I feel deeply fortunate to be blessed by many truly remarkable people – teachers and friends.
None of us can blossom into our best selves without being touched by others.
When we’re looking to grow, we find ourselves guided by the unique qualities of those we are close to, those we look to for wisdom, knowledge, encouragement and to demonstrate what is possible in life, health and being.
If I size people up in the usual way, everyone’s human. No person is “perfect.” And yet, if I look for the perfection in every person– suddenly, such value to discover!
When I’m hungry to learn, the perfect people seem to show up and reach right into my life to give their perfect gift! Abundant perfection to learn from, connect to, be nourished and delighted by!
From this perspective, I offer my heartfelt gratitude to the perfection in all who’ve been in my life – to teach, influence, push and guide me, right up ‘til today.
My exquisitely intelligent mother, Pat Bearden – my first and primary guru!
My Marlboro man father, BHQ
My taller-than-me little sister, Kaitlin Quistgaard
My forever-honored elder sister, Marit
My forever-treasured adopted brother, Sanju Aniyan
My son, Gabe Goreham
His holiness the Dalai Lama
Tai Situ Rinpoche
Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche
My malayalee mom, Amma
My sister-in-law, Bindu G. Nair
My neices A & A & M
The family at Kodipuram and Thittamangalam
Pearl S. Buck
Clarissa Pinkola Estes
And so many more –this list is ever-growing!
To your perfection, I offer my gratitude and my love,