Pedaling Up the Slopes in Tennessee
In this week's Spot, Sadhguru gives us an update from Tennessee, where he is able to take some time to enjoy the forests surrounding iii. "After the blast of the Chennai mega event and Singapore, being here at iii for those nearly two weeks in the very green hills of TN are calming and healing for a tired body. Fortunately I never tire in my spirit." Photos of iii accompany the Spot. Enjoy!
 
 
 
 

Last two weeks have been in a buzz of travel and activity, but a bit of quiet here at iii, Tennessee.

After the blast of the Chennai mega event and Singapore, being here at iii for these nearly two weeks in the very green hills of TN are calming and healing for a tired body. Fortunately, I never tire in my spirit.

There have been trying situations in the recent past but an extraordinary display of commitment and love of people around me; we are across the bridge for now. It is in difficult situations that people get to express who they are, their strength, courage, sense of purpose and above all love find expression in ways that are not possible in normal, comfortable day to day events of life.

The first Inner Way type of event will be happening at iii starting tomorrow, Isha USA is gearing up for a lot of action in the coming year. We also have a mega Inner Engineering program the next weekend in San Francisco. US volunteers are striving hard to match up with India-level activity. This will mean a different mode of operations altogether. It is a challenge and joy to re-jig ourselves to adapt to new realities and function in a way that we have never done in the past.

Here at iii - a 1,300 acre property which is hilly and forested, and has a lot of walking trails that give me an opportunity to cycle after a very long break. Someone from India gifted me a mountain bike here, pedaling up the slopes makes my lungs tend to come into my mouth. I have cycled extensively in South India and at the age of 17, seriously planned to ride to Moscow; that was thwarted by parental concerns about my safety. Here I am once again on a bicycle realising what aging truly means. I have had a reality check in the recent Kailash trek. But the bicycle stretches you in a completely different way. Being killed by an automobile does not necessarily mean to be run over. Driving one and going places without effort is slowly draining all the sap out of us and the planet too. Get on to a bicycle or walk up a mountain to know what it means to live strong. Maybe a cycling expedition in Tibet. Are you on?

Love & Blessings

 
 
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4 years 9 months ago

That will be lovely. I am in Sadhguru.

4 years 9 months ago

How beautiful yo Are Sadhguru

3 years 3 months ago

I bow down to your spirit shambho

4 years 9 months ago

it'll be a pleasure to be on such a trip in Tibet with you sadguru...i'm intending to get a MTB soon...:)

4 years 9 months ago

I am on Sadhguru.

4 years 9 months ago

Yes...."ON" Sadhguru...

4 years 9 months ago

Anyplace with you Sadhguru will be like a dream ride for me!!!!

4 years 9 months ago

Cycling expedition sounds sublime...

4 years 9 months ago

On..Definitely want to execute it Sadhguru

4 years 9 months ago

Bring it "ON" Master! :)

4 years 9 months ago

Biking in such verdant, unspoilt & scenic mounatins should be fantastic even for one catching up with the ravages of age. Pranams Sadhguru

4 years 9 months ago

"Get on to a bicycle or walk up a mountain to know what it means to live strong"-words instilling energy...By HIS grace, it should become reality....
Namaskaram, sadguru

4 years 9 months ago

With You along, being 'ON' is inevitable Sadhguru :)

4 years 9 months ago

The choice of words is what amazes me when I read Sadhguru Spot.... Simple words but deeper meanings... Sadhguru.... You always bring in a new dimension to simple things...Really privileged to be your disciple Master....

4 years 9 months ago

Just got a new bike. Great for body and mind.

4 years 9 months ago

ON oh definitely but i will only cycle downhill ...thank you sadhguru ji....

4 years 9 months ago

Master, and what about Your dream to ride to Moscow? By a bicycle or with a plain, anyway we are waitng for You!!!

4 years 9 months ago

Guru, I just cycled last night in Bangalore. I have not stopped cycling but it has been on and off. I will be overjoyed to come to Tibet.

4 years 9 months ago

I'm all for cycling sadhguru...anywhere.... if the environment permits..wish I was there too enjoying the beauty of nature and embracing spirituality!

4 years 9 months ago

Yes.Sadhguru. I'm coming.I'm first planning to buy a bicycle and drive it around my culdesac.It was nice to see you try to pedal up that little hill at iii during the IE Retreat,after games.Even though u stopped midway you still caught up and reached full force up the hill.I'm not sure i can do the same even though I'm younger.Your words are ringing a bell for sure.one day when the body slows down and there is a reality check what do i do when my heart says, go on? Help me and let my spirit never die down. Let's all cycle to good health.!!!!

4 years 9 months ago

A handle bar and two sturdy wheels
Blue sky and a mountains stream
Can nature offer a better deal
To one's who love to revel in her dream ?