This is a cup, or is it?
August 28, 2009

 

 

pictures of cup 086

 

It really all depends upon where you standing. 

To explain; at the level of language or more specifically the English language, and to someone who has been indoctrinated or schooled in the English language it is safe to say this is a cup.  However, it would be more accurate to say that this in fact is NOT a cup.  Why? Because the label “cup” only remains consistent to someone who has an understanding, perception and skill in the English language, this only remains consistent as a cup, if we are standing in the English language with regard to familiarity and understanding of the English language.

If I am standing in a different language, lets say French, it would be “Tasse”, Spanish: La taza and Polish: Kubek.  If I don’t speak English it certainly is NOT a “cup”, and if for some reason, a person may never have seen what we call in English a cup, they would not know what it is; it would simply be an “object” without a frame of reference.  In fact it would not exist for them experientially or cognitively.  Theoretically, what ever we decide to call a cup is also in fact just a label for an object and the label is not the object, the name is not the thing.

Prior to the word and label “cup”, this is not a cup. 

 

resize1

 

This is of course is only true at the level of language and is a very superficial example, but the premise remains consistent.  If we jump or stand in another dimension ~ let’s say the physics dimension, what we call a “cup” takes on a whole new meaning.

At the level of the physics dimension, the object we call a cup is not a cup but in fact a field of energy and information.  In the science of quantum physics and the English language, we could say that this thing we call a cup that appears to be solid and separate from all other objects is in fact NOT solid and NOT separate; while it may appear to be something called a cup, it is in fact not a cup.

In Quantum physics, a cup would be more realistically seen and understood as something made up of atoms which are in turn made up of subatomic particles that have been “labeled” with terms like protons, electrons, quarks and bosons.  While these labels appear to qualify and on some level quantify this object in language that we call a “cup”; while these labels may imply distinction and separation; subatomic particles and anything in the physical universe are not things or even particles, but in fact fluctuations of energy and information in a huge void of energy and information. 

At the quantum level, everything that is anything in our Universe, appears at this level and eventually becomes all that we see, hear, taste, touch and smell in our physical universe.  So, something like a cup that appears to be solid and real is in fact not solid and not real in this particular dimension or at this level of perception.  This cup that previously appeared to have an inherent existence only maintains its perceived existence at a very conventional level of thinking and understanding within language and the external world; things begin to shift dramatically as we begin to perceive, something that appeared to be solid, on the subtler level of quantum physics. 

 

resize 2

 

While a cup may appear to be different than a plate or spoon at the level of the human senses, at the quantum level those distinctions disappear; a cup, plate and saucer are the same, barring the exception of the arrangement and quantity of the impulses of energy and information “they contain”.  Prior to the physical, external world and the labeling and language of the thinking dimension, a cup is not a cup.

As long as your sense of perception and awareness is trapped at a particular level or dimension you will only, ever, experience a very conventional, very skued and very, very, limited perception and awareness of what you call reality.  This is intrinsically the source of not only your suffering, but also that of humanities suffering. 

Our senses deceive us by providing a very narrow perception of reality.  As long as we are fixated, “stuck”, or determined by one particular dimension, we will struggle in the potential we have of experiencing our full human potential and our ability to navigate any or all the dimensions that awareness has access to.  While we may “exist” in a universe with an infinite spectrum of possibility and colour, our senses by nature, conditioning, circumstance and self engendered perception, can for the most part, only presently provide us with an experience or perception that is black and white.

 

resize 7 

 

This is a cup?

But it is only a cup to the nervous system of a human.  If we are standing in or at a biological level of perception it is shaped more by our senses.  To a different nervous system within a different species and senses for example, this cup would not be a cup.  To the nervous system and experience of a Bat, this cup is experienced less through sight and more so through sound; primarily a nervous system that uses biological sonar called echolocation. 

Sounds are emitted into the environment, or in this case, cup, which then reflect back to provide information/energy as to the size, shape and distance of the object in the environment.  To stretch this idea further, to the nervous system of a honey bee, this cup would provide an un-discovered spectrum of UV colours and patterns, exclusive to the eye of a honey bee and inaccessible to the human eye; a whole new experience and world would immerge.

 

resize 3 

 

This is a cup?

