It always pays off. This walking I do, to a nearby park, in any direction, almost each day, gets attention by some individual and leads to a spontaneously established friendship.
Today I made my way southbound to Queen’s Park to meet a newly made compadre, Saurav, where we would be going over a discussion on chapter 1 of The Gita. He tells me he has accepted me as his teacher and also admitted it’s hard for him to spark an interest in spiritual talk with his buddies. With me it’s 90% all about that.
Our reading over the verses of chapter 1 went well. It is one of the more compelling segments of the Gita. In our reading of the 40 plus verses I suggested he go at it a little more dramatically. I thought it suited his nature. After all, he is a very expressive type of person.
“Saurav, A little more oomph!” I am implied.
We were nearing the end of our verse recitation and discussion when a young Asian woman approached us. We were sitting on a park bench facing in the direction of an impressive statue of King Edward VII on a horse. She identified herself as Audrey and asked if she could join us. Naturally our answer was “Yes.” She pulled out of her bag a book authored by David Hawkins called, “Letting Go” and she admitted it’s helping her overcome some challenges in life.
The term “letting go” is perfect for describing the essential message behind The Gita, so we discussed that with Audrey, who’s such a pleasant person. We were a buzzed-up trio from here on until departing time. It was very fulfilling for all of us.