Solo Journey

It’s fact that no one had accompanied us when we arrived and for sure no one will join us on the day of judgement. It’s always a solo ride. Once this fact is understood in deep, living happily will become your trademark.

“Life begins where fear ends – OSHO”

As a teenager when I first started to ride a bicycle, on the third day by both knees were bruised as soon as I slide on a sandy slop and hit the hard mud road. That very moment I yelled that I will not touch the bicycle. However, within hours I was back on wheels.

Now since I know bicycle riding my mom started assigning more grocery shopping to me. Initially it was fun, sooner it became a burden. One day I thought if I get hurt with the bicycle I may get free from these chores. As soon as I get on to the bicycle I let my both hands free and I prepared myself to get hurt. To my surprise my bicycle was well balanced with moving wheels. In disbelief, I checked on myself. It only increased my level of fun in riding bicycle.

Since then, number of moments in my life where I felt fear and get ready to hurt a bit of mine. Every time I learned something new and life has become more of fun and mini adventure.

Now when I look back, those things may seem to be an inane. But, it is not good to Judge yesterday’s decision with today’s maturity.

For me it’s always a solo journey. Sooner I realize; the most I enjoyed those adventures. To name a few

Walking at late nights on an isolated hilly roads in the Himachal Pradesh when I missed the last bus….. Walking almost after 1+ km I received a help from special duty officer passing by.

Riding in an Auto rickshaw at 2 AM in an interior village of Rajasthan highway, where a goon was almost tried to hit us with an axe….. Escaped by the timely action by the elderly driver.

Riding almost 10 kilometers just for a cup of TEA during nippy winter nights.

Riding in a fishing boat on Bay of Bengal and Arabian Sea waters

Riding 100s of kilometers in African forests.

Though I was accompanied by fellow members, some thoughts, fear and excitements are very personal and those were experienced alone.

It’s always a solo journey. Sooner you realize; you enjoy the most.

Published by Shashidhar Bairapu - NLP Practitioner and Life Coach

Introvert turned extrovert. Fun loving person and a passionate to share my knowledge. A post graduate in Environmental studies with over 15 years of professional experience combining in research, consultancy, industrial and Government sectors. A patient listener, keen observer and a solution provider. A passionate mentor and coach and he equipped himself with necessary certified training is NLP, coaching and his own life experiences in different geographical and cultural backgrounds.

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