I look out at the smoky air, thick clouds and my empty street. My next door neighbors have moved out and my other neighbor let me know that he’s leaving for an extended period. My dog’s still away with his sitter in NY. I am alone and feel it. I get a lot done though in a quiet mindful way. Lots of busy work and it’s accomplished.
I consult an expert like the card said and he appeases some of my worries. I go to yoga and we chant, another card music. I leave feeling better, much better actually tonight. I run into a younger yoga teacher going in as I am leaving. She must have read something on my blog because she says, “How are you” and stares with her soulful eyes. I tell her maybe this lesson tells me that it’s time to practice yoga when I don’t see any yoga around. The whim of the Universe—Lila! I say this too loudly and others look on as I stumble out the door of the studio my shoes half on away from her quiet staring presence.
Lila may be the simplest thing there is -- spontaneous, childish, disarming. But as we grow and experience the complexities of life, it may also be the most difficult and hard-won achievement imaginable, and its coming to fruition is a kind of homecoming to our true selves.* Freakybeautiful.com
I get home and after eating I sit in my den on the floor. I stare at the room and I like this space especially today. I have re-arranged the furniture a few days before my trip. It looks fresh and ready for new. I then stare at my bookcase. I randomly draw a book and open to a page written by Eknath Easwaran, The Bhagavad Gita This is what it says,....p. 58
To be right a person must do one of two things
Either he must learn to have God in his work
And hold fast to him there or he must give up his work altogether. Since, however, man cannot live without activities that are both human and various, we must learn to keep God in everything we do, and whatever the job or the place, keep on with him, letting nothing stand in our way.
Maybe this is the lesson? "Have Faith and to Receive" If so, Thank you