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AIM HIGHER!!!

When I think, I should do it, I have will to do it… I eventually succeed.

The energy and power of self-confidence empower human mind and body, accomplish any task.

We should never, ever underestimate our capabilities.

Take example of our daily activities, going around in our mundane lives. So many times we overcome an issue, which we thought did not have a solution and beyond our capabilities. Don’t we find solutions when we think rationally and logically?

Most humans normally avoid attempting anything when they think it is difficult, entails hazard or has risk involved. They feel it is best to carry on with normal lives and avoid taking risks. They live a bare minimum life. We normally tend to avoid discomfort, when there is fear of unknown and risk. These thoughts are very powerful motivators in our lives. This is how we have evolved and learnt from our ancestors. That is what dictates our actions making us live in comfort zones.

When we enquire and research, build our passion to attempt those activities which entail risks and adventure, we grow manifold, mentally and physically. There are many among us who do not make excuses, attempt things which are unknown and not realized/experienced so far. We look at wider horizon of perspectives in our lives. There is need to build up courage, stamina and will power to attempt which we have not realized so far. When we are not careful about what we actually want from our lives, we lose what may be important and set a wrong example to our youngsters.

When we talk about experiencing Adventure, it does not necessarily mean extremes like Globe-trotting on foot. It could be experiencing any activity or thought which exhilarates us, which pulls us out of easy living. We just need to come out of our notion of feeling impossible which actually stands for I m possible! Practice regularly, move one step at a time attempting more and more difficult activities and build up your capabilities. We just need to plan systematically and move on regardless.

Do not unduly expect wonders to happen overnight. Start in a small way. Come out of fear of failure. Do not expect too much from yourself. As you attempt different tests, you keep growing to seek more difficult ones. Experience and positive attitude do make one matured and successful. We need to set our priorities right. Do we want to end up our lives, leading a routine and easy way? Or we want to achieve what a normal person would think impossible.

To begin with, start in a small way. Keep attempting. Things will start falling in place, one by one…

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PEEK OUT OF QUAGMIRE!!!

When you were busy in your wanderings,

Playing games of your lives,

Outsmarting your near and dear ones,

In your best days and times,

You forgot all those around.

When the down side of life started,

You started crying,

Its then you remembered Him,

Trying to prove,

He forgot you,

As later someone told you,

He was always there watching you.

It’s only the paths you had chosen,   

Were not suited to His calling,

Making your spirit feeble,

Far from sublime.

That’s how you ran into barriers,

Making your trails not to vanquish,

As hardship is ringing the bell,

It’s time to quell,

Come back on right track,

Before it’s late and there is no turning back.

In this wilderness of concrete jungles,

There are wild creatures in human forms,

Easy to get lost and swept away,

Realise how to deal,

For language of love and care,

Prevails here too,

If you are on a journey of courage and fortitude,

Same are the proven ways to get through,

So Be Thankful In All Things.

CLIMB AS YOU DO !!!

There is always hey day after pain,

As there is always light after the dark moments,

You gain only after some pain,

There is no shortcut in the journey of life,

You climb a submit after starting from bottom and lithe,

It’s like a child’s first step,

This is no less than a tough dare.

It’s same when you went first on a journey,

All alone, despite all the cautions,

It’s same when you gulped all the harsh talks by someone,

Closest to you,

And you carried on despite all the spanking by those near you.

Whacking poison in your gullet,

You went on despite all the despair it brought,

For cure to deepest pain is Pain alone.

You buried it under a heavy blanket,

Went into slumber with deep thoughts,

And you woke up on the bed of roses,

Transformed and shining like North Star.

Life is an endless romance,

So long as you know it’s right dance,

Patience is the clue, not payback and revulsion,

Giving without expectation,

Doing good without any returns,

Takes you to ultimate pleasure and preference.

COUNTER THE RISKS !!!

All kinds of Adventure travel present some amount of risks. An unfamiliar environment or doubts about one’s ability to achieve the objective can make the experience adventurous. It will be in everyone’s interest if the inherent risks are reduced and controlled to tolerable levels. In this way an environment can be created in which individuals can experience the challenges and benefits of the activity, but with minimal actual risk to their safety.

