Editor of the Month
Paul Van Slambrouck
Welcome aboard our first newsletter of 2008. I'm guest editing this one, courtesy of founding editor Richard Whittaker. My year started in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada, just outside the small hamlet of North Fork at a meditation center. [more]
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As time went on, I appreciated how glorious and beautiful existence is, living. I saw how busy, preoccupied were most people with doing, making. Existence was already so much to enjoy, so grand and lovely, so exquisite. Just to see, to hear the sights and sounds that were there made me happy and delighted. I was truly happy and at peace. Everywhere. All the time.
The heat is debilitating, the air is filled with mirages, and the brilliance of the sun can be blinding. Amidst this light it is the darkness you seek, but not for comfort or escape: you know it is the darkness that must be entered first.