the heroic first step

‘That step, the heroic first step of the journey, is out of, or over the edge of your boundaries, and often must be taken before you know that you will be supported.’ Joseph Campbell

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Nimbin Street Code

Be Kind… Life is sacred… Karma is for real… Love is for real… Nimbin, New South Wales, Australia

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Rosalia de Castro

‘I see my path, but I don’t know where it leads. Not knowing where I’m going is what inspires me to travel it.’ Rosalia de Castro, Spanish/ Galician poet.  

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Oprah Winfrey

‘When you don’t know what to do, get still. Get still until you do know, because nobody knows but you. Nobody knows for you, only you know the path to your own truth.’ #Oprah

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keep knocking on doors… the story behind The Alchemist

The Alchemist has been one of the most influential books in my life. I read it the first time years ago when I was traveling alone in Thailand. I’ll never forget sitting on the patio of my tiny beach hut, looking out at the ocean, reading The Alchemist for the first time. When I recommended […]

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expanding the scope of imagination

In my twitter feed this morning I came cross the brainpickings of the day, entitled: ‘Ursula K. Le Guin on Power, Oppression, Freedom, and How Imaginative Storytelling Expands our Scope for the Possible.’ No other book has expanded my scope for the possible than her famous ‘The Left Hand of Darkness,’ so I had to […]

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flamenco

A few years ago I was in Seville, Spain. I was sitting at a cafe looking over brochures for flamenco. I’ve always gotten very lucky when traveling, with locals guiding me, always someone there to help. This was one of those times, and the waiter looked at my brochures and said, no no no. That […]

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