Since I decided to name my website and subsequent practice, At the Practice, people have been asking me what the hell its all about.
Well, the truth is, as a recovering over-achiever (see About Me), I always had the idea that I'd practice at something, get better and better, until I could do it perfectly. After all, what's an over achiever if you're not a perfectionist as well. It's like a half assed job.
As a seeker- in education, philosophy, spirituality, science, psychology, self development, I believed that eventually, you get...THERE. You know, THERE. That place where everything makes sense, and things always flow, and basically you walk on water.
Pouf! And then I woke up.
What I realised is that true understanding of self and real skilful living, comes from more than having a certain mindset, it also comes from having certain practices in your life.
What things do you do on a daily basis? What thoughts do you routinely have? What feelings often plague you? These are your practices now, and many of them have come about through circumstance, through defence, through unconscious choices that helped you to survive. The practices that help you to live authentically, joyfully, feeling like yourself, may look different for each person, but they share certain things in common.
One of the main things that they share is a knowledge, an inside out knowledge, that your best, most self expressed, self empowered, compassionate towards self and others, self, doesn't happen in one fell swoop. While I invite you to my seminars, they ain't gonna do it for you in isolation. You've all watched inspiring TEDtalks, you've been touched by people's heroism in crippling situations, you've had flashes of insight, and yet...they pass. They seem to 'wear off'.
Good living...connected and aligned living, is a practice.
It happens daily, weekly, monthly, yearly. On and on. There aren't any shortcuts. It's a practice.
I welcome you to join me, At the Practice