We continue this exploration in deconstruction and consciousness by pushing it further into a field of ambiguity.  If I’m standing in the emotional dimension this perceived cup takes on a whole new perception for me as an observer.  It might be easy to think that an inanimate object such as a cup has no emotional dimension, assuming there is no one there to observe it.  But this cup has a story to it and as I engage the story ~ the story I have attached to this cup, I create the opportunity to add a spectrum of experiences, memories and emotions to my perception of this cup, that were previously unavailable.  By nature, I also begin to blur the dimensions of my experience together.  I begin to fuse or collapse the dimensions of the external world, with the thinking dimension, and the emotional dimension.

This cup was given to me by one of my dearest friends who recently passed away as a result of leukemia.  It was given to me by my friend Louise, as a birthday gift a few years ago.  You might notice that the word love is written on the cup in beautiful Japanese characters.  This is very poignant and significant to me on an emotional and thinking (memory) level, because Louise played such a strong roll in my life as mentor, friend and role model.  For me, she was and is one of the strongest role models of unconditional love that I have ever experienced in life, and this cup is a constant reminder to me of the blessings I received as a result of the friendship I had in knowing Louise.

We suffer greatly when the dimensions of our experience fuse or collapse together, our reality becomes blurred and we are no longer able to distinguish the present moment, because it is overshadowed by one or more of the dimensions of awareness; often, we become fixated on one of the dimensions alone.

We suffer where we lack the freedom, skill, understanding and awareness to experience or navigate any, all, or none of the dimensions of our existence.  To be human is not to err, but to experience the function, fullness and potential of all dimensions deeply, while also recognizing that our essence by nature is essentially beyond those dimensions themselves.  When we fail to distinguish between those dimensions, when we fail to appreciate those dimensions of awareness with attention, we deny those dimensions. By denying those dimensions they determine who we are being. 

Subjective freedom occurs when we master/surrender our capability of appreciating those dimensions by allowing our attention to be present with the fullness of those dimensions, where they can inform who we are being. Subjective freedom through multi dimensional awareness is the ability to appreciate and know experientially and inherently that Who We Are at an essential level, occurs within and beyond the external, biological, thinking, emotional or physics dimensions.

At its most essential, level the purpose of Yoga [Union ~ yoke] if there indeed was one, is to loosen the grip we have on our perceived reality, so that we might engage it more fully from the level of Being.  To recognize that for most, reality itself is a subjectively skued, selectively informed, trance induced experience, within those dimensions. 

 

resize 5

 

As we begin to “yoke” (“pull back” or “harness”) our awareness within the field of those dimensions is freed, to enable us to appreciate the depth and potential of not only that dimension but also the expression of our humanity that occurs in that dimension.  We, as awareness, are no longer trapped within a self induced coma of a particular dimension.  We are freed to be informed by one, more, or neither of those dimensions as needed.  We are freed to experience not only those dimensions, but also the essence of our Being, that lies beyond all dimensions. 

With each dimension of awareness there is a perceived story.  Most of us, our deeply attached to our story within those dimensions, we are fixated and fused to the story we been told, and told ourselves within a particular dimension.  We live our life investing time and energy, thought and belief, emotion and understanding into the story of those dimensions and who we imagine ourselves to be within those dimensions; there is a perceived loss of Being, as we  identify ourselves falsely to and as those dimensions.

Our story is always the source of our suffering; of all human suffering.  Our story is the canvass upon which the psychology of who we imagine ourselves to be, expresses itself.  It is a role, a bit part in a drama that infringes upon eternity and the expression of Being.

Sometimes; well actually mostly, we appear to lose ourselves in the story (dimension) of who we imagine ourselves to be.  We loose ourselves in the drama and nonsense, the confusion and doubt, the fear, sadness or even perceived success of a particular story, within a particular dimension.  We lose ourselves in the success, tragedy, devastation and limitation of who we think we are within that dimension.

The seduction of the story (dimension of awareness) is that it has both an upside and downside.  We imagine that if we are in the down, and we focus on the up, we will be able to survive, improve or change the nature of the down and the dimension, permanently.  In that struggle or success, however adept our failure, success or strategies may be, we only reinforce the self, we imagine ourselves to be.  We lose ourselves to the role player, who lives, breathes and dies in the dimensions and roles of who we think we are.  We abandon our true Self for a pseudo self that can only at best, provide us with the illusion of failure, success or change, in a dimension and world that by nature, is constant change and limitation.

Refining the role of who we imagine ourselves to be, immersing ourselves in that role, only further enmeshes us within that role.  If we don’t know we are in a role, how can we ever get out of a role?  As long as we continue acting as though we are that role, how can we ever get out of that role?

