Viktor Frankl, in his book, ‘Man’s Search for Meaning’ highlights the fact the human life is primarily not a quest for pleasure, or a quest for power, but a quest for meaning. The greatest task for any person is to find meaning in his / her life. Frankl saw three possible sources of meaning: in work, in love and in courage, during the difficult times as these. But for those who tend to oscillate between this dichotomy of meaning of life, I might just have a balance with my ‘Travelling Experimentation For Peace’.
What I believe is if we find the Why to suffering, the How is then just a step ahead. Life has been tough for some, disappointing for others and extremely monotonous for the rest. I choose to offer a way, an exciting and curious path to outshine the blacks of Life. Surprisingly, it works for the introverts – trying to find themselves, the extroverts – trying to find joy in others or some great patron of Buddha – trying to find enlightenment. And of course, if thoughtful minds such as yourselves are looking for the answer on a Travelling Blog – the answer seems pretty straightforward.
Is Travelling really an answer to our sufferings, the secret alley leading to ‘peace’? Well, those of you who believe that peace has existed on the planet ever since Japan’s surrender to the United States in 1945, I would count you among the lucky ones. And the others, like myself, who are too disoriented and dissolved in your own thoughts, who have long nights and big dreams, travelling is a way out.
It is quite enthralling to discover the bias for Mental health dissipating albeit slowly. The core issue around which the mental Health debate revolves is the inner peace and the long lasting true happiness. Nevertheless, few will tell you that, Happiness can never be achieved but ensued, just like success. If you target happiness, it will surely miss and that too miserably. This is where my weapon comes to the rescue.
The joy of life does not principally come from human relationships. God has created it all around us. It is in everything we can see, smell, touch and feel. The glimpse of the Himalayan ranges inspires me just as the marriage that has lasted for years. The taste of the breeze from the Arabian Sea is as pleasant as the most delicious ‘paneer’ I ever had. And Yes, the silence atop the mountains I climb is just as peaceful as spending time with people I love. To be clear, I am not here to encourage alternatives. I just happen to be the chap next door who wants his readers to live and feel what I have felt. At the end, it is your decision to choose the life you want, the way you want. If you do not start changing, nothing ever will.
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