Do we look at the trees while we run? Do we smile at someone we have an eye contact with? Do we take note of our breath at each and every moment? Are we present in the present? Yes, we all are supremely busy in our lives, each and every moment of it. We either don’t take stock of what’s happening around us or we just take it for granted.
I am an avid trekker and have done half a dozen high altitude Himalayan treks in the past. This summer I took a sabbatical from work to travel across the mighty Himalayas in the Himachal. In the month of June, I registered for an 8 day long trek to Rupin Pass situated at 15,350ft (around 4700m) in the Dhauladhar Range of the Greater Himalayas.
Sharing 9 things this trek taught me about living in 'the present moment':
For the 11 odd days away from home, I carried only 18 bare essential items and it was all I needed to have a comfortable trip. Treks make my belief stronger in not collecting the non-necessary materials and thereby leading a decluttered life.