So Long, 2020

It hardly seems possible that we’ve reached the end of this year. I don’t know about you, but for me it was both the slowest and the fastest year I’ve lived through, so far at least!

Looking back to the start of 2020 is like looking through binoculars the wrong way round. It seems so far away; a distant time, far off in another land, way beyond our reach.  Of course  the reality is that it’’s really not that far away, it’s simply a trick of the lens. 

If 2020 has taught us anything, it must be to expected the unexpected, and expect to be less surprised then you would ever have imagined when it shows up!

For me, it’s taught me that there’s little that’s more important than trying to find a little spark of magic in each day. Especially on those days when catching even the faintest glimmer of a twinkle, seems utterly impossible and way beyond your capabilities.

2020 has taught me that small joys and pleasures matter. 

This year has taught me the true value of the senses, the parts of ourselves that we so often overlook as mundane, and which so many spiritual teachers declare as part of our baser, ‘3d’ ego selves. This is a profound misunderstanding of the senses which does us all a great disservice. 

This year has taught me that plans are often little more than confetti tossed on the wind.

At the start of 2020 I thought that The Sensory Coach was going to go in a very different direction than the one I intend to take it in 2021.

At the start of 2020 I’d  begun listening to other people instead of myself. I called my own vision into question, and got lost in trying to create something that wasn’t me. Which is utterly bonkers because the whole point of The Sensory Coach, right back at the beginning of 2018, was for it to be a place of integration for all the things I want to share with whoever feels drawn to listen.

As the 3rd anniversary of The Sensory Coach approaches, I’m stepping back into my own shoes.  They might not be the most sensible pair, and I’ll undoubtedly spend more time bare foot than shod, which may make for a few stumbles along the way, but  as we kiss 2020 so long, I’m recommitting to  taking the path less travelled. That’s where I’ve always found the greatest learning and adventures happen.

In 2020 that path got given a corporate make over, with the ability to pivot suddenly becoming the difference between sinking or swimming. We’re all traversing unmapped territory now, which I hope will turn out to be a wonderfully liberating experience for us all. 

Let’s meet whatever 2021 has to throw at us with stoicism, a sense of humour, and our senses fully engaged so that we can spot those little sparks of magic, even if they’re more often than not on the peripheries of our daily experiences.