Sunday, April 19th, 2015
Often, for me, the most reflective or introspective times
occur during that brief or long walk.
While Kasyapa was pumping gas to fuel our vehicle en route to Regina on
Highway 11, I put in a request to walk.
There was an extra kilometre I gained for distance sake and for
thought. The thoughts projected me into
the future, the not so far future. And
in that short span of time some flashbacking to the past took place. I, no doubt, had to address the ‘in the
moment’, while watching my steps over dry and sleepy grass that was ready to
turn over for the spring to come up.
One thought replaces another just as one foot comes down
to replace the former. In this way life
rolls on with every physical move and every mental thought. I always anticipate that with every move
forward there will be forward thinking to accompany it.
The Iskcon centre in Regina on Retallick Street is
interesting. The interior reminds me of
my mental status at times. There’s a new
floor, but upon it rests furniture that is mismatched, and walls are overdone
with pictures and images, although they are sacred. It looked cluttered. The attendance of worshipers and meditators
was average in number. They were sweet
people and one girl had come to honour her birthday event sponsored by her dad.
I was given a full hour to speak on a conclusive verse
from the Gita, verse 18.66, wherein we are all advised to surrender to the
absolute power. The prasadam (consecrated food) was totally divine. As we relished the Sunday Feast which is
known the world over in Iskcon centres, the dhal (lentil spiced soup) was from
It was post feast time when I took to Albert Street for
one last walking installment for the day.
I was with a person who I felt was moving forward in not only foot
movement, but in thought. There was some
confession of sorts, confusion, and pain expressed, but in the course of our
stepping forward, I believe, some hope and resolve was on this particular
May the Source be with you!