My shoulder is proper sore from using the bellows on the harmonium, and my back is taking a beating from sitting on the floor whilst playing. But I am improving, so no pain no gain ;)
I have been given a new tool for dissolving my ego - Raja’s 10 year old daughter, Srimaya, very kindly lent me her bike so I could cycle to lessons in the morning (it’s a 45 minute walk or expensive rickshaw ride otherwise). The bicycle has “Little Miss India Fashion Bike” written on it and it’s a little on the small side for me. But it does the job, even if I do get stared at big time whilst riding it ;) As I made my way to class this morning I thought again about how kind Rajan and his family have been to me, and I felt waves of gratitude wash over me. I am learning a great deal from them and Anandashram. Hari Om.