Sometimes when walking, and at the last time engrossed in conversation the time speeds by like a bullet. When the topic is particularly rich and holds your interests you can honestly say you are not taking steps at all. You almost forget where you are. Major attentiveness occurs only when crossing the street, otherwise you can find yourself quite aloof from your surroundings. This kind of preoccupation is rather sublime. You just hanker for more of this.
It was actually yesterday that my walking companion and I entered the world of "thinking out of the box." We explored the topic of becoming more relevant to the public in our efforts to sharing the science of Krishna devotionalism.
Generally I would wear my traditional robes, dhoti and kurta on such walks. Not today. Weather, not so much permitting. My partner is also a Krishna follower, wore his civilian clothing, all in black as he came directly from the office. In our dialogue my friend expressed that perhaps closing the gaps between East and West would be a favorable thing to do. And he also implied when in Rome, do as the Romans do. In terms of attire and also the way you do things. In other words, we don’t have to compromise our philosophy, life's goals, and culture; only a few adjustments need to be made. His overall concern was that perhaps the face of Krishna consciousness could be more approachable perhaps even a CEO presence for our world-wide organization would be somewhat advantageous. These were some suggestions.
It was all good what he said. I was listening intently. The time passed by like anything. Of course all we spoke about had a connection to the Divine. Walking and talking are perfect marriage partners.
May the Source be with you!