In the story of who we are, there is an actor, a pseudo self that lives, breathes and acts out the performance of a lifetime with all the rewards and challenges that any great performance demands.  Within the seduction of that story, role and life, we remain spell bound by its potential, hypnotized by the infinite distractions that can occur within each story line.  

To have the ability to move freely within those dimensions, allows us to be in a story, but not of that story; to recognize that we might be in a role, but inherently and essentially are not THAT role.  Each dimension provides a taste of the divine, but should never be worshiped as the divine or diabolical.  Each dimension of awareness can elevate or subjugate our experience depending on the degree to which we are aware of that dimension and the relationship that it has to Who We Are.

 

resize 4

 

This, is a cup?

But it is only a cup, depending upon where we are standing.

There is a promise; the seed of freedom lies in our ability to embrace each dimension of awareness with complete fullness of attention.  In the fullness of that attention we can investigate, inquire, question, dismantle, let go of, and move beyond ideas, notions, beliefs, thoughts, feelings, emotions, perceptions, associations and memories that presently limit the expression of Being, that dwell as concepts, within those dimensions. 

Established in complete awareness of the present moment we are free to navigate any, all, are none of the dimensions simultaneously and spontaneously, without need or effort.  We are free to step into the moment, the presence of our essential nature and the playground of eternity, and the once unnoticed background of Being, spontaneously shifts, to become the foreground of reality…

Q #6 ~ Ten Questions for a New Humanity
July 29, 2009

resize6

 

In January of this year [2009] I completed a small, self published title: Soulananda; The Essentials of a Good Life.  Within this book there is a segment called “Ten Questions for a New Humanity”.  I believe this to be a very important piece that has value, meaning, and relevance for those who are interested in creating a life that is congruent with their highest aspirations; for those who are looking to be the change in their own life and the world they live in.

My intent is simple, to stimulate a ripple effect by encouraging others to engage these ten questions consciously, mindfully, and purposefully, whether that be by journaling, meditative contemplation or direct dialogue with another or even within a group format.

For the next 10 consecutive days I will publish one question a day from Soulananda; The Essentials of a Good Life and Ten Questions for a New Humanity. It is my hope that these words may inspire you to begin or perhaps even deepen your own journey of enquiry into Who You Are.  It is my hope that by engaging these questions you will begin or extend your present conversation and connection you have with Self, “others” and our Earth, that it will spark greater levels of congruence within that One relationship.

 I encourage you to send a link from this blog to three of your friends or more who you think might be interested in participating within this conversation.  I want to invite you to post your own responses to each question when you feel guided, so that we all can share in the inspiration and words of wisdom that may unfold out of your own inner dialogue and vision.

If you would like to further support this initiative AND my work, you could also visit the online publisher of Soulananda; The Essentials of a Good Life; and, for a small investment, order the full colored “booklet”…

You can take a sneak peek inside the pages itself by visiting this link:

Soulananda; The Essentials of a Good Life

 

***

 

Changing your world, ONE Question at a time…

 

Can I listen to “my” Self?

Can I hear” my” Self?

Who is THAT One voice within?

The culture of peace and affirmation begins and ends inside us; the movement forward can only be elevated by the movement of our attention inward.  We become stewards of the Soul by becoming aware of Soul.  As we become aware and attentive to the One great Soul, unspoken words and conversations that we have within us are transformed; they become the guiding principles from which to live our life. 

A mind that is distracted by unnecessary things will always entertain, thoughts, feelings, emotions, perceptions, memories and associations that confuse, distract and overwhelm our subjective experience; our self engendered thinking becomes the self engendered suffering we experience in our daily and worldly life.

In our quest for new ways of living and Being in this world, we are eventually confronted by necessity to examine and investigate ALL core beliefs we have about ourselves and the world we live in and the “I” we imagine ourselves to be.  What lies have we been told about how to live life and how to be in life?  What lies do we tell ourselves that keeps us locked in the prison of our social conditioning?

The peace and affirmation we so desperately seek and need for a sustainable life will never find permanent residence in the form and phenomena that exists outside our selves.  It is only when we risk taking the journey within, that we will find the clarity, stability and authentic affirmation and expression of our own Being, which then corroborates and calibrates the words and conversations we need to have, without. 

Peace and affirmation are noble desires; their essence, foundation and core live in the values we entertain with regard to Who We Are. The movement forward is the movement towards a voice and Self that is still and quite.  It has no demands.  As we cultivate the culture of this inner connection with our attention, there comes a time when we realize that inherently within us, the One who is asking was the One we were seeking all along.      

