Met an interesting soul at the last Ojai retreat. Jimmy Knowles. He was new to the whole concept, and when I greeted him I felt a mixture of uncertainty and expectation. Read about Jimmy’s experience, it’s a beautiful piece of writing.
I saw God in Ojai and then I saw my life flash before me.
He was in me and She was in the others.
Evidently He’d been there all along.
I felt powerful.
What an awesome feeling, knowing oneself and God all at once.
This past weekend I did a little yoga retreat in Ojai. I say I “did” it because it took some doing to ignore “reality” and move towards a more real ideal. The reality was, I’d never been on a yoga retreat. Another reality was, I had no money. That was one of those get-real, realities. Also, I’d never before attended a yoga class, much less a retreat filled with yoga weirdos. That’s some scary reality. The reality was I had plenty of real-reality…
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