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Chapter 2: Australia

He sits in a crowded cafe, writing. Writing for whom? He is writing to what? Why? Is it a message to someone? Perhaps he feels it's tradition? No, he is writing to the universe. He thinks about his yoga instructor in India, Manju. She would sing a meditation chant as they did yoga on the rooftop at dawn. She said the chant was a message, "The universe is knowledge. I have knowledge to give and I do so willingly. Like love, knowledge can only expand and never fade." He thought the message was for him. It was a call to action: Give Knowledge. Two posts ago (written over two years back) I … [Read More...]

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