For a brief time we have all chosen to give up the routines of our lives.
We have opted to set aside the stability and certainty of the usual.
We’ve left the security of our domesticity, locked the front doors behind us,
and we have tentatively and cautiously stepped into the unknown.
We have set ourselves in motion.
We are here together as travelers,
and this is a rare and wonderful opportunity for each of us.
Like many before us we are on a voyage – one not only of sights, sounds and smells,
but rather a journey – a journey in which the stage is set for a change,
for a transformation of ourselves in this world of transformation
– in this ocean of changes.
This is a chance for a rare participation of discovery and enlightenment,
for a new perception of what it means to be alive.
At its best it is an opportunity to be awakened
– a means of setting ourselves free.
~ Dr. Fred Levine