Sweetness is in the air….it comes in surprising ways, in the most unexpected moments when hearts touch.
This morning I was walking down from Skandashram, the cave site on the Mountain Arunachala where the great sage Ramana Maharshi lived for six years in the early part of this century.
Approaching from below, I noticed a gentle looking man walking the steep slope with a teenage girl. They both smiled at me and the man said, “We want to wish you a very Happy New Year. This year will be very good for you, spiritual and prosperous. A very sweet year.”
The young girl who I presumed was his daughter handed me a candy. Her father then said, “And we are handing out sweets. You have come so far to be in India, we want this sweetness to go around the world, so we wish you all the sweetness and that you will take it with you. All the best spiritually.”
I could feel the corners of my mouth turning up higher and higher and said, “Thank you both for your sweet words and the sweet. And yes, we are ONE family.”
Then they continued walking up towards the cave as my steps took me down the rock imbedded trail. Their genuine open heartedness felt like a love song to being.
Yes, I thought, this is India!