“Wisdom is prevented by ignorance and delusion is the result.” — Bhagavad Gita
It’s during times like these that I retreat, withdraw and try not to succumb to the depression that nags at the back of my mind like dust on a windowsill. It’s always there, but some days it’s more visible than others. Some days it bothers me enough to get out the dust rag. Other days I pretend it’s not there by avoiding the entire room. And then there are the days where the dust is all-consuming and it’s all I can think about. Those are the days I look for the things that bring me comfort or purpose, and sometimes a little peace.
The Bhagavad Gita As It Is and its companion books are my go-to when I need to decompress or just let go of all the other shit going on. It’s so complex and humbling in its full context; I find myself concentrating so hard on the words, translations and meanings that, kind of like meditation, I end up shutting off the outside world and center myself without even realizing it.
There’s an interesting story on how I stumbled upon the Bhagavad Gita As It Is but that’s for another blog post.
Right now I just wish love and light to everyone and I hope the world will start to heal from some of the horrors of this week.
Thank you Linda G. Hill for One-Liner Wednesday. If you want to participate click on the link! 🙂 #1linerWeds