Sunday, 10 January 2016

Tuesday, January 5th, 2016

Tuesday, January 5th, 2016
Fredericton, New Brunswick

By a Hydro Pole

Verinder and I drove by a hydro pole. He pointed out that perched on top there's an eagle's nest, but I questioned whether it belong to an osprey. Whatever the bird of prey may be, it is good to know that such creatures can survive in an industrial world that imposes and encroaches on a territory that should be shared.

There isn't a day that goes by that I don't contemplate how it would be good to go back to the basics, to a simpler and not necessarily primitive way of existence.

People coming together to partake in music and song is a basic practice known and executed by the ancients since time immemorial. At the ‘Enrichment and Counselling Service’ on Queen St., we came for a second visit, this time to speak about, and join in on the power of mantra meditation. Back in June I spoke of the glories of walking. On this day the presentation was about its companion--the mantra.

We only had an hour and it was remarkable how some local office people took their lunch break off to join in. I asked for feedback in one word responses and the messages were: "connected", "united", "present", "happy", and “peaceful". Some folks came into town from quite the ways to participate in the chanting.

Wouldn't it be nice if all lunch hours were like this?

A second round of chanting took place at the Norfolk Motel. Prabhir Sarkar, the proprietor, invited us to honour his mom's recent passing. It was more of a Hindu crowd that came to acknowledge the grace of chanting for the sending off of a dear soul to a greater world, where all is organic and untouched by the industrial component… where the eagles and osprey fly.

May the source be with you!

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