Guiding Light of The Month

THERE is a great difference between being in the midst of active work, of external action, while keeping one’s thought constantly fixed on Thee, and entering into that perfect union with Thee which leads to what I have called “absolute Consciousness, true Omniscience, Knowledge”. - The Mother

Along the Way……Reflections on the January 2014 Morning Walk

The first Walk of the New Year saw us return to a familiar place, East Coast Park (ECP).
We gathered at the Big Splash Car park at 8 AM for the morning exercise. The sun was yet to be fully radiant making the weather cool and pleasant. Morning exercise in such weather is indeed a joy. After seeking Sri Aurobindo’s blessings we began the walk in earnest.

This time, we walked towards the eastern end of the park, something which we hadn’t done in a while. This was towards Changi Airport and every minute or so, we saw a plane making its landing approach. It was also the section where a lot of ships move towards, dotting the horizon with rows of giant ships. The planes above and the ships below indicated how much we had progressed technologically, but the vast sky and unending sea further reminded us that whatever we achieve is because of the benevolence of Nature.

ECP was a buzz of activity during that morning, with a lot of campers getting breakfast ready, a lot of cyclists and skaters using the beautiful paths and those like us, enjoying a nice walk. Some of our youngest members tried their hand at climbing trees and cycling. Others decided to take a few breaks during the walk to soak in the lovely morning views from one of the benches facing the sea.

After about an hour and a half, we all headed back for the brunch.The brunch was hosted by Ms. Nisha Maheswary and her son, Ashish.  After the prayers and the meditation we treated ourselves to some spectacular home cooked food. We thank our hosts for the wonderful brunch and wish Ashish the very best as he embarks on his new assignment.

It was indeed a wonderful walk to begin the New Year with!

- Saurab Nair

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