Omega Institute, 1987
So many souls in transition
Ram Dass tried to keep us grounded
by leading guided meditations each evening
reminding us that we were there to be of
service to others, sore and needing.
Some were living in tents, others had dorm
rooms, all had troubling events we were
trying to leave behind. One woman in
particular, muttering to herself all the time,
when we were doing self-introductions, said
“I’m Janet from another planet,” and we all
knew it was true. We were there, too, whatever
spaceship she was on, we had come along
for the ride, just for the summer. Like Ram
Dass said, we were all just walking each other home.