Monday, May 2, 2011
One thing about traveling is getting to meet all of the other travelers and hear about their journeys. There are a lot of choices out there. Traveling around the world is still on my to do list. Had a chance to chat with a South African who grew up in the transition of the Apartheid era and to hear about life then and now. He had also traveled in India for a period of time and ended up in an ashram as a refuge from the hustle and bustle of India's lifestyle. We started to talk about the work of the heart and how much peace it brings to one. It was so lovely, as he was remembering/sharing his pathway and recognition of its significance, he started to cry from the beauty of the memory. He also recognized how easy it was to get distracted from that place. I heard the Indian's who visit the ashram lamenting on the same point. We were examining the concept of what this planet would be like if we all lived out of that place in our hearts. I have only had a small taste of it, but it convinced me enough to want to uproot everything and deepen into that capacity.