6 I enjoy alone time each day.
“To go into solitude, a man needs
to retire as much from his chamber as
from society. I am not solitary whilst I read and write, though nobody
is with me. But if a man would be alone, let him look at the stars. The
rays that come from those heavenly worlds will separate between him
and what he touches.”
Those are the words of American transcendentalist Ralph Waldo
Emerson. Emerson and his contemporary Henry David Thoreau experienced
and wrote many of the insights that turn a reader’s attention
inward. This inner state is where intuition is found.
When I wrote The Taraka Yoga of Kuan Yin, I hoped people
would be inspired to turn within, to recognize the prosperity in their
own soul understandings. This is the reason for solitude and meditation,–
the attunement to that which is Universally True. In his essay
Self Reliance, Emerson wrote ,“’To believe your own thought, to believe
that what is true for you in your private heart is true for all men that is
Each of us have within us the spark of the Divine. Intuition is
an open mind where that spark becomes a steady flame in the heart
of all life.