Sure, you know The Beatles song "Dear Prudence." But which of these facts about the song are true?
1. It's about actress Mia Farrow's sister, Prudence Farrow Bruns.
2. John Lennon is asking Prudence to come out to play because she was so engaged with… her meditation practice!
3. Prudence herself will be at Wanderlust Whistler this August, speaking about Transcendental Meditation™!
Why, all of the above are true!
In 1968, The Beatles went to Rishikesh, India with a group of close friends, including Prudence, to study with enlightened teacher, Maharishi Mehesh Yogi. After each session, she was known to rush back and meditate in her room for hours, closing herself off to the world. In the song, Lennon serenades her, and suggests that she "open her eyes" and remember that she is "part of everything."
So what does this have to do with making friends in the yoga community?
As we deepen our spiritual practices, the tendency can be to only be concerned with our own bodies, our own health, our own happiness, our own journey to enlightenment—and forget there is a whole world out there that would benefit greatly from our compassion, kindness, generosity, and frien