Dear Fel­low Ad­ven­tur­ers

Living Now - - Editorial -

Golly – so many peo­ple are strug­gling at this time, aren’t they?!

Peo­ple from all walks of life are do­ing it hard, and a friend of mine the other day was nearly hys­ter­i­cal about the state of the world – only 20% of stu­dents ma­tric­u­lat­ing will be of­fered ter­tiary place­ments, there are no jobs for grad­u­ates, etc. – and what is she to do about it?

Re­ally, the an­swers are so sim­ple if we would only do what is within our own realm to do – en­sure that we are liv­ing to our best abil­i­ties, aim­ing to grow per­son­ally and spir­i­tu­ally, and not neg­a­tively im­pact­ing others.

Maybe that’s too sim­plis­tic for you and you want more ‘meat’… then read the ar­ti­cle by Søren Ven­te­godt ex­plain­ing how to be­come whole again, cov­er­ing what makes us ill in the first place, what we re­quire for heal­ing, and con­clud­ing with per­ti­nent ad­vice on how to seize the mean­ing of life – very pow­er­ful words.

Mind you, it would re­ally help if you stopped lis­ten­ing to the news, if you asked some of our ad­ver­tis­ers to help you, and if you read our ar­ti­cles. For in­stance, if you be­lieved the news, you’d be likely to be­lieve the ‘lat­est’ that we should not be say­ing that breast­feed­ing is nat­u­ral. Re­ally!? What is the world com­ing to? Read the ar­ti­cle by the good peo­ple whose ad is at the bot­tom of this page.

I sup­pose much of the stress of liv­ing to­day is caused by over­whelm and the per­cep­tion of time speed­ing up (and some of us even think it is a fact that time is speed­ing up, and not just a per­cep­tion!). Whether it is per­cep­tion or re­al­ity, it sure is stress­ful. So I am ex­cited to let you know that we have an im­pact­ing ar­ti­cle by Howard Martin of Heart­math fame about the rhythm of life. Both he and Syd­ney writer Stephen Den­ham have come to the con­clu­sion that the ac­cel­er­a­tion is of­fer­ing us a gift for per­sonal and spir­i­tual de­vel­op­ment.

Other peo­ple are stressed about their fu­ture, and want to know if they are fol­low­ing their right path of em­ploy­ment, or if they should change their pro­fes­sion. No, we don’t have an ar­ti­cle to say to you, “Look Joanne, you’d be bet­ter off as a chef”, but we do have an ar­ti­cle ad­dress­ing vo­ca­tion. The au­thor, Suzanne Cre­men David­son, gives us in­sight­ful and en­gag­ing ad­vice about how to awaken to our vo­ca­tion (and maybe a new one) in the af­ter­noon of life.

Re­mem­ber that we learn through painful ex­pe­ri­ences – they bring us to a point where we can no longer ig­nore what is hap­pen­ing in our lives or bod­ies, and then we sim­ply must grow to break through to a new level, as ob­served so beau­ti­fully by Anaïs Nin:

“And the day came when the risk to re­main tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blos­som”.

We at Liv­ing now are hon­oured to be able to bring you the in­for­ma­tion, or the en­tree point for you to ac­cess the re­quired tools, to be able to move through what­ever sit­u­a­tion you are cur­rently go­ing through and to flower pro­fusely.

With love

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