This June, I had the opportunity to go for a Hot Air Balloon ride in Brisbane, Australia. Belive me, everyone of you must go for a hot air balloon ride at least once in your life. It’s an out of the world experience ! Even though I’m not a moring person, I managed to wake up at 5 am on the day I was supposed to go for the ride. It was a chilly winter morning in Australia. It must have been like 3 degrees outside. I was picked up at my hotel at around 5 30 am. The hot air balloon site was a 30-minute drive from the gold coast. I couldn’t help but sleep through most of the ride. As we reached our destination, I saw an endless strech of land before me and in the middle of nowhere was this huge orange hot air balloon. I had never seen a Hot air balloon ever before in my life. It was huge with a tiny basket below it, where I was supposed to stand. The best thing about the balloon was that it needed constant fire to rise up in the air. Imagine yourself standing in an open field, on a bone chilling winter morning and then suddenly the mild warmth of the balloon is to your rescue! It felt like sitting in front of a fireplace on a snowy day! I boarded my ride shortly and soon the balloon was rising in the air, a beautiful landscape unfolding in front of my eyes. There were open fields as far as my eyes could see and long mountain ranges covered the horizon. At that moment I rememberd how I used to paint a beautiful landscape with exactly the same surroundings. The only thing missing was the sunrise! And guess what, that was the next most beautiful part of the ride.
The surise that I witnessed from the hot air balloon
An orange hue began forming over the horizon.Slowly, as time passed by and our balloon rose up and up in the sky, the sun rays were visible on the horizon among the hills. The shadows of the trees, the glittering of the water in the lakes and the clouds made it a perfect landscape ! I literally had the window seat to the most beautiful sunrise I ever saw. As the sun rose higher in the sky, the sky was filled with a bright yellow light. This is the first time I had this kind of exposure to Vitamin-D, and I soaked in every bit of it!
You might be wondering what has all of this gotta do with the title of this post? Well, I would like to present a simple yet meaningful analogy here. Just like the hot air balloon we too have a fire within us. It has to be nourished and properly looked after for it to keep burning within us. What is this fire? This is the fire that drives you from within. To achieve your goals, complete a task and many other things. Without it, our life would have no purpose. Just like the hot air balloon needs the fire to keep rising higher in the air, we too need it to rise up in life.
I want this post to be a gentle reminder that the fire exists within each of us. Only that it needs proper care to work wonders for us. Let’s all work hard and be persistent and kindle our inner fire!