A man asked a sculptor “How do you make such beautiful idols from stone?” He replied “Idols and images are already hidden there, I just remove the stone.”
Your happiness is hidden within you, just remove worry.
Visiting a Jain funded school for children living in the slums of Jalgalon…
Professor:”Draw your dream”
Young girl presents a drawing of herself standing by a window in a house with her hair blowing in the wind.
Professor:”I do not understand your dream”
Young girl:”I dream of living in a house with windows where fresh air can blow and make my hair dance”
She dreams of fresh air…
India takes getting used to, patience and large quantities of it. Today was the first day outside of the Ashram that I have felt comfortable enough to walk a bit slower, lift my eyes up a little more and loosen my grip on the backpack swung accross my chest.
My brain has come to terms with the amount of adrenaline needed to navigate and constant level of alertness.
In the same way, my stomach has calmed down and now finally digests up to 3 meals a day successfully! My hips are starting to retreat back to their normal spot and not protrude which is a hazard to my already clumsy self. And that feels good.
A new India is before me.
I just wish I had a bit more time to enjoy it.
And in true “authenticity”, the police pulled me aside to question my motives behind my sign as soon as this photo was snapped.