One of the things I love about Esalen is the capacity to enjoy an evening in the lodge with interesting people. As I have an evening off tonight, I enjoyed meeting the incoming workshop leaders and learning about what they do and how our curriculums might complement each other.
Often when sunset rolls around people migrate to the deck or the lawn to watch the sunset over the ocean. Watching the colors change as the sun slowly goes down is only the beginning of the event. As it nears the horizon it seems to move more quickly. Everyone watches closely to see if tonight is the night we will see the green flash as the sun sinks below the horizon.
The other thing that often happens for me is an inner sense of the vastness of the universe and our small part in it. The sky, the ocean, the light, the changing colors – it all comes together in one masterpiece of nature we call a sunset.
How long has it been since you stopped to watch a sunset?
This blog post was co-written with my colleague Sheila Sagert.