It is a special week coming up as Wednesday is the beginning of a New Year, and also the celebration of the Gurgaddi Divas of Guru Har Rai Sahib Ji.
I found myself thinking about our Gurdwara Sahib all day since I normally listen to the Akhand paath on weekends and do kirtan in the evenings. I really missed it. So today I went to Darbar Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji on the outskirts of Surrey. Normally here there are a lot of gray rainy days but today as the sun was setting and I arrived at the Gurdwara, I appreciated for the first time why people like to live here. There is always sangat the Gurdwara, and the mountains are right outside. I wouldn’t trade home for anything, but I got a lot of peace from that. My experience so far has been much better than trying to live in the lower mainland a few years ago, but the nights are a different story. Walking in the night, a wave of unease and grief lingers in the air, reminding me of all the young Sikh men shot on these streets. We all have so much potential, for good and for bad, and we make that choice everyday. With the Guru’s guidance we can walk the path that achieves our purpose.