There is something very powerful about travelling. It makes us forget the drudgery of our day-to-day existence and takes us beyond all the humdrum of daily life to the vast expansiveness of nature’s creation. When we travel to some place amazing, we cannot but admire how our majestic earth must have been created all those millions… billions… gazillions of years ago.
We cannot help our self but wonder on how all the rocks must have come together to form giant mountains and how all the water vapors must have condensed to form our huge oceans.
There are many such places, for e.g. Rishikesh in India or the great pyramids where we can almost sense all those people who walked this earth before us.
The grandeur of the structure along with the stories of the rise and fall of various tribes and nations, helps us to recognize not just our mortality, but also realize that ultimately all our strivings, all our achievements are one day going to return to dust from where we came!!
Seeing this bigger picture, helps us to view our life in the bigger context- i.e the bigger scheme of things. It is great to work hard and strive for that promotion or want to make that extra money so you can afford a bigger house or that Ferrari, but we realize that ultimately these are all short-lived.
Our world exists, because of 'us'… and it is important to recognize this importance of the 'I' not in terms of egoistic demands as we usually do with a false sense of our own importance, but in terms of our deep and complete existence. And needless to say, our total existence is about our connection with each other- i.e. our consciousness with and within the collective consciousness.
As you are probably getting ready to plan your next vacation in spring, try to visit some place amazing. In fact, why wait till then, if you are not being locked down and if you live close to any magnificent park, mountains, oceans or any place beautiful and natural, then plan to go there over the weekend and just sit back and reflect… on how you fit within the grand scheme of things. How your wants and wishes… your aspirations and ambitions fit into the bigger context of your life on this earth and also how your very existence plays its own role, fits within the grand scheme and context of our collective existence on this planet…
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