Thursday, April 30, 2015

Hobbies and their impact on life

My life has been filled with thrill and excitement. Sports enhance our lives in ways we cannot imagine. Life is not only about work, it also about taking time to get connected to yourself and get connected to the Mother Nature. Sports that drive you crazy are the ones that connect you to your true potential. Skydiving is one such experience that needs attention. When you dive for the first time, you are almost witnessing a new world altogether. The thoughts that run in your mind, the fear that grips your heart and the excitement that overwhelms you are all collectively felt from within. The first experience leads to a sense of achievement and that promotes you to take life and its challenges as they come. 

Conversely, poker is a game of luck. Will you call it luck or will you call it calculated risk, depends on you. Your intuition is what you can check when you play the game. It is all about being right and fortune can be made thus. When I first played the game, it was exciting and fun filled. The sense of fulfillment lead me to take the game seriously. Having won many tournaments, I can now say, it is not only luck but preparedness and skill that helps you win over your opponent. The game of the mind is the biggest game in the world. It needs total commitment and being fully present in the moment. Seasoned poker players can easily bluff and that is the achievement of a person with years’ experience.  Overall, these games help me get better at life and allow me to fall back to life and relax.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Wonder sports: Skydiving and skiing

Sports is one amazing thing to get back to life. Today life is full of stress; therefore, it is easy to fall prey to the mundane life and loose the luster of life. We see how people are busy with life and trying to make life better by airing more and spending better. 

Yet, life is still a boring place, if there is no excitement in it. Sports, however, add great value to our lives, especially those that have a bit of thrill added to it. Skydiving and skiing are two such sports that are amazing in themselves. These sports add a sense of thrill and also great excitement. 

Skydiving is an amazing sport, and it really releases all the adrenalin in the body and takes you to state of great well-being. Going up the sky and jumping needs guts and that is not something everyone can do; however, once you try the sport, the sense of satisfaction achieved is beyond words to express. It is like ecstasy, like nirvana that is attained in deep meditation. When diving from thousands of feet above the ground, it is surely a feeling of void and serenity.

Skiing on the other hand can be fun, as it is more connected to earth. The deep snow and crazy desire to cut through the snow again gives a sense of joy. The great mountains, the wonderful serene environment and the lovely weather is all together a wonderful package to experience a phenomenal release from the mundane life. 

Sports always allow you to experience a new life that is so hidden within us. Sports are a great way to get connected to yourself and your environment. However, a word of caution is, play safe and keep yourself safe when you take up such adventure sports.