What a wonderful way to complete my Esalen workshop season. Once again, I am filled with hope when I witness the manner in which a diverse group of people can come together and let themselves be so touched by wild nature. The courage I see in our willingness to be intimate, visible, open, and belong is inspiring. "Don't go back to sleep" or to re-frame Rumi, stay awake in your aliveness.
Here are some links of interest:
Photo Set (sorry we did not get a group photo with everyone in it!)
Don't Go Back to Sleep by Rumi
What to Remember When Waking by David Whyte
Poems to Live By (poems I often read)
Trees of the Big Sur
Meal Chant Stew by Steven and recently published on Bro. David Steindl-Rast's Gratefulness.org site
Group member sites:
Erika Gakovich: fineartamerica.com
Eric's first TED talk
Eric's latest TED talk
Bear Creek Studios
Melanie has a website coming soon. Anyone I missed that wants to be added?
So, dear fellow friends along the path... I invite you to feel your feet on the ground, let the ground feel your feet, align in gravity your hara (belly), an open heart, a gently in-line head... greeting the world with the whole length of your animal body with senses wide open... and let a full breath and an extended exhale wash over you.
Kneeling to touch earth,