"You bid me burn your letters. But I must forget you first."
--John Adams, letter to Abigail Adams
I love this post. Perfect length for reading, too. I didn't know some of these experiences about you, it's nice to hear you share these inner thoughts.
I like your write-up on the sutra of ahimsa, doing no harm. I hadn't thought about that concept as being inwardly focused before. That it doesn't help the world when you do harm to yourself through having negative thoughts. Thank you for sharing this.
Mmm, even the memories are tasty.