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Yellow Ball of Gold- Sunrise!

Sunrise
Sunrise!

As I went about my morning walk up on the terrace of my home in Bangalore, the Sun was making it’s way up. It’s move up on the stage was so grand that I had to grab my camera and focus on its entrance.

It was a poised way up and it was utterly elegant that I had to focus on getting these above shots. I was lost in time and wonder of this spectacle.

We are always so lost in our own world that we fail to look at the beauty around, the nature is a grand spectacle and every day, every moment is brand new.

What do you think of this? Have you come across any grand spectacle of nature?

What is Religion? #AtoZchallenge

Religion….

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Well yes it is a particular system of faith and worship according to the dictionary meaning.

But is it overrated? Is it blindly following a set of rituals, norms and rules?

I am not against any religion or not in favour of any. And I am not being an atheist as well. So, I am neither a believer nor a non-believer of God.

My questions arise from the perspective of mankind as to where are we getting to with all the unnecessary drama happening around the world in the name of religion.

Why can’t humanity be a religion by itself? We are all living in this beautiful world, why can’t we be beautiful enough to just be and love all irrespective of what we follow or not follow.

When are we going to realize this…. I hope it comes soon enough….

Compassion is the key…

What thoughts do you have?

Niagara Falls #AtoZchallenge

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Niagara Falls

On a bright summer afternoon, I reached the Niagara State Park in New York along with my family. The sun was too harsh for us to walk leisurely about the park. As we hopped on the cruise, we were ushered by the roar of the magnificent falls. A gentle spray touched us all, the excitement did soar as we cruised along. To stand in front of the beautiful falls was utterly humbling. To be amongst this wonder was worth it. It felt like an adventure just about cruising along the falls between USA and Canada.

A few glimpses of the falls from my Camera.

When clouds have a tete a tete with the Falls!
When clouds have a tete a tete with the Falls!

Have you been to Niagara Falls? Or have you been to any other beautiful falls which felt very special….. Let me know…

Miracles #AtoZChallenge

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Miracles 

Just when I thought Life was just mundane

I bumped into a miracle…

I quite couldn’t believe what I experienced

For it had me wanting for more…

You may ask, what is it all about?

I will just say live Life as if it were your last

It may seem elusive at first

But a moment, a chance meet turn out to be…

MIRACLES.. for LIFE is a grand one!

Life #AtoZChallenge

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Life

I have come to realize that Life isn’t about growing up, getting educated, working on a job, paying bills, having a family and then one fine day dying!

The above things are just part of your life but not LIFE!

I have lately come to realize or realizing that Life is a celebration when you know LIFE is all there is, that is the miracle and the truth!

I have so bluntly put in the above sentence but Life is the journey into oneself, your magnanimous self, the inner you and I think once I fathom that or more so feel it, there is nothing but Joy. All the walls, castles, illusions just fade away…..

I am on this Journey.. I am getting there. Will let you know more once I do.

So, what is your take on this?

Karma #AtoZChallenge

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Bring on the Karma!?

Karma means action/deed and also relates to the cause-effect principle. In simple terms it is “What goes around, comes around!”

Lately, I have been pondering about what Karma is actually?

Are there certain impressions from the past that cling on to your current Karma? And you end up being or doing things in a certain way.

Or is it about doing any action with the best of intentions and not being worried about the result?

Well I would surely go with the latter.

Maybe these questions are entirely different….. I am certainly figuring that out…

Well… What do you think?

Journey within #AtoZChallenge

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Journeys are always interesting.

I am an ardent trekker and a traveler. I have always learnt some amazing new things on all my endeavors and it has changed me for the better.

Lately, well since the past year, it has been a lovely journey within me. I am getting to know myself or getting to know the world in a completely different way.

There have been certain overwhelming episodes, instances and beautiful experiences that have made me wanting more of that.

You may be wondering as to what I am talking about?!

Well all I can tell you is that it is a journey within and you will explore it one day or the other. Hope you do so soon enough.

Well I am off to yoga and meditation now!

Illusion #AtoZChallenge

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Is reality an illusion?

I have been pondering on this for quite a while now!

Maybe what we think life to be, is just a dream

Maybe what we know of life, is not the truth

Maybe what we do in life, is not what we were meant to do

Maybe what we feel about life, isn’t about milestones/phases

Life as such is a miracle, a celebration

Life is an energy

We are all ringing to a bigger subtler dimension

To know that truth, feel it – is the purpose?!

What do you think?

Himalayas #AtoZChallenge

H has to be Himalayas for me!

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They are my second love after ‘Books!’

My first experience in Himalayas was spellbinding. To stand and gaze at the mighty mountains was utterly fabulous. The mountain air evokes the soul within you and certainly come back to the plains a changed person. It is so sublime that I have goosebumps just thinking about it.

View Point 1, Goechala Pass, Sikkim with Mt. Kanchenjunga in the background
Me and Mt. Kanchenjunga in the background

Days and days pass by

My love for them stands by

It is a calling I cannot ignore

For I long for them forever more!

I have been visiting Himalayas every year now.

Well do visit Himalayas, the abode of mighty mountains and bliss!

Or have you been to Himalayas and how was your experience?

Great Smoky Mountains #AtoZChallenge

Great Smoky Mountains

One way is to trek, another is to ride up , well there is a third way – Riding in the largest aerial tramway in the United States – At Gatlinburg over Great Smoky Mountains!

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Well the road ride to Tennessee was fabulous because of the valleys, the mountains and incredible views throughout the way.

Gatlinburg, the mountain resort city has numerous places to visit, enjoy and of course ring in with the rustic mountain ambience throughout. More on Gatlinburg in another post.

Great Smoky Mountains, USA
The Great Smoky Mountain ranges

Great Smoky Mountains are part of the Blue ridge mountains on the border of Tennessee and North Carolina. The popular Appalachian trail passes through the center of the park. The ranges are at an altitude of about 6ooo feet and above.

Well as we headed up the aerial tramway, the joy of seeing the mountains below us was fantastic. It was the thrill of hovering over mountain ranges and seeing the Smoky mountain ranges all around us. The ride was quite adventurous when the tramway headed down and we had the entire crowd inside the tramway yelling on top of  their voices.

Aerial Tramway Great Smoky Mountains, USA
Aerial Tramway, Great Smoky Mountains

Well for me a trekker, a hiking enthusiast this was a different wonderful way of seeing the mountains and enjoying the ride with fellow travellers.