Habits control us. Habits influence our every thought, word and action. Habits can even predict our exact geographical location 93% of the time! Step 1 in knowing yourself is understanding how habits work, identifying the habits at work in our own lives, and choosing one habit that you will stop or start during the workshop. First, we mould our habits, then our habits mould us.
Pythagoras taught us that when we "Know ourselves, we will know the Universe and God." Buddha taught us that it is "Better to conquer ourselves than to conquer others." Ancient wisdom, but far out of reach in modern times. Our world is accelerating. So much is going on around us, and there is precious little time & space to slow down,take a breath, and hear that quiet voice within. Understanding ourselves is invaluable, as the ancient philosophers remind us, but it's near impossible in the turbulence of modern times. Sam offers people time & space to better understand themselves using the Japanese concept of Ikigai - ancient wisdom for the modern time.
Variety is the spice of life, but sometimes we get weighed down by the competing demands of family, work, study, hobbies, global citizenship and self-care. Maintaining balance is essential, as is prioritising the various hats that we wear. Sam draws on his experience as a clown to teach the skill of juggling, before using the skill to illustrate tips & tricks for living a rich and varied life in a way that is both balanced and sustainable.