that is love.
And between these two, my life turns. – Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj
Thoughts on mindfulness, city life, nature and spiritual practice
April 1, 2014
"A finely tempered nature longs to escape from his noisy cramped surroundings into the silence of the high mountains where the eye ranges freely through the still pure air and fondly traces out the restful contours apparently built for eternity." Of course I feel this pull that Einstein is describing - I am at my highest state of bliss when surrounded by the mountains, breathing in silence or floating on water - but after a short while I always feel the city calling me back. Maybe it is my ego who is unable to settle here where I am the happiest; needing his fix of stressful schedules and broken dreams, or maybe I need to trust my instincts to lead me on my soul journey. Maybe I have work to do here. There is beauty to be found everywhere, and looking beyond the Victoria line at rush hour, the constant rain and the desperate club scene I love London. I love the theatres and the art galleries and the cinemas and the music bars and the crazy myriad of different cultures and people. I love London. Here is the place for those who are lost. Here is the place to be stimulated. Here you can be whoever you want to be - but you have to take charge and be the captain of your soul for this place can also drown you and leave you lost forever, with a Starbucks in one hand and the Metro in the other. Love and Light xR