Just a few days ago, I taught my eighth workshop in a span of nearly two years. My heart brims with gratitude for the open hearts and enthusiastic minds I’ve encountered throughout this incredible journey. Here is a brief glimpse of the enchantment that unfolded at Castle Leslie Estate in Ireland.
In the heart of Puglia, amidst the ancient walls of the bride’s ancestral Palace, a place that bore witness to the legacy of one of Italy’s oldest and most influential families with its enduring legacy spanning more than half a millennium.
Every eligible person in the kingdom hoped to be picked by Prince Charming. No one knew what Prince Charming’s selection criteria were as he went from door to door. The criterion was arbitrary – shoe size. And, somehow, Prince Charming managed to skip all those hundreds of houses where he could have found several perfectly […]
Our ethical responsibility is to recognise we have a light to bring into the world and that if we choose not to, the world will be dimmer because of it. Our greatest adventure in life is to lift the maximum load of responsibility we can conceivably bear in order to make the world a brighter […]
Tragedy is not the same as hell. Tragedy is in the core of life itself (by design of the cycle of life). Hell, though, is misunderstanding this very reality of life as the world being against us. Self-imposed misery is what hell is. The world is not against us. The world is chaos. Let’s accept […]
Being “safe” (in business, art, life) is an illusion. One cannot possibly expect to be safe. The only thing one can expect from oneselves is to be metasafe. Metasafe: to be able to cope with danger/ failure/ death/ _________ (all the nasty stuff the world will inevitably throw). Once metasafe, it no longer makes sense […]
– Copy someone you admire.– But won’t this make me inauthentic? Before you can compose/draw/photograph a masterpiece, something that is beyond any previous memory, you have to first instil skill. Skill comes from grinding repetition and copying (or, better, imitation of) the masters until your brain forms new pathways. Why can’t we accept that Life, […]
Let people outshine you. Even better, enable them. Because then, you can observe and improve yourself. Let’s forgo the pleasure of complaining how stupid/ uncultivated/ unprofessional everybody else is. Whether this be true or not, aside from the temporary gratification of feeling the smartest person in the room, the reality is this: Being the “smartest […]
I believe responsibility starts with taking care of ourselves. In a nutshell: “taking care of ourselves today, in a way that will allow us to take care for ourselves in the future too.”(Such as, if I were to betray my friends today, it ‘d be left lonely tomorrow.) Yet, it’s not about consequences. It’s about […]