Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Tuesday, October 27th, 2015

Tuesday, October 27th, 2015
Altoona, Pennsylvania

Exit & Entrance

Today, Karuna left for his trip back to India.  We will miss him.  He’s a great man for any travelling expedition. Last year he also accompanied me as we trekked on highways and trails through the Rockies in Canada.  Until next year…

A new recruit is joining us. Mandala, a young chap, also from Canada, will be joining us, giving some assistance and going for an experience of a life-time.  As mentioned before, “Walking is like breathing.  It is super and natural.  It conjures up simplicity, helps to clear the cob-webs in the mind, and brings you closer to the Divine.”

Now, with frost hitting us for a few consecutive mornings, our cherished organic and neglected apple trees we come across along the way are challenged.  The fruit has turned slightly mushed in some cases, closer to an apple-sauce texture.  Also, there is less craving for juices until the sun becomes present and there’s more of an interest for warming-type food.  I prefer sandwiches with fresh veggies and vegenaise over smoothies.

As it is for all days on the road, there is a need to push yourself.  As much as you love it, it requires endeavour.  The legs feel some strain.  Regardless, you have to ‘put pep in your step’ as Tre’von put it.  I don’t know if I can go so far as to say that this daily project is a labour of love for guru.  At the same time, I’m basically ‘lovin’ it’ despite the occasional impulse at the knee or stiffness in the thigh.  And I would also not go so far as to say that a yogic stretch can cure all. The body slowly gives way and the soul persists.

May the Source be with you!

20 miles / 32 km

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