Friday, March 17th, 2017
A local pastor responded to the CTV broadcast of my coming to town. He seemed to have an issue with it. Jenny, the yoga instructor who hosted me for the past three days, responded to his objection after he remarked that I represented the group from the ’70s that was driven out of town.
“No,” she texted back, stating there was nothing to fear and that he (me) is here to teach wholesomeness, wellness and a better quality of life.
Riken and I took his objection as a sign that we shook things up a bit in town. The attendance and enthusiasm revealed people were excited about something different. One person remarked that motivational material is plentiful but it’s rare to meet someone who follows and lives it. At least three people told me they sang the maha mantra in their home (or the shower) this morning, after our kirtan session.
When Riken and I took our walk this afternoon, we reflected on the presentation of two days earlier. Snow-mobiles whizzed by when we were bathed in the sweetness of thought, the sunshine and the bright snow’s presence. Along with Jenny, we took the time to get close to the wilderness abounding. We fed elk, a moose and even a bison, while onboard a wagon pulled by tractor-power.
In Timmins we got close to people, wildlife and nature.
May the Source be with you!