Sudden Insight

Sudden Insight While living at Esalen, twenty years ago today, I had an experience which completely changed my view of the world, the way I thought things happened, and my life, forever. I still cannot completely explain it in words because it was beyond all words. It was beyond belief. I was right there on the edge. …

Mastery

Mastery Although I went to Esalen,  I did not have the opportunity to meet George Leonard in person, but I admired his writings and philosophy in absentia. He believed one obtained mastery of one's art by learning how to live with it. By choosing to eat, sleep, and even dream it every minute of one's existence. I …

The Ritual

The Ritual Any serious attempt to try to do something worthwhile is ritualistic. — Derek Walcott It seems almost ritualistic, the way I step across the bench, face the sky, squat down, adjust my hips, straighten my back, and breathe deeply. All to just sit— and listen to the sea.