Here’s the sixth question:

 

What unspoken words and conversations do I need to have or hear to foster a culture of peace and affirmation?

 

Q #3 ~ Ten Questions for a New Humanity…
July 26, 2009

Lilloet Lake 027

 

In January of this year [2009] I completed a small, self published title: Soulananda; The Essentials of a Good Life.  Within this book there is a segment called “Ten Questions for a New Humanity”.  I believe this to be a very important piece that has value, meaning, and relevance for those who are interested in creating a life that is congruent with their highest aspirations; for those who are looking to be the change in their own life and the world they live in.

My intent is simple, to stimulate a ripple effect by encouraging others to engage these ten questions consciously, mindfully, and purposefully, whether that be by journaling, meditative contemplation or direct dialogue with another or even within a group format.

For the next 10 consecutive days I will publish one question a day from Soulananda; The Essentials of a Good Life and Ten Questions for a New Humanity. It is my hope that these words may inspire you to begin or perhaps even deepen your own journey of enquiry into Who You Are.  It is my hope that by engaging these questions you will begin or extend your present conversation and connection you have with Self, “others” and our Earth, that it will spark greater levels of congruence within that One relationship.

 I encourage you to send a link from this blog to three of your friends or more who you think might be interested in participating within this conversation.  I want to invite you to post your own responses to each question when you feel guided, so that we all can share in the inspiration and words of wisdom that may unfold out of your own inner dialogue and vision.

 

If you would like to further support this initiative AND my work, you could also visit the online publisher of Soulananda; The Essentials of a Good Life; and, for a small investment, order the full colored “booklet”…

You can take a sneak peek inside the pages itself by visiting this link:

 

Soulananda; The Essentials of a Good Life

 

 ***

 

Changing your world, ONE Question at a time…

 What do you need? 

Why do you need what you need?

What will you do to achieve those needs?

Beyond the surface, are those needs any different than another?

 If we are honest with ourselves, willing to expose the vulnerability that lies at the heart of any need, we will ultimately find an impulse of innocence.  When we can remain grounded in the innocence of that need, by acknowledging and remembering it with our attention, the need can be cultivated beyond mere survival orientation. 

Peril and promise can be found in the present moment; with attention and awareness we have the ability to shift and transform individual needs to a level where they also impact and enhance the greater needs of the whole.  There is freedom and power in the innocence of every need; when we unleash that innocence by becoming aware of that innocence, we access the kind of freedom and power that can transform the greatest of our limitations; what was once bound, becomes unbound.

As we shift our orientation from the distraction of “out there”, settling into the quiet innocence “back there”; we re-orientate the nature of our thinking, being and doing to a new level of Being where all creation arises. 

At this level of stillness, in the ground of silence itself, the thinking, the being and the doing will naturally synchronize to an underlying unity, were all thinking, being and doing is inspired.  In the stillness of a quiet mind, the thinking, the being, and the doing, will inherently become the support of all sustainable action and need.

 Here’s the third question:

3)     How can I elevate the visions and aspirations I have for my life so they are synchronized in solidarity and kinship with all others?

 

 

 

The Wisdom of Happiness…
March 9, 2008

A Meditation master once said that the purpose of life is the expansion of happiness… 

Human beings have always sought happiness (pleasure) over pain.  Most spiritual philosophies warn us of the pursuit of pleasure (desires) and its consequences.  Some suggest that we must wait for happiness; it could be the coming of a savior, after we die, or after we accumulate certain merits or karma.  The world of spirituality and new age doctrines package the pursuit of happiness in colorful wrapping paper offering a variety of methods and practices that propose to reveal or deliver the experience of happiness in the here an now.   

While the narrative changes somewhat from century to century, philosophy to philosophy, speaker to speaker, the search for happiness continues to be the driving reason detre for most of the population of the planet.  We want to be more, do more and have more.  The words may be elegantly phrased or camouflaged as verbiage, but at the end of the day it’s still a choice for greater levels of pleasure and less pain in life.    

On the surface we may qualify our choices as missions, visions or quests; sanctifying the noble pursuits, while demonizing our addictions.  Of late, over the last ten years or so, we have been spammed to death as certain selective teachings of antiquity are now being disseminated to mainstream population.  Dangerous precedents are being established, wrapped up in packages of various sizes that focus on expanding the level of happiness, success and good fortune we can experience in life by providing us with various strategies that purport the idea “we can create our reality”, for the most part it’s all about being more, doing more and having more; a form of spiritual materialism.   

