I am writing. I have been writing. And even though I was away from Road to Nara, I kept writing on paper. I kept remembering everyone here. And it is now after thirty days of thirst, i finally opened this dying computer.
How have you been? How is everyone doing? Please do tell me. Say it out loud. I will be very happy to read from each one of my co-traveller here.
It is true that once the rhythm breaks, whoever you might be and whatever you do, life presides over. Life consumes even that time which once was someone’s. Like mine was for the Road to Nara.
I tried to write on the 16th of this month and then on 26th but it took my might to break this monotony. Truth be told that there is no going far away from here. I missed writing here. I missed sharing here. Because words are as important as the ones reading them. Because these days, these months, this year is very important. And i would like each one to come along on this journey.
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Start of the year was a transitory time for me. I had to put my energy to a place which i had been evading for the longest time. I was committed to a project and i was running away from it. As i wanted to be ready for this process which has overwhelmed me already, so much so that it has taken all my time to balance my priorities. So much so that i almost left my smile in the year that left.
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Days have passed fast, as passes breath. Man made time, but forgot to free it from will.
In my life, i have lived like a man with wings. And committing to long term projects has been the most difficult learning time as it pushes beyond comfortable norms. And I know unless i give it my soul and body nothing ever will work for me.
Here today, as January ends. I come here to share my resolutions.
What would i want see by the end of this year. What is it where i must reach. To skill up my love and belief in myself. And this as first post, i wanted to say it out loud.
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So that once this year ends and we all come together to greet, to ask and to evaluate it in your presence.
1. To get my mornings deeper and disciplined.
For every cell of my body, morning is a blessing and this year i am making a conscious effort to make this work the deepest i have ever gone within me. Be it Yoga, Breathing or Writing. This has to go through every morning for life.
2. To write out of my skin.
I somewhere feel writing is for me to how roots are for plants and trees. If i am going to make anything worthwhile of my life. It has to come through writing.
I will try writing and compiling a book of Magic stories from the last remaining Forests of India by the year end. There are some stories already written but there are many to be written and a few more to be lived.
A project that has been flying around for sometime. It should be caught and wired till it becomes a book if not this year exactly, but it should start.
3. To finish the film that has taken most of my Covid life.
Making films is not funny. Cinema is a very difficult and serious art. It requires sacrificing of yourself. And one should belong to it, it should not belong to you. As Tarkovsky once stated, Cinema uses your life, not vice versa.
Thirty days in January went in getting the sequencing and scripting right. We have started to take interviews already. And are going to shoot it in Late February-March time. Edit in May.
It can be a life transitioning achievement for me personally and the team as there is nothing more valuable a project right now than getting this film done.
I have also decided to write daily progress of shooting and the days that go while doing it here. As you may remember one post Yogmaya: The Secret of the Earth. It was the start of this ongoing process.
4. To deepen my resolve of serving and teaching.
Things have been hard at home and otherwise, with everyone all around the world. And which only makes my resolve stronger to incorporate a life around nature and well-being.
I must slowly put steps towards building and making a place for the old, children and animals. To slowly move towards nature building, nature incorporating life. To make a centre for evolution and practice ancient skills, to provide education and to learn myself from nature.
5. Travel will still be less this year but i will try to make it diverse.
To reach some forests, those i must. To visit newer waters. To meet some important tribes and communities. There are few places and i shall write about them in a separate post soon. As who doesn’t like to dream about the places one wants to go to!
Even though i will be pushing myself to keep writing on the Road to Nara as much as i can, it is not going to be very disciplined. It can sometimes be a lot and sometimes for some period not at all. I will apologise for this. But i hope i keep serving here with my words. To keep all my co-travellers travelling, this beautiful, magical part of the world that is Bharat.
Please hope and pray things go as planned. And please share what you think, any link of your to-dos for this year. Its always fun to be in things together.
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Also Read : The Origin – Last Post of 2021
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If today is the first time you have arrived on The Road to Nara, you are heartily welcome ~ Namaste
And Let me introduce you to About me and importantly;
As a Traveller, my lessons from ten years on the Road , even though its been many more, before you coarse on your own Road.
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