Ordered some iced-coffee.
And some breakfast and started blogging about my experience at the Vipassana Meditation Center.
Every once in a while I would look ahead of me and notice the wall and the *Christmas decoration that would make me smile.
As I was sitting down I noticed a familiar face across the bar. It was Eduardo a friend of mine from Lexington who attended Law School at Washington & Lee Law. I said hello and it was a bizarre co-incidence. They were driving back home to Miami and decided to stop by and get some coffee because a friend had told them about this coffee shop. And I happened to be there just at that time they showed up. Synchronicity or co-incidence. Who knows? But it was a joyful experience seeing him and meeting his wife Cristina.
Around 4:30 PM I head over to the town of Richmond Hill. I meet my couchsurfing hosts: Sonya, Graham and their son Valentin. We have dinner and I bond with them over my travels and adventures across the States. My second couchsurfing family during my travels. Quite the hosts and such a treat.
It was definitely hard re-integrating into the world after 10 days of silence at the Vipassana Meditation Center in Jesup, GA. I was crying a couple of time reflecting back at my own life and all the misery that was self-inflicted based on my attachments to craving and aversion of material things and possessions, etc. The noise and the sounds of the coffee shop were definitely louder than I’ve noticed – sort of painful and annoying. I felt like telling everyone to quiet down but obviously I noticed my hearing was sharpened by the quietness of the center. I missed it already.
It was such a treat to see Eduardo and meet Christina and their baby. Can’t believe the co-incidence of running into him at a coffee shop after so many years of not seeing him. Funny how things work out. Maybe there is a purpose. I believe in synchronicity and the power of intention (prayer) and thought and its vibration influence.
My couchsurfing hosts were fabulous. I enjoyed our conversation about world travels and the dinner they prepared. Both Graham and Sonya have traveled overseas to countries I wish to visit so it was insightful to hear their take on things. Also we bonded over immigration (green card) stories. I am grateful for their generosity and companionship. Valentin, their son is one smart dude.
Breakfast: $7.96 (The Coffee Fox)