• Live under the New Rules

    The Map vs the Compass

    Remember Srini Rao from the last post? We’re gonna look into his “Map vs Compass” idea In his words: Srini Rao: “The map was based on where somebody else wanted me to end up.” Therese: “Challenges are inherent in ditching the map. And why are so many people afraid to do it.” Srini Rao: “Well it’s an incredibly difficult thing. The map has clear destinations outlined on it. Everything on the map is predetermined, so you don’t have to think, you don’t have to face uncertainty. Suddenly you are left to fend for yourself. The thing that a compass gives you is it points you in a particular direction. How…

  • Live under the New Rules

    Making Your Own Rules

    I’ve written a guest post for Awesomepreneur, for their “Harvest of Heartwork” series. I feel so grateful, I cannot write any coherent words. It took me a week to write, and it has my heart in it. I explore this idea of “making your own rules”, so that life actually works for us. What does it mean to live in the world today, where we all know that changes are a-coming? How do we prepare for it? I believe the answer is in working with our hearts. These are the new rules. And I believe some of us need to work by the new rules already, because we cannot work…

  • Live under the New Rules

    This Russell Brand Revolution

    Russell Brand has come out in favour of a Revolution. And the world seems to be paying attention. Mostly because it’s Russell Brand. I want to explain what Brand means when he talks about this “revolution of consciousness” because he’s being a bit naughty (ha!) and not telling you anything about how to get there. This “revolution of consciousness”? You get it through spiritual practice The whole “Working with your Stuff” process? Owning your emotions and your dramas and working with them? Leads you to the new consciousness. Yoga, mindfulness, meditation… all lead you to the new consciousness. Brand says that the “revolution of consciousness is a decision” and “decisions…