I feel that my appreciation for the city grows with each day. City life for me is like a sort of divine dance: the days are like gentle cycles; each one characterized by a pleasant, subtle refinement of consciousness and well-being. The organization and structure of the city, though in stark contrast in essence with the delicious diversity and unpredictability of the marvellously multi-faceted beings it supports, provides a wonderfully stable and abundant means for the spiritual growth of which we are all so much a part. I greatly appreciate the shear access people have nowadays to a variety of interesting and wonderfully transformative techniques for healing and exploration of consciousness and spirit. I am enjoying immensely the unfolding of my life and I feel enthusiastic about the evolution of the creative process at large and the colourful, unprecedented and inspiring ways humanity is evolving!
Living in the city might be the highest point of human evolution. Coming from a village, then living in a small town, a bigger city and ending up here in Dublin, I can see the difference in possibilities one has. Whether you are Christian, Buddhist, Muslim or Hindu, want to do Yoga or Martial Arts, or listen to a lecture about many different spiritual movements, you can meet people who are on the same wave and can support your energy. That is what is so nice but so dangerous about city life. Spread your interest in between too many ways to develop yourself, and you may never properly use the one which is most suitable for you and that you need to put all your attention on to be beneficial. Don’t worry about missing something. Your mind is always bringing you to the places and people you can learn the most from.
In a city there is a concentration of energy more because there is a concentration of people more. Things and people in a city will mirror you quicker than anywhere else. Whatever’s going on within, will be slap bang in your face very fast. For me, this is one of the keys to a peaceful life. To understand that what is coming to us is a mirror and the mirror is only reflecting what is. For me, it’s very important to help to create a sacred space within a city. A place where you can find peace or relaxation, where your energy is your own, where you can find that inner throne and sit on it in a very peaceful fashion. It’s an oasis that we can keep coming back to, to clean ourselves, to relax, to take time out for ourselves, to just enjoy our own personal experience.
Spirituality is seeing beauty and love everywhere. It’s nothing to do with what’s outside. It’s all to do with what’s inside, because you could go into the city and you could see a tiny little weed growing out of a big ugly concrete thing and it could just take your breath away. Or you could go into the country and if you’re not in that space, if you’re caught up in your problems or caught up in your pain and you’re not open, you might as well be anywhere. Spirituality is also about people and relating to people and the little surprising things that happen to you. A bus stopped right by my window the other day and as I looked at the passengers, I wondered whether one of them might have an important part to play in my life in the future, but we just didn’t know it yet.
Martial Arts Instructor
The people make the city and it’s them that bring the spirituality into it, and then through their energetic resonance they draw anyone who’s on the same wavelength or on the same vibration into the city to experience much the same levels of consciousness. You get any mixture of people that come together and it makes a unique consciousness. It’s like a painting. Everyone’s individual consciousness is like a different colour and then you mix the colours to create a new painting, and then that’s that particular city’s spiritual stamp or spiritual painting. And then you get the art lovers that come to look at that painting and they’re drawn to it and so they go and explore the art that’s created by the people and they add to it. So in that way it keeps changing.
What I love about the city is the diversity between the madness and the peace within. You can choose to be peaceful or enjoy the city, the buskers, beauty of the parks, random days and random people you meet. The city and what you experience in it is a reflection of what you have created in your mind; no two people will see it the same. I believe that love and beauty reside in the heart of everyone, so that’s what I always see. If you think of someone, they’ll either text, or you’ll bump into them. It’s amazing and wonderful. Dublin is fab; full of healing and challenges; a great place to grow and learn as a person. I love the city. I appreciate all the lessons I’m learning here from others and myself. I also love and greatly appreciate all the wonderful, loving friends I have in my life.