Sadhguru Kicks Off a Mystical Road Journey through United States
Does the legacy of a land have an influence on its people? How does human suffering of centuries past impact the present and the future? Uncomfortable questions that few would attempt to answer – unless, of course, you are a Mystic with a deep understanding of life.
In a 10,000-mile motorcycle journey that will explore both the internal and external landscapes of the United States, Sadhguru will ride from Tennessee through over 15 states to explore the history, culture and lives of the Native Americans.
Since the arrival of the settlers, America has welcomed the world to her shores, scripting a national destiny of innovation, commerce, adventure and creativity for over 200 years of nation building. Of Motorcycles and a Mystic is an exploration of the legacy that was native to America before the advent of European explorers in the 15th century.
Sadhguru has established the Isha Institute of Inner-sciences on the spectacular Cumberland Plateau, which had at one time belonged to the Cherokee tribe of Native Americans. He shares, "I was drawn to this place not for its beauty but more for its pain. In 1999, I was at the Center Hill Lake and I happened to encounter a frozen spirit, bleeding with pain. And it was then I started noticing how there is such a deep sense of pain in many parts of this land. It was much later that I came to know that this is historically known as the ‘Trail of Tears.’ For such people who are in tune with what is around them, wherever they sit or stand, their quality sticks around – whether it is joy or pain."
Sadhguru's month-long motorcycle journey is an attempt to delve deeper into an indigenous cultural mosaic that has captured the imagination of people around the world. Known for their intimate connection with the natural elements, Native Americans have an intuitive understanding and a heightened sense of perception that governs every aspect of this unique culture.
Originating at the Isha Institute of Inner-sciences, Sadhguru's journey will take him through Cherokee lands, Comanche country and the Mighty Mississippi passing through the states of Illinois, Missouri, New Mexico, Colorado, and others before circling back to Tennessee.