This video was sent to me by sculptor Sandra Macintosh. I met her about two years ago—we sat and talked with one another as if we had known each other our whole lives. That connection was truly a timeless and beautiful experience.
We are one. Yogis have been saying it for thousands of years.
Right before I went to Sivananda for my teacher’s training, I read Beyond Einstein: The Cosmic Quest for the Theory of the Universe, by Michio Kaku. In that book, Dr. Kaku discusses the string theory of the universe—what it boils down to is that everything in the entire universe, is made of vibrations. He described it very much like strings on a guitar—they vibrate, something (sound and more vibrations) is created. As a musician, I was fascinated. What kinds of vibes do we put out there, and how do they shape the world—even if they are only tiny ripples?
A week after reading Beyond Einstein, I was living on an ashram, learning about Vedantic philosophy and practicing meditation and breathing techniques that brought me to that state of “oneness” for hours every day. (Swami Swaroopananda, who was my main teacher, was a physicist before he became a swami—I appreciated his grounded perspective on philosophy). It was a mind-blowing time; my reality was definitely stretched! Again, the question came up: What kinds of vibes do we put out there, and how do they shape the world—even if they are only tiny ripples?
We are One. Something to be reminded of and to ponder as we go into this next year.
How will you experience the ride?