Whoa, man, it’s been ages since I updated my blog. I feel like a dog learning to juggle and failing miserably at keeping all the balls in the air. My track record so far this summer and fall is more akin to a quarterback catching a football and running in the hope of scoring a touchdown and then another. Eventually, when I feel I can strike an item off the to-do list, I scamper around, gathering all the balls I dropped in the meantime. Hence, here I am, in late November, updating you on the goings-on since the late summer.
Getting a new website up and running is, as you know, a huge undertaking. My primary goal was to bring all aspects of my practice, healing, writing, and art-ing under one roof. Though it was about as straightforward as herding kittens, I can safely say that danylyne.com stands on its own now, with a few tweaks and perks still to come.
Please peruse the new INSPIRATION section, especially when you lose the plot—you know … after a divorce or breakup, during a confusing and overwhelming week with family, when confronted with massive challenges professionally—or are just plain old dead tired and lost in the pitfalls of the default world. I suggest you turn, like I do, not only to meditation and yoga but also to literature and art. Whether you are inspired by the indefatigable Dr. Sylvia Earle, the legendary oceanographer, and her campaign to create a global network of protected marine sanctuaries she calls Hope Spots; or your compassion is awakened by documentaries such as What Happened, Miss Simone? and Amy, both intimate portraits of renowned artists who dominated artistically yet experienced searing powerlessness in their personal lives; or you soar on the wings of shamans such as Malidoma Patrice Somé or leaders such as Nelson Mandela; or you roll in the aisles with Eve Ensler, Sera Beak and Tig; or you get all riled up watching The True Cost, a documentary about the clothes we wear and the people who make them, I guarantee that somewhere along the plotline you will find the thread that gets you back on your own track. Hop on the shoulders of people who make waves and stoke your eagerness, fortitude, resolve and the purpose you need to make a difference in the world.