I did not get much of a walk in today, just a wee number of indoor strides. My only outside touch of the elements was the stairway at the temple’s entrance. There our kirtan crew met with the night. The lamp-post lit up by its sensor and we, too, got lit with the kirtan. We were in a happy state. We could have chanted the night away.
I did, however, accomplish a number of things; responding to emails, counseling people, reading “The Chaitanya Charitamrta,” as well as publication and proofreading of the upcoming book, “The Saffron Road.” I also soaked my feet and scraped off the dead skin while taking in the scent of aromatherapy. Dhruva came down to discuss the filming of our drama, “Rolling the Dice.” Then, after all of this nectarian activity, I engaged my legs in stretches, including the leaning of limbs against the wall for digestive improvement and better blood flow.
I was indoor-bound, for the most part, aiming also for interior and exterior work. The interior work is about inner, heartfelt, soul-connecting stuff. It has much to do with people work; trying to be pleasant and cheerful and complementing our ashram residents for their good services. In the ashram we try to take advantage of kind-contagiousness. Some of our new crew are better at it than others. Always, always—all projects are a work in progress.