3rd January 2018
I live with a tension – of being present, whilst never being far from my dreaming mind.
I’m learning that dreaming and making an idea happen are two different experiences. Translating a thought into a tangible reality requires the navigation of details – often calling for skills to be developed, books read, connections made and help asked for. It’s in the proactive process of manifestation that I’ve had to confront my own fears, overcome my own self-doubt and work through my own anxieties about others judgments and being good enough.
In the tension between presence and dreams the practicality of needing to support myself financially also exists. It’s all too easy to become distracted by the dominant narrative of society and get caught up in the pursuit of ‘the good life’. I look on at the countless faces of commuters in London and wonder how many are happy, or rather, how many are deeply fulfilled and feel their life to be purposeful?
My soul is driving me on to create a reality for myself and others which does not exist, but which we are coming closer to, with every moment. The reality I speak of is a sustainable one, rooted in connection between the self, others and Nature. It is a reality which acknowledges and honours the holistic, healthy development of the human being and understands the importance for a maturing soulcentric culture, rather than an immature egocentric one – which we presently have.
At the core of my behaviour are some routines which I practice as often as I possibly can – meditation, thanks giving, journaling and sitting in a sit spot – a practice that connects me to nature.
The sit spot routine is possibly the most important of my core routines, because it is the one routine which connects me directly to nature.
Nature connection is important because it helps us to learn about ourselves, but more importantly, nature helps us to find our quiet mind and tune into its rhythms. Our quiet mind is the most important ally we have in our work towards creating a sustainable future, because it is in our quiet mind that we begin to embody the other seven attributes of peace – happiness of a child, vitality and abundance of energy, unconditional listening and mentoring, empathy, being truly helpful, fully alive, unconditional love and forgiveness.
Peace is important when building for the future, because without it we will only ever create broken and fractious communities. Peace is central to our connection.