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Thank you, Mataji

“ So, what do you want to do?” she asked as soon as we took our seat in an airconditioned café not far from her home. It was a respite from the sweltering heat that plagues the March afternoon. A bead or two of sweat fell from her forehead and she took a hankie to …..
Yesterday, I had the opportunity to finally meet a friend who I’ve been in constant communication with virtually. She’s Mataji and she’s a yogi, painter, and traveler who had lived in India, Africa, and Europe. She’s been back to her hometown seven months ago, but the free-spirit in her yearns to explore the world again. She is a vibrant soul so enthused with life that it beams in her authentic smile. The moment we exchanged pleasantries, I thought that already knew her for so long. She asked me this question that inspired me to : “What do you want to do?” Wow. It hit me inside. 
For that seemingly simple question I was stunned.
“What do I want to do?”
“Hey, self, give the lady an answer! What do I want to do?”
Sounds pretty…
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