I hope you guys had a tranquil weekend. I debated posting today because it almost felt trivial with everything that is going on in Paris and the rest of the World.
I hate that we have to live in a world that is filled with so much hate and fear. I try not to let horrible events like this scare me but I found myself paranoid on Saturday. I was on my way to meet a client on Saturday morning and this young man got on the bus and I instantly felt panic. He was wearing a long trench coat that seemed a tad too bulky in the mid section and my instinct was telling me to get off the bus. I hated that I judged this kid but I listened to my gut and got off.
I decided to watch Gandhi over the weekend…I guess I needed something to bring me centered again; to remind me that the world is not all bad.
Last week, I started a new thing; reading in the morning. I started waking up a little earlier and reading for a bit before working out. It has been amazing. I tried to read the Gita before bed but I found it so hard to focus and completely understand it. This new routine is so much better…every morning I make my cup of coffee and sit in silence and enjoy my book. I still have to reread some pages but this time around I “get” it,
Perhaps this could also be why I had the urge to watch Gandhi over the weekend. The Gita makes so many references to Gandhi and I felt embarrassed. For someone that I admire, I really didn’t know his full story. Side note, I had not clue that the film was over 3 hours long…it had it’s own intermission with music. I still have more questions and might need to read a biography about him.
One thing that I do know is that his words seem appropriate at the moment…