17 April 2020
It is a cloudy envelope surrounding the mountains - and my mind. One thought: Ganges is not far away. Led to reflections about the often-used simile between rivers and life.
Conclusion: The best you can do in the river of life is to do whatever is needed to make sure that the river can flow, that it thas the freedom to do so, to roam. The direction it takes is not something which we can control. It has its mind.
Same with life. We must live for the moment and let it flow - the bad and the good. Yesterday is written in rock; tomorrow is blowing in the wind; only now and now now counts. The answer for day to day existence is to let it flow, let it go - feel the happiness and revel in it for the moment, feel the regret and forget it...................just feel yourself as flowing in the river of life, just as water feels going in a direction unknown to it but has an end - the ocean, from where we were germinated and to which we return immersed in river waters.
Is that what the whole story of immersing one's ashes in the Ganges all about?