Why hallo there!
I hope you had a lovely Christmas and holidays?
I did. I do have a spectacularly great extended family – and I realise I’m lucky in that regard – so it was easy and fun to hang out and play games and eat and drink and go for walks.
Have a superb New Year, you might find something below that will help you make it one. I hope so.
As always let me know how I can help.
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Quote I found:
“I am a lover, and I deal in love. Sow flowers, so your surroundings become a garden. Don’t sow thorns; for they will prick your feet. We are all one body, whoever tortures another, wounds himself.”
― Rahman Baba
A better principle for the New Year I cannot think of. There I go, getting all back to front Yoda on you again, but the sentiment remains.
One of the philosophical questions of life is “Who am I?” – a very important question. However, equally important is “Why am I?” and I can’t think of a better why than love. Can you? You might think of more to add, but love has got to be in there, doesn't it?
Video I made:
New Year naturally leads me to a review, taking stock, and the question “Am I doing life the way I want to?” has been there a lot for me. I’m really enjoying taking a look to see, to jot down somethings, to make some changes, to reinforce some good things. It reminds me of what’s truly important, not just urgent.
This is a video I made about that, but also the Who am I and Why am I questions above. Hope you enjoy it.
Film I saw:
Just watched “Free Solo” – about a rock climber taking on El Capitan, one of the biggest and hardest walls in the world, all by himself, all without a rope. 3000 feet of hard, hard climbing, with no safety net.
I don’t know if this will appeal to everyone, but I found it liberating. Exciting. Thrilling too. The guy next to me was squirming in his seat for a big chunk of the film.
I found it liberating because, yes, it’s a rock climbing film about a very unique individual, but it was also a spiritual journey.
The film is about fear and doubt, integrity and doing what you love – and again, it brought me to the question I ask above, “Am I doing life the way I want to?”.
You probably will find different answers to the star of the film, and I hope you do, but I think you’ll be all the richer for the asking of the question.
Here’s the trailer:
Article I wrote:
"What is your why?"
There’s a theme this week, isn’t there? This blog allowed me to explore everything I talk about above in greater detail.
“Who are you?” is one question, an important one at that. Critically though there also needs to be “Why are you?”
Without a why you get so lost, so easily. Don’t get lost – remember your why.
Here’s the link:
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Possibly the simplest and most powerful meditation/mindfulness/awareness techniques in the universe.
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1-3 February in London Bridge
If you already Ascend then there’s an advanced weekend with the super Sevaka, here in Richmond. You can stay with us if you’d like to make a mini-retreat out of the weekend, or simply come for the day.
And finally the 200% Life retreat. It’s going to be a doozy! 24-28 March:
See you about. Take care, and thanks for reading.
Why hallo there!