For most of the travellers some amount of risk is acceptable also; that is how it makes an activity Adventurous. However, no one should seek these risks without considering plans to counter them. At least, one should prepare himself/herself to minimise them. The best approach in this regard is to know about them and train. Be prepared to face them as they come. Person engaging himself in an activity must not consider themselves immune from accidents, regardless of their experience or level of competence

By loading yourself with right knowledge, you can ask your travel company the right questions to alleviate the known and perceived risks.

Some basic questions you need to ask yourself also, i.e., Are you in good physical and mental condition?  Have you found the risks involved? Have you prepared yourself to face these risks?

The team involved in conducting the group must be fully trained in various skills, like, positive leadership, Safety and First Aid. They must also be aware about the risks involved in the activity they conduct. It is also important to use reputable and safe equipment to avoid unwarranted incidents.

The providers of outdoor adventure activities need to understand and appreciate how, and why, accidents may happen and how they can manage the safety of their participants.

In real terms, adventure travel is about opportunity, discovery, and joy. Be courageous. Be open to look for the kindness in the new people that you meet. Pack light and carry only essential items. At all times, be polite, but be inquisitive. Mix within the group or the people you are visiting. Indulge in those moments and memories which you can carry forward in your life. Look for new experiences which you can rejoice. Do it all while staying secured and insured. Do all that you love. Stay safe and stay healthy.

GLIDE IN OPEN SKY !!!

I want to travel like age old Stars,

Be with them into the unfathomed sky,

Climb into the halo of milky way,

With no fear of time, age and sure death. 

I want to be the harbinger of good times,

Mellowed with skirmishes of proclivities,

Time has beckoned the shower of good fortunes.

I no longer purloin and yelp as time has made me hard-edged,

Content and toughened,

Untraveled paths beckon me.

I no longer layoff my excursions,

As I am ready now to take on challenges,

Life brings forth.

I take now paths less traversed,

For I have now imaginings and poise,

As the time flies and age catches on,

I shall leave behind glances and views,

For others to embark,

And that will make all the difference,

My friend,

Here I motion you to,

Take on where I guide.

THE CLEAR WAY TO ADVENTURE!!!

One should ascend the higher heights;

Seeking, striding, shaping forth.

The Ice knock-backs above crag ends;

Pierces intractable elevations;

Softens toughened catches.

Sedentary, silently crouching in my marquee;

The hike I crisscrossed;

Solitary in the tranquility;

Prepared interior lands yielded;

Yonder crested rims;

Over the disquieted firmament;

A window unwraps;

Drawn since beyond.

Airborne concluded in the blued peak,

The clear approach

Is to be known.

IT’S ABOUT MIND, BODY AND SOUL…

The amazing thing about the wilderness is that, it prompts us to use our innate survival and reasoning skills, the ones seldom used in our comforted ways of living. A journey into the Nature’s wilderness can make unimaginable changes in a person’s life path.

It is all about way of thinking and priorities in life… If someone chooses to be an Adventure Traveller, then his/her character could be shaped and moulded. If someone travels outdoors because he/she wants to learn how they will respond to what the environment has to offer; it will definitely enrich him/her with life’s so far unknown lessons and experiences. I love the outdoors and have chosen to share how wonderful it is.

I grew up in countryside and amongst nature. This made me a drifter. I worked in many cities of various states. I loved, so travelled for many years; on my own or with groups. Time and again I felt the strange/invigorating AURA of new terrain and its inhabitants; a sensation of exploring unfamiliar physical and spiritual geography. That brought me closer to the kind of experiences that were not known to me earlier. For these reasons, I want to keep wildness and wilderness in my life.

There are people who cannot just be termed thrill seekers.  They have a natural, inherent, and insatiable curiosity about the physical universe around them. These persons have the inner universe of the mind and the soul. They turn into true risk takers, the true adventurers, who return from their experiences with broader minds, stronger bodies, and purer souls…