• travel

    None of this is for sale, and besides, with no income I’d rather not have to buy it.

    A scattered-yet-connected bunch of topics related to the experiences of WorkAway. Questions come when I wake up, experience my morning routine, and then receive breakfast. All the work of yesterday was for that day and at the end of the day there was no monetary gain. What will I do to earn this breakfast in front of me? Was yesterday’s work sufficient to carry over? What will I do today to earn another night’s sleep, and lunch? None of this is for sale, and besides, with no income I’d rather not have to buy it. Future security disappears…or does it change? Everyday is like survival There is no legal obligation…

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  • Yoga & Meditation

    The Invisible Ostrich: Part 1

    My first experience of Vipassana meditation was in Dehradun in April of 2017. Between that time and August of the same year I practiced irregularly and without specific intention with regards to frequency or duration of each session. While on a trip to see family in Canada I began connecting with the importance of this practice, and I realized that it was something I could gift to myself. Meditation is most beneficial for the self. It also springs outward and can be beneficial for others, but truly it starts inside. It has been a way to give time to myself, something I had been asking for and have been receiving…

  • Yoga & Meditation

    Shaktidarshan Yogashram: Ganesh’s 3rd Place of ‘Quiet Mind’

    Deep within the experience of a pro-bono visit to the Shri Shaktidarshan Yogashram, Ganesh Kamath finds a peaceful space. More than ‘finding’ this peaceful space, he is lead there by a guide called upon by the Guruji Devababa. Following several morning rituals and a brief yog(a) session, this woman leads the way forward, and foreshadows the meeting of another woman who ‘does not eat’. Unlike the scare stories perhaps told during your childhood, this woman living in nature is not to be mistaken as one who ‘does not bite’, but instead, the meaning here is that she literally doesn’t eat food. Nestled within a small prayer room within a small…