Leaving the Nest

1 Jul

Well, today I am leaving the nest.  Leaving the comfort and security of Wettenbostel and heading out into the big city.  I catch a train to Berlin today to attend the World Cultural Festival!  It is a huge event put on by the Art of Living Foundation, an organization and spiritual practice that I participate in back in New Orleans.  The organization teachers techniques to reduce stress and promote health and they are also involved in community service.  The organization came to New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.  That is when I took one of their classes and learned the Sudharshan Krya, a technique 3 years later I do almost every day.   The event is a two day celebration in the Olympic Stadium with presentations of international dance, speakers, yoga.  I am so thrilled that I get to go thanks to the generosity of a friend who sponsored me!  I have all my information together, my bags packed and I am ready to go!  I will be staying in a youth hostel in Berlin and I have already found them very helpful and friendly.

After this weekend I continue the adventure and head on to Hamburg where I will get to stay for the month of July.  A new friend there was generous enough to offer me her flat for the month and I will take some time to partake of the city, some new friends and different, culture, space and time.  I am a little nervous to head on out to new place, but also very… well interested to see what is to be… what is next.

This is all part of my practice of going with the flow.  Staying present and connected… as much as possible… with varying degrees of peace and anxiety… taking one step and one day at a time.  Where I get to see what is next.  What is to unfold.  I arrive this afternoon in Berlin and with any luck will connect with another American friend who is in town for the festival.  All is good!…

One Response to “Leaving the Nest”

  1. Hamilton 07/01/2011 at 16:02 #

    Have a blast at the World Cultural Festival! Sounds like fun!

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