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comfortable with discomfort

Melissa (excitedly): “Ian, you are becoming comfortable with discomfort!” Ian: “What does that mean? Why does it excite you? And how could that be a good thing?” The lie about comfort One of the biggest lies we have been sold is that the goal of life is to be happy. […]

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Feel loved

I always knew that I was loved by both my parents. The evidence through various doings was overwhelming. Mom woke me every morning with a mug of tea. We always had sandwiches for school and home cooked meals every evening. Dad served on the school’s parents association and later chaired […]

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I love touch. The feel of the wind in my hair. Water in the shower or swimming in the sea. Walking barefoot on the beach. Holding hands. The warm acceptance of a hug. Along with sound, it is a favourite of my senses: http://www.totally-ian.com/love-sound-listening-connecting/ The Touch of Water I have […]

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Connection - Wandering about

Connecting: Places and People The two of the types of questions I get asked most frequently about all the travelling I do, are either about coping and enjoying travel, or about site seeing. This is not only from friends and family, but also from people I meet in the countries […]

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Listening to connect

I love sound. Birds singing. The wind in the trees. Gentle music. Waves crashing. The crunch of tyres on gravel. The connection I feel when listening to another. For the past few days I have been listening to the sounds caused by the wind. I’m beginning to notice the various […]

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Belonging to Self

Today I appreciate the mirror of others and self. Last night was the first PSA Cape meeting for the year. I realised before I went that I wasn’t really looking forward to it. It’s possibly about my current discomfort with my size. I was about to write: “discomfort in being […]

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Liberty - not embarrassed to be the goofy funny guy

Liberty has been a major desire in my life for as long as I can remember. Freedom from the expectations of others. From the inner voices of ought, should and must. Free to be myself. Liberation from the why not’s that have stood in the way of excellence, significance, and […]

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