Many decades of many things. Efforts towards a life imagined. Somewhere beyond the life that exists. And then a momentary setting down of all that. Of the the relentless and exhausting game of becoming someone. And a starting with nothing. No-thing. No act. And from that nothing, something. A light from deep inside. And a change in many things.
I am in search of a few new homes for the Soul Biographies Inner View work. All the venues I used to inhabit ceased taking guests through the Pandemic. Forever actually.
Within a few hours travel of London (UK), Minneapolis, New York/Washington DC, LA/San Francisco. Other locations considered. Mexico for the Winter even. Actually the feel of the location is perhaps more important than its geography.
A friend of mine, Nipun Mehta, started a number of consciously disruptive ventures. Which have drawn the deserved focus of many millions. The ventures include Karma Tube, Karma Kitchen, Charity Focus, Daily Good and Awakin. I am in interview on Awakin on Saturday 23 October – 9am US Pacific – live, alive and delving somewhere deep into the visceral experience of what we seek is seeking us. A video interview. You are somewhere beyond welcome to join us.
I haven’t printed a ‘business’ card since 2015. I was never very good at handing them to people. I’m Inner Viewing (filming on stage and speaking of what is and isn’t happening) in front of 500 at an Entrepreneurs’ Organization event in a few weeks from an outdoor stage by the edge of Lake Tahoe, and thought I should print another.
I selected two pieces that speak to at least some of what I will be ‘pointing to’ on stage. Amongst the many mind-bending consequences of ‘surrender’.
We sat and there was nothing, and I saw you. We sat and there was nothing and I became aware of myself. This is about a visceral sense of self knowledge, where the time and space between any two people can collapse. Then what might drive your entire life might be so dramatically different.
Over these last few months there has been a quiet yet almost seismic shift in my sense of all of this. Certainly in my sense of what I must do now.
In many ways it is all quite simple. Binary in nature almost. A life lived ‘by one’, or a life lived ‘through one’. I first became aware of this binary nature whilst filming Soul Biographies, and noticing that words come from one of two places. Language was spoken by someone ‘to or at’ another in hope of a consequence, OR it was simple spoken ‘through’ someone with no thought of consequence.