Monthly Archives: November 2014
As I was driving into town the other day the traffic news bulletin on the radio all of a sudden announced that the danger of a dog walking on the highway had been banned! Imagine that!
Having just come back from India where every living thing from a cow to a monkey and a rat roams freely on the streets without being perceived as a danger to mankind this traffic news immediately brought a smile to my face.
The other day the news headlines all over the world read more or less the same: India’s PM Modi appoints a Minister of Yoga. By reclaiming its spiritual and cultural heritage before others may snatch it away from India, it has definitely put itself back on the map!
Whenever I go on a retreat, people tend to wish a happy vacation. My response is always the same: “This retreat is not a vacation”. However, no matter how often I try to explain this fact, the well-meant wish remains the same.
Imagine, somebody wishes you a happy vacation as the new school term begins. You wouldn’t think of going to school as a vacation, right? – It may be, of course, that you love going to school and look forward to learning new things. That is the optimal case. Still, nobody would think of school as being a vacation. Continue reading