Water, nature, creativity, wellbeing and travel have been my greatest passions in life. I have been fortunate to be able to combine them all in various ways.
In my high school years, I delved deep into poetry, metaphysics, and philosophy. I was happiest in the library reading David Bohm or an Auden poem and looking at an atlas. Reading Krishnamurti at 14 had a significant impact on me. At the same time I was immersed in art and photography, and playing many sports, but one – surfing started to take all my focus. I needed several outlets to balance the artistic, athletic, mental and spiritual dimensions of myself. I found surfing satisfied the artistic, the athletic and the spiritual through communing with nature and the ocean.
I like to share that through the sessions, classes, workshops and retreats.”
I am spontaneous, and at the same time a patient and process oriented being. I see all of life as an ongoing process. So I am often looking at the broader picture, the process and also the details and how they fit, when needed. It’s a different pace and way of being. It’s not always understood, as our world tends to value the fast paced and rewards that come with.
We had the good fortune of connecting with Prue Jeffries and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Prue, what inspires you?
Inspiration and meaning are interwoven for me. Life – Nature is a gift and I am inspired by this. From my beginnings I have been deeply, even painfully aware of the need to lead a life of meaning. So how do I know something is meaningful for me? Do I feel moved by it? Is the movement of my heart leading me? Do I feel this visceral and cellular humming? These guide me, with a sense of knowing myself, of developing a good relationship with myself, doing my best with the working of self-reflection, and making adjustments when I sense I need to do so in areas.
“Nature and sharing nature based practices
are foundational. The seeds were planted generations ago. The roots started developing early in my life – and now one could say I am unfolding my personal Arbor Vitae or “Tree of Life”. We all have one, in the larger forest of life. How is each of us unfolding our Arbor Vitae?
It’s the curriculum of life. Inspiration is the nectar supporting mine – perhaps others
“life project” also. How do we grow into the very best versions of ourselves?”
Inspiration, and the places I find it, which means I do look for it each day, somewhere, helps me to have the courage and conviction to stay committed to what life calls forth from me. Even in times of doubt, or despair or upset that I may encounter.