I got an email from Brasil (spelt with an ’s’ of course) the other day.
I’m impressed about that, and I’m probably showing off by mentioning that the writer is from Brasil. It might appear that I'm attempting to impress upon you that I’m very international, but I am telling you of this, fundamentally, because the writer asked a very cool question.
On the back of the blog of the other day about non-seriousness, what do you do when you are in a serious situation, like when you are fighting an injustice or saving lives (not from death, but from less than optimal conditions)? Which she is - she’s not just posing a hypothetical “what if?”
How do you take action but not be affected by these very serious, very real things?
Well, it depends what the bottom line is for you.
The core of any solution will be the thing that is most important to you.
Do you know what that is for you?
At the end of your life, when you look back, what do you wish your life to be filled with?
Chances are that most important thing is something like peace and happiness and love.
If that is the case, then no matter what you do - in everything you do - have your priority as peace and happiness and love.
It doesn't mean don't take action, but don't lose sight of what is the most important thing. Otherwise you lose everything.
Don’t lose yourself in the circumstances of life, even when the circumstances of life appear important, crucial even.
The true test of a lady or a gentleman of the highest standing is their ability to hold the important things truly important, and not let seemingly urgent things take precedence instead.
To do so, it can help to treat life like a game.
Play to win, but know it is a game. Seriousness only comes in when you could win or lose. Play well and play fully, but the fact is that in the great game of life the only time you lose is when you forget your connection with what is truly of the highest importance to you.
And so keep peace and happiness and love as a priority in all things, have a smile and a light heart, and see what happens from there.
The right course of action always reveals itself from this foundation.
It's mastery in action so don't worry if you forget. You will get better at remembering. The only thing that is truly important is that you remember in this moment.
By now you probably heard that I’m having a meditation weekend here in Richmond, North Yorkshire.
I’m excited about it, I love sharing this stuff. To be able to teach the Bright Path Ishayas’ Ascension over a whole weekend is even better. A privilege.
You see the techniques are so simple, yet so powerful. The truth always is. If it’s not simple, it simply isn’t the truth. I would like to claim that quote but a much wiser colleague of mine got there first.
But these techniques have given me so much, and continue to do so, that to be able to teach them to others is a supreme joy.
If you want to live the best possible life, I recommend booking on the weekend. You won’t look back.
20-22 November 2015 - Friday 7-10pm, Saturday and Sunday 10am - 5pm.
It’s closer than you think too - by fast train 2.5 hours from London and 2 hours from Edinburgh, and then a little drive out to the venue.
And you can come stay if you want (necessary I would have thought if you live down south or up further north) meaning your bed is 30 seconds from the course. Awesome. Roll out of bed, coffee/tea and then the day begins.
For more details click here, or email me, I’d love to chat.