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To save the world outside, we must start with the world inside

In Uncategorized on February 7, 2019 at 1:07 pm

Indulge me, if you will, while I explain what on earth I have been doing for the last three years. You may find some of this uncomfortable – and that’s OK.

When I wrote the post before last, I was in crisis. My relationship with the mother of my children had come to an end the previous September. I had been alcohol and THC free since the New Year, having discovered I could out-consume everyone I knew. (Yes, even Simon. You don’t know Simon, but if you did, you’d be rightfully alarmed.) The planet-friendly family yurt camp business I had spent many years building had past its peak. And I had absolutely no idea what I was going to do next.

[IMPORTANT ASIDE: In the depth of my crisis, a friend gave me two important books. They were The Power of Now, by Eckhart Tolle and Autobiography of a Yogi, by Paramahansa Yogananda. The second one may be a bit out there for you – and it takes a couple of days just to pronounce his name properly – but if you haven’t read the first, get hold of a copy immediately. You, or someone you love, will need it in the months ahead. While you’re at it, pick up Tolle’s A New Earth, too. END OF ASIDE]

[UNEXPECTED SECOND ASIDE: From the first of January 2016, I had started a regular meditation practice, and begun to dabble in yoga. ENDS.]

My old life continued to dissolve. I was given a new client by an old colleague, but the company closed as soon as I finished my first job for them. The country of my birth, which I previously thought was civilised, allegedly voted to leave the European Union. Donald Trump was installed as president of the US, fatally weakening the credibility of the entire English-speaking world. And ecological collapse gathered pace at frightening speed.

I was OK though. I was meditating through it all. I was reading useful books and watching useful videos. I accepted that planet Earth was on course for a titanic disaster and there was little I could do to help. Remembering every disaster needs an orchestra, I put my attention on my other core skill – music – and have been performing through southwest France. Here’s my website to show I take this quite seriously. You may even see me on TV again, in the UK, this spring.

But that’s not important right now.

Right now, the world is entering a stage of chaos that will seem overwhelming. We will see horrors never previously imagined. And playing beautiful songs is not enough. Not when heroes like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Greta Thunberg are showing what an impact one person can make.

So I am coming out of the woods.

I am dedicating my mind, body and spirit to healing our horrifically damaged home.

Yes, I can do little. But the little I can do, I will.

On the other side of this darkness is a brighter, healthier, even more beautiful world.

It exists already and does not require belief. (I’ll try and explain this later.)

It’s up to us, together, to bring it about.

So – let’s get to work.


PS You can have a direct impact on the world outside – right now – just by putting your attention on a single breath. More on this tomorrow.

PPS I forgot to explain why, according to yesterday’s post, the three-year gap was amazing. Because on February 5th this year, I started working with a lovely new client. More on them later…

Three years later…

In Uncategorized on February 6, 2019 at 9:24 pm

The last post on this blog was three years ago yesterday.


I’ll tell you why that’s amazing tomorrow.

Back in business

In Announcements, Uncategorized on December 13, 2012 at 12:28 pm

Here’s something I didn’t expect to write a week ago: I am now available for strictly ethical copywriting projects worldwide. If you can deal with a supplier who’s based in a yurt in the middle of the French countryside, please get in touch. I promise the countless advantages of creating from here will be reflected in my work.

You can email in the first instance to alex(at)ecovallee(dot)com.

I don’t carry a smart phone, so don’t worry if it takes a few minutes to respond. I’m probably feeding the chickens.