What I’m listening to: Sufjan Stevens – Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing (Live)
Consumerism, materialism, money, experience, indulgence, moderation, contemplation, religion, faith, devotion, dedication, wisdom, knowledge, understanding, truth, respect, honour, humility, strength.
These things among many others have been on my mind quite heavily over the past few weeks. There’s so much going on here; you could drown in the thoughts that start swimming around in your head. You can see the consumerism and materialism in the marketplace, the discipline and devotion in the lives of the monks, and the opportunity for beauty and pain in our interactions with the people around us. There is so much happening everywhere I go, trying to take it all in feels like my mind is a tape playing so fast that it is all getting tangled together.
I think what I am learning most in Thailand is that there is so much to learn here. I am overwhelmed with thoughts and ideas and concepts. Being here for a longer period of time has provided more opportunities to step back and attempt to look at everything that’s going on, and it’s nearly impossible to keep up.
The challenge is trying to keep your head above the surface while still seeing what’s in the water.
Thailand is beautiful. The people are amazing. I am so glad to be here, but I’m also looking forward to the familiar faces of home. I will see you all soon!
With all my love,