Still on Patmos, Greece. That small, but beautifully formed island of Good Times. Every year (this year is the last year here actually) we have a get together of all the European Ishayas of the Bright Path.
A wonderful time it is too. Some seriously profound teaching, so profound I'm left slack jawed in amazement (not pretty to see I imagine), some “so sore, can’t keep laughing” belly laughs, and a ton of good food and sunshine.
(I seriously LOVE Greek salads) Now - I don’t want to rub your noses in my holiday, not at all.
I wanted to point out how amazing it is, being here with my buddies and fellow teachers, my “tribe”.
It's such a great event - and yet in the past I have been guilty of almost not bothering to go.
You see, getting here is EPIC.It involves all sorts of driving and flying and staying nights and ferrying and all the rest.
And we have Bubba in tow, and even though she’s a seasoned traveler now, it’s still not a walk in the park.
As such it can be easier to think “what’s the point? So much effort for 8 days? I’ll stay here at home where it’s easier”… do you know?
Yet the PAYOFF is way more than my mind can ever quantify. It’s huge: lifting, elevating, inspiring, on-going.
Putting yourself in the way of More isn’t always straightforward.
It involves a dedication from you.
It involves getting off your bottom and doing something - sometimes something new, often something that means a sacrifice from you.
But it’s always always worth it. Always.
You always get way more, way, way more. More Life. Something you might not be able to measure, but something you KNOW that is way more important than anything you can measure.
So whatever it may be - and you know what IT is, for you, you do - stop putting it off because it just seems a bit hard, or a bit scary, a bit unknown or a bit whatever.
Take one small step to get that thing. And then another. An end result can be overwhelming - but small steps are easy.
It’s worth it.
Go well! Arjuna