That was such a pleasant weather today and my little girl couldn’t resist herself playing around in the garden in her new shoes before we headed towards the ISKCON temple today located in Gurgaon. Since past weeks we had made this as a custom to visit a temple in the morning and spend some peaceful time amidst the spiritual force of this universe. We really feel rejuvenated and get some time to unwind our non-stop mind.
So how you plan to spend these golden day-offs with your family?? Stay in bed till late, go out for brunch, party till late or buy lavishly for the family in the near shopping center?
Uptil few years back when we were kids ,we used to have just a day of holiday, i.e. Sunday and where saturday used to be either a half-day or sports day. But there had been always an utter excitement about Sundays in our minds, because we knew that we had just a day to do everything except school and the homework. While Papa used to be at home on sundays, it was a custom for him to bring hot jalebis and samosas for us. And Mumma ensured that we get ready before 9 and finish our prayers so that by 9 AM, we all are set together to watch Mahabaratha or the Ramayan. Oh, those were the golden days of our life. There was freedom yet some system in the life. We knew that we don’t have to waste that day nor we cribbed about it, rather we used to plan simple things and remained content.
Things have changed alot yet its inevitable but we do have now anxieties, stress and worries as extra baggages. First we spend our free time ruthlessly and then feel sad that our time is over, even much before when we still have one more day with us. I don’t feel sad about that my girl won’t be able to watch those epic serials or Rangoli ( she already have enough of all of it, thanks to TV and the phone) but I wish to knit some kind of sequential childhood memories for her. What’s the real fun about getting up late, doze around at home, gulp fast-food or take-aways, then hop cumbersomly to buy clothes and other routine stuff. Sometimes I ponder If I am really doing something fruitful? Time is so quickly passing away but where am I? We try to do everything best but still we accumulate bags of discontent somewhere that adds up with time. And then dream about a magical train to take us somewhere but whether any train will really come for us someday?
Few weeks back I started to think about how to make our weekend more engaged?? Filling happiness with instagram and facebook feeds can be dangerous for a longer run. So an idea came up in our mind and we decided to visit the temple every sunday morning. This way we get to explore a new place everyweek within our own city. Let me tell you, it may be a small thing for you to read about but for us; I can really feel a difference in my emotional and spiritual quotient. We enjoy those moments of peace, rejenuate ourself and think something beyond the basic food, clothing and shelter needs. Even our girl loves to watch the idols, the dieties, their shapes and structures and she really gets enchanted to the music of temple bells.
Nowadays in general people crib alot about shortage of time. Even people indulge in varied activities, hang around and spend lavish but at the last, they feel discontent and heavy. So what should we do to get rid of these hustle-bustles?? Well try to do little things that really makes you happy and get some time to re-connect with your soul.
Here I’m not talking about how to be a spiritual person but how to feel de-stressed and get connected to your own self.As said by a eminent spiritual counselor, Isn’t peace of mind a luxury that we can ill afford when we have so many duties to perform for our family, office and society.
Nowadays we all start to cry as soon as the dusk of the saturdays begin. Our minds gets fizzy about the fact that monday is just about to start while we still have 2 big days to engage with the family. But guys this is really not good because we still have options. Option to either sleep till late or wake up a little early and breathe the early morning outside our bunkers. Option to either have a brunch or to indulge in a cup of coffee at 7 followed by a healthy scrupmtous breakfast alongwith the entire family. Option to drive for a shopping mall and become part of juggling traffic or visit the places we always wanted to see. Option to watch the routine TV or get creative with a long-lost hobby. Option to crib, think and retire or option to be happy, take a stand and feel the difference. Get going guys, do something new. If you love to do something, you should never let it go.