Don’t get me wrong, I’ve spent all of my life pursuing, clarifying and trying to improve my game and to some degree the game of others in our ability and quest to realize the perfect dream.  In fact, my new book explores specific insights on the quest of dreams, inspiration, passion and change!  But this is only one factor that will contribute to the experience and expression of happiness in life.  Unless we discover Who We Are happiness will continue to be a fleeting flirtation, entertainment for a mind that will alway want and need.  The best case scenario for “superficial teachings” that explore the being, doing, having paradigm is that they will somehow open a doorway for the reader/practitioner to explore deeper aspects of who they are. 

What I’m really interested in, is the details in the intonation of the narrative itself.  What needs to change for the most part is the focus of the story which has not changed in centuries; a conditioned belief that our happiness will be found in “things’.  They could be material things or spiritual things but they are still things!  What has not been clear is why we have been coached, coerced and commanded into the belief that pursuing happiness and desires, passions and pleasures at a “carnal” level can lead to a life of destruction.   

With the regurgitation of “we create your reality” teachings the line of ambiguity has become very blurred.  The spoken word of what can be gained has become more important than the unspoken word of what is potentially lost, unspoken words that contain the essential ingredients towards an integrated experience of happiness and Who We Are.  What is significantly missing in many teachings is the importance of having detachment while in the pursuit of those “things” and more importantly the “hidden truth” that there is ultimately no “I” that can attain or gain, that there is no “I” who can achieve or receive. 

Most people want to live in an up universe.  A place where there is no suffering and pain, where sickness, poverty and war have been eradicated from our existence and for some, the experience of others.  Failure of the mind to rectify the juxtaposition of opposites is the source of suffering for many spiritual seekers, the concept of inner perfection is not enough. For most, outer perfection is denied on the basis of a phenomenal world that expresses distinction and the mind which has in it an irreconcilable formulae of misunderstanding that will never see perfection in the coexistence of opposites.  The gift is not the experience of perfection, but in our ability to perceive perfection in the midst of diversity and distinction, in the up and down of life.  Our obsession with happiness, heightened only by the degree of unhappiness that is rampant in the world, often overshadows the need for detachment and the examination of the validity of an “I” that will get more, be more and do more.  What needs to be recognized is that the pleasure/pain dichotomy, the quest for happiness is simply a subtle expression of our nervous systems “drive to survive’. 

 Left unchecked,one might begin to believe that it is the “I” that creates ones reality, that it is the “I” that will gain more, do more, have more and be more.  What needs to be recognized is that as long as we continue to identify the “I” as our essential being, we will cap the level of potential happiness available to us in the moment, and in most cases, suffer.  We need to move beyond the “drive to survive” way of thinking, feeling, acting, doing, regardless of how “deserving” or “noble” the story may be. 

No “I” has the power to create, be or do things.  No “I” can ever hope to secure the kind of happiness that is so freely offered for meager prices.  Happiness is not a destination.  The be more, do more, have more trance seductively distracts our attention into a vacuous smorgasbord of delight and we lose our self in the mirage of the phenomenal world.   

I’m all for improving the quality of our life; I teach and attend courses that serve to create awareness around such things, but there is much more to the picture perfect life than ones ability to simply repeat affirmations with the hope that we will attract the perfect relationship or abundance into our life!   

Every one of us craves inspiration and happiness in life, but are we willing to explore the necessary ingredients that make up a wicked recipe for an integrated experience of happiness that includes all dimensions of awareness, that is defined by and grounded in Who We Are?  Are we willing to do the homework that clearly suggests that the “source” of life is beyond what we think, feel, be, do and want in life?   

To do more than scratch the surface of happiness, we must be willing to examine every idea, every notion, every belief and every projection we have ever learned about happiness.  We must be willing to embrace the authentic Self while we sample and embrace the pleasure and diversity of life that has been so abundantly provided.   

The quest for authentic happiness will never be found in things.  Happiness cannot be found until we discover more of our authentic Self, a Self that lies beyond the trinkets, bells, and whistles that so easily distract.  We will never quench the thirst for happiness until we first quench the idea that by doing more, being more and having more we will cultivate a happiness that brings the level of fulfillment we have been questing for.  

Here are some questions to help you scratch and dig a little deeper:  

How do you define happiness? 

What influences you in this definition? 

Has your definition of happiness changed over your life? 

What made it change? 

What are your top 10 symptoms of experiencing happiness? 

What three experiences in life would you consider to be you’re most important, memorable, or valuable experiences of happiness?

Who is it that is seeking happiness? 

