So here we are finding ourselves in 2016 and wondering what lies in store for us. Sitting round the campfire at my New Years camp the conversations ranged far and wide - one of them about universal love. So how does that really apply down here on Earth? It doesn't look so great when I look too close at the human condition. So how can I find the light on the hill? How do I overcome cynicism and despair about the world? Universal love can seem a very abstract concept at times. Breathwork is a tool to help unlock the doors of perception into worlds which are less divided, less separate, less isolating.
According to Johann Hari, author of 'Chasing The Scream: The First And Last Days of the War on Drugs',
'Human beings are bonding animals. We need to connect and love. But we have created an environment and a culture that cut us off from connection, or offer only the parody of it offered by the Internet. The rise of addiction is a symptom of a deeper sickness in the way we live - constantly directing our gaze towards the next shiny object we should buy, rather than the human beings all around us.
The writer George Monbiot has called this "the age of loneliness." We have created human societies where it is easier for people to become cut off from all human connections than ever before.... for too long, we have talked exclusively about individual recovery from addiction. We need now to talk about social recovery - how we all recover, together, from the sickness of isolation that is sinking on us like a thick fog.'
Inspired Breath retreats provide the setting for us to truly connect to ourselves and each other.