Experience Now – The Destination May Not be as Good as it is this Moment

A walk on the wavering suspension bridge, the blue water flowing beneath, white sand, and the out of this world landscape – however, my focus was only on reaching to the other side. I was hoping that I would find even more magical landscape on the other side. The other side, however, turned out to be disappointing with nothing much to see and do.

I thought, let me get back and enjoy the experience on the bridge only. The sun had suddenly become merciless, the wind had stopped and there were a lot of people waiting to cross the bridge now.

Phunakha Suspension Bridge

What’s beautiful now, may not be after a while
What’s not in focus now can be an invaluable treasure
So, why search for diamonds elsewhere
When they can be under your feet!

Travel and be Happy

There is an old saying that there is a time in everyone’s life after which he/she starts loosing interest in his/her profession, routine activities and almost everything else. Everything seems trivial, and it becomes difficult to find motivation to take part in any activity. The wiser man may start questioning the reason of his existence. So did I!

Baba Mandir - Things to do in Gangtok

I started asking questions to my inner-self: what is the reason that I am working days and nights even when I am not happy? What is it that I would like to do in life? What can keep me happy? After carefully considering for few days or may be even months, I realized that traveling to beautiful places, admiring the beauty of the nature, participating in adventurous activities, eating/cooking good food, keeping people around me happy, remarkably boosted my happiness. Now, though I have identified activities which make me happy, I don’t have time – limited leaves you know. So, will I be compromising my happiness for the mundane activities of life? No, of course not! I might not have the answer today, but I have several alternatives in mind; the feasibility of these alternatives still need to be evaluated.

While I check, let me share with you how traveling makes me happy and can do the same for you. Though it may sound trivial, but nature’s fresh air and greenery can really reawaken your energy and enthusiasm. You can’t imagine this unless you have experienced it before. So don’t underestimate the power of this simple activity.

Phobjika Valley (1)

Watching beautiful birds and animals, playing with some of them or even running after them, can put back a broad smile on your face. Listening to the chirping of birds, the sound produced by a fish in the still water, enjoying the fragrance of flowers may become an amazing experience and even the time of your life.

Fragrance of

The adventure of traveling itself and the surprises on the course add spices to your overall experience. Moreover, I get to learn a number of new things about life, about myself and about nature while traveling. So guys, try it! This might work for you as well.

Invest in Exeriences - Gangtey Trails

Besides this, recently I had read an intriguing research report which stated that spending your money for experiences is a better choice for buying happiness rather than spending your money on products which may give you short-term happiness. So travel and see for yourself, how magical a travellers life can be.