Señor Tao – Esalen Stories – Sweating Out My Demons While Dancing With Angels

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Even if our efforts of attention seem for years to be producing no results, one day a light that is in exact proportion to them will flood the soul.  Simone Adolphine Weil ( February 03, 1909 – August 24, 1943)  Saturday was the first warm sunny rainless day in almost two weeks. So the last …

Señor Tao – Esalen Stories – Getting There, The Long Broken Highway

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But the man who comes back through the door in the wall will never be quite the same as the man who went out. He will be wiser, but less cocksure, happier but less self satisfied, humbler in acknowledging his ignorance yet better equipped to understand the relationship of words to things of systematic reasoning …

Señor Tao – Esalen Stories – Closer to Root, Further into Sky – Prologue

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Several times now I have stressed the fact that whatever “it” is one gets here at Big Sur, one gets it harder, faster, straighter than one would elsewhere. I come back to it again. I say, the people here are fundamentally no different from the people elsewhere. Their problems are basically the same as those …