During my recent trip to India, I went to my grandparent’s house, who live in a village with intermittent power and no wi-fi. I found it very hard to pass time as we all know we can’t go a day without internet or keeping up with the new happenings. The only time pass I found for myself was watching tv until the power went and then staring at the walls until it came back. After a couple of days of doing so, I came to terms with the fact that I had to go out and find myself something useful to spend my time on. I pondered upon how these people who lived in this village were able to spend their time without getting bored. It made more sense as ones imagination could make even a boring place into a place full of new things to encounter. I headed outside and started to explore all of my surroundings. There were some spectacular sceneries to take a look at. I stopped depending on the power and preoccupied myself with exploring. It was really astounding to what all I discovered through spending time with myself and nature. I found it very intriguing and relaxing. Each day was like a new adventure for me and something lay for me like a treasure hidden waiting for it to be opened.
First day was rather uneventful as I didn’t know what I was looking for , but soon I realized I was just supposed to look out and enjoy what I saw. From my grandparent’s terrace I saw a ton of greenery and cultivated land. Right in front my grandparent’s house there are two ancient temples that have been around for about 100 years. The old eminent temples manifested time and how fast-paced our lives had become. Made me realize how we don’t appreciate simple things in life and how we search for happiness in bigger things, which generally we associate with money. The temples reminded me of how in the past people found happiness in some simple things and how how close they lived to nature. The temple was a reminder of our roots and what we were. We only see the value of things ones they are gone or are near to being wiped away. Why is that? We take many things for granted and to name one, Nature. We don’t look after her and yet she looks after us with tender love and care. We set up global awareness only once most of the damage is done. Why is that? The village was symbol of what we must give back to her.
The second day and I ventured out a little further taking look at what lay further away from my house. I saw more land and more greenery. It was just so refreshing and the feeling that there was more to see what just so enticing.
Like that the whole week went by like a flash. I felt that I hadn’t seen enough. There was more to see and more to capture. The pictures I took were limited and didn’t suffice all that had seen with my own eyes. The experience was new to me and I enjoyed it thoroughly. I definitely look forward for another visit to my grandparent’s village for more exploring! Through all of this I learnt that we should get back to how we were before all of this technology took over us and retrained us to a point where we can’t go anywhere with our our phones in our hands.
My main reason for this blog post was to encourage everyone to head out doors and explore whats around them. You don’t have to go out far for this. Nature is all around us! We must learn to appreciate small things around us and also that money isn’t all that matters. After the trip I felt more relaxed and I can say, I can pass time without having to be on my phone 24/7. After being around fresh air and greenery I felt very confined inside four walls and I constantly find an excuse to step out of the house. Now I often leave my phone at home while I take a stroll outside and it really is relaxing. No tensions, only nature! Nature definitely taught me to be more patient and love the simple things that exist around us. You should also take a step outside and see for yourself what lies around your 4 walls.
I hope you guys found this interesting and stay tuned for more posts!
“every flower is a soul, blossoming in nature”