“Some Swamis are Fat” is an informal approach to truth-seeking. Enlightenment and truth—what and where are they? Ava Greene, a California yoga instructor, bares her soul in a quest that’s both light-hearted and agonizing. Her late-night rants—including lucid realizations, cosmic questions, and quirky sidetracking—lead us easily along as she openly shares discoveries and frustrations regarding her own spiritual progress or lack thereof.
The metaphysical “dawn” Ava yearns for remains out of reach. It’s not until she helplessly admits to getting nowhere that a naked stillness sets in. It’s then she stumbles upon the essence of her quest: that surrender (from our own designs) can be the more direct path, while trying too hard often leads to more of the same.
“Some Swamis are Fat” is a not-so-serious look at what is sacred. You’ll both lose and find yourself in the fresh, energetic writing. Ava Greene's candor and humor put you more at ease with your own inner voice. And her gutsy traction keeps bringing you back to the present moment, that elusive experience that matters most.
'AVA GREENE' IS A PEN-NAME FOR 'W.M. RAEBECK.' OTHER BOOKS BY W. M. RAEBECK INCLUDE —
'I DID INHALE—MEMOIR OF A HIPPIE CHICK'
'EXPEDITION COSTA RICA'
'STARS IN OUR EYES'