Present of life

Insects in nature's lap

It was a fine Monday morning and 9 AM when I woke up, and dark and dense clouds lifted my eyelids towards them as I slept under the stars in the open. A deep breath, and I get to know that rain is coming. I rushed down, and went out on bicycle. After a couple of minutes it started raining, and I was heading towards the city. We all know cities are in rush in the morning, people are going to their work places. With more rain, the streets became empty and people took shelter to avoid getting wet, how unfortunate it may be. These are the most hot and humid days of summer, and all people wish for the rain.. more rain, more rain.

But, when the rain finally came, people started to take shelter. All look at me bathing and cycling in the rain, like I am an alien. Everyone must have their reasons to avoid the rain, but what they miss is far greater, divine and healing then any of their reasons.

People have tendency to seek what they desire and not looking at what they have already. They spend all their lives chasing their desires, and never take a moment to notice what current time is offering them. Chasing your desires is good, it gives purpose to your life, but along with that, one may also learn to see what they have been given at the moment, it is a crucial element to enjoy every moment of life, fully.

Featured Image: is from our kitchen garden, insects trying to hide under a corn leaf. Just like humans take shelter when the rain comes.



Satisfation?! friend or foe?

I wrote an article, and I mentioned about success, when you read that, you’ll know that success is a really simple thing. One may feel very lazy and doing like nothing when you know you are successful in living a life, and may not want to add anything to life as everything start to seem perfect. The thought of this satisfaction is like a medicine to long time pained mind and everything relaxes after this medicine. You’re at peace and this medicine heals you. Its good when you get taste of this medicine, but you you know what they say, excess of everything is bad.

When you are already lazy enough due to thought of being successful and you also get worried about something that you want to do, then you have a purpose to serve. Its something meant to be done by you. If this happens, you have to get up and work that out. All of a sudden this success will seem boring too, and you may love to try things which are beyond your reach.

Now, what is satisfaction to you? 😉

Off the beat – Travel

Yesterday I partake in some volunteer work, for which I had to travel,  Ludhiana – Moga – Bathinda, in the back of a truck. It was tough journey, but I enjoyed it. We left at 5:30 AM in the morning.

The truck storage, moving, back and forth, left and right. Our backs rested on the hot metal body of the truck was soothing in a way.  A bump in the road comes like hammer to your back as well.

I started reading, “The elements of Style” book, read a few pages and thought them over.

Whole day was sweating.

It was about 1:00 PM temprature was 43 C, the sun was on its highest verse, and spitting heat like Eminem spits rhymes. It was dope.

Someone around me had a water bottle in his hand, and last few drops, he was about to shower them into Air, and I interrupted him to not waste the water, and I drank that, and when I turned my face upwards to drink (I was standing), my cap flew away. So it was a trade, water or the Cap. I was happy with the water.

Since there was a lot of heat, I tried to do something interesting, which is sleeping, since its hard to take a nap in such heat. In one corner of the truck, I aligned two water bottles and put a folded cotton cloth and it was my pillow ready. Covered my face with another cotton cloth, just to avoid direct heat, but it was enough to make sweat to sea. Within few minutes of ignorance, I was asleep, lying on the metal, which was shaped as sea waves by carring heavy stuff. I had awake split-seconds due to excess heat and road bumps. Two hours from Moga, and here we are, at Bathinda.

Also my head hit thrice in a iron rod, while walking in the truck, at different times ofcourse.

After doing the volunteer work, we were back on course by 8 PM, reached near home about 12:30 AM, which was a bit away from house. Usually, you call somebody to pick you up, but I wanted to walk, so here I was walking on the lonely streets of Ludhiana and reached home  at 1 AM. I kept staring at stars most of the way back, and some thinking 😉

Since such stuff was going on my mind, so I decided to write this before I sleep, Its 3:48 AM currently.

Its always good to do off the beat stuff, refreshes your thinking nerves.