I was raised in an extremely structured religious environment. This narrowly defined my world view in my formative years. After leaving high school I embarked on some overseas travel and separated myself from this structure giving me space to define myself. The course of the next 10 years has redefined my world view based on my own experiences. This has not been an easy process as I essentially lost my support network of friends and family in this process. The road was lonely and fraught with many challenges. But I held a knowing in my heart that I was not destined to walk the path my parents and society have chosen for me.
So how do we deepen our connection to our true selves? What do we do to look inside and differentiate the truth about who we really are and who we have been told we are? I believe that my adventure into the wide world would provide me with some insights into gaining this knowledge.
The strength I found was in the growth and expansion I felt when I explored the new understandings of the world and my mind. I was fortunate to meet some key people on the journey that helped him to make sense of all the things I was experiencing.
So I embarked on a year of exploration where I could delve into the more esoteric questions in life and deepen my understanding of the inner self. This journey took me to Bali, Thailand, India and now South Africa. Along the way I have explored Tantra, meditation, yoga, reiki, breath work, the work of Byron Katie and living in an eco village.
This adventure has led me to develop my own beliefs because of the experiences I have had. These could be completely irrational or absolute brilliance. We never truely have certainty about anything in life right? So we navigate our way through this relational field and learn through experience doing the best we can with the information we have collected through experience…