A response from Geoff: I had written ‘inhabitable’ meaning ‘un-inhabitable’ of course.
Wouldn’t want to take away the power of this harsh country.
Geoff continues about Lake Eyre, a large salt lake – dry most of the time.
An amazing place of solitude.
Sometimes however, it gets flooded. Then, there is a bounty of birdlife.
The land too, is not completely un-inhabitable.
The traditional owners, the Aboriginals have lived on it for tens of thousands of years.
Barren country, giving power to the people who can face the harshness.
Making them strong, centred individuals – in tune with their surroundings.
Not just that, but for a long, long time people from all walks of life have consciously sought out such places.
To take time out to go into their centre and nourish their strength.
Monks sitting in caves in the Himalayas.
Modern day adventurers climbing mountains, crossing deserts.
There is a striking documentary of photographer Murray Fredericks camping on lake Eyre doing just that.
If you can get your hands on the documentary, I highly recommend you watch it.
If you can’t find it, email me and I can send you the link to the trailer.
May it be an inspiration to find your place of solitude for a while, where you can nourish your source of strength.
If this is too challenging, and you are longing to find a way of staying in touch with your strength, get in touch with me.
I can help you make your journey easier, and more rewarding and enjoyable.