Why do I feel so much more connected to the rest of Life when I’m at the beach? The unity of the planet seems far less elusive when no one is pushing or shoving! Fortunately, I end up at the coast most Fridays, so I can renew myself in the good old-fashioned way, with outside influences.

So what about the in between times? I recall sitting in one of my first classes, and realizing that the room was filled from corner to corner with the energy of Life, and each of us were just aspects of it. Thirteen years later, I have not yet perfected my understanding, but I can still listen for that wonderful feeling of connectedness and unity. And if all else fails, I can always head for the beach!