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Thursday, February 10, 2011

Greetings from Mysore

I'm in a hotel and half way through my vacation in India. I spent two days in Bangalore and now I'm on my second day in Mysore, tomorrow we head for Sringheri and my parents' ashram.

I'm having a great time.

My head is cleared and I'm feeling so much more grounded than I have in weeks.

I'll post detailed stories when I get back, but I wanted to check in and say hello and let you all know that I'm doing very well.

You know, a while back I spoke about labels and how important it felt to me to have them. I thought there might come a time when I didn't feel like I needed it and I think that time may have come. I'm feeling a lot more at peace with myself and therefore much less defensive and consumed with labels and identity.

I am how I am, as strange and varied as it is!

It is very interesting to me to see my own progress over the last year and the changes that have come about as I have written this blog. I'm sure some of those feelings of insecurity will be back, everything in my life seems to go in cycles, but I hope that I can hold onto this peace for a while.


  1. I'm glad that you're enjoying your trip and that you're feeling more comfortable with yourself in general!

    Your dog misses you but is otherwise doing well :)

  2. I miss her too! It's hard to sleep when she isn't pressed up against me.

  3. So happy to hear that you are having a good time and feeling peace :) Beautiful photo of you too...all glowy :)

  4. Glad to see you are enjoying. I really really really want to know what your favorite things were to eat during your trip! (dunno if you are much of a foodie or not). Hope u can post about that, too.

    Enjoy the rest of your trip and have a safe return.

  5. That's my hometown (unfortunately, not my palace though)! Welcome to Mysore. I hope you have/had a nice time there. I was there last month, now back in the USA.

    How's the weather there now? Is it heating up already?


  6. The food has been incredible the whole time! I love it so much, I am scared to see how much weight I must have gained ;) I bought some cookbooks while there, I hope I can recreate it.

    The weather was gorgeous, perfect the whole trip. It was so nice not to even think about snow!

    I'll have a number of posts coming up on my experiences, so stay tuned!