Within and Beyond….

Be the change you want to see in the world.
—-Mahatma Gandhi

yogaNot that my life is a bowl of cherries right now, but, I do wish to travel more, and find the time to meditate. I do yoga daily and I had a nice routine earlier today, but perhaps I’ll do a short relaxing routine tonight and do some meditation. Go inward…

I wish to travel to India, Nepal and the Himalayas. For some odd reason this is something I’ve wanted to do since my teens. Meanwhile, I’ve been getting into all things Indian… especially cooking. Lately, I’ve been getting into curry dishes, and I’ve been studying recipes online and from books.

indiaI found a site that has a really good basic curry sauce, which can be applied to all sorts of dishes. And I am practicing by making curry everyday so that I’ll be able to create a presentable curry dish. I’ve been using this vegetable curry recipe as a platform for adding my own mix of vegetables, chickpeas, potatoes, etc.

Anyway, my obsession with India has become rather serious. I recently bought a DVD about the actual Indian ascetics, the true yogis who roam around the country, practice yoga and meditation, and live in caves, etc. Then I bought a good book on authentic Indian recipes. And I bought a DVD about India and the Royal Bengal Tiger (now an endangered species).

So, I’ve made a promise to myself that one day I will visit India, Nepal and The Himalayas. Maybe that’ll get this obsession out of my system… or trigger more hopes and desires… who knows.

Maybe in a past life I lived there already? And deep down I am wishing to return….



Carlos Rull

Carlos Rull is a musician living in the San Diego area. His interests include Yoga, Eastern Philosophy, Zen Buddhism, and Gardening. He plays drums, piano, and composes New Age & Ambient music, and his albums are available on iTunes and Amazon.com.

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