From the Book Introduction by Author
My first two books of poetry, One Heart Opening and The Sanctuary of Belonging, owed from two streams of my life—one from my experiences as a daughter, wife, mother, and friend; and the other from my experiences as a spiritual pilgrim, a woman of deep longing traveling through India with an open heart. I knew when I wrote this book that those two streams must come together. I knew they belonged together, just as the realm of relationship—the loves and challenges of our earthy life—are inextricably linked to our divine longing and Self-realization.
The moon, shining in many of the poems, became the perfect reminder of the divine light reflected in our days and nights, hearts and minds. The arc of the work—from transformation to the realization of oneness—is the prayer of this work and the purview of its poetry. These poems are my humble attempt to put that into words, what I know or suspect but cannot say. I offer them at your lotus feet.
-Yogacharya Ellen Grace O'Brian
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