My Awakin Journey Every Week
Posted by Sheetal Vaidya on Apr 11, 2019
The journey that I take every week is translating the weekly reading. Now, the job looks pretty simple, looking for appropriate words and putting it out. But over the years, I have realized that until I internalize the words, try to go to depths of what is being said, and establish oneness with the core thought of the author, I cannot translate. So, a first few readings is just to understand meaning of words, then the actual “going through” begins.
This process has brought me joy, insights and transformations beyond sitting an hour. As the passage becomes alive in me, wherever I go or whatever I do, I am reminiscing it in my heart and mind trying to grasp the essence. This creates a space of silence and observance within. Daily life chores, discussions, meetings and work keep happening, and, in the chambers of heart the passage is processing subtly. As the understanding of the words deepen there are sparks of “aha” moments. Finally, like the kazoo player, the symphony appears. Effortlessly, words are keyed in with a prayer that whoever receives it, receives it!.
When I began the feeling was “ I have an opportunity to serve”, now its transformed to “How is the passage serving this time”? There’s a waiting for the new passage to come in. This takes priority above all busy schedules. I remember sitting in airport lounges, trains and buses reading or keying-in translations, as the sense of urgency to uncover yet another piece of treasure is compelling. This also opens the door to be awakened-in each time and keep up the practice beyond one hour sit.
Gratitude for all passages for opening portals of self-inquiry leading to inner transformation.