I've always enjoyed walking. In fact, by simply walking mindfully I find I often learn surprisingly significant things about the place and people that surround me. That's why, I make it a point to try and make the time to walk to the offices in our sylvan campus - when I am required to join in meetings there.
Breathing in the scent of freshly cut grass and enjoying the pleasantly bright sun dappling through the trees, I like nothing better than to draw upon the human energy around me. And it abounds. I often consciously tune into the surroundings to catch snatches of energizing conversations - a newbie Infoscion gushing over the phone to a parent, I imagine, about her all-new experience, another animatedly discussing an exciting technical challenge with a friend, a colleague from one unit trading notes with another, so many thoughts....so many languages - Bengali, Oriya, Malayalam, Hindi, Tamil , and on some days, strains of music in preparation for an in-house event or celebration perhaps, or far away the ping of shuttle hitting gut on the newly minted outdoor courts. This same realization hits me often - it is the emotions of people that make the world. Their aspirations, dreams, relationships, successes, challenges - that is the real world!
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