This summer I have a lot of plans for myself. It includes working a lot, because I need to make a lot of money, studying nursing stuff to prepare myself for next semester, and practicing Yoga and meditation. I will be carrying myself along the path towards enlightenment. This is a journey that doesn't really have much of a time table. I don't know when I will become enlightened, but I know it will not be for a while. The epiphany that I had a couple weeks ago was just the beginning. I know that I must keep reading Yogic texts and meditating daily and practicing Yoga. Right now I am reading The Bhagavad Gita. It is a famous Hindu poem about a conversation between Lord Krishna and the warrior Prince Arjuna. So far I am on chapter 2 of this text and it is very hard to wrap my head around. I understand that Arjuna does not want to fight in a battle that is that morning, Lord Krishna tells him that he must not be afraid, that it is his dharma (purpose in life). Krishna says that there is no reason to fear death, that it will happen to all of us eventually. That makes sense doesn't it? And I have been thinking about that lately. When death does eventually come knocking at my door I will not be afraid. There is no point in the fear of it. It happens to everyone. I am sorry if this is too morbid for you to read. In a quote from the Bhagavad Gita, Lord Krishna says to Arjuna, "Death is inevitable for the living; birth is inevitable for the dead. Since these are unavoidable, you should not sorrow."
Okay, so maybe I should have named this post "death" or something. Thanks for reading.