It was a beautiful Wednesday afternoon at the Ashram, the sun was shining, a slight breeze, the kind of afternoon that just made you feel like you were being called to be outside, every step taken having a little extra pep. As I walked, I soaked in the sights of the Ashram, enjoying the beautiful … Continue reading Befriending a Wild Dog in India
Some writing from 2011: Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, its about learning to dance in the rain.
Some writing from 2013: It is not who we have been, it is who we continue to be. Every step taken is a step out of the past and into the future, every moment is born anew. Cast off the binding chains of your past and let loose the wings that will guide you through … Continue reading
We seek God, like we seek a pair of lost spectacles, blindly and frantically we often search, believing they will never be found, while the whole time it is in our front pocket only. Just as the case when something is lost, with a calm mind, it can always be found just within reach. In … Continue reading
Love comes from within and in time, that love will permeate through all that we see without. You are precious and as we wouldnt share our most precious possession with just anyone, so too must we not give ourselves freely to those who would not cherish us as we would cherish ourselves.
When you see the Beloved all around you, everyone is family and everywhere is love.
On my second night at the Ashram, I am sitting in my room relaxing for awhile before this evening's Yoga class, when I hear a knock at my door and open the door to an unfamiliar face. The man gestures and says Swamiji wants you, so I pepped up, rushing to gather my things for … Continue reading My First Indian wedding
On Saturday, November 18th Dushyant decided to take me over to the Sivananda Yoga Ashram in Ahmedabad to have a quick visit and to meet Swami Maharaj Adhyatmanadaji. We parked and in the distance there was a crowd of roughly 30-40 people surrounding a lone Swami sitting on a bench underneath a tree. Slowly we … Continue reading My first meeting with H. H. Swami Adhyatmanadaji
I have spent a lot of time the last few days with Dushyant’s son Adi, he is 12 and a wonderful, goofy kid. We talk a lot together, so that he may work on his English, but mostly just because we enjoy running around together. The last few days I have been teaching him songs … Continue reading Jai Shree Krishna
Today is Monday, November 20th, I arrived in India late in the evening on Thursday the 16th. Truly India is a place unlike any I have ever seen nor even truly imagined. Currently I am in Ahmedabad, a city of over 800,000 people in Western India. There is such a sense of diversity that it … Continue reading Order Within Chaos