Re: World Harmony Run, U.S.A.,Epilogue
- While reading your sentiments about the world harmony run,I am
automatically drawn into its spirit and I am looking for my running
shoes, just to realize that in the USA it is over.
I hope that one day I will be able to share this kind of experiences
in this kaleidoscop of peoples and nature.
Greetings and congratulations for your endeavours
--- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com, arpan_deangelo
> I intended to offer more stories on our wonderful adventures of
> harmony and friendship in this vast land. But all the stories went
> our website: www.worldharmonyrun.org and you can read them therealong
> with many wonderful photos and some videos as well. I did want tothis
> include at least these final sentiments and thoughts as we finish
> year's adventures in the U.S.A.next
> I am sure many runners and helpers from around the world can
> understand and concur with some of these experiences and sentiments.
> In sharing them I do hope we can inspire more people to take part
> year even for a single day or event in their own country orelsewhere
> if possible.running
> Here is my story for the final trip home after our last day of
> for four months and over 10,000 miles through all 48 mainland statesgoing
> in the U.S.A.
> August 14, Monday
> The Trip Home
> It was a strange feeling to wake up in the morning without a written
> schedule to follow or ceremonies to attend. Realizing I was not
> to carry the Torch today on a new road with another goal and withand
> unexpected surprises was a little disappointing.
> Our first stop upon entering our New York neighborhood was to stop
> eat at the `Smile of the Beyond' restaurant in Queens. We were allstrange.
> generously treated to a big meal there by our good friend Sahishnu,
> the manager of this wonderful and popular establishment. The service
> was also fantastic as we truly missed the great food of this
> vegetarian paradise. It is great to be back but still feels a bit
> Even though we are now in our own familiar surroundings where I have
> been living for decades somehow it still feels a unnatural to me.
> After having been on the road constantly for four months straight
> meeting new people every day as we identified with a new section ofThe
> country day after day, being stationary and seeing the same familiar
> people all around somehow does not seem normal yet.
> Reaching out into our vast world to share and spread the feelings of
> oneness and harmony takes a tremendous amount of energy and work.
> planning, the resources from many people who help us, the self-giving
> spirit of the team on the road, and the positive energy of thepeople
> we meet, all make for one uniquely satisfying and incrediblydormancy
> harmonious experience. Yet this all has to be put behind us as we
> travel forward and now as we stay still for the time being.
> Like the sprouting seeds that grows up in the spring and summer
> climates, sharing its energy and life with all around it, the
> of the rest of the year are necessary for the future growth andout
> manifestation. Although we will not become dormant in our regular
> lives, our Torch has stopped moving and our team will soon spread
> into their own natural environments.harmony
> What we have done in the past four months was to sow seeds of
> and friendship and at the same time to assimilate the love andharmony
> that seems to be prevalent everywhere we went, from the highestthis
> mountain ranges to the lowest deserted valleys and the most crowded
> cities and neighborhoods. Even there we saw and felt a deep yearning
> to experience and share harmony, the harmony that lives and grows
> inside of us, all of us, no matter who we are or where we are on
> vast and beautiful planet we call our oneness-home, the Earth.here
> We are ever so grateful to all those who made this tremendous effort
> happen successfully and safely. There are too many names to list
> and we have been mentioning just about everyone involved at onepoint
> or another. We were just the runners but the World Harmony Run wasthe
> interaction of our running team with all those along the way whonever
> shared the harmony in so many different and creatively personal ways
> with us.
> We hope as you read this that you will be inspired to see just how
> many amazing ways this was done by countless numbers of incredible
> people in our country and many other parts of the world in such a
> short time. We also hope that all that we were able to do, which
> really seems like enough, becomes fruitful and spreads to all thoseat
> who need and want the harmony and love that is available to us all
> every moment. Every moment means the present and the future so wewill
> do this again and again until there is only harmony in the world andRun
> there would be no need to remind each other of that anymore.
> Until that day comes, we will gladly try to make the World Harmony
> the fulfillment of the vision of a benevolent creator and at thesame
> time the dream of a truth loving humanity.
> Arpan and Team Harmony, U.S.A.