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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…

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Three years later…

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

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

Wow.

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.