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 Keep Calm And Meditate-lessons From The Underwater World 

Date of Publish - Tuesday, 26th March 2019

Every individual takes the journey of life differently. Sometimes they get on the wrong train, sometimes it’s a smooth sailing yacht and sometimes it’s hitchhiking that works best. Each stop and layover is an experience leading to the final destination. When you spend time just observing and experiencing you are doing nothing but adding a coach to your own train that is life. There will always be speed bumps and storms but what really matters is how you take the thump or pull yourself out of the squall.

Let me share about a great experience with you that have now become my way of finding solace. Coming from a family that is fuelled by the love for adventure, I started scuba diving at the age twelve. Every summer holiday was essentially spent under water in the Andaman Islands. This beautiful member of our diverse country is home to my older brother, who is a master scuba diver trainer. I soon achieved my certifications and continued doing courses. However, what I would like to bring to light is the very tranquility that this sport brings with itself.

As you leave behind the hustle bustle of the world above and slowly descend towards the unknown, each oxygen bubble that you breathe out takes away a piece of stress with it. You watch yourself feel light and before you know, you are floating in a place I believe is heaven. The only sound you hear is that of your own breathing and the occasional buzz of the boat above. Nobody talks but everybody understands. We signal each other with basic hand signs but the understanding is deeper than any conference you will ever attend. There is literally no time for argument and every fish and majestic creature that carelessly swims past you reminds you to be humble as you are nothing but a spec in this vast universe. The infrequent difficulties need to be dealt with calmness. You meditate without realizing. Your mind is so calm that your body begins to feel light.

If one takes these lessons from the world below us to where we live, life would be a cosmos of positivity, understanding, calmness and tranquility. If each individual makes the effort to keep themselves calm at times of distress and listen to what others have to say, understand it and then disprove or invalidate, you will feel responsible for having contributed to the universes’ positive energy. Take out time to experience new things, do not travel monotonously because then you will definitely miss out on what each station has to offer. Believe me, stop, listen, observe and then act, it’s a beautiful way of living. 


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