Guiding Light of The Month

OH, let Light be poured on all the earth and Peace inhabit every heart. . . Almost all know only the material life heavy, inert, conservative, obscure; their vital forces are so tied to this physical form of existence that, even when left to themselves and outside the body, they are still solely occupied with these material contingencies that are yet so harassing and painful. . . - The Mother

Along the Way… Mar 2016 Morning Walk - A Review

The Sunday walks, I haven’t been a part of many but the few I have attended have been a novel experience. From exploring the various parks and trails all around Singapore in the company of a diverse group of people to the meditation and prayers followed by scrumptious brunch is a complete recipe for a well spent Sunday morning. It has something for all the generations. The old fuelling in their vibrant energy which is contagious to one and all, driving us to take the best of values and move ahead.

This Sunday the destination was the Singapore flyer and the walk was along the Kallang river. The flyer standing tall at a height of 165m is a mesmerizing sight in itself, while the skyline surrounding it adds to the beauty. As a ride in the flyer leaves a first timer surprised with the astounding view around, our walk too had its small surprises that all of us enjoyed.

We assembled at the Singapore flyer at 8 am and set out for the walk along the Heritage trail. Our walk began with the spotting of 5 camera shy otters having a Sunday morning swim. Though otters are not new to people staying here, they bought a smile to all and pepped us up for the walk. The group moved ahead with a replenished enthusiasm. Though we expected some rains, the weather remained dry and pleasant throughout. Conversations flowed on varying topics as the walk progressed.

Another sight to behold was a large number of young girls and boys preparing for the dragon boat festival. There were many dragon boat teams and canoeists displaying their skills. Their vigor and drive was compelling and a race between two of the practicing teams was a spectacle. While the Kallang river on one side was filled with activity the F1 track on the other side was also hosting a practice session.  In the midst of the activities around our group charged forward. We assembled back at the flyer at 9:50am feeling refreshed.

We then headed over to the Center. A number of people joined us there, we began with prayers followed by the meditation. Then we had the opportunity to relish the delicacies of Andhra Pradesh. The authentic Andhra brunch was hosted by Anuvrat and Auropriya along with his parents Rao uncle and Shailaja aunty. I would like to thank them for making us a part of their upcoming bundle of joy and giving us the taste of deliciously spicy Andhra food.

-          Dhanashree Vaidya

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