More About Me
Location: Shaftesbury/Gillingham, Dorset, England
Occupation: Spiritual Life/Health Coach/Mentor EFT Advanced practitioner
My Philosophy On Life: Know thyself. Unto thine own self be true. Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. Love thy neighbour as thyself - but first learn to love thyself.
My Interests: Conscious evolution. My increasing fascination with how we do, or don't, evolve, and what that means for humanity, and more close to home to my children my grandchildren and on. Walking, communicating, exercising, eating more raw than cooked. Reading deeply inspirational books. Time alone. Music. Travel, children. Waking in the morning. Going to bed at night. Meditating. Sitting in the sun, and by the inevitable log fire in winter. Singing. Painting. Skulpture.
My Inspirations: Gandhi. Thicht Nacht Hahn. The Dalai Lama. Jesus. Buddha. Meryl Streep. Judy Dench. Richard Briars. Wonderful friends. People on the streets. The starving peoples. People who stand up for truth. Many and more.
Music I Love: The great classical composers, modern composers who write music, rather than a cacophany of noise. Ella, Shirley, Louis, Cole Porter, Nat. We are so blessed and have such richness in the world of sound.
Movies I Love: Music of the Heart. The Chorus. Ladies in Lavendar. Life on a string, Thrive - and many others whose titles I don't recall - some humorous, some tragic, some deep, some inspirational with their wisdom, some deeply thought provoking
TV Shows I Love: Don't watch TV very much, but I loved Richard Briars, the two Ronnies, and nature documentaries - and I'm sure others if I watched.
Books I Love: Can't recall a title of anything as I write, but many books move me deeply.
Places I Love: Being outside by the sea, in the mountains, in woodland, in the bush, India, France, Canada, Asia, Peru - so many, I feel so blessed. I am so blessed
Quotes I Love: “People usually consider walking on water or in thin air a miracle. But I think the real miracle is not to walk either on water or in thin air, but to walk on earth. Every day we are engaged in a miracle which we don't even recognize: a blue sky, white clouds, green leaves, the black, curious eyes of a child -- our own two eyes. All is a miracle.”
― Thich Nhat Hanh
"Everything can be taken from a man but ...the last of the human freedoms - to choose
one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way."
THE GUEST HOUSE - A POEM MORE THAN A QUOTE
This being human is a guest house.
Every morning a new arrival.
A joy, a depression, a meanness,
some momentary awareness comes
as an unexpected visitor.
Welcome and entertain them all!
Even if they are a crowd of sorrows,
who violently sweep your house
empty of its furniture,
still, treat each guest honorably.
He may be clearing you out
for some new delight.
The dark thought, the shame, the malice.
meet them at the door laughing and invite them in.
Be grateful for whatever comes.
because each has been sent
as a guide from beyond.
-- Jelaluddin Rumi,