#1358 - Simplicity
For eight days, my life has been as simple as possible.
All I had was what I could carry in my relatively small backpack.
I slept in whatever place, usually the floor, I’ve been offered by the kind soul opening their houses and temples for us.
Same thing for the food. There was no choice but what was given to us.
For eight days, I had very little, yet nothing was missing.
The food was incredibly fulfilling.
I had great restoring sleep.
My days were so simple and so blissful.
All I had to do was to focus on my walk.
Outside and inside.
The first days after the end of the walk have been quite a shock.
I was back in a big city with plenty of choices for everything.
And I felt overwhelmed.
I could have everything, yet it was never as fulfilling as the little I had the days before.
The more I have, the more gaps open inside that must be filled from the outside.
When I had very little, those gaps were filled from within, making me feel whole.
That’s the feeling.
Simplicity makes me feel whole.
That resonates so strongly for me Fabio. I’ve increasingly felt the subtle but progressively more oppressive stranglehold that a return to my old environment has exerted. It emphasises to me the importance of cleaving to the new rituals and practices I’ve been introduced to and continually finding opportunities of re-connecting with that wonderful feeling of bliss that filled my entire being in India. Your blog and especially our call midweek have played an important role in that for which I am so grateful. Thank you