Monthly Archives: December 2015

Week #11 (2015-16) – Wedding Festivities

I have officially lost internet connection and am preparing this on paper medium.  Initially I freaked out with no internet but now 2 days later I am quite at peace with it.  In fact, I am enjoying not being tethered to the rest of the world for a change.

Although we are taught to be in the moment and dwell on the past of the future, I still find it tricky .  It is only when something like this comes along that you can truly focus on the here and now.  Wedding festivities for my nephew are in full swing.  Indian weddings usually last about 3 days with various functions and ceremonies happening.  With nothing else to take my attention away I am enjoying myself immensely.

During down time I am focusing on doing my MKMMA exercises and reviewing past lessons.  So nice reading on the veranda in tropical weather.  I could get used to this!  Next blog from sunny Canada and hopefully not so cold weather?!

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Week #10 (2015-16) – Real Life MKMMA

This week I headed off to India to attend my nephews wedding and to visit  my maternal grandmother (last living grandparent) who is now 93 years old.

This time I am traveling alone without my family as the kids would have missed too much school.  Consequently I have no other demands on my time and can spend quality time with my Grandma.  We’ve had some interesting discussion where we talked about her life growing up and how everything keeps changing.  Every now and then she offers up advice on how to take care of myself and my family and to make the world a better place.  If I didn’t know any better – I would say that my grandmother has taken the MKMMA experience and has lived it fully.  I see so many parallels to what I have been learning in MKMMA and her advice.  Clearly the formula works as she has had a wonderful life!

Kudos to my grandmother and her husband when he was alive for being examples that life doesn’t have to be complicated to have meaning.  I am so looking forward to many more chats over the next 12 days!  But now I am jet lag and it is time to sleep.