February 2010

Day twentytwo: Split

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The mos­qui­toes were super busy munch­ing on my chest and arms last night so I had trou­ble falling asleep and woke up at 6:38 (that’s late). At least I didn’t dream about wartime Beirut like I did the pre­vi­ous night. Sitting by Cora at sat­sang, I just showed her how to use my D700 with the 70200 man­u­al focus zoom. Go Cora!

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Day twentyone: Talent

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On our morn­ing walk up the hill, a per­son ahead of me tripped on a branch across the path. Seeing this, the per­son behind him avoid­ed the branch. I avoid­ed the branch too and warned the per­son behind me. She avoid­ed the branch too. Seeing this, the per­son behind her did the same.

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Day twenty: Veena

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Woke up at 7:15 (yes I need my 7 hours of sleep) and caught the tail end of sat­sang. Yoga class was busi­ness as usu­al though I did final­ly man­age the bow and real­ized that the two bal­anc­ing pos­es that I’m hav­ing dif­fi­cul­ty with will hap­pen soon — it’s just a mat­ter of find­ing my cen­ter of grav­i­ty, which keeps chang­ing because of all the weight I’m los­ing.

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Day nineteen: Freeday!

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Day-trip to Kanyakumari, which I got as a birth­day gift from Corinne. Met some new peo­ple includ­ing Dominico (tour guide from Naples) and Sofia (musi­cian from Sweden). Got back to the Ashram at mid­night. Om, out.

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Day eighteen: Coltrane

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Health Hut is dry today! No lemon. No banana. No pineap­ple. No this. No that. So at the sug­ges­tion of Ambica, I have cheese toast and herbal cola as I read The Sivananda Companion to Meditation, which I got from the library.

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Day seventeen: Housecleaning

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Apparently Swami Satchidananda (who opened Woodstock and was Swami Sivananda’s stu­dent) — his stu­dents sat so close to him in class that they would blow their cig­a­rette smoke in his face.

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