The thing I like the most about being a journalist – or a half journalist, I suppose – is that I get to experience things from the outside, with an objective perspective. I don’t have to get extremely involved because I am just the press, some one who is meant to report on things and not be part of things.
I suppose some of you might say that’s really detached and cold. Sometimes I think that’s what you need to be a fierce journalist.
Anyhow, I went to this Hare Krishna group meeting last Wednesday so I could write an article for ForgePress. I like to think I’m open to all religions because I don’t really feel strongly towards any of them. I believe in God most of the time – I just don’t believe in any kind of worshipping.
This group was really fascinating, though not fascinating enough to shake my modern ways. Janananda (the monk that was visiting that day and the cause for my visit) was saying that for people to be happy they must be conscious of themselves, of who they are. Only then would we be able to detach ourselves from the material world.
I don’t really know what that means, at all. The things that happen to you in the material world are what makes who you are. Or is it the other way around?
Anyway, this is just another way of procratination for me as I am supposed to be revising.
Hare Krishna 😉