So I did. This weekend was crazy, but I'm so glad the weather was nice and I had the energy for it. I planned a pretty tight day in NY on Saturday. I signed up for Servant Evangelism at Washington Square Park with The Journey. I've never been there before. I wouldn't go into the city just for that, so I planned to go back to Lululemon to pick up my pants and get there early for the yoga class at 9! I was pretty exited, but because of the trains I didn't get there in time. That's okay because 1) at least I got to see it 2) Eastern Mountain Sports is right across the street and I needed explore that.
So exciting! I've been shying away from store jobs until Friday when I discovered a bigger purpose. I need to finish out my ashram prep list with hiking boots, trail sneakers, snow pants, a ski jacket, a new backpack and other warm things - each of which could cost over $100 full price. There's no way! unless I find a store that has it all and I get a job there! I did a little research and landed on EMS. Today I visited both locations and got lots of positive feedback. It's looking good.
I didn't realize it until later that I was on my feet all day. Once I got home and got comfortable, I realized just how much they hurt. I wasn't sure if I wanted to go back for another day. But Sunday morning the sun was shining and the sky was blue, and NYC was calling. I went to church and I'm glad I did. They were wrapping up a preaching series, and I really do get a lot out of going there. It's a good place for me now. Afterwards, I went to the gym for an easy workout. All I did was warm up my legs and stretch them. It felt really good. Then I ate my sandwich and headed down to the Vedanta center. I arrived early for Satsang, which allowed me time to read Chapter 2 of Essentials of Yoga Practice and Philosophy.
This book was given to me last year when I first arrived at the ashram. I wasn't ready to read it then because it was just too much. I started it last week, brought it with me on Saturday, and accidentally left it at home on Sunday. I wanted to read the chapter on Satsang before doing it again.
Oh wow. It felt so good I can't even explain it. I've been craving to meditate all summer. Even after months of a lousy diet and chaotic environment, I could enter that spiritual space and say aaaahhhhhhhh... feeling the buzz in my body that I still don't understand... I can breathe again. I'm home. I was so happy to be there.