I really am in India practicing yoga. I've been wanting to do this since I started practicing (a long time ago). I am loving the practice, and being around fellow practitioners, having amazing and inspiring conversations.
I was having dinner with my friends Anna and Jonas last night. Jonas is from Sweden, I met him at breakfast one of my first mornings here. I agree with just about everything that comes out of his mouth. He had a high-powered corportate job and realized that he wanted more. He left that job and is traveling around India for 6 months. But he also knows that he will go back to the real world one day, hopefully in a more meaningful way. Kind of like my realization last week, about how much I like yoga, how much it is a part of my life, but it is not all of my life. He was talking about how people don't understand and how they can be threatened by a spiritual pursuit. He said we can be the transmitters of this pursuit. We stand between the world of spiritual awareness, and the world that doesn't understand it. Maybe we can bring some of this awareness to the world that doesn't understand it in a non-threatening way.
I also really like what my friend and housemate Anna said last night. It's not that she is becoming a different person, she is discovering more of herself. She said the symbol for New Zealand, (she's a Kiwi) is an unfurling fern. Constantly changing and opening up, but always the same thing.
Oh, and after my enlightening dinner, I left the restaurant to find that my sneakers had been stolen from out front where I left them. I was sure they were stolen, because my socks were still there. At least I didn't have to walk home barefoot. Everyone, including me, thinks it is very funny. Because really, who would my shoes fit around here?