Wednesday, 30 December 2015


The 'being yourself for a living' journey is a heroic one. The valiance happens within, and it happens in relationships. You are the hero of your own life and also in the community.

Part of your job is spiritual and part of it is social. The hero is at the centre in both instances.

Being yourself for a living means going beyond the bounds of social convention and consciousness, and bringing back insights for the benefit of the tribe.

The artist explores the outer reaches of awareness and returns to translate findings into creative expression for the well-being and evolution of the collective.

The shaman shifts out of group-think and shows the boundaries and the beyond to the clan. The warrior risks rejection, endures ambivalence, faces fear, embraces aloneness, and performs a transformative function.

She is a rebel. He is a change agent. She is a teacher. He is a wizard.

They are all heroes.

Monday, 7 December 2015


Nothing trumps acceptance and nothing can. If anything tries to, you can simply accept it. 

You can accept everything as it is. Pain. Illness. Death. What can any of these do if you accept them? They fall below you and you rise above. 

Acceptance makes you transcendent. It makes you detached. It frees you from form and frustration. It lets you be who you are. 

Ego cannot accept, it always resists, so acceptance is above ego. It is the quick and easy way out of ego identity. 

You can cultivate it anytime and employ it at particular times. When you remember or get the chance, you can actively accept everything and feel the world open up. You can feel all worry, tension and pain fall away and the essence of all things rise to meet you. 

Or you can catch yourself at particular points of resistance and be particularly accepting at those times. 

Acceptance transforms whatever you are going through into enlightenment.