When you arrive you will be greeted by the raw beauty of nature. You will experience a gentle spaciousness which asks very little of your physical energy. This is an intentional design, for many of us live in a space of constant stimuli, being bombarded by external influences which overwhelm us and make us struggle to focus in on discovering and creating our true purpose. The center is a humble place, the only real adornments being drawn from the land which existed before we came here. There is room for all the parts of yourself to be examined in calm contemplation through the still quietness we hope you find here.
We do not exist to judge each other. We are not here to proselytize or display bigotry. Our world contains in it a great number of human teachers, preachers, gurus, news anchors, talk show hosts, online egoists, armchair psychologists, barstool therapists- essentially at every turn there is someone offering a solution, an anecdote, a guidebook, a right way, a manual for life. The greatest lessons we can learn often come from the raw relationship with our earth. As conscious beings we are inherently tasked to be the caretakers of our environment. Our aim is to provide a place that is safe and healing where you can come to gain clarity and insight, where you can become fine-tuned and tuned in to the natural world as it exists; without the increasing demands of constant construction and so-called development we so often impose on it and on each other. It can be hard to piece together how we wish to move through the world with these pressures. Therefore, there are no persons who are not welcome at the center, we only ask that you have the desire to connect with nature and work towards a deeper understanding of the importance of your place in this world.
This life deserves our attention. Because it is so temporary, fleeting, and cyclical. However what we often forget is that while it is true that nothing truly lasts, it is our own lives as individuals which are so temporary to the extent that we can experience it. How we choose to live our daily life matters, and it matters a great deal. We have the capacity to have impact reaching far outside this temporary experience. This is why it is important for each of us to take even a sliver of time to dig in, to explore, to allow ourselves the gift of insight that can be achieved when we get quiet and listen. The beauty of doing this in a setting such as we’ve created and are continuing to create is that for just a brief period you are free to fully listen to the kind of knowledge which connects us without that relentlessly forced direction or instruction we receive daily from external sources through employers, advertisements or religious and academic institutions.
Here we encourage self-discovery, a process of examination which requires ease in concentration. We wish for you to leave with an even greater capacity to extend your hands with palms open to each other, to the health of our planet, to the acknowledgement of the interconnectedness of all beings, and to future generations. Future generations who rely on us to get present, to heal, to listen. Because the more we understand of ourselves in relationship to everything else, the more informed of nature’s rhythm, the better we become in knowing what it means to be responsible and how to teach that knowing through the way we live our daily lives.
The Center exists to engage those individuals looking to broaden their capacity for purposeful human transformation. By our nature we are curious creatures, and that curiosity for inner growth and expansion is all that is needed to begin a journey of transformation. Our hope is that all can embark on this path towards a life of kind selflessness and compassionate responsibility. If you are drawn to this self-exploration in a natural healing environment with us we look forward to meeting you.
Wayanad Country Homes, Onneyar, Vaduvanchal-P.O, Wayanad, Kerala, India