Sunday, June 23, 2024

Exploring Spirituality At 40

 

Exploring Spirituality At 40

Spirituality has never been just a topic for me to discuss casually or to attract followers on social media. It is a deeply personal journey that I practice every day, and the realisations I’ve experienced have been nothing short of incredible and mesmerising. I never anticipated how intimately connected I would become with my true self.

The life we are living today resembles a "khichdi"—a dish familiar to every household in India, made with a mix of various ingredients, resulting in a flavour that encompasses everything. Similarly, we are attempting to live a bit of everything all at once.

Initially, I was living in this eclectic mix of life, delighted by the newfound freedom I possessed. Design education in top college, 9 to 5 job, six figure salary, Bangalore, independent life etc.

Everything I desired seemed just a button away.

This happens when you gain independence and the power to make decisions for yourself.

You will rise, you will fall. You will win, and you will fail. But, how long can this continue?

The beauty of the universe lies in its ability to take you on a rollercoaster ride, with every twist and turn serving a purpose. It guides you onto the path it has chosen for you, often in the most unexpected ways.

Trust me I wasn't able to predict anything. Some days I had everything, and on others, I felt completely lost.

This unpredictability is the essence of life’s journey and the core of spiritual growth.


This experience is similar to the stock market. You will face losses initially until you learn and master it. Without discipline and self-exploration, you won't find emotional stability. The mind will always ensnare you with desires.

To gain one thing, you often have to sacrifice another.

There came a day when my mind gave up. I found myself entangled in a web of my own creation, unable to move an inch. It felt suffocating, as if I were drowning in the deepest ocean on the earth.

Exploring Spirituality At 40

I realized that this is how the universe tests you. It pushes you to the edge, leaving you alone to make that one crucial decision which has the power to transform your life completely. Your wrong moves will still keep you at the edge, with the universe giving you repeated chances to correct yourself.

And one right move can turn your life 360 degrees.

Those who understand these signs become eligible to travel the path of spirituality, self-realization, self-exploration, emotional well-being, and interconnectedness.

At this stage, I was able to understand that some cosmic power is there which has the ability to control me. There is something which has the power to guide me toward a better life and something which has the ability to pull me back to the same situation.

To escape from a web of disappointments, your soul will surely seek blessings from the universe.

And trust me, the universe only knows affirmation for what you ask for. The universe can give you everything if your mind, body, and soul are aligned. That means the universe is not an Aladdin’s lamp that you rub and ask for anything.

Exploring Spirituality At 40


The universe only understands vibration, one vibration. So, if your mind, body, and soul are not aligned, you won’t be able to send that one vibration back to the universe.

The universe never differentiates between good or bad intentions. That's why bad people do exist. They also ask the universe for everything with one vibration and as I said, the universe only knows affirmation. It will give you the power to shape yourself and to destroy yourself.

What matters is what you are seeking from the universe.

Being an Indian where spirituality is in our DNA, I never felt it. Though I know we have many gods and goddesses, Ayurveda, yoga, festivals, rituals, etc., and have always participated with full enthusiasm, I never faced a situation where my mind wants to control my soul for the body. I felt suffocated with the life I was living. I realized what was harming me and what was shaping me. It was obvious and I had to choose one.

I chose myself because it felt like a parasitic ghost living in my body.

There was so much disconnect. My mind knew everything I was doing, my soul wanted to enjoy everything coming its way, and my body got sandwiched for nothing.

Sooner, my mind and body realized that the soul was crossing its limits and it should get aligned, otherwise, destruction was on its way.

Though I blame my mind for this mess, it allowed the soul to live the way it wanted.

But the best part of the mind is that it cares for the body. It knows that it is dependent on the body for its own existence. It got scared of things that were harming the body. It started understanding that the body is the most important asset it has. And the body is the only thing that can nurture the mind and soul.

Maybe that’s why we call it self-realization when you realize that your soul has to live in your body.

To have control over your soul, you need to be disciplined. You need to be focused to give direction to your soul.

I felt very connected to myself the day it happened. I was sitting on a sofa enjoying the smell of the first rain of the monsoon and sipping traditional Indian ginger tea. I felt so earthy and grounded.

The joy of self-realization was so beautiful that every breath felt energizing. The change of mind and the mindful thoughts started becoming so relevant. I started enjoying everything with open eyes.

As you know, eyes are equally responsible for the distraction. I closed my eyes and started feeling myself, my breath. Every breath started giving me calmness. The deeper the breath was, the calmer my mind became. My soul started enjoying cloud nine.

The soul always wants to be free and live the way it wants. But the problem with the soul is, it can't enjoy without the mind and body. Enjoyment has to be felt and create memories. A formless soul will always encourage the body and mind to enjoy everything. It’s the mind and body that have to decide what’s good and what’s not.

