I had a chance to experience the effects of the program right away.
India is the country that is not in a rush. Ever. Everyone thinks that they are going to be born again so what is the point of rushing. Whatever you are not accomplishing now you will do next time. I am kidding of course but not a single program would start on time and not a single taxi would come on time.
After waiting for taxi and travelling in it with huge delays I finally at the airport.
The flight is delayed and as a result I would not make the next flight that is going to take me home. The gentleman at the counter nicely smiles and suggests that I wait till tomorrow because it is just one day... Nothing changed in my inner space. I would like to write this sentence again: Nothing changed in my inner space. I feel a resemblance of what used to be called upset and tell him that I need to be home tomorrow and let’s look at other options. After that I say to existence; I really would like to see my family tomorrow and sit next to my suitcases. I am very passive inside. I am remembering now the discourse that Swamiji gave in the morning. It was “Uncertainty”.
Gentlemen from the air line shows up and asks if I would consider flying by Air Inida to JFK . Of course I said yes and aked for the computer to email my husband.
It turned out that now I do not need to do any transfers from the domestic airport to the International one in Mumbai. My first flight to Mumbai is half empty so I stretch my legs and relax. When we switch planes in Mumbai, we do not wait a single minute. I also see that the flight that I was supposed to take got delayed and there is a lot of really tired people sitting and waiting and we move pass them. When I go into the cabin I realize that I have the whole row of seats to myself (again!) so I sleep, watch a movie and type these notes.
During all of these events - good ones and just auspicious ones that can be mistaken as stressful = my inner space is the same. I think about Banyan tree, friends who are in the planes and these planes are going to all different countires carring this incredible energy of Gratitude. I think about them and my friends at home. “I see you all soon” I think,” I feel you all now”- I say.