Moundsville, West Virginia
I do, at times, feel very guilty about not putting in the kilometres / miles I should in the course of a day. My excuse in places like the New Vrindavan community is that the demands are high for personal attention from friends and students who have converged here for the FOI (Festival of Inspiration). I am also taking precious time to work with an under-rehearsed cast for our drama, “Mr. Puri.” I figure “people are first” in the priority list, and with that mind-set, I forget sometimes what I need to do for myself. That’s either sacrifice or foolishness.
From our stay in West Virginia, our small team of Hayagriva, Marshall, and myself—all monks—will head for Nebraska to reconvene my walk across the U.S. The second half of the trek from New York to San Francisco is to be completed.
I did bring with me some reading material about walking, which delineates the benefits of this natural event.
· Walking refreshes the mind, reduces fatigue and increases energy.
· More than half the body’s muscles are designed for walking; it is a natural movement that is virtually injury-free.
· Walking provides an enjoyable time for sharing and socializing with friends or family.
· Regular, brisk walking can reduce elevated blood fats or blood pressure and improve digestion and elimination.
· Walking strengthens bones and helps prevent or control osteoporosis.
· Walking relieves stress and tension.
· Brisk walking trains your heart, lungs and muscles to work more efficiently.
May the Source be with you!