During the last few years, I attempted to make video`s and tried other creative pursuits for a living at home in the UK but because of the expense of living in the UK, it was never really viable.
Here it is different. I can go from one Kryshna / Iskcon Centre to the next, in whichever Asian country I choose, offer them my services which is to make video`s which in turn promotes their good work, and know that I`ll be welcome. Food (Prasadam) on the table and a roof over my head. This is how the Krishna`s are. I`ve learned a lot about humility in these past few weeks.
I`ll be back in the UK for a few weeks soon. The reason for this is to sort out my humble private pension pots which I`ll use mainly to fund the next few years of my life on the road. If I were to remain in the UK, these pension pots would probably last a year and a half if I`m careful. Over here in Asia it`ll give me more than enough to live on for the next five or six years. I now know for sure just how little I need. I could even spend the odd few days every so often in a budget hotel between projects, drink beer and eat at a fancy restuarant if I needed a break. But doing the work you love which combines a social aspect, the meeting of new people, the making of new friends, there`ll probably be little need for a break.
Although and purely out of ignorance, I was a little apprehensive at first to come to live amongst the Krishna`s here for a few weeks, it was perhaps ironic that Simheswara was one of the very first people to comminicate with me around 6 months ago when I first put my profile on the workaway website. He maybe saw something in me especially as I had written that I wanted to find out more about a spiritualist way of life. Simheswara has become a very dear friend and I thank him for giving me this opportunity. He, of course, will probably say it was Lord Krishna`s wish.