Monday, August 18, 2008

Devotion

Devotion is defined as ardent, often selfless affection and dedication, as to a person or principle. Also known as love.

I awoke this morning to the alarm. It was 5am, and completely dark in my room. The only sound I heard was water rushing through pipes onto the street and the rain falling. It was kind of a relentless rain.

Get up, get dressed, and go.

One by one we assemble on the stairs, there is an earlier class, and wait. Waiting in the rain. Waiting 40 minutes in the rain to begin. As I look around the group I see all the familiar faces, it seems as though no one has decided to stay in bed this morning, although I am sure we all contemplated it. Sometimes it is very hard to define devotion, or bhakti, or love, but you sure know it when you see it.

3 comments:

TeenaBee said...

I'm glad you're working your thighs off in ashtanga land, because when I arrive, we're just going to roll around in vats of oil and run with the monkeys!

TeenaBee said...

And Anthony says "word up!"

Padma Sundara said...

Jill -

Your devotion pours out of every post. We all missed
you when David was here.

Your words create vivid pictures of the experience in
Mysore, so keep them coming - wonderful!


Grateful to you,
Heather Marie