Back to the United States

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Kaitlyn McConnell, New York CityAfter almost nearly six months, I am back in the United States of America.  The first few days were pretty jarring, flying into New York and all of a sudden being faced with the sights and sounds and smells of being back in a familiar spot.  In many ways it would be easier to just keep traveling and exploring new places.  I was beginning to get used the forward momentum that comes with knowing you are only going to be in one spot for a few days and there was so much to see.  Although our travels are not yet finished, we have entered a new phase.  For the next month or so we will be staying with family and friends and having time to enjoy the company of familiar faces and places.

It feels as if we have come towards the closing series of the practice of this trip.  It took us a few months to get into it and find our rhythm (let’s call that the sun salutations of our trip) and then we were lucky enough find a flow and just go with it (standing poses and primary series).  Now we have come to a place where we can slow down and find a little stillness.  It is an uncertain place, lots of thoughts and feeling arising about the trip and where I will be headed once these travels come to an end.  On the whole, I am trying to just be present with whatever arises, I’m not sure what opportunities will present themselves but I feel confident that when the right thing comes along I will know to follow it.  I have not yet made it to Savasana but I can feel it is near, a time when I can surrender to all I have learned on these travels and just enjoy being still.

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