While riding, we had a conversation about how cool it is to do that kind of activity. We're surrounded by beauty in our world, and it's so easy to get out and enjoy it. Yet there are so many people that choose to spend their time in front of the TV.
|柔柔 on Big Rock, also called Elephant Rock|
Many people believe in some sort of paradise—天堂—we can attain after the travails of this life. I don't know what it will look like, but I imagine that we can briefly touch 天堂 by getting off our butts and looking around.
This posting wouldn't be fair, however, if we don't mention the many people who are unable to get outside due to physical or societal limitations. My friend lives in beautiful Kupang Indonesia. Despite the 天堂-like surroundings, the lives of many people there are very difficult. When you're struggling just to get food to eat, it's hard to spend time hiking for pleasure.
But for those people who are perfectly able to get outside and enjoy what we have, but are just unwilling or lazy, think for a minute about what you're missing—you don't need to wait until the next life to touch a bit of 天堂 right here!
(Photos by my son Aarim, and my wife 潔明.)