I have no idea what depression is and how it looks like. I thought you could either be sad and happy but have no amount of sadness that can destroy a human life. I came to know this only when I went to the Western world and having two past relationships in which they both have depression. I’ve seen all sentiments on Facebook and how important to address a problem that’s eating away the minds of affected people. This type of mental illness is dangerous and unpredictable. How can we solve a problem that is spread out and no objective kind of healing that can swiftly eradicate its symptoms? I have been interested in this subject because I have encountered it and experienced it with people that were once involved in my life. I guess it is just right to understand what it is and how we can prevent this from happening or how to alleviate the problem if it’s happening to your loved ones.
Do you ever heard that proverbial phrase, ‘If your work is your passion, you will never work a day in your life?’. It rings true when you have found out what makes you passionate about whether it’s a hobby, a work that you do, and sometimes being the person that you are to other people. Over the years, I struggled to find my passion, and sometimes I felt like there is no direction in my life and just going with the flow. While it is not something to cause worry, it is something that we all genuinely need to address if we are to embark on the journey of finding our passion that we truly enjoy for the rest of our lives.
I thought about this question as somebody had asked me why we hate each other, and I had paused and tried to think of an answer but caught myself dumbfounded. It's like a koan used by a Zen master to his monks, and you couldn't grapple the answer. My mind went blank, and it made me quiet before I even formulated a response. It is easy to react to this question rather than someone asked you why do we love each other?
When I came to realize about the Coronavirus outbreak, I thought it's just going to come to pass like all other viruses that were reported before. I didn't know much of the impact it can cost to human lives. The news of reported cases and deaths that spread throughout the world sends a frightening message to all of us. I've read the story on the internet and Facebook. Even my mom sent me information and warning videos in my messenger that made me also annoyed and telling her to stop sending me negativity. My poor mom was probably just worried about me. This outbreak had become a pandemic. Almost every country was in a state of emergency and had its citizens to panic and buy all unnecessary things for the sake of safety. It was funny as well that I brought home from work a lot of free toilet papers even before this outbreak. Luckily, I don't also have to worry about toilet papers when the outbreak emerged. I got a lot of mixed feelings when this happens, and I don't know if I have to be serious about it or heed its warnings. When I saw the rising death toll on the news, I realize the gravity of this pandemic. My country was in a state of emergency and shut down many businesses, and I got laid off from the job because of it.
I guess this is a broad statement and is going to be debatable whether or not my perception is right. Love is an abstract thing and it can only be felt by anyone. It is like air that exists but devoid of being seen except that it can only be felt. I have long reflected about life and there’s a lot of insights that’s coming through me about my own experience. I’m going to talk about this from spiritual standpoint and this can be rather subjective and not a collective truth. I may tend to sound philosophical at most trying to explain this principle.
Green Lake in Whistler B.C. is one of the largest lakes in town. It is located out in Alpine Meadows going to Pemberton, BC. The whole town of Whistler has a biking trail to go up and about the area. In the summer, a lot of bikers travel the town to enjoy the heat and the beauty of Whistler. It is a tourist destination and haven of outdoor enthusiasts. The town is surrounded by magnificent valleys and lakes like you see on the back of me in that photo. Whistler is a ski resort in Canada and always been visited by people around the world to enjoy the Winter. In the summer, the ski resort will turn into a downhill biking trail and is one of the famous downhill biking spots in the world. Green Lake is also used for kayaking, paddle boarding, and swimming too. This sand bar is huge where you can bike, walk, and chill when you visit. There are also lots of hiking trails around town, Wedge Mountain which is adjacent to Green Lake is one of the difficult hiking trails in Whistler. To go up that mountain will take you 4-6 hours depending on your skill. I was a beginner hiker and going up and down this mountain is the worst but enjoyable hiking I have ever done. I could not walk for 3 days after the hike. If you are a beginner hiker, don't attempt the Wedge Mountain. It's gonna be an excruciating hike you will ever experience. Overall, Green Lake is just one of the most beautiful lakes in Whistler and the surrounding neighborhood is beautiful too. People are nice and are living in comfort. If you ever come to Canada, Whistler is one of the best itineraries you can visit all year round. The outdoor activities are endless and surely, you will enjoy.