On the road to…??
Well, it’s been way too long since I’ve posted anything here. I miss it. I miss the traveling and taking pictures and seeing new things and dealing with whatever comes up. Now that we’ve truly settled down it occurs to me that simplicity is in the eye of the beholder.
When I started this blog I had a vision of leaving a very complicated, relatively stressful life behind in California and heading toward some long, deserted, warm beach “on the East Coast” for the rest of my life. I have put my toes in the water more than once, but not enough to make it a hobby.
That dream may still come about, but not yet. I guess I wasn’t ready for the lack of direction or purpose. I seem to need some regular activity to keep me grounded and awake. Traveling worked for a while, but, well, it doesn’t pay that much and we all know about the whole fossil fuel dilemma. In any case, it’s time to get serious again.
I started teaching a couple classes at the local YMCA and it does feel good to put my teacher hat back on. Yoga is the force that calms me, and lets me fly. I thought about doing a yoga blog, but aren’t there enough of those already? Still, something new is brewing beneath the surface, for better or worse.
For now, let’s just see where the wind blows us and what comes forward from the depths of my not so simple mind. Let me incubate for a while and see if I need to start over or just switch directions.
The main lesson I learned on the road to simplicity in these last 8 months is that simplicity is where you find it. Just like enlightenment, it is not a destination, and it is definitely not something you can hold on to. We all need to simplify. I know. I’ve asked people. So, it can become a lofty goal, walking on that beach with not a care in the world. But where’s the purpose in that? Where’s the color and the smell and the taste of the fullness of life? Maybe too much simplicity means no life.
I guess I’m still on the road, but now I have a different perspective. I’m back in the moment, not grasping for tomorrow, but appreciating today, simple or not.
Thanks for reading. Namaste and Au Revoir.
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