An Ode to the Teachers in My Life
In this life I have been blessed with wonderful teachers, and I consider having wonderful teachers to be one of the highest riches in life. Every human's first and foremost teachers are their parents or guardians. Aside from their professions as teachers, I will always be most indebted to my parents as my first guides, mentors and teachers. As far as guidance through mundane affairs I owe a debt of gratitude to my teachers of the Montgomery County Public School system and of the University of California at Santa Cruz. In the realm of yoga I am indebted to Shri B.K.S. Iyengar and his daughter and son, Geeta and Prashant Iyengar, as well as to Julie Kimball, John Schumacher, Kofi Busia, Ramanand Patel, and Rodney Yee. In the realm of spirituality I am forever indebted to Shri S.N. Goenka, as well as to Stan Grof, Thich Nhat Hanh, Mooji-Baba, Adhyashanti, Joey Lott, and Jeff Foster. The one who initiated me into astrology is Richard Tarnas. His guidance has proven, and continues to prove, invaluable to me on my life's path. I also owe gratitude to two excellent sculpture instructors: Edward Breathitt and Athanasio Papapostolou. I have had the good fortune of learning from talented seers such as Diane Enderson, Debrae Firehawk, Maharishika Maya, and Babafemi. Last but not least, I owe so much to the peerless coach, Tony Robbins. May I continue to meet new teachers and learn from life.