India Return

January 6th, 2010 by Collin Canright | Filed under Personal.

My friends returned from India today, back from travel to sacred sites. My wife Christina and I met them at the airport this morning, for the arrival of their 4:44a flight from Dehli. Several of our other friends from our Wright Leadership Institute community were there as well, watching the O’Hare International terminal wake up for the day as we waited for our friends to move through customs.

Sacred travelers from the Wright Leadership Institute return from India, O'Hare International Terminal

Sacred travelers from the Wright Leadership Institute return from India, O'Hare International Terminal

They set up their PA, and we circled up for a few minutes to hear about their travels, both the outer physical journey and the sacred emotional inner journey. I heard about New Years Eve on the Mother Ganges River, as a celebration of life amidst the fires of the dead–they saw the same full blue moon I marveled at here in Chicago.

Later this evening, I heard in more details from two other travelers. I was struck about lessons in service and general goodwill in the face of discomfort and distress and by the power of emotional presence that makes what would otherwise be the details of a story into an intimate experience of personal expression.

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