The last 2 years have marked a huge change in our way of life. Many of us were literally thrown off of the treadmill that we had been on for years, and even decades, and forced to slow down, stay home, and find a different way to live. At the same time, the onslaught of news and opinions, often quite counter to each other, have left us spinning and trying to make sense of what is real, what is right, and what to do next. It was from my own confusion and questioning that the idea that there must be "ANOTHER WAY TO BE" rose in my heart as something that I now find myself driven to understand and share.
What I know so far is that this new way of being hinges on one primary first step, and that is for me to live from my HEART not my head. For me to listen to my inner voice, guidance, intuition, while at the same time tuning out all of the outside voices that are so willing to tell me what to do, where to go, what to believe, and of course, who I should be.
I am laying out a challenge for myself. I am taking a leap of faith that if I truly live by this first premise, listening to my heart and my inner voice first and foremost, that I will indeed find greater peace, happiness, and passion in my life. That by taking this first step, I will come to understand more and more just what this new way to be is, and how it works in the world.
If you are reading this I suggest that you too may be feeling the pull to explore another way to be and so I invite you to join me, as I share my experiences, successes, and stumbles. I am hoping for some new found wisdom, but I'll settle for some delightful people, deeper understandings, spontaneous adventures, and some magic along the way would be great too!
In the traditional sense, I have worked in the entertainment industry in Hollywood for 25 years or so as everything from a production assistant, to set decorator, to producer, writer, and in front of the camera as an actor. In the non-traditional sense, I have done my best to peel away the layers of stuff that were not really me, to find more of my authentic self, which brings me to today and this new adventure.
And the Magic Begins... Walking the Camino de Santiago. Following my inner guidance and opening to a new way of being. Oh boy!
30 plus miles. New backpack.new family.
Everyone seems to be searching for a more loving way to live. Less rushing, less stress. The Camino is a time to imagine and dream.
it is the unexpected that brings the most rewards. people looking out for people.
Taking time off the trail to just BE
On the trail after good chat with man from Canada
Simple magic is everywhere
I took a photo of the nuns polishing the silver carriage. I said Muy Bonita! They laughed and blushed.
Even though this kept me awake most of the night... It was spectacular
For me, finding a new way to be means releasing control, trusting my inner voice, and tuning out the outside noise.
I think that the universe is set on supporting us. When you flow with the creation energy problems are solved before they are even problems!
Look closely at this memorial to someone who died on this highway. Maybe this very motorcycle.
Most people here are rewriting their stories with every step.
Never too busy too stop and smell...
There is nothing at the finish line that I don't already have inside of me.
How am I approaching life...
Joshua Tree, CA
So close to the end. And new beginnings.