Being Close To You
Hamza Iqbal Chughtai
Sitting on the ground with a view of lush green grass as far as eyes can see, covered by mountains on one side and a smooth-running river on the other.
Goosebumps, when you hear the voice of blue river water flowing, would you talk with your friend sitting there? Or would you just silently enjoy nature?
Crossing the bridge over the river, you just want to keep looking at the water from above and never stop. For a brief time, you forget everything going on in your life, suddenly everything seems soothing and calm.
Sitting on a rock beside the river, time moves slower, as if being closer to nature slows the time. Pinkish hue in the sky as the sun sets with blue river and green mountains and grass, it all seems so magical right out of a Disney movie.
Being in a city with roads full of people and traffic, living with the constant noise of horns all around us, breathing air full of smoke, and drinking water full of chemicals. Everything mechanical around us. The lights, noise, and the hustle-bustle that never fades, the city that never sleeps.
After some time we all desperately need a break from these man-made cities to clear out all the frustrations, anger, and the stress in our head.
Trust me a brief break from this artificial world to spend some time with nature will help ease your mind in such a magical way that even modern medicine can’t do.
Spend time under the shadows of big green trees, sit on lush grass, feel the world in its all raw form, take in all the fresh air, touch the cold freshwater of the river, sit on top of a mountain and watch the sun, feel the cold air on your face, watch the sunset and sunrise and how it disappears in the high mountains. You will feel what it’s like to be close to nature. Because it is the best antidote for your depression, for your anxiety, stress, and all the worldly problems.
Lack of your connection with the true nature is what makes this modern generation stressed and annoyed all the time. These machines will never bring you the serenity, joy, and peace that nature can offer you.