Mr T and the good life.

Living the best life possible is absolutely possible. Before I started on this Ishaya meditation path I had the suspicion that there was more to life than what I was living.

You know that inkling that perhaps there was something missing, or something more?

That’s what I had.

Nothing really satisfied. I was happy, and doing well at my job, doing the best I could with life, but there wasn’t deep contentment with all of it.

I found that came with a simple practice of being very present and aware right now.

Learning the Bright Path Ishayas’ Ascension helped immeasurably. It made being alive, right now in this moment, super simple.

But also important was the means to make life about my own choices. To be clear when I was choosing to struggle with something.

…when I was trying to change something that I had no ability to change.

…when I was grasping for something that wasn’t here.

It’s so clear now when I put it like that, but it wasn’t at the time.

And so I worked at it.

I used being in a struggle as a great wake-up Mr T style “what you doin’ fool?!” alarm for me.

You know Mr T… if you don’t You Tube him. He’s my motivational guy - uncompromising but allows me laugh at myself too.

I tried to make it a game…

When life got even a little bit tough, I took it as a cue to look at myself and what I was doing to push and fight in the situation and create a struggle…

I looked at me, not anywhere else

…so I could stop, so I could change course, so I could make another choice.

And so through practice, through making it a game, through doing it until I knew it… life is not a struggle anymore.

I haven’t “got” anything. I’m constantly learning. Constantly exploring more.

But it's exciting. Life makes sense. There isn’t anything missing. Nothing.

Life keeps getting better.

If I can do it, you can do it too.

Life never has to be a struggle.

There are things that will happen that you will not like. There are things and goals that you do want.

But you can flow through life without struggle, without fight, with always a sense of contentment and clarity in your heart, no matter what.

And I am going to remind you as much as I can that life can be a wonderous, fulfilling, constantly exciting, enjoyable thing.

And the thing that counts in that is you.

Your choices make your life.

You may not have control over the circumstances, but you can certainly have control over your reactions.

You may not know how. That is ok.

The key thing, the thing to begin with is always the dream - the possibility that life can be continually and constantly better, that you can be the best version of yourself.

I have even written a little book all about it. I am very excited about it, because it has certainly been long time coming, and the editor is doing her best to make it readable. But I’ll tell you more on that later.

Make this day super enjoyable… okay? The first day of the rest of your life.


If you haven’t learnt the Bright Path Ishayas’ Ascension, you should. If you have, isn’t it time you repeated the weekend?

Retreat weekend - Richmond, North Yorkshire 20-22 November

£200 - repeat as many times as you like for free, anywhere in the world, with all the support for the rest of your life, also completely for free.

Come stay with the family if you’re from out of town. Nearest train station is 2 hours from Edinburgh by fast train, 2.5 from London. Simple.

I don’t know how I can make learning the tools to be free of struggle any easier. Your call!

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