The following pics are from my recent trek to Kuari Pass in Garhwal Himalayas, Joshimath Uttarakhand ( about which I will write soon). It was like a fairy tale, the clouds greeted us when we were descending from the summit . It was a mesmerizing, poetic moment that took away all the pains we have gone throughout the ascend.
These moments were captured by me in the extreme cold condition at Sissu , Himachal Pradesh ( -5 or -7°C). I was completely mesmerized by this face of nature and it was tough to take the photo with my bare hands, the cold was cutting through my bones. But I was adamant to capture these moments by testing my limits.
It is the inherent quality of humans to look for something to cheer about but there has been very few things to celebrate this year.
One year ago I wrote about the horrific year which had gone by because of pandemic, little did I know that a much bigger storm awaited us. The Delta variant brought us on our knees, exposed our health facilities and took away many of our loved ones.
I lost few of my relatives and I have seen their families finding it difficult to get back on track. It is a testing time for entire humanity but ‘hope’ is something We would never forget even on our death bed.
Each of us is bruised right now, But that would not hinder us From finding our feet once more, To stand again and look for sunshine
I am not expecting anything in the future or in the upcoming year and it would be more prudent to stay in this moment a bit more and feel each second which is going by in joy.
Lets make our ‘now ‘ as beautiful ,as joyous as possible. There is nothing we can gain with hate and we would never know how much time we have. So our each act is extremely crucial and can make a difference in a positive way in this world.
Suppressed by your own fears, Shaken by the jolts of failures, You’ve carried this load Far too long . How long can you live like this? Injuring your soul with frustration, Melting your life with every second ! It’s tough to rise from this muddle, Try to Squeeze your grit one more time, Hold this ground and Push for the sky above ! Breathe your life With every step, Breaking all shackles of your mind. Find your joy on the path above, Breathing happiness of a free sky !
Mind dictates false self , Infuse sufferings of past. You are not your mind
Trapped in past-future, Life blooms in stillness of Now, A journey within
Mind is programmed to make a mental image of everything as per it’s needs. It needs time especially past and future to dwell , in fact to avoid everything which exists Now (present) it has created illusion of past and future.
We can feel this in our daily lives , we either curse our past or crave for a better future when we allow our mind to dominate. This is how our mind creates a false image of ourselves and everything around.
We are not what our mind says. Our true identity lies beyond our mind, it lies deep within in our consciousness,in the stillness which exists only in the present moment.
So without thinking too much , just feel life the way it is, in this moment, in the stillness of Now. You will find your true self.