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    The WorkAway Journey

    Short blurb Borrowing from a friend’s perspective, I can say that I’ve lived many lives. Once, twice, or 7 times I was a farmer. In another life I was a plant scientist. One time an attempt was made to be a masseuse, but abandoned as I sensed slavery coming about. In this current life I’m picking up the torch of writing story. To some we live only one life, how about the view that our life takes on many phases, and each phase can be seen as a mini-life? Now as a participant on WorkAway each new host/guest relationship is either a new life or progress on a former life.…

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    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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    WorkAway and its Benefits for You and Me Both

    How to arrive at a situation where the work carries personal benefit for me and is beneficial to others? Find what is beneficial to me and put it in one circle. Find what is beneficial to others and put it in another circle. Find the cross-section of the 2 and develop this. Be careful about the outer regions: that which is beneficial only to me or beneficial only to others, are the placements in these regions seeking attention but not receiving? Attaching to the ‘beneficial to me’ circle can be a circle for ‘detrimental to others’ so as to isolate the things that may need to be done in private…

  • 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…

  • Travel Story

    Journey of Ganesh with a Monkey

    A Travel story of me and my 6 Years old son Shrida, traveling around India for 48 days long. “Hey bhaiya!….Kya khaooge?? …..Paan khaoge? ……” This is what my 6 year old son shrida started saying after coming back from a 48 day long trip. After UKG (Upper Kinder Garten), before going Class 1 (First grade), shrida had a 60 day vacation. So I thought it would be great to take him for an adventurous trip around India. Our main target was to see the Himalayan hill range from a distance. However, our plan was not fixed, we had no list of things to do. My main interest was to…