What attracted you to the Diamond Approach?:
Years of intense inner work had brought many profound experiences and openings. At a certain point, I began to feel a need for some kind of integration, a need to embody the realities that I was experiencing more fully, more personally. I found myself craving structure, a teacher and a path.
At this time, Jean Berwick offered an introductory talk and weekend in my city. At the talk, I picked up Luminous Night's Journey, by Hameed Ali. I read the first page, which described an experience of inquiry, and just got it. Something clicked. I realised that the way I explored my experience, naturally, out of a deep wish to know the truth, could be the path. Then Jean, now my teacher, came and sat next to me. I felt a wave of kindness go through me as she approached, and soak into me as we talked.
At the weekend, the teaching addressed very particular things I had struggled with for a long time, very precisely and effectively, which allowed my journey to take off on a deeper level, and which started to bring the integration I had sought. That's what led me to commit to the work, and what has kept me in it: it has continued to address very precisely where I am at and what I dealing with, to take me deeper, to strengthen the feeling of integration (integrity), and to cultivate a more and more substantial and clear knowledge of reality.