In everyone’s life comes a day when things don’t go as desired and you desperately hope for it to change.It was on such day when I had taken this photo. I was tensed and depressed. My body reflected my state of mind as my shoulders had drooped down and my eyes were only making eye contact with the ground. After some time as I was walking and looking down I saw these bright flowers along the pathway. Looking at these flowers I felt that my lips were no longer tensed, and… still, unwillingly I was wearing a faint smile.
It was a moment to click a photo. After clicking I stood there as I gazed at these flowers and the coarse path. I realized that no matter how coarse the path be, there will be some bright flowers on some side of the pathway – ready to make you smile. It then becomes our choice – to look at it or ignore it; to smile at it or frown at it.
bright flowers along a coarse path
Determination alone cannot catapult you to achieving your goals. I realized this as I was quite determined to start my walks a few days back. Although determination being a strong contender I was still unable to find a suitable time for my walks.
I had been wanting to go walking – mornings or evenings, it didn’t matter. I just wanted it back in my routine.
Wanting is not equivalent to willing. “I want to go for walks,” I kept saying to myself. I had scribbled “walking” for 8 or 9p.m. in my dairy. I kept looking at it day after day. In my mind’s track I would have already walked a mile. Determination was proving to be futile. The more I jumped on the determination boat, the waves of procrastination drived me back and I swallowed disappointment.
Everyday I stared at my dairy with a willpower so strong that I could feel the adrenaline rushing in my legs from my past walks. Now I had scribbled “walking” for 5 or 6 in the morning. For another few days the process was repeated – ogling at my dairy along with visualization. This time it was a little different as I said, “I will go for my walks.” I took it as a positive sign.
There was still a problem – I don’t get up before 6:30 or 7. I am a morning person but not an early riser.
Today, I finally did it. I got up at 5.30 a.m.
In the park, freshness of the morning greeted me with a red flower (bottle brush, I think). The bright colour added to its fresh look and suggested only one thing – will power. Seated on a throne of green leaves it smiled ready to begin its day. I knew it had spoken to me. Before the moment could melt away in time, I cast a clicking spell and froze it in my mobile. It was my reward for the day.
Inspired by this little reward I will surely go for a walk tomorrow and then day after tomorrow and… untill my will power wanes off. I’ll wait till today comes to an end and I begin another day with a fresh start – a new day, a new tomorrow.
Let’s see what else do I find tomorrow on my way to my morning walk.
“It is good to stay healthy,” I say this to myself and wear my jogging shoes.
“Staying healthy is no option it is mandatory,” another statement that my mom says and my doctor agrees with her. I on the other hand am not so health conscious but I do believe in keeping my body fit and mind healthy. I also believe that one should work- inward outward, and not the other way round.
By working your ways from inward to outward you not only maintain a healthy mind but a healthy body as well. I think it is a must to cleanse your mind and by doing so you inadvertently keep the body healthy too. However, by focusing on the body we forget to keep track of the mind. Some people believe that a healthy body doesn’t need a healthy mind or it is the one and the same thing. Every person can think independently for him/her self and work accordingly which is best suited for their body and mind.
I believe in working from inward to outward. That’s why I focus on a workout to keep my mind healthy first and then focus on the body. I might not be jogging or walking everyday in the park but my mind has to follow a regime every morning. I start my day with meditation which is later followed by a yoga session. I keep the sessions short or long, depending on my schedule. But that certainly doesn’t mean that I don’t like to go on walks or jogging. I absolutely love these activities as well as they help you to be out in the nature. It is during this time that you see, hear and feel the invisible whispering in your ears that opens your eye of creativity.