Today is the second day of Navaratri. I woke up early and meditated. It is pouring rain here. I spent the last two hours walking in the rain in meditation and saying my daily mantras.

I have never felt such a deep level of peace. My heart is softened. The gentle breezes are filled with chanting, chirping birds, incense, and earth. I am grateful for every drop of rain, for the adorable street dogs, and the land.

I await a dear friend I haven’t seen for some time in joy.

Time for a nap.