People travel for different reasons, and each one finds solace in their purpose. Travelling is as much an internal journey as it is an external one. A lot of other things travel with your flesh. As you travel and see the world, there is an unconscious journey within oneself. The external stimulus of travelling triggers within oneself an internal journey of emotions and feelings. I was fortunate to experience this feeling. Words don’t quite do justice to it. But I will nevertheless try.
The sky was clear, road from Barmer to Jaisalmer was a peach. As we moved towards Jaisalmer, one could see a transition from a semi-desert vegetation type to desert vegetation. We were now part of the desert. The road stretched to an endless path, so did my thoughts. It is in this path that I captured infinity.
Ever wondered what infinity is? Have you seen it? We always tend to move towards infinity in mathematics and life but never really reach it. We think we are there, but every time we move closer. It moves away from us. But we chase it endlessly and end up with limitations.
Infinity is not a symbol or a word. It is a divine feeling. It is a sense of fulfilment when you no longer have to seek out things because what you seek already exists. All that is needed is acknowledgement.
We are deprived of the feeling of infinite love, infinite friendship, infinite happiness, infinite wealth. That is because we vehemently seek for it but fail to recognize what we already have. We are busy looking at our limitations. We simply fail to live in the present. I was alone by the road, all my energies were in the present. Infinity hit me like lightning, and fulfilment followed like thunder.
The snippet is from my book - Redemption in Rajasthan: An epic road trip