Six months into 2019 and the general consensus is that half the year is already past and community panic is setting in! Panic you ask? Well Yes, we are all goal-oriented folks and have suddenly woken up to the passage of time and non-ticking off of our lists!
This #ZombieBlogHop came about from a conversation with Writer Tribers over the weekend… and as I sit and review my past six months I am pleasantly surprised, and happy to realise that I have made more progress in real life than I realised in my mind or had updated on my Bullet Journal! 😊
In my quest wish to be more in touch with Nature and my spiritual side –
I have been going for regular walks and been living in the moment! Not so much on my phone or on Social Media – but actually taking in the fresh air and the chirping of the birds! And, the occasional photograph!
It is amazing how much greenery is abundant in the ‘concrete’ jungle of Gurgaon. Further, I have braved adding a potted plant to my room (though between the Dogs and the Rodents, it’s Life span is quite undetermined!)
Adding more color to my life & water – Focusing on my Health and investing in these colourful and succulent fruits! I am not much of a fruit eater, so this has been quite the departure for me!
TWO Trips for feeding my spiritual soul!
It is not until one sits down and takes stock that one realises how we have changed – How what we want, think and desire has moved away from the daily struggles to the heart yearning for those moments of being one with the universe!
In March 2019, I went on a 6 day Yatra with Iskcon – At the time I did not realise it, but this trip has shifted something fundamentally inside of me – At my very root!
On this trip (my first trip this year), for the very first time I visited Ujjain and Mayapur and the interiors of West Bengal!
I walked (a lot!), I chanted, I sang, I was up at 3:30 am, attended Mangla Aarti (most mornings) and I saw a side of myself that I hadn’t known existed and revelled in it – Soon I hope to capture my experiences in words and share with you all! However, I have yet not found the words to articulate this experience!
My second trip, an impromptu one was at the end of May 2019, around my birthday to Rishikesh.
The highlight? I fell into the River Ganga and got swept away!
I was caught by a helpful couple by the long sleeves I wore that day and my friends arrived in time to pull me out! I sat on the side of the river bank for some moments in shock, and next waded right back into the river and sat on some rocks with my friends – sunning myself and watching the river ebb past, just like I thought my life was!
Then I got nudged by some flowers and was pulled back into the moment and reminded that my Life is NOW and I can find joy in the moment – in that moment, with the laughter of my friends and strangers, the sun beating down on me as I sat half-immersed in the Ganges with flowers floating past! – It pulled me back into this moment – this life – and the dreams I still have – All this filled me with Gratitude for what IS and what will be! I felt, BLESSED by the Rives Ganga, by the Mother Ganga!
Take a moment, and reflect, haven’t these 6 months been interesting? Helped you evolve at a fundamental level? Perhaps at the level of a habit? One progressive step – but a step nonetheless!
Thank you Vinitha from www.vinithadileep.com/for the tag! – You can read her post here.
And It’s my pleasure to pass on this tag to an absolute darling, Damyanti of www.damyantiwrites.com – You can read her take on the #ZombieBlogHop here.
There are 24 of us on this Blog Hop and it will be spread over 3 days – 17, 18, 19 June 2019. The bloggers will add their links to the linky too. Do follow the #ZombieBlogHop and prepare to be surprised.
(P.S. Oops about the photographs.. they are like me these days… All topsy turvy and lovely!)