Down Every Road
As I work on this update, something I heard Osho say recently comes to mind — about how man is like a river, the great current of life always flowing within him. Only he forgets. Osho goes on to say we just need a little digging sometimes to find that source again, to access it and be nourished by those crystal-clear waters of who we are.
In these last few weeks, it has been like this for me: Lots of digging in the sense of driving, traveling, and a host of practical things to organize for the tours, but it’s been worth all of it. Because just one taste of those inner waters of who I am, and I’m home again. Not in a physical sense, just home again: Home to myself. What’s that Zen phrase, “Ah this!”? Exactly. Even better: “Ahhhhhh … This!”
And so it has been: That long and winding road that led me recently to Chicago, New York, all the way to Costa Rica and back (a magical mystery tour of the heart and soul) delivers me home again — only this time to Virginia! The present moment finds me typing away on this bright Fall morning, having my delicious Costa Rican coffee, watching the colors change outside the cabin window. The shadows are a little longer with each passing day and the cool snap of autumn is in the air.
Autumn to me is a special season, an existential lesson in let-go and trust. It reminds one of the ever-changing nature of things, and that sometimes it is good, even necessary, to pull back the lens on one’s life and take a little time to go inside, dig a little deeper, and rediscover that great river within, the one that is always there flowing, on and on — timeless, tireless, eternal.
Chicago Event – Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
New York Event – Abode of the Message, New Lebanon
The Goddess Garden Resort, Cahuita, Costa Rica