A common friend arranged a meeting with George last week. It was lovely to see him in person after admiring his work from afar for over 20 years. T played the cello and then E played the piano and George and I talked about yoga and mastery. He is 85 years old, has written 12 books, is the President of Esalen but is humble about his accomplishments.
As we leave he scribbles something in a copy of his masterpiece and pushes the book in my hand as he hugs me tightly.
Later I look inside the book. George has written in his elegant scrawl, "Abhay, love the plateau- George"
Abhay Ghiara is a life-long yoga practitioner who studied yoga and yoga philosophy at the Aurobindo Ashram and Bombay University. He now lives in Berkeley, California and teaches yoga to a wide range of students.