What is the first thing in the morning that totally makes your day ? The sound of your child, the voice or tender touch of your loved one, a steaming cup of tea or the sunshine streaming in through your window ?
Life as we know it is truly overrated. We really don’t need extravagant things to make us feel content. Paradoxically, it is the smaller and at times overlooked aspects of our life that bring us the greatest joy.
Being a normal lazy human being, my mornings would start half an hour before I would have to leave home. Running between the bathroom, bedroom and kitchen, barely getting a bite to eat, I would rush out to catch the office cab. And there would be the start of a day, where I would be running along with life.
Recently, when I started getting up right before sunrise, and began a routine of a morning walk before breakfast did I realise what all I was missing out on!
Unlocking the main door, feeling the cold breeze blow past me even on the warmest days was the most peaceful way of waking up! And as I walked in the park, relaxing and listening to music, finally getting some ME time in the day, the early morning rays of the sun seemed to welcome me to the start of a new day. The calmness and tranquility I felt was amazing! It actually made me want to go to a height where I could sit and watch the sunrise, oblivious to everything around me, and feel the true beauty of nature.
The small duration of time I spent hardly amounted to a tenth of my day, but the change it brought was wonderful. Instead of racing with time, here I started off with a peace and knew that I could handle whatever came to me today! Bring it on! Because, as is rightly said, no obstacle or problem is unsolvable if you are at peace with yourself, and at times, we underestimate the power of our true SELF !