It took one week of yoga retreat for me to finally experience for a sustained period what I have have long 'believed' but had only experienced in short bursts or glimpses. I discovered that when you practice regularly, consistently and appropriately the distractions of thoughts and feelings really do begin to fall away and you settle down into the simple but profound experience of the universal peace and love that is your essential nature.
It was such a wonderful experience that I knew immediately what I needed to do. So yesterday I resigned from my day job. From here on in (well, once I work out my notice and pull everything together into fabulous hand-over notes so that the great causes I've been working on can be seamlessly continued) I'll be dedicating my time to writing, practicing, studying and teaching yoga and to building a social profit company the aim of which will be to bring opportunities to experience that peace to people working in places of conflict. Yoga and meditation courses in Kabul? I think so.
Stay tuned for more! For now I'm putting my head down to write while I can since the office awaits with a mammoth to do list tomorrow.