Who is it that deffines happiness?

Who is it that is being influenced?

 And,

The most important question…

Is there a who?

  

” Pleasure is a freedom-song,

But it is not freedom.

 It is the blossoming of your desires,

But it is not their fruit.”

Kahilil Gibran              

The art of Renewal…
March 3, 2008

I just received this email question from The World Café and thought it would make an interesting post for my blog. If you are inspired by the question I invite you to reply to this post with a comment; something you feel, think, or have experienced around the process of renewal. I have also left some information about World Cafe at the end of my entry for those who are inspired by the process and dance of enquiry.

Enjoy!

Here is the context and question:

As you read this question, the process of renewal is occurring in communities, cities, businesses and organizations where we work and live all over the world.

What role does renewal play in addressing the challenges of the world today?

…While this question tempts me to look “out there” for a response, training and a touch of obsession requires me to look “in here”, as ~ inside myself, in order to fully respond with integrity to this enquiry. There is no doubt that many circumstances, situations and challenges exist in the world today that are screaming for renewal. Renewal is a very nice word. I would be more inclined to say overhaul ~ but I’ll play by the rules, this time…

: )

Nature thrives on the element of renewal. Nature sustains itself on allowing the natural process of renewal to exist and flourish at every level of its expression. Whether we look to the seasons, night or day or the rhythms of our physiology, the element of renewal appears to be threaded as a need into the pulse of all life and humanity. Most human beings have lost touch with the renewal that naturally exists as a result of having an intimate relationship with nature, both inwardly and outwardly. Most human beings crave for the inherent sustainability that unfolds effortlessly as a result of Being in alignment with nature, with Self, with renewal.

To reignite the fire of renewal on the outside, we must first cultivate it on the inside. To be connected to our inner nature, allows us to connect to and respond successfully to the forms and phenomena of our extended outer nature. I want to be clear that I’m not suggesting in any way we ignore the compassionate pleas of humanity or the Earth on the outside. We need to pursue the calls of our compassionate attention, to the needs of all mankind including the Earth. We just need to be clear were the source of our greatest challenges lie. I imagine that if the entire population of the earth were eliminated in the twinkling of an eye, the planet would easily thrive without the need of our attendance, within a few decades. When we come from a place clarity rather than confusion; when we express from a place of creative freedom, our choices will be then informed by our inner wisdom, rather than determined by our outer reasoning.

Personal renewal, Self renewal, psychological, emotional, and “Spiritual” renewal, is the platform and foundation for all the social, environmental, or political renewal we could ever want, need or desire in life. In my own life and through the observation of the lives of others over years, I have scene the impact of applying or neglecting the practice of Self renewal or Self care on ones life. Through experience (pain and suffering) I have learned that my entire life will be a process of learning and practicing Self renewal in order for me to continue from a place of inspiration, balance and joy, while also having the energy, passion and commitment to move out into the world to serve, where my gifts and talents are uniquely received. When I can take care of my own needs first, I’ll be more inspired and renewed to take care of the needs of others.

While I may not have the bells and whistles that most might say are the signs of successful living, I feel very full! I have lived my life pursuing the gifts, talents and hunger for inner inspiration and have reached a place where an endless supply of contentment is available for the sharing and service to others. It’s not always been this way, and I know that with neglect or inattention I can quickly lose the momentum of this state. The practice of personal renewal, whether that be daily meditation, a daily abhyanga (self massage), walks in nature, creativity, surrounding myself with people that nurture and inspire me or pursuing the dreams and visions I have for my life, all are my own favorite (learned) ways to engage actively the experience, expression and application of renewal in my life.

I think I can say with confidence and without the need of studies, statistics, or polls that when enough of the planet has learned the method and magic of Self renewal, there will be a time where we will wake up one fine morning and the world and our life, will have changed forever…

About World Café Europe…

We are an emerging group of engaged individuals from all over Europe who are committed to contribute to the on-going development of the WORLD CAFÉ by providing forums to try out new approaches in real-life environments.

All of our efforts are designed to foster a new culture of conversation among organizations, businesses and people from all walks of life. Through the use of various forms of communication, World Café Europe would like to provide opportunities for individuals to become active participants in conversations. We hope that through their participation, these individuals will experience a deep exchange of knowledge with one another and feel empowered to explore the potential of collective intelligence to address the questions that matter for Europeans today and in the future.

For more information:

http://www.theworldcafe.com/

http://www.theworldcafe-europe.net/frontend/index.php

%d bloggers like this: