9. LEARNING HARD LESSONS

HOW DO WE FILL THE WORLD WITH CONTEMPORARY SAGES AND KICK-ASS SAINTS, WHO ARE AS ADEPT AT SURRENDERING THEMSELVES TO THE SILENCE AS THEY ARE AT INNOVATING INITIATIVES OF BREATHTAKING POWER?– Robert Rabbin

After my encounter with the mountain lion, I began an intense period of reflection, looking back at all that had occurred since that moment of commitment in Baja, especially my founding of GLI and the demonstration projects. I came away with two core lessons. First, I learned about the power of sudden illumination: when strong intimations arise, as they did on that high bluff in Baja, go with them. Don’t get caught up in thinking about them, but be open and allow yourself to be used “as a force of nature,” as George ...

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