A Solo Trip or Soulful Trip??
Amidst so many dilemmas , I have made up of mind that I should talk to him . Before spoke to him , my mind was hovering around so many questions of what to ask , how to ask as there was no either formal or informal talks between us in school days . Yes , I called him , " hello sir , here is Sudha , remembered me ? your school friend . Where are you , how are you and what are you doing"? and so many questions at one breath . But he said "I am on my solo trip" very calmly . I got only one reply for all my curious questions .
Here I am mentioning my school friend Mr . Purushottam Choudhury, who is a scientist in DRDO . He was the best student of our class . He was just perfect in every sphere . Being an introvert , I have never had a requirement to speak with him . After 25 years , our school friends just uniited one by one through WhatsApp. It was a great pleasure to have all our school friends in one platform .
After the first call , it was the second time he called me after one month . That time too i had lots of questions in my mind . I asked him " if you don't mind , pls let me know about your solo trip sir " . He told me that , " I am exploring my solo trip (Soulful Trip) daily and everyone can do this " . My anxiousness was very strong to ask about his solo trip .
Clarifying my doubts , he explained me " everybody takes a chance to get into a solo trip , we can say it a soulful trip as we travel alone to the inner world of us . We are struggling every day to put everything in order , but unless we put our inner world in a precise way , we never be happy by exploring the outside world . Our solo journey exposes us to know the person person inside us . It is an unique experience which gives us the luxury to do what we really want to do without others approval . It's probably the best way to make peace with our inner self and an opportunity to explore the highest realm of our personality " . After more than one hour of discussion I asked myself " was I taking to the right person " because no doubt he was the best student amongst all , but his mischievous nature was much fertiled too .
For some days I was wondering about the solo trip or soulful trip . Couldn't figure out the solution and I was busy in as usual in my daily chores . After six months again he called me and enquired , " ma'am , have you started your solo trip" ? Confusingly I said, " no sir , how can I go for a solo trip as I am having two kids and they need me" . He giggled and said , " till now you can't understand what I wanted to explain you , solo trip to the inner world is nothing other than a MEDITATION which we can do daily . A meditation awakens our trust that the wisdom and compassion , we need , are already within us . It uplifts our thinking skill without confusing , simply label it all "Thinking" and do that with honesty and gentleness . By knowing ourselves , we are coming to know Humanness altogether .
Again he explained me , " dear , practice a soulful trip everyday for one hour fof self discovery , know yourself better , find your strengths and weaknesses . Meditation can heal us as it transports to a higher state of consciousness and awareness understanding . We will receive deep transformation of the perceived illusions that limit us so that we can expand into who we "REALLY ARE" . We are sending a message to all levels of our consciousness and the universe that we are making space for presence , new information etc which make room for new ideas , opportunities and major downloads " .
Discussed with him two to three sessions about the Solo Trip , I better understood that solo trip can be a soulful trip and we should enjoy by doing this .
We can enjoy new experiences so that we can add more richness to our life . We will feel an immense sense of spiritual pride for getting ourselves what only we have dreamt. We have a sense of accomplishment and a new memory to share which is priceless and a restored sense of truth and faith as these are the key ingredients of a solo trip .
A Solo trip can restore a deep feeling of being more aligned to our soul's purpose and a greater sense of meaning input life . It allows us to feel WORTHY , CONFIDENT and better THINKERS .
When I started writing this blog , the one and only thought that came to my mind that , if I would not write about my learnings about a Solo Trip , my experiences might be valueless .
I am very much thankful to my friend , who is conveying the trip to soul till now .
(Mr. Purushottam Choudhury is a Rocket and Missile Scientist in DRDO. He is a HR Trainer , Yogacharya , Memory Expert , Motivator , National Tennis Player , Faculty at various Learning Institutions and Organisations , National Nadal Officer of Integrated Management System )