more of us were willing and able to embark.

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      Aurora Myers
      April 3, 2017 at 11:39 pm

      So beautifully put. Honored to share these stories and this journey with you sister.

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        April 3, 2017 at 11:40 pm

        And I feel honored to read them.

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          Aurora Myers
          April 3, 2017 at 11:42 pm

          I would reply with all the heart emojis but I haven’t figured out how to do that yet!

          • Madi
            April 3, 2017 at 11:44 pm

            Haha and I would send some right back!

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    April 3, 2017 at 10:18 pm

    Traveling is the key that unlocks that type of living and learning sometimes.. 🙂 Excited to hear more about you and your personal journey! It has the makings of true greatness in it.

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      Aurora Myers
      April 3, 2017 at 10:49 pm

      Cody, you’re the best. Thank you, thank you.

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    April 3, 2017 at 9:59 pm

    I love how sincere this poem is. And the photo really draws you to it, thinking of all the stories that might be behind it 🙂

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      Aurora Myers
      April 3, 2017 at 10:09 pm

      Thank you Shani! Love you!

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    April 2, 2017 at 12:59 am

    Beautiful! <3

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