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I’ve chanted and welcomed prosperity, lit incense and been very careful not to touch. I’ve ridden side saddle on a motor bike, work-shopped Thai connections ideas and am finally in front of a screen again.
All part of a day’s work. A long day.
The monk’s blessing I’m told took about 2 hours. It didn’t seem that long at the time. The round-eye farang only noticed the passage of time when our muscles had a bit of a whinge but it really just passed in the blink of an eye.
I’ve spoken before what a relief it is to be in a land where you don’t speak the language and can’t read the signs. You don’t have to engage with all of the messaging that crowds in as you pass through. You can just witness and be free from having to interpret- you can just experience the moment.
And when you loose the imperative to have to understand, you can just be. And for that lesson I’m feeling pretty grateful right now.
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