Updated on July 11, 2015
We as a family are on a holiday after a long span of time. As we were excited doing our packing, planning,things to do and places to visit; my husband said, we have to make a promise, that on our holiday we will not fight and be more tolerant of each other. It sounded difficult though, but we all agreed and said, we will try our best.
Now it’s almost two weeks and we fairly did a good job. I had decided to keep quiet and let go of issues which unnecessarily linger on to. And it was easy, as the mind was filled with excitement of seeing places and absorbing them. We hired a car and my husband drove us down. First five days we went to Thun, a small town in Switzerland. We rented a house lake touching and were lost in the beauty of the mountains, peaks, the lakes. Enjoyed kayaking, para gliding and walking around. Next we drove down to Florence. I had no idea about this city. I always thought, Florence was all about romance and the beauty. But I learnt physics, architecture, poetry, art and science here. Galileo, Micheal Angelo, Dante, Leonardo da Vinci and Marconi are from this great city. Learnt about the Renaissance period of 14th century which changed the thinking of the world.
After 4 days in Florence, we drove down to Venice. Another kind of place where a city is built in the back waters. Saw a opera show in God knows which language, but it was amazing. Though I didn’t understand a word what she was singing but enjoyed it thoroughly. It was again curiosity to know the origin of opera.
And now lastly we are in Austria, a small mountain resort in a remote place. It’s an hour away from Innsbruck and the hustle bustle of the town. It’s a beautiful lodge surrounded by mountains and streams. The mind is calm and relaxed. After 3 days back to my city Mumbai and flying where the rains are awaiting us. The holiday is over!!
But, actually the holiday continues….. What is a holiday? When we are on a holiday we are free from all the hassles of day today life and are absorbed only in observing new things with a blank slate. It was amazing experience seeing the beauty of all the places and knowing about the existence of the world. Learning and watching gives us tremendous joy. That’s what we are on this planet for…… We are all visitors on this planet for a limited span of time. Some on short visit, some on long tenure.
We have to treat our visit on this planet earth like a visitor. We need to be an observer, watching every day, every moment something new. There is sooooo much to learn and explore. There are various kinds of emotions that visit us. Instead of getting bogged down by them treat them as visitors and experience them. There is no time to brood. Time is running out… Once there is clarity in our mind, we can enjoy every single moment in our lives. We all have a visa for visiting this planet. Just enjoy…. the Planet Holiday!!