JP’s life path has been an interesting one. Thoroughly bored from his law practice of many years, JP joined the SID programme. In his second year, he worked in
JP learnt singing, and sings in the Church choir. He learnt dancing, and dances regularly. He buys lovely flowers and enjoys gifting them to his dear ones. He calls his friend over to experiment simple, healthful vegetarian cooking. He is working on a book about his great-aunt Eleanor Britton (an exuberant cruise director) who has been a great inspiration to him, reading through years of diligent journaling she has left behind. He searched all over and bought his friend, to gift her friend who was on her death bed from cancer, her favourite stuffed tiger.
JP says “I value beauty. And it often involves colors, like flowers have. I spend part of every day looking at the sky, the ocean, the colors of the marsh nearby, the sunlight on the eaves of the houses. I even do jigsaw puzzles because matching the pieces by their hues makes me experience shades -- orange, for example -- more vibrantly. I don't consider even a whole day spent doing these things to have been a waste of time, any more than I would think that about spending a day wandering around temple precincts and gardens in Japan.” JP is simply loving life and looks forward to each day!
It is not so much what he is doing. I never cease to be amazed at and inspired by people who just follow their hearts, and connect with their deep inner selves, constantly finding new meaning in their lives.