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The Art Of Listening To Life

LIFE IS NOISY

As urban human beings cluttered together in artificial cities and dwellings, we tend to live surrounded by noise.

The drills of the pesky roadworks just outside your bedroom window; the beep of the overground train as the door closes on your backpack; or the high pitch of the dubstep-techno-remix playing through the maxed-out earphones of the angry-looking youth sat next to you on the bus.

Noisy, for sure. It's so easy to get distracted by the constant activity, the milling of people, the chatter of the world. So easy to become hypnotised by. So easy to get lost in.

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Sweet Release: How To Find Freedom From The Voices Within

I used to be very strict with myself. Like a stern teacher or parent, I would always reprimand myself for what I wasn't, what I did wrong, what wasn't correct. I would shout and scream and throw internalised tantrums, or sigh with melancholy and despair at my failings. I was trying hard to stay within the mental picture I had of my life. Of how I should be acting, talking, moving, dressing. Whenever I felt like I had messed up, stepped out of line, or said or done the wrong thing, I would experience a storm of self-judgment, self-hatred, self-destruction. Sometimes loud and clear, sometimes subtle and manipulative, from the angry "There, you see, you've done it again" to the sad "You'll never change, that's just who you are".

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Are You Ready To Blossom?

When a rose comes to blossom, it must first take the time to plant its roots and ground itself before growing strong and beautiful. And only once it has gone through a whole transformation process, from seed to rose, does it open up - at exactly the right time for it. At the precise, perfect, divine time for it.

Our own journeys are a bit like these roses: when we align ourselves with the life and wisdom within us, we must undergo a transformation process. We must let go of our old structures; our old identities that want to keep us safe and secure.

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Why Changing The World Starts With You

Yesterday as I was walking along Oxford Street, I came across someone standing outside a McDonalds, armed with a megaphone and shouting at all the passers-by of the evil nature of their food and ethics. Now, don't get me wrong, I am in no way a supporter of the fast food chain - despite having had my fair share of Maccy D's in the past - but their was something strangely disconnected about his presence, his energy, his words and his message.

As I walked past, my body wanted to get as far away as possible from him, without even listening to more than a few words of what he had to say.

Why? Because all I could feel from him was his fear and his anger, projected onto others with incredible force and dominance.

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Intuitive Eating: How To Use Your Own GPS

"What's your current approach to eating?"

Yesterday a friend of mine asked me this small yet powerful question. A question that took me by surprise, and opened a few realisations and new exciting explorations.

It made me see just how far I've come. How much my understanding of myself and my body have changed. How much of a shift has happened between my old way of thinking and my current approach. And how much easier and healthier my life has become.

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