My time with Sonia has been the most transformative, clarifying, and empowering experience of my life. I have learned that it’s possible to experience true contentment with one’s life regardless of the circumstances. I have learned that it’s now safe for me to let go of the belief that I must work hard and have strict self-discipline if I wish to live a happy and free life. I’ve learned that true freedom is not something that can be achieved through changing the outside world, but is actually a state of mind that is always available to me. I have simultaneously increased my capacity to be with the discomfort and pain of this human life, while also having more experiences of true bliss and happiness. My life has become much more playful, joyful, and easeful. Even in the midst of rapid change and painful loss, there is now an underlying lightness to all of it.