Magic Mumblings

Why I travel
Why I travel
I am often asked why I enjoy traveling so much and why I started to offer retreats overseas.  For me the answer is very simple – experience is priceless. The first time I traveled abroad I was 20 years old – filled with zest and had an opinion about everything.  After that first trip I (slowly) started to realise that I did not know everything and all the information I had crammed into my brain whilst studying was theory and would amount to nothing if I did not apply and experience it in the real world. I was fortunate that my second job offered international travel and the opportunity to meet and work with a diverse amount of people from different cultures, background and religions.  During this time, I had an incredible mentor (not sure if he actually new he was my mentor) who said in one of the trainings … “give up the right to be right”.  I only really realised what this meant when I started to practice inquisitiveness and questioned in order to understand rather than judging the difference I was experiencing.   This came to life through my travels and experiencing the world.  Where, ultimately, its not…
Your tribe
Your tribe
I was reminded this weekend about the importance of having a ‘tribe’.  A ‘tribe’ for me is like minded individuals that share a common outlook on life, are passionate about similar things and about fulling you with joy, energy and support. I never really felt that I fitted in at school, it was a little better at college whilst studying – partly because I was party animal and this I what students did back then. I did forge great friendships, of which some more active than others currently.   During my working years I distanced myself from true relationships in order to excel  in my career, which I did very successfully. It was only when I started my journey with nia in 2007 (thank you Sally)  did I truly start resonate with this term tribe.  My nia tribe, both locally in Cape Town, and internationally offer me the following: A reminder that I am responsible for my self and my life is about me and my choices There is no benefit of judging self or others Be authentic Connect to Joy Surrender to the moment Expansive depth, love and appreciation for this vehicle I am in called a body When in…