Sometimes my guru comes up with wonderful one liners . Like when we went to Africa , if anyone wishes something different or complains , he would say “stay home”. Snippet from our recent conversation which I thought was hilarious and still full of wisdom.
Me: Is this a walk to straight heaven or what? (Complaining abt so many hikes)
Guruji: Fall into heaven.
Me: or fall into hell
Guruji: For that no need to go anywhere.
Me: yes, stay home.
Guruji: and eat khakhra.
Me : with chai and watch YouTube video.
Like everything else, you learn how to hike too. It’s good to teach kids too, but for that adults will have to do too. Most of the times adults, parents are behind kids that they have to learn this and that. But they themselves are not learning anything new.
Today we had 7 year old with mom. Few falls, cries, some rocks were scary for her. At the end of hike she said she likes to hike with yoga ppl because it’s so much fun. And she will come again. Isn’t that a good experience for little one?
One of the local friend mentioned a week back that she was doing diy earring session. Remember I mentioned a while back that I have learned lot of things from friends? This is how it goes. I was free in the afternoon and so I decided to join. It was fun picking out different colors , patterns and everyone was confused b/c we wanted to try it all.
Now I can show off my earrings everywhere. That’s a bonus. I also like to support friends who are trying out something new or in general support creativity. In stead of watching TV , met new people and learned something. So many benefits.
Have you learned anything from your friends or have shared your talent with friends ? When opportunity comes , grab it.
In the virtual world now a days , it’s still imp to have real and local friends . You can’t go out for lunch with virtual friends, can you?
It’s imp to have local friends , local activities, everything local around you. If one wants to learn yoga , doesn’t need to go anywhere. There are plenty of yoga classes every where . Find something near you that appeals to you. I have learned and continue to learn so many things just from friends around me . Everyone is good at something. It’s your willingness to try, learn something new. People seem to be stuck in virtual world and don’t see what’s coming their way around them.
And if you like to do something like hiking, walking , running or anything get your friends together and start it provided you have local friends.
In short , Explore local . Everything that we need to learn is around us. Have some friends and you will have fun !
PS: Picture is of local mountain that i hike with local friends.