I have had many, what I call transformative experiences over the course of my life. At this moment, I’m thinking of a time back in the 60’s when I was a teenager walking into a chanting and meditation session in a chapel in New York City. As I entered, the chanting, the music enveloped me. Sounds of the voices, the sitar, tabla, harmonium, finger cymbals, made me swoon. I literally fell on my knees and entered an altered state, a state that I’d never experienced before. 2 hours later when I walked outside onto Central Park West, I felt that everything had changed. In front of me, the trees, buildings, cars, busses, people, everything was surreal. Who put all this here I asked myself? Am I on a Hollywood set? Questions about reality poured in and out and around me. This was a transformational experience that set me on a path of questioning, of deconstructing the conditioned mind.
Fast forward a dozen years or so, I began living a polyamorous life. And that step set me on a lifelong transformational path, a deep inquiry, internally, relationally, and being in the world. Being polyamorous has challenged and transformed my thinking, my being, my life.
How about you? Have you found being polyamorous transformational?