The following is Beryl Williams’ description of her first meeting with Baba at the Barn on May 17th:
Delia opened the door for me and said, “Baba, this is Beryl.” As I hesitated at the entrance, Baba rose from his chair and stood with outstretched open arms to me. The next thing I knew I was weeping my heart out on that beloved shoulder at the joy of having found my home at last. Baba left no room for doubt as to where I belonged in his welcome. I received the unmistakable impression that it was Baba who had drawn me to him in his own way, particularly when in the course of the interview, he suddenly turned to Adi and spelled out on the board, “It was worth it,” while I happily nodded and babbled foolishly.
After giving me some personal instructions of what he wanted me to do, Baba looked deep into my heart before enjoining on me the simple command, “Leave everything to me – leave it to me.” So simple, but oh how difficult for a willful nature. Yet I felt a great burden lifted from my heart, which until that moment I had been unaware of even carrying. I knew then what it was to be at peace with one’s self.
May, 1952; Myrtle Beach