Life is Life

Trip Start May 18, 2006
Trip End Aug 19, 2007

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Wednesday, July 11, 2007

And so, i finally sit down - relaxing after the long voyage..

So much has changed.

Before leaving the safe cocoon of  Dhamma Neru - the Vipassana center ive learnt to call home in the month or so in which i have stayed, grown, nourished & healed - Ive had some fears.
Naturally - it is the human condition to fear change and the unknown, and on top of those two I was uncertain of how will i react to this world, how will this world react to me.

I stepped out into a new reality, a different one from which i have experienced before i entered.  As if the world had changed..
 but i know, in some logical part in my mind that it is only i who had changed - and thus, reality bends around the self..

Many people who will read this will think im a fool - an inexperienced naive fool.

Many others will read this thinking : Yeah, obviously.
For they have lived, they have experienced, they had taken chances.

So, it seems to me that into this new reality all Evil-doing people do not enter..  For when one guards oneself from evil thoughts and intentions from within - it is not possible for the evil to approach such a person - like oil and water.

So - two types of people remain : The pure hearted - those who live in light and knowing the joy of giving, these people helped me so much, astounding me how good is the human heart when kept clean of delusion.

The second group - the fearful, the doubtful - most these people watch too much television, most of them havent really ever left their society, their community  and the larger part of them is also older (though there are young ones also) so together with this ignorance comes also arrogance of so called ´expereince´ - me meeting these people comes for sure from the traces of doubt, fear and arrogance still lurking within me.  But my lesson when i meet these poor souls - is to accept them the way they are, not to start pressing sensitive buttons.. these people will probably never know, for they believe they know already.  
they ´know´ : the world is dangerous and you need money and security to get along. 
Their god is comfort.

The people belonging to the first group are generally happy and content.

The people belonging to the second group are generally miserable and trapped in the rat race for gaining posessition.

Both groups are my brothers and sisters, and whenever i meet with any fellow human - i would try to be a source of joy for him.

And maybe i should accept that around my miserbale, cynic brothers and sisters - I wont be such a happy person myself..  -unless i manage somehow to make them happy first..

even if it is for one moment.



On the physical realm(which i personally find less interesting), what ive actually been doing for the past 2 weeks or so - is hitchiking through Spain towards north France..

One of the big diffrences in this little voyage ive had in comparison to others, is that this time - ive decided : No hurry.

I took only little roads through the country side, I went to Figueras to see the Dali museum.

It cost 10 Euro to enter!!

SO when i got there i said : i aint paying that kind of money.

So i sat in the terrace outside, took out my guitar singing :
 La museum Dali - Ce ne pas gratuit
- mais je veux entre - quand je sui ici ..
Translation : the dali museum is very expensive, but i would like to enter while im here..

To make a long story short - i got inside after a few minutes, thanks to the good hearts of a group of American students.

and so thanks to Mauro&Rossana, Allan&Nicole, Belladona, George&his wife, and my new good friends Becky,Cherry & Mirry and Chloe&Tessa and her little brother William -my adventures contiued in a perfect flow, along the coast, and from there thorugh the Pre Alpes Each and every person I hiked with gave me something special, with all i had wonderful time.. just incredible...  and now im in Grenoble, the city which sits patiently at the foot of the Alpes.

One thing is for sure-
People are so good.
So good.

So - Im in a lovely little community with my friend Jean Clement.  And their taking care of me, and im taking care of them.  And life is life.

Peace to you all,
                               Jah lives.
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