Keeping up is hard

Like I said, keeping up is hard to do. The things that make me feel sustainably good are pretty obvious to me, but for some reason sometimes I stubbornly refuse to do them. Most of the time, I use laziness as an excuse. Laziness is a socially acceptable excuse to not challenge yourself. It’s bullshit really. If you know what you need to do, you know what makes you YOU and you know what to do to create change in your life, just do it. If laziness is your excuse, man, that is just sad. What could people really do if they got off their butts and acted on their – oh I should do this, I should do that, but I can’t cause I’m too lazy.

I know I am working on this. It is a constant struggle to keep up, to even motivate myself to want to keep up. I could just slip back into a space where I don’t care to keep up, to challenge myself to be my best, where I just go with the flow. It is easy to be lazy, in the moment anyway. Over time it really catches up with you. It’s not very good for the self-esteem either. Lazy, is not a quality that I value. Yeah, it’s not an adjective I want to associate myself with.

There is definitely a difference between being lazy and not accomplishing anything and consciously deciding to do nothing. There are two very different things. One is still in control of one’s self, while the other is indifferent. When I have things to do and get lazy, electronic music usually helps me get going.

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I am here!

Hello Reader,

I am writing this blog to document my journey through this life. I consider myself a spiritual being having a human experience.

“There is no God higher than Truth” Mahatma Gandhi. I strive to live a life of truth. To live one’s truth is the most beautiful thing.

It is my goal to always remember that and to remember that we are all interconnected, we are all one. I am also a globe-trotter so many posts will be about my experiences abroad. I love to soak in new places, people, cultures. I love to write to express myself and share what I have learned through my experiences.

The clear blue sky is beautiful, but so are the rainstorms

Tenting in the mountains

Next journey I have coming up is really somewhat of a pilgrimage. I am going back to New Mexico. From aboutthe age of seven I have been going there every summer for a kids Sikh camp up in the serene Hemez Mountains just outside of Espanola.

The highlight of Summer Solstice is three days of White Tantric Yoga

Yoga Class under the Tantric Shelter

These days I go for Summer Solstice, a gathering of beautiful souls to be uplifted by one another and the beautiful land of Ram Das Puri which is a sacred area of the Native Americans.

We get up for Sadhana, early morning yoga and meditation at 4am. It is such a beautiful experience to meditate while the sun rays peak over the expansive mountains and illuminates that great blue sky. Days are filled with catching up with old friends, making new ones, music, Kundalini Yoga, good food and selfless service (seva).

There is something about those mountains and the collective intention of everyone there to uplift themselves, a comfortable calm settles in my heart. Every spring my self yearns to be reunited with my greater spiritual community and those mountains.

I am excited.