Theme 2020

Holding to Nothing Whatever


‘If nothing is solid and permanent then everything is changing and open. Feel this openness as a freedom, a freshness and exhilarating vastness.’ Leo Babauta

To live like this is to be fully alive, human and awake: a ‘true individual’. A true individual holds to nothing whatever. They hold all views, theories, facts, feelings, identities and intuitions lightly; but this doesn’t stop them from courageous and bold action. The more heavy and serious the issue, the more lightly they hold it!

The challenges that humanity faces now are immense. Can we let go of our fixed ideas about the future, and fearlessly embrace the natural uncertainty that is life?
This openness and freedom of heart and mind is what can make us able to adapt and thrive in whatever circumstances emerge.