On our recent visit to Egypt the main theme of the trip was courage and more specifically fearlessness. Of course being us there was never a dull moment. We practised diligently this simple exercise: whenever there is a choice, choose the unknown, the risky, the dangerous, the insecure and you will not be at a loss. This we certainly did in abundance . From doing this exercise our growth and self esteem has taken a huge surge.
Courage is risking the known for the unknown, the familiar for the unfamiliar, the comfortable for the uncomfortable. There is never a way to know whether you will be able to make it or not. It is gambling, but only the gamblers know what life is. The fears are there, but if you go on accepting the challenge again and again, slowly those fears disappear.
We had the most risky, uncomfortable trip abroad we have had so far. However we have came home shiny eyed, feeling super alive with an overwhelming tranquillity. Wow!! Our recommendation – live life with fearlessness.
Over the last few months I have worked with many clients who are deeply troubled in their relationships. Some having affairs, some wanting excitement and others who have been cheated on, as they see it. Relationships are a huge topic. Emotional turmoil leads to various addictions, suicidal thoughts, revenge, blame, dominance, control and disrespect. All equal very unhealthy relationships. In my opinion society has a huge part in this warped and antiquated perspective. Relationships become full of politics with no sense of real values.
Most addictions come from being unauthentic, trying to please – not accepting humanity with all its weaknesses. Everybody is here to learn, no one is perfect, everyone has lessons to learn, this is guaranteed. This is called being human.
Being with someone is a tremendous learning, in particular when aware. Awareness is key – forgiveness and understanding.
When you meet someone out of freedom, explore each other, experience the mirror of your consciousness in relations, see your reflection, there is no need to hang around each others neck. A world completely free from any contracts between man and woman is immensely lovely, beautiful, interesting and most of all alive.
If your relationship becomes a legal affair, husband and wife, then burden, bondage, and having to fit in with each other becomes a way of surviving. My idea of a healthy happy relationship is to have your individuality and be totally free from each other, and yet be in love. And really to be totally different in your individuality creates the best possibility of love.
Why have the scraps when you can have a banquet?
Artistically misunderstood, sarcastically known as the most famous widow in the world and blamed as the catalyst for the breakup of the most famous music group of all time, Yoko Ono in reality is an uncompromising artistic visionary who was already an avant-garde superstar before she met John Lennon. Today, Yoko is finally recognized as an influential artist who pushes the boundaries of the art, film, music and theatre media as well as being a peace activist and philanthropist.
I find her one of the most inspiring women in today’s world. She has always been my interpretation of a free spirit. At 80 yrs old her youthfulness and vibrancy represents everything she is about.
Yoko very much does exactly what she wants to, regardless of her critics. In my opinion how she expresses herself through her work and personal life is quite remarkable.
Having lived most of my life trying to avoid the critics and fit in with society, very unsuccessfully, I now live my life according to what I feel is right, for me. It is nice to know that the small numbers of individuals that live like this too are hugely influential and triumphant.
At MawdsLeigh we hugely encourage freedom of spirit, regardless of the consequences!!!
The person who is trying to get answers himself will have to knock on each of the doors; and all the doors don’t lead to the truth. There is only one door in those thousands of doors which leads to the truth. A man walking alone will have to depend on some coincidence that he happens to knock on the right door; otherwise he will have to eliminate all the wrong doors by knocking on them, finding that they are not the right one, until finally all wrong doors are eliminated, and only the right one is left.
This can take thousands of lives. The journey will be infinitely long – so long that the courageous man may lose courage; the intelligent man may get fed up with all that. And rather than reaching the goal, he may turn his back on the whole path of realisation.
Yes, it is possible without help, but the difficulties are tremendous. MawdsLeigh does not lead you to the truth, because we have already travelled the arduous path: we have already found the right door, the right method. We can help you to eliminate the wrong doors.
In other words the function of MawdsLeigh is not to give you the truth but to make you aware what is false, to make you aware what is not truth. We cut your journey down to the shortest possible way.
Is quite an anomaly, to most. This week I experienced no water in the house, on phoning Scottish water it was not their problem, nor the councils, I had to find the title deeds to the house, I found out a nearby farm had the mains. After speaking with the farm they told us the council had burst a pipe and had been informed. After phoning the council back they asked if I could go out and find the road that the pipe had burst just to make sure it was their responsibility, after thinking I was onto some alien on a different planet, they then said they would take a note of this and find out what had happened. By the way, I am glad I am didn’t drop everything and go investigate a problem that was not my responsibility. Next call 10 minutes later roads department phoned to say they had just been made aware that they had burst the pipe, they hadn’t realised, could we phone or pop in and let our neighbours know what was happening again I could not believe what I was hearing, after suggesting this was their job not mine I recommended they make a note of this at their main switchboard to inform neighbours when they phoned in…
In my opinion, this is quite common in particular with BT and Sky it would appear no one wants to take responsibility. This is the tip of the iceberg, in society. It’s scary the culture we live in – everyone wants to blame everyone else.
Having been like all of the above at various points in my life, and having had very painful lessons regards my irresponsibility I now relish my new found translation of being responsible. To me, you are responsible to your inner being. Responsibility is freedom!
Responsibility is the idea that Now I have become a mature person. I should take everything in my own hands and start living the way it arises in me. Immediately I do this I feel a great strength. Guilt makes you feel weak: responsibility makes you feel strong. Responsibility gives empowerment again, confidence, trust.
In everything I do, I believe responsibility means the capacity to respond to life situations according to what my heart feels, not according to anybody else. When you start feeling that, you become an individual. Then you stand on your own feet.
And remember, if you stand on your own feet, then only one day will you be able to walk without feet and fly without wings, if not you never will. Responsibility is freedom…
It has been a while since I have blogged, many challenges, many lessons learned, many insights – what a journey. How tremendous life is in awareness. I spoke with a client yesterday that I had worked with quite a few years ago. She was heavily into drugs, alcohol misery and pain. The transformation in her state of mind is an inspiration to me. She is now working in the beauty industry, very successfully. Has been working on many relationships that she thought were beyond repair and has started talking openly with others about her addictions and abuse – something she defied herself of for a long time, knowing deep inside it would help her as well as others. What a miracle. Thank you for our phone call, as she said “although I am still working through my years of abuse, I have never been so fulfilled, so welcoming of any situation, as I know I have the strength to work through it all without using or picking up. What a revelation. I couldn’t have done this without MawdsLeigh”. Well we wouldn’t be here without courageous people like you!!! Any questions just ask!!!