'As for you, you must risk everything for Freedom, and give everything for Passion, loving everything that your heart and your body loves. The only thing higher and more sacred for a woman than her free...
‘As for you, you must risk everything for Freedom, and give everything for Passion, loving everything that your heart and your body loves. The only thing higher and more sacred for a woman than her freedom and her passion should be her desire to make her life into poetry, surrendering everything she has to create a life as beautiful as the dreams that dance in her imagination.’ ― Roman Payne, The Wanderess
It all began with a new , more honest, readier way of listening, and right now I’m on my last official trip for this year, a little surprised about how I really got here. After a brief stint in Newcastle , mapping and prepping next years’ retreats (Bali, Fiji and Exmouth) kicking off the @thecleanyogi online detox, and mentoring a madly pro-active bunch of yoga teachers, I’m sitting on the plane to Germany to teach at the International Fitness Conference in Hamburg.
Decelerating and downsizing my life, in order to honour the intent for my work, my creativity and the need to be in the sea, has transpired more openings, opportunities and (re-)connections than ever.
All of a sudden there was a still-space to simply let it happen. Space for a willingness to take a risk, to say yes, why not, and yes yes yes again.
Sometimes it feels like I’m thrown into the deep end (fast), at other times it feels like it’s all safely spelled out for me. I begin to understand that everything you do, no matter what, is always worth doing. Yet it’s not for what you get, but for who you become in that process.
And I realise that not all accomplishments, all status or the wealth you gain through what you do, but the way how you do it and how you impact those around you is important.
Listen to the voice inside of you that says ‘Yes, that’s the way’, even though it’s just a silent whisper. Dial in often and it will become louder. Even though it is different to what others see in you. Become who you desire to be. Even though your mind will not justify it yet. It is the one to go with.