Pause and find peace

On  this day, as we move into Dakshinayana (Summer Solstice/Midsummer), I  begin a new journey. Dakshinayana is a time to strive and the harvest  may come in Uttarayana. Just as all humans, I have been trying to find  what is worth doing, trying to live an “examined” and a deliberate life.  It has been a circuitous journey as I have wandered through history and  ideas of Sophists and Pythagoreans, Platonists and Neo-Platonists,  medieval fanatics and economic doctrinaires, romantics and nihilists. As  I get older, and hopefully wiser, I have grown weary, disillusioned  with most that the world has to offer, while being enthused by little.

While  we keep on gaining pace, playing catch up, and running ahead, we lose  our existential foothold. In the constant flux that we are thrown into  we can’t find our sense of being, our sense of wholeness. While this  sounds mushy, even esoteric, there is a specter of turmoil, pervasive  and omnipresent. We seek slowness, we seek togetherness, we seek  balance. We seek peace.

Over  the next few weeks, I will share what I and my family are establishing  for the world to gain (and regain) our existential foothold, beginning  with “svastha” (being established in self).

We are building a place where we can pause and find peace.

Originally published on Jun 21, 2019

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