So as the journey continues in India, the land of hopes and dreams, suffering and succeeding, dying and lying, fame and shame, colours, religion, spices and MORE, I began to connect even further to my truth.
As with all my journeys I attract that which is a reflection of me and the energy that I project. I attracted tons of opportunities for connecting with the land, with the people, with the culture, with the nature and with myself. Everything really is connected afterall. I could really see this as I experienced it in depth in India.
I remember hearing, reading and knowing of many people who went to India to “Find” themselves. This was not my intention, but I will admit, there was something about India that brought up some of my inner most feelings and emotions to the surface. India has this effect on many and it’s no wonder it’s a popular choice for releasing the past, unfolding/unleashing new parts of ones being, and rediscovering oneself in a whole new way, or adding to what already exists. (In a different way then traveling to somewhere like Hawaii or Peru)
Talk about education! With more people than toilets in existence in the whole country, there’s just as much room for learning about oneself through everyday life in such conditions as the slums, the Ganges, the many villages and the streets in general. There’s as much richness in money as there is culture. There are as many flavours in food and incense as there are colours. There are as many people as there are smells and sights that can tease or tame the heart.
The compassion, acceptance and surrender I learnt for myself, for others and for life in general, is incredible really. One thing I learnt during my travels that has made traveling easier is to keep my point of view, my beliefs and my way of living on hold and actually leave space for learning something else. How do I actually know if my way is even the “right” way anyway? There are just some differences that one has to learn to accept and surrender to.
Observe the ego through moments of judgement and calm the nerves through acknowledgement and lack of judgement. Just be with what is, knowing that there may or may not be a way to change the situation, but the way one reacts and thinks is something that can be controlled especially when one is aware of their situation.
There is poverty all over the world. There is such thing as human trafficking and greed. There are many people suffering each and everyday and sometimes there is something the fortunate and wealthier people in the world can do, and sometimes there’s no much they can do.
I believe in Karma and I believe that feeling bad, pitiful, resentful, and/or obligated to do something is not only a waste of time and energy, but also an invitation for more dis-ease in ones own body/life and also in the world.
Again we are united as one in this world and so what ever energy I project is the energy I shall receive. So I choose to keep tuned into love station rather than fear station and as the Buddhists say “the energy one creates/cultivates goes around the world 8 times”. Like the butterfly effect, when I think, feel, or behave a certain way, just like a butterfly flaps its wings, this energy has the potential to get sent around the world to the other side.
And so by being present in India and observing my surroundings internally and externally from myself, I was able to reconnect to myself, my truth and feel compassion for those around me who are living their karma. I can only help them by continuing my path as I do now, knowing that when I do something that has a positive effect for me, it in turn has a positive effect on them. In the long run all the micro energy effects will have a macro effect.
And with so many people in the world, we can connect and continue to share this world together through positive thoughts, feelings, actions and reactions. Our awareness of what we can do rather than what we can’t do can help oneself as well as many others. It’s a choice to be conscious and make a conscious effort to be present and make the changes one wants to see in the world.
It may not be easy for some people to make this change, but the first step to any change is awareness. There’s room for improvement and there’s room for additions of more greatness and creativity, expansiveness and opportunity for optimality. It’s there. Let’s not compare ourselves to others, let’s focus on ourselves so that we can lead by example and share what we can actually do that’s useful to the whole world. One step at a time, day by day, letting go of history, brining in the mystery and accepting our present(s).