Sunday, 24 May 2015

May 4th, 2015

May 4th, 2015
Castleton, Ontario

Full Existence

I’ve checked out beaches at off season times, meaning, not in the summer, and so while in this area of  central eastern Ontario, we looked at Presquil.  Personally, I believe that this is a real gem of a place, for where in the world will you find so much mileage of sandy beach on fresh water.  That’s central Canada for you.  Having lived and been raised in the Great Lakes region, I find myself to be very fortunate to have been part of this natural treasure. 

Presquil Park and beach are located on a bay off of Lake Ontario.  According to Ernie, a local resident, it’s an area that juts out into the lake, creating its own unique ecosystem.   A small group of us looking for property prospects took a short break to go to Presquil and feel the sand under our feet.  Isn’t it grand – the beach, the water, openness.  I can hear kids play already in their summer fun.  Also, a real plus is fact that the water’s so clean with no salt and no sharks. 

While we checked out this tourist attraction with its expansive sandy beach, we actually spent quality time at a farm after a visit to the beach and a resort.  Winning a number one award for the most innovative farm in the province of Ontario is owner of a piece of land that grows Kale and then produces a snack out of it.  The Kale is soaked in a cashew substance, dried, and then packaged for a large market across North America.  Additionally the property has a barn and a yard full of family attractive farm animals. 

The couple looking after the animals are Fil and Sukhayanti.  Sheep, goats, chickens, cows, and a donkey are amongst community members of this amazing rural lot that make it so appealing.  I get a charge out of just holding and petting one of those kids (wee goats) in my arms. 

It came to my loathsome but sometime alert brain that in such an environment of land, plants, animals and healthy industrious people such as those young folks working at the small kale chip factory, and when you add the natural spirit of God consciousness, you then have the formula of a full existence.   This is along the lines of what our guru, Srila Prabhupada, was talking about.  This is the real way to live. 

May the Source be with you!

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