To catch you up…

I have been traveling in India for about 2 weeks and let me tell you…wow. I have grown so much in these 2 weeks and am eternally grateful. The world has been providing as I always knew it would after shedding my fears and doubts that were limiting me. I always relate to a quote by a man of the name John Burroughs that goes “The essentials of life are near at hand and happiness is his who opens his eyes to the beauty that lies before him.” It has been a powerful echoing in my mind for the last 3 years. People have thought I was crazy for the last 7 months now. Every time I take the next step I get “What are you doing?” “Why?” and my all-time favorite “I hope it works out for you.” It did. Very well. And now as I’m here I am asked “What are you doing back home?” Nothing. I am here. I am present. People are surprised that I don’t have a system in place to go back to and start operating. They assume me irresponsible or “lucky”. They don’t fully understand my mindset, and how can I expect them to? The way I live my life now appears, to the outside observer, as a massive gamble. And I suppose at the time of my decisions it is to me too. I have adopted a strong trust in the powers that are greater than me and I will tell you…they are responding. In a deeper, more emotionally, spiritually fulfilling way than I can begin to explain. Yes, India is beautiful. There are pretty beaches, wonderful people, and every knick knack you can think of to buy. But I will be speaking less of the beauties of India in words, more in pictures, and speaking mostly of my growth. I do not believe myself to be right. The only thing I know is that I know nothing. What I do know is that this is working for me and in times of fear or unknowing…I trust. I will end with a story pulled from the book “The Tao of Pooh” –

There were two travellers walking down a path and they come up to a bridge. Upon looking over the bridge into the cascading river they see an elderly man being tossed and turned down the river going down,..down..down. They immediately leap into action and sprint across the bridge to come onto the path to try and find and help the old man. What they see instead is the elderly man walking down the path with a light skip in his step and whistling a tune to the forest. They stop him and ask “How did you not drown to the raging river?!” and he replies “I accommodated myself to the water not the water to me. Without thinking, I allowed myself to be shaped by it. Plunging into the swirl, I came out with a swirl. This is how I survived.”

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