Thursday July 14th, 2016
I got fairly busy--much to do with the weekend Fest, The Festival of Chariots, perhaps the largest in North America. So little time for walking. I did, however, compile some thoughts on the art:
#1) Walking through the countryside at normal speed allows you the time and space to absorb all that's around you. It enhances appreciation for nature, people, and the Creator.
#2) Rain came down for hours and I was holding up the umbrella while trekking. After some point, I gave up on the umbrella and just let the rain and wind do what they wanted. Instead of resisting, I chose to accept and free myself from those elements. You can get to a point where you realize, "I'm not this body. I'm actually a spirit--a spirit in motion."
#3) I enjoy walking and I enjoy the mantra meditation, but I will admit I'm not ecstatic about either at this point. It's not a major stimulation or adrenaline rush, but I do see and feel the power they wield and how they wear away at the mind, which channels the ego.
#4) Regarding pain or fatigue: It's better to have a physical ache or pain with a peaceful mind, than have a pampered life style with an agitated mind.
#5) God created us with half of our body made of legs, so I believe in using them for Him. I find there is no better or more personal way to meet people than with the low-tech, highly organic approach of using the legs. The legs were made for walking, and the mouth for speaking about the absolute. Perfect combination!
May the Source be with you!