On the move!

So I went to the grocery store today and thought I had found a good deal on Olive oil - 250 Rs for a decent bottle. I went to the counter and the woman told me that there was an "Buy 1 get 1 free-offer" on the Olive oil, so I was like, wow how nice! I did the payment which came up to almost 3,000Rs (!!!) which surprised me a little.. But I did buy a lot of "100-200Rs items" so... I stuffed down all the groceries in the linen bag (well done India for not allowing any plastic bags in stores:) ) and I walked back home. While standing in the newly arranged kitchen I looked at the receipt and at the "good deal of Olive oil" and found that the actual price for it was 1, 250 Rs instead of 250Rs...!! A way too good deal to be true, and I got myself a laughter for today😅  I'm actually blond sometimes...  

Yesterday we moved from small town Manipal to the big city of Bangalore! We left a nice 2BHK with balcony and moved in to a small 1BHK with No balcony. We both needed the change and finally we left the town we've both spent so many years in, and with so many memories...almost got a little sentimental there while leaving...
We hired a company that helped us shifting all our things. So it was all done very smoothly. I did a major cleaning and set up most of the things on suitable places. Well, not so many places to choose between but..😜 I would never want to live permanently in a city. And you could only imagine a city in India :D 
But it will help us a lot for now and a few months ahead since we have some work that needs to be done in and around Bangalore. And one should not curse before trying! 
And Since we are on a traveling foot most of the time I guess we won't feel much of a difference. The only thing is that we have to find a new place for our furry, little friend Valium. And that's gonna be a heart breaking one...I know it is for the best since we travel a lot, and since we are also planning to go back to Sweden again.
I might have spoken about this before. But people might think that we are only traveling and enjoying our self over here. And that is also very true. Cause we love what we are doing. Traveling, seeing new places and meeting interesting people. And I believe everyone should strive towards that - to do what you love doing and to do what makes you happy! But we are doing so much more. We are learning. We are making investments, not only with capitals but by creating connections, opportunities and through people we meet. I am learning so much about the world through people we see and meet. And I learn so much about people by observing how the world function. 
Capitals might not be the strongest at the moment. But that time will come. Worries will not help you with that. Investments will.
I am so blessed with this life!
Thank you love ("V")

"The Book of Women"

I just finished reading "The Book of Women" - Celebrating the Female Spirit, by Osho.
For those who are not familiar with him he was a very famous "Guru" and known for e.g. "helping to create the comdition of the birth of a new kind of human being "zorba the buddha"- capable of both enjoying earthly pleasure as zorba the greek God and the silent serenity of Gautama the Buddha. He's known for his famous "OSHO international meditation resort" in Pune, and during the 70's as the leader of the Bhagwan/Rajneesh movement.
He was a very strong spiritual leader, loved and followed by many, maybe mainly due to his pretty liberal view on sexuality and the alternative way of releasing energy and meditate. But he was also later on accused for a number of sexual harrazments and dominating behaviour at his very famous ashram. I've listened to a number of his speaches on YouTube where most of his words actually make sense to me. So I thought of giving one of his books a try despite the controversy. He is taking on a very heavy title by calling the book "The Book of Women". So my expectations were pretty high.

I did agree to many of his ideas and way of reasoning, initially. For example the way he explains how male dominance over the years has created a world for men and not for women, how the "discovery" of female orgasm is the root to a womans freedom and about men's fear of women who gain knowledge in life. (Now to be clear I don't believe all men are afraid of this. But if you look at it in a perspective of thousands of years I believe it has been so)

But I also disagreed to alot of things in the book. For examble he says that "women should remain interested in the home...if she stops being interested in the home she will stop being interested in the womb, in the child. And naturally she turns into lesbian". Eeh, whaaaat?! He also has a similar theory about why men turn Gay which is pretty hilarious.
He also mention that the revolution of women taking place today is a total waste because women are starting to act agressive like men, and not acting like women. He is not so fond of marriage and believe that the word "husband" and "wife" will be seen as ugly words in the future. Children should not belong to the parents but to the community and he also encourage women not to have children (since we are already too many people on this earth) and instead focus more on your right hemisphere in order to become more creative in life. 
I started to feel that a book about women should not be written by a man. No matter how enlightened he might be. So I decided to give the book to a girl I met at the sivananda ashram. I found that we had pretty similar view on life and we both like to listen and question things we hear and read.
Cause this is a book I do not need to keep in my bookshelf.
He is also repeating alot of statements in his book. So it might as well have been half the size. But I do love to read books which makes me start questioning my own thoughts and believes. So thank you Osho for makinge me do that! 😜

Sivananda yoga vedanta centre

I'm back at sivananda vedant ashram in Madurai. But this time I'm alone. My love had to travel with a friend for a couple of days.
But my mind is set! One week with full focus on breathing exercises and asanas, scheduled living from early morning till evening. And I have two pieces of Dairy chocolates in my bag as a reward after this week. And also to see how I'll resist the temptation of having a bite😉
I'm a firm believer in enjoying life to the fullest, but I also believe that the longer you wait the sweeter the cake😉 - contradiction or whaaaaat!!
Let's do this🙂


Okey, I'm back to the dormitory after my first yoga session and I'm already starting to feel a little down...
I miss you already..❤