"Studying yoga, music, and dance in India" - My CV
So today was an incredibly busy day!!
This means that I only wrote half of the blog that I meant to write for the weekend report of our trip to Kerala. I’m really dropping the ball here and I apologize.
It will come in due time. I’m putting perhaps a bit too much pressure on myself to do good work, and part of myself is wanting to just write something quick for the weekend but the other part of myself wants to make sure that I’m writing something more engaging than these short updates that I write when the day is too long. We do have quite a lot of down time here, but I’ve been using it to have productive conversations with other people in the group as we facilitate self growth in ourselves and in each other, as sharing our individual experiences have been a wonderful tool to have involved conversations that lead to such growth of the inner-life.
This trip (for myself, at least – and I suspect a few others) has become more than the line on my CV “Studying yoga, music, and dance in India.” This trip provides time to have such conversations, and to remove oneself from their current existence back home, all the while in a safe environment
thank you Steve-Ji, Sindhu, Dharmesh, Krishnapa, Sunil, and all of the Staff at SVYM and VIIS
so that we can spend time on ourselves, without the added baggage (either good or bad, it still can get in the way of growth) of our existence of a fast-paced life.
Today, Tuesday, Day 20, we went to a Veena concert by a relatively young Veena player and she pulled out all of the stops (ha – an organ reference/cliché is really funny here) for the audience, playing in 5 and 7, playing bi-tonal music, playing a raga where the actual raga changes for each section of the composition – really cool stuff.
Also today we had a transformative talk on leadership by the founder of SVYM
I don’t even know what to say about it. Parent’s ask you children. Other people – send me an email or Steve or any of us one – it moved beyond just leadership, and into mindfulness, and taking a deep interest in the self and others in an unconditional manner. I'm just a little to lethargic/tired to give that lecture it's due justice.
It’s almost 11 and I need to be up at 5:30. I will be back tomorrow.