For the many years I have been practicing yoga, “letting go” has been a major theme for me. I have carried a deep conviction that yoga is a process of subtraction, not addition. To finally rest in the essence of who we are requires a discipline of letting go of all that stands in the […]
I am back from India now, and I feel like I should write about my trip; trouble is, I can’t even find words to tell myself about it. This was my sixth trip to India, and although my idealism regarding India has lessened with each journey, my love for her has increasingly deepened. I, who
The town of Khajuraho is home to an exquisitely built temple complex known for its erotic engravings lining the interior and exterior temple walls. A tribute to human skill and endeavor, these temples represent the range of human capacity. The lower levels of artistic engravings display the beastly tendencies and ordinary daily activities of life.
If there is one thing India teaches a person, it is how little control one has over life. In India, the gods laugh at people who make plans. And I have to admit, I’m one of those people. I have an ongoing love affair with the illusion of control, and planning plays a large role
There I was through unexpected circumstances sitting in a small airport in India facing a security policeman. He had a rifle strapped across his chest and a contented, welcoming smile. In broken English (much more advanced than my three words of Hindi) he was trying to find out why I was there. After that got
It is the day before the auspicious dip into the Ganges River. Allahabad is electric with excitement. More people than the human mind can comprehend are gathered to participate. It is a cacophony of sound; loud speakers everywhere amplifying chants to the divine. It is the sound of hope and anticipation. It is an acknowledgement
In less than a week I will begin my two month stay in India. I will be one of 100 million people who gather for the largest religious festival known, the Kumbha Mela. What is it that draws that many people to one place at a certain time? Is it hope, hunger, curiosity, adventure… Who