Saturday, 10 March 2018

Thursday, March 8th, 2018

Toronto, Ontario

The Walk Helped

A mid-day stroll led me to the Brickworks and the ravine, away from everything the urban reality represents.  There’s traffic.  There’s people experiencing discontent—it’s on their faces.  What troubles them?  Who knows?  The sky is grey.  I went out of the building—the ashram—after news of someone slowly leaving the mission.  Also, news came to me of a couple speaking about divorce.

It was a dark hour.  Walking was so justified.  I was chanting.

Just before hitting the trail on the ravine, a guy in workman’s clothes, hard hat and all, saw me across the street.  He gave a warm, “How’s it goin’?”

I reached the ravine and ten minutes into the beauty of it, I received a call and I answered it saying, “Haribol!  Tell me some good news!”

And the caller did.  He’d been struggling devotionally but more recently things have picked up for him.  “Congratulations!” I said.  “Now don’t let go this time, of what you’ve achieved.”  Staying strong is what I encouraged.  Things were looking brighter as I plodded on.

At the Brickworks itself, the trail came to an end.  Construction signs indicated, with barriers, that walkers/runners were to turn back.  So I did.  No choice.

The lesson?

I had my break and now I had the opportunity to go back to deal with issues.  “Don’t try to escape!” was the message.

Everyone must go out for breathing in new air each day.  Brightness will come!

May the Source be with you!

6 km

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