Updated on July 19, 2015
Planet Holiday Continues…
During our holiday in Switzerland I got an opportunity to do para gliding. Though I fly planes, but surely this was a different experience. I was taken over a mountain cliff, run with the instructor till the time you gain momentum and take off. You glide along the direction of the winds and gain altitude with the thermals. It was an amazing experience. Looking at the Interlaken town and the Thun lake from the ground level is different than having a bird’s eye view. Your perception changes. You get a broader and a whole picture of the place.the place looked prettier; the beautiful town surrounded by mountains and lakes. It’s beauty looked magnificent. And gliding along the winds gives a sense of let go. Just flow…
While we were on the holiday, it was pouring in Mumbai non stop for three days. The whole city was flooded. We got the news and were worried whether there were any leakages in the house and gave instructions to guard every thing properly.
When we returned back from the holiday, I saw lot of leakage in the gym area and the room was smelling. I had bought some cushions from Ladakh for my yoga, which were stained. I had brought them with lot of effort.
Discussing about the rain with my domestic help, she told me that during the rains her whole house was destroyed. It poured so much that they couldn’t sleep the whole night. They spent the night standing. All their utility stuff was destroyed. I didn’t even bother about the cushions after hearing this.
I just thought of my glider. If I glide and fly over the city, will get to see the problems of the whole city how they live and especially in monsoons. On ground level, I get to see only my cushions. Not only in this case, but in all situations. When we are arguing with some one we see only our point of view. If we take a top angle , we will see every one’s point of view and understand the situation better. It’s easy to comment about things not happening and finding faults in things and people.
If we take the glider on and have an aerial view of things, we will see things with a new perspective. We will be able to see the ground realty. It’s gives you a lift and broad spectrum. Let’s see the world with a new vision and expand our horizon of understanding the world better.