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18 May 2013 @ 04:11 am
Looking for Amritsar  
I really should be sleeping. I finished my paper - it just needs a read-through in the morning - and there's nothing else that's urgent. By my heart is unquiet and the brain weasles are going crazy. I've gotten a lot sorted out in my life over the last six months, but there's still a lot to do. As with many revelations, the recognition of what needs to change is hard, but the day-to-day maintainance is even more difficult. I realize that a lot of the clarity and peace I got in India was due to it being vacation-time and essentially free of obligations, but I need that deep silence and I need to prioritize finding it. Maybe even more than some of the other goals.

I'm making progress even there, though. Usually this weekend I spend about 26 hours in a car (plus stops) for an event I really love. This year, I am really loving my bed and some time to breathe.

Yes, breathe. 
Albredaalbreda on May 19th, 2013 12:45 pm (UTC)
Good for you. And yes, life maintenance is unbelievably energy-intensive considering it is routine!
stitchwhich on May 19th, 2013 05:13 pm (UTC)
I just finished 17 hours in a car ([not counting stops) for a meeting I really love. I *think* it may be at the same place as the event-you-really-love. And oh, how I loved my bed once we got home...

I'm glad you are taking the break and just marinading in peace for the weekend.
DameJ: Moaidamej on May 20th, 2013 11:50 pm (UTC)
I understand the need for deep silence. Sometimes I find it at Cherokee Marsh. It is an underused park, and there is a small pier at the end of the gravel road where I can sit and listen to the birds and frogs, often blissfully free from the sounds of other humans.
eithni: Namasteeithni on May 21st, 2013 06:14 am (UTC)
Hm. Mebbe I'll take a look there too, since that's not terribly far from work. Thanks!