How a mountain getaway can change the way you look at your life! – Sannidhya GlodhaJune 14, 2016
There is a well known saying which goes like “Either you want to please the angels or flee the demons,you should go to Mountains”.
I do not know how many of you have been to the Mountains but I can guarantee the ones who have visited them would not have been the same when they would have come back from those distant lands.
So question is what is that thing in Mountains that attracts so many people all over the world ?
Everyone would be having another answer for this question,for some it may be the beautiful sights to behold while for some it would be Solitude and the list is endless.
Foe me its about self-introspection,you should not bother about those heavy words I just wrote in previous line.
The Idea is to know the real “YOU”.You may think that this cannot happen,I mean obviously your mindset is how can a person in his 20s does not who he really is ?,
but my friend life is about living the experiences outside the normal life as that of hand to mouth money making machines.You can still earn lakhs of rupees every month and fill you bank account with really long money figures but would all that be worth it ?
Imagine waking up one day in lap of mountains with no office phone calls,no hurry to reach office in time just stillness all around. You would never have felt this thing before because it brings you closer to who you really are, no matter good or bad the self realization is most important aspects of life that Mountains teach us.
Realizing that time can freeze in lap of Himalayas is a serene feeling.You can just sit besides a river for about whole day and still the urge to explore the mountains
more and more will not end,that is the beauty of Mountains ! You just have to be there to see it, to feel it and to make it embrace you in its lap.You are new to experiences there,no boundaries, no boss like figures.Just as innocent as we were when we were kids.
There are no deadlines in mountains they just make you think more and more deep about how the whole nature is there for you like a mother, every time you are in some fix just observe some natural phenomenon. Yes! You will get your call..
Nowadays Its major trend to post a status like “Mountains are calling and I must go”. In fact these lines have different worth in eyes of a mountain lover,but what about those “wanna be Travelers” ?
No I am not offending any person who uses these lines or anything related to show his/her enthusiasm
but question is do you really feel the call ? do you think them as someone so close to your heart that you can feel the call ?
Or maybe its just about another Facebook propaganda of pretending to be “Mountain lover”. Experience should always fill your soul. It does not matter how far you have gone,how remote you have been to,
what matters is whether you can relate to those feelings. Its a pure connection that you feel in Mountains,its not about those promotion politics or about those grudges you have for one another in these concrete jungles we live in.
At the end of day,its not about how much selfies have you clicked in those quality time,its about whether you have admired the stillness and beauty of Himalayas.Sitting with a local person in Mountains sipping hot tea and asking about the experiences he has had in his life is sheer bliss !
You may complain if you have to do even slight of physical work as we have adapted our bodies to that “Lavish Lifestyle” but have you ever seen the smile in the faces of people of mountains even if they would have to go for a walk of 8 kms(uphill as well as downhill) to fetch some basic necessities.
The smile makes you feel how much full of complaints are you.Having a conversation with a man who runs a dhaba in one of distant lands of Himalayas during my trekking experience I asked him “Bhaiya yahan pani ki pipes to jam(freeze) ho chuki hai ? ap kahan se pani ka intezaam karte ho “..He smiled a bit and replied “Bhai ! Pyase(thirsty one) ko hi kuan(well) dhundhna pdta hai. Yahan se 8-9km niche ek nadi(river) behti hai bas wahan se subh pani late hai roz wo sara din ka kam kr deta hai”
Imagine you to be in such situation,would you be able to do this continuously everyday for your living? I think majority of us won’t be able to pull this thing the other day.That is beauty of nature. In spite of living a hard life,they are way more humble than we are.So what we are getting converted to ?-Those “money making machines” which I referred earlier in these article.
Yes you may be the General Manager of a firm or even more respectable person than this,you may be living the so called “lavish lifestyle” but wait think for a moment -“Are these things filling your soul or are these just materialistic pleasures ?” Yes you have got your answer 🙂
I am not against the idea of getting relaxed in beaches or in some other natural landscape.My idea is about admiring the mother nature and making your bond strong with the nature. At the end of day its not about how many times you have been to Starbucks,it is about how happily you have lived the glorious years of life. To uncover the real happiness,I would suggest you to visit mountains not just to view the surreal view of peaks not to just post the pictures with lot of hashtags
like “#wanderlust” but for none other than your own happiness. They will cast a spell on you that is inevitable and yes ! you will come back again to these Mountains with more love and fernweh. I cannot be sure of what you would like to feel but I can be sure what you will feel will be truly magical !
Below are some of instances how a mountain trip can change you forever..
* Witnessing the clouds play with the peaks in a still manner will make you question “Am I not in great hurry to make things work before their time is ?”
* Sitting alone for 10 minutes,feeling the cool breeze embracing you in its aura you will feel and ask yourself “Will worrying not add more to my problems
or should I learn to make things let go ?”
* Sitting in front of beast like peaks and witnessing their colors change from orange to cool blue during the time of sunrise will make you believe “Change is inevitable”.
* Having a solo walk in areas where no one knows you is another experience that will make you know your self worth.
*There will be times when your friendship is going to be challenged in these landscapes so go on take a test ! and realize who has your back at difficult times.
There is nothing like perfectly planned and packed getaway in mountains.You just need to listen to what your heart says and take a chance ! So what are you waiting for ?
Pack your bags with all the necessities and pack your mind with feelings of exploring the distant land with a different point of view this time and there you go !!
Wish you luck for your upcoming mountain getaways 🙂
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