Monday, March 22, 2010

India!!!

It's been a while since my last post, much has happened my friends. Life changes quickly. Each moment, each breath, each turn, takes us down an ever unfolding fresh paved road - never been traversed before! Yet sometimes there's that feeling that creeps up, like I've done this all before, in fact I've been doing it for thousands of years, repeating the same cycles over and over again. Happy Spring!!!

I'm going to India. That feels really good to type. After years of day-dreaming, fantasizing about lentils n' temples, psychedelic colors, sadhus and meditating along burning river ghats, I'm going to India. I'm graduating from HSU in less than 2 months. I leave for Delhi on Tue May 25th. I am selling/giving away all my belongings, and heading East for the promise land - to free my spirit, that has been bound by University dharma. I plan to keep the blog rollin to stay connected and share my journey with you all... but we'll see. I really just have no idea. I bought a one-way ticket and applied for a 10 year visa. I could go to India for a couple months, or a couple years. If spirit wills it, and I can find work, I may keep traveling throughout Asia - Nepal, Sri Lanka, Sikkim, Thailand, Laos, Bali!!! Or I may give it all up and sit in a cave for 3 years 3 months and 3 days. I really don't know. And the 'I' that doesn't know can't know. It can only step out of the way to let the heart lead. I'm surrendering and letting Mother India work through me. Jai Ma! Much much more to come my friends.

5 comments:

Michelle Myhre said...

Wow!!

Michelle Myhre said...

Wow!!

Linda-Sama said...

safe travels. believe me....you can prepare all you want, but nothing really prepares you for Ma India.

I just returned from my 4th trip and am already planning my 5th. I spent 9 days at the Kumbh Mela in Haridwar and I wish I was still there.

Linda-Sama said...

by the way, you can't stay in India for a "couple years." on a tourist visa, you can only stay for 180 days. and the new rule is that if you stay for 6 months, you can't return to India for two months.

Mindful Roots said...

Thank you Linda! I can only imagine the excitement and bhav flowing in Haridwar at the Mela... I did hear about the 6-month policy, and if it's approaching and I feel like my karma with India is not finished... then i'll prolly head to Nepal/Sri Lanka for 2 months before returning... Is there a more specific intention or location shaping your 5th trip? Jai Ma.