Sunday, 22 March 2020

Monday, March 16th, 2020

Toronto, Ontario

Something Good Will Come

One of the most benevolent of functions is to plan and organize a kirtan, especially in tough times.  Kirtan is, in many ways, another word for ‘healing’, a nourishment for the soul.

Billy and I were talking. Billy is the kirtan enthusiast who runs the ‘Temple Groove’ every alternate Sunday morning. Since indoor social closeness is currently discouraged in favour of social distancing, I suggested to Billy, “Why not bring your Temple Groove group to a park for kirtan for healing purposes. Everyone is in fear of the coronavirus. Let’s challenge the fear that has arisen in people.“

So Billy and I settled on Friday afternoon for a kirtan at Bellevue Square Park in Kensington Market. He will invite friends. Corrado and I will be there. The temperature will be mild at 13 or 14°C. It allows us time to plan.  People can bring their instruments, their lungs, their eagerness. We will sing from the heart. We will do something grassroots.

It really all came as an idea when I was walking with Corrado this afternoon. I was feeling that more could be done to address what—in the minds of some people—is an apocalypse.

Let’s fear less. Do more.

We walked in loops through the residential streets, putting in time for our daily walk. I believe Corrado lost his bearings. We didn’t follow the grid. If anything, we meandered in circles, which in my experience, lends itself to deeper thought.  It’s like churning. Something good will surface—an idea. It reminds me of the story of the Milk Ocean’s churning. Many auspicious treasures surfaced from the circular and back-and-forth motion. Yogurt becomes butter when you churn it. Anyway, kirtan! Here we come!

May the Source be with you!
5 km

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