This is some thoughts that I scribbled in my travel journal. It was inspired and happened when I was in Sadhana forest. Someone wanted me to post it here. As I am winding up the Auroville and Sadhana forest travel diary, I am posting this now.
“There is a reality that really exists which is different from you harsh realities. You still have your responsibilities, but you are not worried about them, you just don’t remember them, they are not in your active thoughts. you have so much better things to do, so much better things to remember. And you are happy just as you are. You love to be in that present moment. You may or may not miss the past events, but you are definitely not worried about the future. You are in the present, enjoying every bit of it. And I call it, my pseudo reality. And staying at Auroville and Sadhana forest was my pseudo reality.
I never wanted to go back to my real reality – to face the world, to take charge of the responsibilities. I wanted to escape into my pseudo reality forever! To be surrounded by interesting people, colourful colours, amazing music, art, creativity and all that goodness of the world. I am totally in love with this place. I want to redeem my pseudo reality. I want to revisit my pseudo reality.
Now I think travelling is my second pseudo reality. You are in that moment when you are travelling. You are enjoying the breeze as you are moving forward. You are completely savouring the gift of present. The only one thing that reminds me about real reality is Money.
To travel, you need some money. So I guess money is the connecting thing between my real reality and pseudo reality. Money just connected all the things related to reality one by one and brings you back to the not so good feeling of being in the reality facing the so-called truths.
The connection goes somewhat like this. Money is essential for travelling. To make a lot of money, you need a good job. One must get a good education to be able to find a good job. Well if you have a good education and good job, why don’t you get married?! Now that you are married, why don’t you spend some more time with your better half! Alright you have spent time long enough, what about having kids?! Kids grow up and the connection to the reality goes on like this and most probably the chain continues the exact same way.
Welcome back to reality, but with a twist. Go find a job now so that you can make some money. And then you can travel again. Because to travel is to live. To live is to travel. And create your real reality a pseudo reality. Redeem your life.”