Seaton Village, Toronto
Happy As Can Be
I am taking my daily dose of
herbs in powder form. Called turmeric ashwagandha, it is marketed as golden
milk powder or adaptogenic elixir. This superfood is helping to build some
strength but it is definitely not everything. While still waiting for a report
on more blood tests, I remain faithful to the walking culture that I am so much
a part of. This regimen is keeping me going.
After a heartily greet with dear
friend, Kalakantha, who’s visiting us and helping in overseeing our Bhakti
Academy, I decided to take a stroll up Bloor St. It’s a mere 9⁰ Celsius; warm
enough for me without a jacket, especially on an east-west street where the sun
rays take a laser-like presence.
I like this street. It’s
ethnically or demographically quite diverse. There’s the student crowd mixed in
with everyone else, even up to the Korean section. Plenty of pedestrian
activity happening, all with a purpose to reach a destination of intent whether
it be work, recreation or purchase – some are happy, some are just scraping by
with living. It is all a play-out of karma.
With my trekking I like to think
I’m slightly different. I’m human, like all of them, but I notice very few who
are meditative. I have my japa beads in my right hand. They get noticed.
In some way I feel I’m in with them and aloof at the same time.
The sun began to make his descent
so I turned back, zig zagging my way back to the ashram, happy as can
May the Source be with you!