Greetings from Mazunte!
We trust this message finds you well and reveling in the peace of Christ Consciousness. Activities at our home in Mazunte are developing beautifully, and we are delighted to share that we have started teaching children’s yoga classes at a nearby school—yay! The kids have been very enthusiastic, their natural curiosity guiding them deeper in awareness. We also recently participated in the Equinox Festival, an event honoring the sun. We did sun salutations at Punta Cometa, welcoming the new season and recognizing our inner and outer light.
Inspiration from Sahajananda
Ode to Solitude
“I am the Cat who walks by himself, and all places are alike to me.”
-Rudyard Kipling, The Cat That Walked By Himself
The recent end of the 49-Day Pratyabhijna Retreat reminds us of the mystery of solitude.
In nirvana, solitude is society.
There are many people, but only one Solitude.
First, you find yourself alone. Then, you find Yourself…
In solitude, the murky waters of thinking clear themselves, revealing the bottomless well of Presence.
There is a real, uncontroversial solitude: the naked longing and freedom of a humble and triumphant soul.
You are but a joyful, silent servant in the largest community of life—least alone, eternally held in the arms of cosmic intimacy.
Aloneness might be struggle or asceticism, the taste of dry bread. But in solitude, your soul’s sole pleasure is surrender, emptiness, and death.
Zooming out. The crowded atoms of daily existence make up the solitude of stars, the solitude of space.
Solitude is a time of no time, it is being while not being. True solitude is the subtle kiss of Grace.
It is the effervescence of emotions and their recognition in waveless Infinity.
Solitude is Hamsa, the majestic Swan of Awareness, gliding on her own reflection.
In solitude, you hear the hidden echo, resounding ever more clearly:
“The Heart is the Beloved that never betrays you.
How long will you betray such a Lover?”