Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Thank You!

Over the last couple of weeks, several of you have called asking me if I am OK, as it's been over 3 months since I have posted anything.  I must say I am deeply touched by your caring. Thank you.

It seems that my mind has gone quiet and I just haven't had anything of significance surface to write about.  In the past, this may have bothered me.  Now though, I have come to realize that as in nature, there is a rhythm in life, to which if we can get in sync with, life become joyful.  So with this in mind, if nothing surfaces to write about these days, I am at peace with it. 

What am I doing these days, in case you're wondering.  In addition to my work, which I am enjoying very much, I am spending more time with my family, more times in quiet reflection, as well as rereading some of the books I read during my journey over the last few years but which didn't make complete sense to me at the time.  And the books I am rereading, they have been coming up in my consciousness telling me to go back and reread them.  So I pick them up as and when I am called to do so.

Books I am reading include Let Your Life Speak by Parker Palmer, Living the Truth by Keith Ablow, and others like these.  This time though I am finding that I am reading them through a new lens and they are making sense this time around, and it's helping me finally make sense of my journey.  I can now see what a blessing the journey has been, even though when I was in the midst of it, I must admit it felt very confusing and even painful.  Today, it's as if the tapestry is emerging where the various events I went through are starting to connect and a beautiful image is appearing.

I am also now giving even more of my time to volunteering, to help others heal and live more joyfully.  For this, I have started to serve on the Board of The Mankind Project ( DC Chapter as well as will be staffing as a volunteer more of their upcoming retreats, as well as participating at other such gatherings.  Through this, not only do I continue to personally grow, it also gives me great joy when I see others experience the same.  It's truly fulfilling and the feeling is priceless.

In closing, I want to share with you a portion of a beautiful piece written by May Sarton many years ago, to convey a sense of where I am today:

Now I become myself.
It's taken time, many years and places.
I have been dissolved and shaken,
Worn other people's faces...

Well, that's all for now.  Till we meet again, you all take care.


Shelby Truxon said...

Hi Vinay, glad to hear all is well and see the great things going on in your life. Keep reading and writing, it's therapy to your soul and a big help to many others.

Be Blessed,


Vinay Kumar said...

Thank you Shelby for your such nice words. I am sure I'll be writing more on such matters in the coming days. If others can also benefit through my journey in some way, that will make me most happy.