One year ago today I sent out this signature to all of my contacts to show that whyrHymer doesn't take it self too seriously and no one is immune to human psychology, especially non essential item makers. For Halloween that year myself, my wife, and our best friend went as the dying economy. So this signature was right for the times.
Like everyone I was certainly concerned about all the work and money that I had put into building whyrHymer into a sought after line of fine furniture washing down the drain. But with this reality taking hold I also learned how ignorant most of the media coverage is of our society's actual pulse. I learned to look between the lines and see what isn't the most obvious. That can be unsettling at times. Living from the soul, as natural as it should come, can take a toll when you still believe in all the hype of our contemporary world.
What I started to see through my new worldview was a subtle awakening of our birthright. We are entitled to be content (not happy) simply because we can be at any time. I can choose to love typing these letters because I can, and realizing the brilliance of my body's ability to do something so complex when that fact is so easy to forget. What does this mean?
I am aware of myself.
Everything changes when this happens.
The Great Recession was my stork delivering new life in many ways. My daughter was born in our bedroom and I watched my wife become a woman in the deepest, truest sense possible. I realized the greatest achievements I will ever accomplish will be internal.
This is evolution at work.
This past decade of blind consumption shows us how atrophied our inner selves had become. People literally became owned by the things they thought they cherished the most. At least seemingly.... Maybe the majority of people will have found a new part of themselves as I did that will not allow you to go back to that old paradigm.
The "things" I sell are not necessities for sure, but what I try to bring to my work is an awareness of self that transcends my actual work and what that provides to my clients. I hope that my awareness that has come from pursuing the non standard life will inspire someone else, or at best, have them feel that they are supporting someone who has their best interest at heart. I believe with everything I know that people want to trust unconditionally, and I have such a great platform to provide that. My shoulders are broad.
I try to pass on my peace to everyone I can because it's not my peace after all, it's all of ours. Lot's of people have it. Lot's of people don't. Those moments happen when they are necessary.
I am grateful for my awareness of everything. Sundeep and Sonia, my best friend Toky, my family, and to all of the people who have supported me in every way possible.
I am trillions of small parts of you rolled up into one person. Thank you.
HAPPY NEW YEAR TO EVERYONE.