It is Sunday morning. I returned from our April Celebrations in New
York last Thursday. I am sitting in my room drinking my yummy cup of
coffee substitute, eating a delicious piece of very berry pie and
reading my copy of Inspiration-Sun. I take a moment to think about
what I should write for the next issue. Projjwal was really trying to
encourage everyone to write.
The only problem is that I am not sure what I liked best. What was the
one thing that touched me the most? It could have been the bhajans
during the birthday celebration of Guru's Mother Yogamaya. That was,
indeed, a very special day and a perfect way to start the April
Celebrations. It could also have been the 12-Hour Walk or the April 13
celebration itself, with a walk-past in front of Guru's Samadhi
followed by a walk-past at his house.
Maybe it was the start of the World Harmony Run with Billie Jean King
blowing our hearts' doors wide open with the love that poured out of
her own heart for our beloved Guru. Maybe it was the fantastic concert
tribute to our dear Guru, or maybe it was just sitting quietly at
Aspiration Ground having an inner conversation with Guru.
There were so many beautiful moments during the Celebrations that it
is very difficult to choose just one topic to write about. So, I am
choosing all the events together, because that is what Celebrations
are, not just one event or one person, but the collective effort of
everyone to make it special. It is being together with all our
friends, whether it was laughing together or crying together or just
talking and hanging out. Guru put great importance on friendships. He
personally encouraged me to call my friends often to either inspire
them or to get inspiration from them.
I had the opportunity to speak with Guru on the phone in July 2007,
and one of the things he said was that it gave him joy when his
disciples talked to each other. He always gave us such simple ways to
Thank you to all the disciples who came together to make it a very
special Celebrations. I offer an extra special thank you to all the
New York disciples who did such a great job as the host centre.
Gratitude to Guru for being ever-present in all of our lives and
inspiring us to "do the needful."
From: Inspiration Sun edition 3 May 2008