Saturday, May 21st, 2016
Back at home-base but I can't get lax. It should be business as usual. "Walk a stretch! Do so in the morning if you can. You catch the best air. Trees are sending it out for you to capture. Oxygen, yes! The early sun is energy-giving as well. Connect with it!" - I tell myself.
I conscripted a small group of eager walkers and chanters. Our intent was to connect with a piece of the creation, and the Creator too - through the chanting. Our group of five fairly-well represented the spectrum of the human race. Even Viv came to join us. She's from China. We were, altogether, looking like poster kids. This is a far cry from the early days of the Hare Krishna movement when most of the new recruits were, on average, in the age bracket of 18 to 25 and from white, middle-class backgrounds.
Now there is quite the cross-section of people involved in functions that are spiritual.
Is walking spiritual?
It can be. It simply depends on your state of mind. When you move through the world, on foot, and you see yourself as a tiny spark of life, humbled by all you see, and in appreciation of all that wonder - then you've got it right. Then you are a pilgrim, or a spiritual mover.
The area our group walked in, Rosedale, was a place easy to fall in love with - considering the great burst of spring dynamics. Walk and get high!
Congratulations to Parama and Rukmini for the absolutely beautiful wedding.
May the Source be with you!