Far better to live your own path imperfectly than to live another’s perfectly. – The Bhagavad Gita
Though this quote is translated in many different ways, Krishna’s message is clear and steady: go your own way. As I pack up my small home in Santa Monica and prepare for take off, I can’t help but feel small itchings of sadness, taste the saltiness of tears, acknowledge that life as I know it shall be forever changed. Though I know I am moving on to go my own path – however imperfectly – I cannot help but sit and romanticize the past four years of my life. I can’t help but dream them sweeter than honey and sticky to the insides of my mouth. The lingering belief in my love affair, now ending.
We all experience these moments of starting over. Of laying down the debris of a life that no longer fits so we may begin to carry a new load. One – hopefully – better fitted for your spine. In all this change, it easy to get lost. To get caught up. To get down and doubtful. It’s in this period I’ve come back to Krishna. Back to Self. Back to Spirit. Back to truth. Back to Me. I’ve taken a few moments to listen to the beats of my heart as it races.. because it’s that which is pushing me forward. This will not be easy, but it will allow my light to spill out in ways it didn’t know it could. And for that… well for that no one can be ready. But I can be excited. It’s not always easy to get down in the muck and work from your truth, but you must. You must always work from your truth. That’s the only way to change the world.
I’ll see you in the Bay.