The great spiritual tension between the contemplative life of the monk and
spiritual activism in the world dissolves entirely with one word—namaste: the
light in me bows to the light in you.
When meditation reveals the light in ourselves, we naturally want to bow to
the light in all beings—to act on their behalf in reverence and devotion.
When we truly see the light in another being, our own light shines forth, dissolving the seemingly eternal ache in our hearts and the near constant struggle of the ego mind. To see the light in one being—your own light or that
of another—is to win the cosmic game of hide and seek and ease the suffering of the world.
Darren Main is a yoga and meditation instructor and author. He facilitates workshops and gives talks on yoga and modern spirituality throughout the United States and abroad and teaches Yoga on the Labyrinth inside San Francisco’s iconic Grace Cathedral. He currently resides in Northern California with his son Jaden.