Mystical Experience

My whole life long I have had wonderful, exceptional experiences that cause me great wonder. This week was no different.

I am writing this week’s Monday Morning Mojo from Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi, India. My wife, daughter, and I are concluding a ten-day visit. Eight days in Delhi; two in Agra.

We came here to explore my daughter’s roots. She was born in Delhi seven years before we adopted her. Not much is known about her early years, so we came to learn what we could. And learn we did.

Among other things, we discovered her parents’ names, obtained about 40 pages of records on her, and personally walked some of the same streets she did as a child.

Fast forward to the end of our trip to Agra. After a formal tour of the Taj Mahal, we drove across the Yamuna River to view the wonder at dusk.

Above you see our view. Cremation fires burned in the distance. Bells rang out and conch horns blew from multiple sides according to Hindu nightfall tradition. Birds were chattering loudly in the trees while dogs barked in the distance and train whistles pierced the cacophony.

I was transported and felt the mystical nature of life for a few fleeting minutes. Bliss.

What awe-inspiring events have you seen in the recent past?

The scientific observer of Nature is a kind of mystic seeker in the act of prayer.”

– Muhammad Iqbal

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