I have had a very hard time writing since my arrival and I am not sure why. There are loads of firsts for me this trip and as always daily lessons on practice, personality, pressure, and professionalism. My biggest struggle I suppose is with faith. Śrāddha means faith and it is an extremely important part of a practice. It is known as the force that is supporting you along this path. Maybe I am trying to rush the process. I have been on this journey now many times and I always come out the other side changed…..Am I changing?…It has been a long week and I feel like I left so much of myself in the shala this week….rest is needed.