Forget fear...listen to the whisper

Forget fear...listen to the whisper

How many times have emotions like fear held you back from doing something you really wanted to do?  Going somewhere you really wanted to go? Being with someone you really wanted to be with?

Fear can be the big dream buster.  Our unconscious mind sometimes stops us from reaching our full potential...but only if we let it.  It tries to protect us and keep things comfortable.  As humans though it is our natural path to grow, to keep learning, to keep evolving.  Without new experiences we will always in some ways be unfulfilled.

Abseiling and rock climbing...a lesson in trust

Abseiling and rock climbing...a lesson in trust

First time abseiling and rock climbing...a lesson in trust. 

I had wanted to do this for a long time but ever since I did the canyon swing in Queenstown which was a 150m drop into a Canyon a few years ago I have been quite scared of heights. I cried for 20 minutes after that. So was this a real fear or was this just bring up stuff from the past that I hadn't dealt with. For me it was the latter. 

Whilst some might say this is a logical fear it's abseiling and rock climbing for God's sake! For me this process was symbolic, it was totally about trust. About trusting that I would be OK as I leant out over the edge of the cliff and relied solely on the harness around my waist. It was symbolic of me relying on someone else. 

Lessons from Kenny the cab driver

Lessons from Kenny the cab driver

A few years ago on one of my first trips to the US, I spent a few days in Manhattan Beach in California. During my time away I reflected quite a bit on a number of things: life, love, living in the moment and loving what I do, no matter where I am or who I am with. It’s true, in every moment it’s possible to do that and choose to love the experience...