Wednesday 5 November 2014

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

Alachua, Florida

Chats While Walking

Paul Rodney Turner is dubbed as the “Food Yogi” and is the International Director for Food for Life Global. We hiked some trails together at Lake Louisa State Park. It was a rather delightful hour-long struggle through deep sand until we came to the long pine needles laid out to create a virtual unsinkable floor as a trail. Paul (also known as Priyavrata as a devotional name) gave me the previous night a complimentary copy of his excellent book, “Food Yoga”.

I particularly like a quote in his book by George Bernard Shaw on the topic of nature’s power, “Think of the fierce energy concentrated in an acorn! You bury it in the ground, and it xplodes into an oak! Bury a sheep, and nothing happens but decay”.

This statement became significant since we were walking under the canopy of trees, not necessarily
oaks but pines whereby many pine cones were strewn all around us in addition to the needles.  Paul shared with me his video on feeding the homeless when he was in Colombia. He was happy to know that I fed some rice to a sand hill crane right out of my hand the day before.

With us was his fiancée, Jagannath Priya, and Arjuna, a hip-hop bhakti DJ. I’m not quite sure how he is dubbed but he composes great music – very dancey and very conscious.

We had put in some trekking and dreamed away at the same time. It even entered the conversation during brain-storming to start a Festival of Consciousness travelling road show; something that displays and distributes healthy food by Paul, music which is Arjuna’s niche, and my passion – theatre. Other features can be utilized.

So much talent is there that can affect a change in the culture of our world.

May the Source be with you!

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