Walking these last few days involves mainly pacing back and forth at a decent speed. Since coming back from steamy hot India, I’ve found the damp coolness of late October somewhat intimidating, but I’ll get over it. Locking oneself into a cabin for a period seems sometimes necessary as long as you can keep active. Nowadays most folks who care for an upkeep of the body use their treadmill indoors. Outdoor stuff is no doubt superior.
With the indoor mode, I was fortunate to participate in a seminar as a listener. Then, to our congregation, I delivered a message about Krishna, the Butter Thief, and also Krishna, The Runner. When He was a mere toddler, He ran from His mother, who was in pursuit, to protect Himself from her threatening stick. Her intent was not to use it physically but to help keep Him in line.
We know that Krishna is reputed for His outstanding flute-playing, His frivolity, His childhood antics and so on. We rarely hear of His walking or fleeing, but He definitely does those things. He’s a jack-of-all-trades and a master of them all. This is the actual meaning of the word Bhagavan.
It is important to reflect on the positive traits of an individual, and Krishna, to His followers, means everything to them. His movement and even His words are to be listened to for the sake of spiritual progress.
May the Source be with you!