Month: October 2012

A sensory weekend at the Buddhist Retreat

I just got back from an awesome weekend at the Buddhist Retreat Centre (BRC) in the sleepy village of Ixopo, Western Midlands in the KwaZulu-Natal region. A friend and I ventured up with no idea what to expect, just super keen to escape into the wilderness for the weekend.  The retreat was held by the lovely Yasmin Lambat, a pilates instructor and Wellness Coach who is passionate about the Body Sensing technique. Body Sensing is a a somatic therapy that uses a body centered approach to heal. It recognises the inexplicable link between our emotions (how we feel) and our physical wellbeing. “Our biography becomes our biology” – Caroline Myss As Yasmin explains on her website, “It works on influencing our fascia, the largest sensory organ in the body and our sixth sense. Fascia is a web of connective tissue that not only influences posture and alignment, but responds to mood, softening when we’re relaxed and tensing when we’re stressing. It forms part of our body’s intelligent network of communication, often responding subconsciously. Under physical and emotional stress, our …

Letting go of the absence of it…

In this clip taken from a Stamford lecture by Abraham Hicks, Esther Hicks explains the concept of instant success in living a Big Life. She says “If you let the journey be your goal rather than the destination, you’ll have instant success. The manifestation is certain.” “You’ve got to let go of the absence of it before the manifested presence of it can be yours.” Thanks Missy Tree for sharing!

Be Here Now

I’ve been struggling lately with trying to figure out what my purpose is. I want to do something big, something worthwhile, something to create change in the world. But what….? It seems most people struggle with this at some point in their lives, if not all their life. Yet at an underlying level, I feel we are born knowing that we have a purpose inside us, that there’s work to be done, we just don’t know how to access it. So ofcourse I have been researching and researching over the last few weeks and yesterday came across a book that I think just may have the answers, well for me at least. It is these words that really resonated with me: “Our purpose isn’t a thing, a place, an occupation, a title or even a talent. Our purpose is to be. Our purpose is how we live life, not what role we live. Our purpose is found each moment as we make choices to be who we really are.” – Carol Adrienne (The Purpose of …