The Ashram is abuzz with construction projects at the moment. In the distance, the sound of an occasional saw or the pounding of a hammer can be heard. It's amazing though, with the number of projects underway, there is little disruption to the everyday flow of life.
And the typical incessant noise pollution that I became accustomed to from ongoing projects in the city, where I lived, is nonexistent here. Even during the height of construction season, at the Ashram it is still peaceful and pretty quiet.
The construction crews are not taking cigarette breaks, nor coffee breaks, nor littering the area in any way with food wrappers and such. They eat two meals a day, with us. When they work, they generally speak in low tones of voice, rarely shouting and never displaying any disrespect either to the people, nor the nature around them.
If I happen to need to walk down the path where they are working, they stop and politely step aside, often with a smile and hello. The construction crew seem more like gentle souls than the typical rough and tough image we have of construction workers in the U.S.
The work is done well and quickly. The general manager of the project is a NASA certified engineer.
People I encounter here are from so many different countries and walks of life. The guy who appears to be a strong arm maintenance man, was a successful corporate type in his prior life. The woman working in the kitchen owns her own business back home and is cutting vegetables and fruit for her three months of karma yoga. Others are lawyers, nurses, students, physical therapists, accountants and the variety goes on - all very fascinating.
I too am 'under construction' so to speak. I've stopped trying to figure out 'what's next?' and am on this path of 'what's possible?' instead.
It is much more fun and interesting to explore what's possible than to continually try to second guess the next step of life's path or to try to manipulate the path, thinking I actually can. I'm pretty sure, I have little to do the path, unless I didn't get the lesson from the one I was on.
More and more, I'm learning that I don't have the control I thought I had most of my life. It's freeing to accept that I don't need to have the control to contribute and live a meaningful and happy life.
With yoga and Ayurveda being the wind beneath my wings, I am climbing skyward each day. The overriding message here is that yoga and Ayurveda are merely pathways to God and self realization.
I'm sure I will learn so much more as I start my Teacher Training Course (TTC) here this week. November is my birthday month, and what an amazing birthday gift to give myself - learning that will impact the rest of my life!
Let it all Begin:)
Sending You Love from the Bahamas,🌞
Thank you for taking this journey with me!
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