Mumbai Memoir 77- Time-Out from Mumbai
The ups & downs of city life can bog one’s spirit. Its important to rejuvenate one’s zeal towards life with novel things and thus positively distract the self from one’s routine. Just like when a cell phone’s batteries go down and requires a re-charge, similarly its important that one should recharge the self so that the tough times from the past and the upcoming hardships can be faced with grace and positive energy.
To break my routine and cope up with the lows of life I usually plan a ‘fun travel’ which I believe is an antidote to sad and tough moments, which one may experience due to what so ever reasons.
Recently, to re-set myself, I went on a long drive on a rainy day to Alibag. Alibag is a small town 100 Kms South of Mumbai. Its situated in the Raigad district and falls in the Konkan region of Maharashtra. As I drove, it was a mesmerizing sight to see the lush green rice fields, fresh rivulets flowing around, cloudy weather, heavy occasional showers & rain soaked beaches.
On my return journey, my impromptu visit to temples, beach and a resort rejuvenated my spirit to move on with life with positive outlook and hope. I believe, just like the body experiences wear and tear, the mind too can experience a spiritual ‘wear and tear’, which is OK, but its important to effortfully fix the broken spirit so that the mind bounces back and continues with life.
Here’s sharing my ‘spiritual retreat journey’ with you through photographs and also wishing all of you a life full of hope, fresh spirit and rejuvenation. Amen!
Photo credits: Shraddha C Sankulkar & Geeta Sonawane.