The Annex, Toronto
You’re Doing It
As I expressed before, I do walk with a slight limp and I blame it on myself for not correcting it sufficiently. How did it get there in the first place? I believe the culprit is the terrible tilt (TT) to the road. The road’s shoulder, where I have spent thousands of kilometres and miles walking, is on a slant and my skeleton has got quite programmed to accommodate this dynamic. I must make a more concerted effort to recondition to an even and balanced movement.
Fortunately I can do it. Aisvarya, 24, was with me on today’s trek through the Annex. This is a terrain that is relatively flat and so are the sidewalks. “You’re doing it, Maharaj,” said my reassuring companion. It is simply a project to take seriously and to work on it until it gets normalized.
Knees are also a concern. These knee joints are slowly weakening. I take regular doses of glucosamine and pour a modest amount of flaxseed oil on my prasadam, blessed food, especially the veggies to help counteract the speed of wear-down. In the night I apply mustard seed oil onto the knees. It’s a miraculous pain reliever merely by its heating power for the areas of arthritis.
The mechanics of our body are allowing us to do so many tasks and it is necessary to put maintenance in as a priority. Sastra, wisdom, informs us that this human form of life is the boat that gets you over the ocean of material existence. It is difficult to execute bhakti when one is suffering. On the other hand suffering is often the catalyst that enhances our spirituality.
May the Source be with you!