Welcome to Life of Rhythm
“Learning to live a life of slowness, simplicity and sustainable rhythm, leads us to discover a way to live life in all it’s fullness.”Simon Black – Founder of Life of Rhythm
I’ve learnt during my lifetime that fulfilment, happiness, contentment, whatever term you choose to adopt, comes not from having all the freedom in the world or from owning more and more stuff, but from understanding and knowing “WHO I AM.” Knowing that I have a purpose, a meaning, that goes beyond the life I have built for myself, knowing that I am full of creativity and potential, knowing that I am loved – these are the things that bring me TRUE fulfilment, happiness and contentment.
Our society worships freedom, the pursuit of happiness through owning things, it seeks the instant thrill, the quick fix, not bound by constraints but free to do what it wants, whenever it wants to. And yet, if we are truly honest with ourselves, does that really bring contentment, real lasting contentment? It may for a brief moment, for a fleeting second, before it is washed away by the tide of the next great fix, the latest gadget, the must have of the moment.
Life can easily become too busy. And in that “busyness” we can miss those moments that matter, those opportunities to make a difference, those seemingly insignificant times that you will remember for the rest of your life.
It’s a sad fact that most of us journey through life, missing out on many of the amazing moments that each day brings, without even realising. We’ve sacrificed many of the things that were once so important to us – quality time with family and friends, taking care of our body, mind and spirit, and taking time to enjoy those things that once made us happy and feel “alive”!
And why? Because that’s the way life is – with work, kids, school, money . . . and the list goes on for each of us. But does it have to be this way?
Well the good news is that I don’t believe it has to be.
To be truly FREE, we need to recognise and understand our deepest longings, to pursue them with an intentionality that blurs out the constant noise of our culture, that embraces the truth that boundaries are good, to rediscover some of the ancient wisdom around living our lives with rhythm.
A life of rhythm ultimately sets us free. It guards us against constant busyness, over-work and stress. It allows us to explore who we truly are, the things that really matter to us. It makes space for creativity and for enjoyment of the simple things.
In a nutshell it aids us in living a life of simplicity, slowness and intentionality.
So that’s what I can offer – a way to discover a new way of living, a way to embrace life fully, making space for the things that really matter.