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    Posted June 24, 2012 by
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    Somewhere near Lhasa, Tibet


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     Kalalau123 says he loves to capture moments for people and his friends who may not have seen moments such as this one. "The Monks were blessing the crops prior to the harvest in this high mountainous region. It was quite a site to behold and this form of traditional blessing has been going on for thousands of years," he says. "Incense were being burned in the large pot at the front and the Tibetan blessing was a holy moment. There is beauty absolutely everywhere if you look for it." This image was selected as CNN's Travel Photo of the Day for April 30, 2013.
    - Anika3, CNN iReport producer

    Don't ask me where this was taken. I don't know or remember.
    I was mesmerized by the changes in life, language, signs, mountains and everything else. In awe is the best way to put it.
    And I remembered someone somewhere saying that it is best to dwell on the positives in life, the negatives will just bugger you up.
    And in the long run, by dwelling on the positives, you'll be far happier in the long run with a more positive outcome.
    It's almost like being afraid to travel and fly. If you worried about an accident, or death, or crashing you would never venture very far at all. And after the first flight, you learn how to avoid trees, and mountains, and other planes and become a skilfull flyer. The strongest and most skilfull hawks and eagles reach great heights and can navigate storms and predators. They dominate the landscape.
    These rural Tibetan farmers were praying to have their seed and crops blessed by local Llamas so their hard work would return plenty with the harvest in the fall.
    We look to Wall Street and trade figures. They look to God for their answers. Has Western man really come that far in the past 2000 years?
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