Sedona Magic, Part 1

“I can verify with 100% certainty that I don’t have a clue what I’m talking about.” – Greg Eisenberg, from “”Letting Go Is All We Have To Hold Onto.”

I came here, as I did with Costa Rica and intend to with Greece in June, to have fun and learn, but also to touch into the spirit of these places. The Adventure I am taking with you as my fellow travelers is an unfolding narrative of self discovery whose purpose is to apply what I learn to forward my missions.

Sometimes, I get what I want by dint of effort, but more often it’s when I let go and become unattached to the shape and substance of a day, a meeting or a moment.

Yesterday, for example, we pulled into a parking lot of a local joint and saw this sign:

Reflecting on it later, none of the four of us understood the resonance of that sign while getting out of the car. When we returned, however, we all laughed uproariously. You’ll soon learn why.

One of Beth’s goals in Sedona is to find a local place suitable for a yoga retreat. We are both visualizing the next bunch of years combining our live for travel with yoga (and music?) in a way that can be shared with others. Sedona was a “pie in the sky” option.

During lunch, all of us noticed these two men dining next to us locked in intense conversation. Being friendly, Sandi asked them (I was already in the cafe bookstore buying the book pictured above) if we were supposed to clear our own dishes. That was “Touch #1.”

Going outdoors (I’m usually first to want to leave a place), I encountered these two fellows talking near the front entrance. Taking a chance I said, “Hi. My name is Scott and I wonder if you guys are local?” This began “Touch #2.”

“Yes,” said the blond haired fellow with blue slippers and wild socks. “Why do you ask?”

“Well,” I said, “My wife and I are interested in finding a place to hold a yoga retreat and I was wondering if you might have any ideas?”

That created a huge smile and laughter from the two which I immediately recognized as joy.

“I’m going to tell you why we’re laughing,” said Matt (I learned his name later), “but first – please tell me what you think of Sedona so far?”

“I find it to be more awesome than I expected. I’m still discovering, though, what that means. I’m not sure, yet.”

“Well, you’re about to find out,” said Matt. “Do you have a free hour right now?“

End of Part 1

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