Last year, one of our guests was reading a book by Eckhart Tolle. I can’t remember which book – and it’s not important – I have listened to him a lot over the last couple of weeks and everything he has said is useful. Life changing. In a good way.

All of his teaching points you towards living in the only place it is possible to live: The present moment. The Now.

I’ve begun to practise this whenever I get a (ahem) second – and one thing I’ve noticed is how much more time you have when you are Present. It’s astonishing to discover how much time is wasted on needless and repetitive thinking. Thinking that is rarely useful and often untrue.

I won’t go on about this too much on this blog (even though it’s the most significant spiritual breakthrough, for me, for decades). But if you are coming to écovallée this summer, I’d love to talk to you about it. If you haven’t booked your holiday yet, there is obviously only one time to do it…

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A short post to celebrate the fact that my friend and former colleague, Phyllis, successfully raised the money she needed to create her own TV show through Pozible. (If you decided to support her after reading this post, a big THANK YOU on her behalf.)

Through the miracle of Star-Trek-type technology, we spoke to her yesterday at home on the other side of the world. At one point during the conversation, she and her husband Kym blamed some of their inspiration on our project. I’d just like to pass the buck on this one and pin the whole thing on Liz and Ringo.

We met Liz and Ringo through our daughter, who was a good friend of their son. We got on well. We even went to each others houses a couple of times. But only a few weeks after we met them, they said: “We’re moving to Spain next month”.

They packed up their life and were gone.

What this showed us was that there are two paths. You can either dream about what you want to do, or you can just do it. Only one of these paths ends in regret.