Sometimes people question whether another individual has the talent or gifts to guide them on their path, at which time, the teacher or purveyor of great wisdom is asked to justify their claim that their smarts are worth paying for.
I find that very easy.
I’ve had more problems than all my clients put together. My mum died. I was a street kid. I was wanted by the law. I survived so I’ve got great street smarts and therefore I’m gifted to be a very creative entrepreneur. I’ve had marriage problems, financial problems, emotional problems, mental problems, physical problems, business problems and I’ve had spiritual problems. And I’ve come out of them all smiling, inspired and gleaming with hope and enthusiasm for the future. So, I’m blessed with experience that works. I’ve worked with lots of people, been abused by fanatics, put on a pedestal by lost puppies and been knocked off by those same people, so I’ve got enough track record not to be swayed by rhetoric or rejection. I’ve also been educated, which to me means wasted massive amounts of time learning stuff that doesn’t matter in order to filter it all and learn stuff that does. And well the list goes on, but my deepest is that I’ve tried stuff: I mean I’ve sat in zen till my bum went numb. I’ve practiced yoga until i could see where the sun don’t shine. I’ve danced and sweated and been a welcome part of North American Indigenous culture and I’ve walked the far reaches of the Himalayas, always looking trying, living the medicine, being in it, rather than reading about it.
If you work with me you work real. You work with nature, with zen, with yoga, with tai chi, qigong, indigenous respect, metaphysics and tibetan healing and meditation. You work with business experience and loads of emotional problem solving skills so that you achieve one single and what I think, is the most important realisation in life. ……………… — “insert whatever you believe.”
Nature is the key. Disconnection from nature is the cause. Connection to nature is the mission of zen, yoga, tai chi, qigong – old clumsy process that can be sliced to the core (rather than studied for 40 years and still be a beginner) simply by getting back in touch with your true nature, nature, and your connection to nature. This doesn’t mean swimming the English channel or climbing Mt Everest, it means recognising universal law in everyday life. It’s not about conservation or preservation or beatification – it’s about meditation in the real everyday world of work, love, relationship, money, family – with a single pointed focus, a purpose greater than you.
Problems come and go. Do you learn or do you hammer those problems flat? People come and go, do you learn or bully them with passive or non passive aggression to remove the challenges they cause you. There are a million ways to avoid life. Eat them, drink them, sex them, own them, or shut your heart in fundamental organised religion and follow them. Or connect to nature, remember universal laws, get God, nature and universe on your team and go do it, live it and breathe it.
Yes, I’m not a spick and span speaker, not a professionally and appropriately trained life coach. I simply limp my life trying to walk my talk and in the process have accumulated some wonderful insights about living inspired, evolving through solving, finding purpose and being real.
Real – Reality, Energy, Attitude, Life (love)