Tuesday, 11 February 2020

Saturday, February 8th, 2020

Mayapura, India

Gaining Control

Here in Mayapura, every day is happily broken up by walks within the campus, from the samadhi, to the temple, to the elephant’s space, the auditorium, and then back to my accommodation in the Gada Building.  Those walks are like a lubrication for me.  My time in the auditorium averages six long hours.  It's cool down there and I'm realizing that I could seize up from sitting on a coldish bench.  I have come upon a great discover—a pillow.  I will use one, devotedly.   https://www.instagram.com/p/B8Vn0fegrf_/?igshid=131sffnn81wzy

Another great discovery came from the theatrical perspective.  For a performer, the most important thing is observation.  There is nothing more real than this.  An actor observes, and therefore, has some reference point.  Whatever I may have gained, as some kind of an actor, has come from watching people in action.

In the course of a day, I have options on how often and how much I can eat.  We are provided three meals per day.  A disciplined mind might ask: Do I really need three meals every day? 

I can say that (at my age) it's not that difficult to get by with two, if not one meal, with a snack here and there.  Today, my breakfast was hefty, but lunch was light—dates and cashews; just a few.

Another area that requires some control, from my side, is the way in which I'm walking.  I still catch myself moving with a bit of a limp.  I must be deliberate in correcting this most foundational act of motion.  Come on, Swami, get your act together!

May the Source be with you!
5 km

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