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Enlightenment and the City

January 19, 2018 — by robbiegsingh0

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Practice

Enlightenment and the City

January 19, 2018 — by robbiegsingh0

How do you squeeze as much life into a day as possible?

Another day passed when I missed out on commitments that I made that I couldn’t keep.

I thought about all the areas of my life from finances, relationships, health, spirituality, career progression, travel, the list goes on.

The endless number of things to catch up on with new ideas sprawling by the second to lure me in,

the day’s pressing responsibilities that came up minute-to-minute; some that were planned and others unplanned.

“Why am I doing this?” I asked myself silently. I didn’t force the answer, I just left it alone until it came to me.

It was as if I placed an order at a Mcdonald’s where I wanted instant gratification. (Come on man, whose to blame – I’m a millennial after all!)

Only this was something grander, more of on a cosmic level of frequency and so I thought, hey…maybe there’s a block in the transmission like a clogged pipe.

“HELLOOOOOOO Can you hear me?” I thought to myself. Time went on, I looked at my clock on my iphone and still no answer!

I threw my hands up in the air and accidentally hailed a cab. “Hello sir, taxi?” a smiling man with a saintly gaze from the driver’s seat said to me.

I shrugged and entered the vehicle. “Where to sir?” He asked politely.

“To the cosmos” I replied, not knowing whether that was an actual destination.

“No problem sir. You look troubled, what’s wrong my friend?”

“I just had a delay for something I was looking for an answer to”

“Sometimes you don’t have to seek the answer.”

“Yes” I replied while secretly dismissing his response.

As we drove down blocks and stopped at different intersections at the red lights –

all of the foot traffic, bicycles, traffic police, cars and other road hazards had diverted my attention.

Suddenly, in all of that chaos, it’s as if a ray of light came beaming down and just then – I had a moment of epiphany.

The search for equanimity is why.

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