Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Europe and more..

I wake up to a gloomy overcast sky, and realize, OMG, I have just changed time zones, I look at the time, expecting it to be ridiculously early. Unfortunately it shows an embarrassing mid noon time...which rules out the possibility of that extra snooze I had planned in my mind.
On Mein Gott!!!.....
I look out of the window, and I see lovely mustard and orange autumn trees forming a picture perfect scenery flanking the red roofed buildings. Sure I miss India, but this aint bad either.
Oh breakfast, the jams, cheese, the muesli, the yogurt.......it sure is a buffet.
Shopping has always been one of my sad weaknesses, and Europe is not helping, stuff here being expensive and well...new to my rather unindulged senses. Even from the supermarkets, my Hubby has to eventually has to drag me out kicking and screaming.
Food...I know I already mentioned it. If there is one thing I have a crazy irresistible weakness for, its cheese. So one week of pizza and pastas (always with extra cheese) and I knew......how much more I could have of it. Only prayers could save me from an inevitable burst in seams.

okay...so that was my first week in Germany, full of extreme tamas and rajas.
And how here I am in Hamburg, at the Art of Living centre, to my surprise I find that utter sattva (life) can exist here as well. Session with YES plus teacher Saleel bhaiya cooking with Sarah (another brilliant and sweet Iranian Yes plus teacher) and lots of brilliant Sadhana, and I cant even remember my first week in Germany. Somehow in love and sattva, the same things that you do feel so much more new and Intense.

So actually today is exactly one week in this new country. So bis spater und tchus!!!

5 Annotations:

Ashish said...

Wooooowwwww seems that you enoying big time.... Post some pics too :)

komal said...

wow sounds like you are really enjoying urself in germany as i learnt in german:
Genie├čen Deutschland and hope u have a gr8 time there.....

Srikant.K said...

JGD!

I'm sorry to be late in dropping my comment. Of late, I have been tied up with hectic work schedules and spells of sicknesses. I'm back to normal now and I'm very glad that I am reading your new post today, in your awesome blog!

Congratulations for everything! All the Best ! And do keep writing...

Your student,
Srikant.K

Deepali Jamwal said...

Awesome!!!! I have been trying hard to find a center here in Ottawa... No luck!
So miss my Sadhna!!!
Lovely post!

khushboo said...

jgd ... im khushboo...in this post of urs u hav mentioned sarah d iranian yes plus teacher..i met her in goa on a course...wud be traveling to germany in september..cud u plz healp me out with her mail id or ny contact if possible..plz.. my mail id is khush44@gmail.com