The moment the soul started enjoying the self-realization, it started asking for more. The reason for this desire was that it started enjoying the vibration of the universe. It started enjoying the process of the alignment of the mind, body, and soul.

The soul started understanding the vibrations of the universe and it started passing them to the mind and body to feel it. Suddenly, everything started becoming so blissful. I never felt so connected with myself.

I googled ways of meditation and started practicing it. Finally, I was on the right path to a spiritual journey. As a beginner, I had to learn a lot and still, I am a student on this path of spiritual awakening.

Exploring Spirituality At 40


Trust me, all you need is a quiet place, a mat, and if possible, fresh air. The whole idea is to keep silent for some time without any thoughts coming in or going out of your mind. Focus on your breath and feel the universe.

Thank you friends for your time to read this blog. Pls, share your comments and thoughts and will surely be back soon with part 2 of this blog. Thank you and have a great Day! ':


Friday, January 26, 2024

A Whimsical Adventure: Exploring the Rumah Pohon Tree House and Thousand Island Viewpoint in Nusa Penida

Welcome to a whimsical journey through the enchanting wonders of Nusa Penida, where the Rumah Pohon Tree House and Thousand Island Viewpoint await to sprinkle a touch of magic into your life. Join us as we unravel the secrets to planning the perfect trip and embark on a stone's throwaway climb to discover paradise.

Planning Your Adventure:

Before diving headfirst into our adventure, it's essential to sprinkle a dash of organization into the mix. Luckily, with platforms like Klook, planning your trip becomes as easy as pie (or perhaps a delicious bowl of chole rice, but we'll get to that later). We booked our ferry, and cab with a cheerful driver, and even snagged a photographer to capture our goofy grins—all in advance, with just a few clicks! on klook.

With our tickets and camera-ready smiles in tow, we set off on our island escapade, brimming with excitement and a hint of mischief.

Reaching the Tree House and Viewpoint:


Adventure, Exploring the Rumah Pohon Tree House and Thousand Island Viewpoint in Nusa Penida, bali, indonesia

As we arrived at the sun-kissed shores of Nusa Penida, the promise of adventure hung thick in the air. The Rumah Pohon Tree House and Thousand Island Viewpoint beckoned from afar, nestled amidst the island's lush greenery like a scene straight out of a fairy tale.

Do edit your picture to clean up unwanted ropes and other stuff before posting :-P

Navigating the winding paths and rustic staircases proved to be an adventure in itself, with each step leading us closer to our lofty destination. But fear not, dear reader, for the journey is half the fun, especially when shared with good company and the occasional stumble (we'll blame it on the uneven terrain).

Before we knew it, we found ourselves standing at the foot of the legendary treehouse, its wooden beams reaching skyward in a whimsical embrace. And just a stone's throw away, the Thousand Island Viewpoint awaited, promising vistas that would steal our breath away.

A Stone's Throw Away:

With the treehouse conquered and our hearts brimming with excitement, we ventured forth to the Thousand Island Viewpoint—a mere stone's throw away, or so we thought. Little did we know, the climb ahead would be a test of both our physical prowess and our ability to suppress giggles in the face of adventure.

But fear not, intrepid traveler, for the reward at the end of the climb, is well worth the effort. As we reached the summit, the panoramic views of the Bali Sea stretched out before us, a mesmerizing tapestry of turquoise waters and scattered islands that seemed to stretch on for eternity.

Adventure, Exploring the Rumah Pohon Tree House and Thousand Island Viewpoint in Nusa Penida, bali, indonesia

Fueling Up and Heading Home:

With our bellies grumbling and our spirits soaring, we bid adieu to the Rumah Pohon Tree House and Thousand Island Viewpoint, but not before indulging in a well-deserved treat at the nearby Indian restaurant, "Delhi 6." For vegetarians seeking a taste of home, their chole rice is an absolute must-try—a hearty and delicious meal that's sure to satisfy even the most discerning palate.

As the sun began its descent towards the horizon, we made our way back to the beach, mindful to catch our ferry before 4 pm—the golden hour for island hopping adventures. With hearts full of memories and cameras brimming with snapshots of our escapades, we bid farewell to Nusa Penida, knowing that our whimsical adventure had only just begun.

In conclusion, the Rumah Pohon Tree House and Thousand Island Viewpoint offer a charming escape from the ordinary—a place where laughter echoes amidst the trees and the sea whispers tales of adventure. So grab your sense of wonder and embark on a journey to this magical destination, where every stone's throw leads to a new discovery and every moment is filled with joy.


Author-Neelam Mishra (LLB & P.G. in Economics)

A talented writer with analytical excellence. She is a great thinker who knows how to pen down ideas, thoughts, and humor to share with the world. Follow me on instagram on below link

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