20 years of service as Police Detective.
16 years of Meditation and Yoga.
Effort, strong belief, vision and a new baby is almost ready. F.R.Y.™, a corporation I created and direct together with Julia Long, is releasing “F.R.Y.™ First Responders’ Yoga. The Book”.
F.R.Y.™ The Method, is a much needed and innovative program draws from interviews with First Responders, my experience as a Police Detective, deep yoga studies that will lead injury prevention & specialised yoga, meditation, pranayama and other tools for First Responders, Dispatchers and their Management.
F.R.Y.™: Giving Back to Those Who Serve.
I did not enjoy failing, and that dislike put an eclipse on my motivation to succeed.
False self-confidence, over-personalization and a damaged mindset due to some painful parenthood experiences have sabotaged some aspect of my life. I dedicated it to my love-relationship and when that relationship felt apart I felt apart either.
My identity was unconsciously intertwined with my Police badge and my gun and my inner self – maybe my ego – rejected that condition. What a contradiction. I was completely off-the-grid and not aligned with the everyday environment around me.
When love relationship and what I planned didn’t go as I expected, I shut down, my body collapsed and mind went all over the place.
Fear is part of our human nature and I faced it many times in my life. Today I am starting a new chapter of my career in a Country that is not mine, with a new project that is requiring a lot. Do I have fear? Yes I do, but it is not the same fear as in the past. It is not sabotaging anything. It transformed in a boost for the motivation to succeed, the same motivation that was eclipsed by the fear of failing.
Transforming is the key. Nothing stay the same: we change, our mind change, our body change, situations and relationship change. If you are able to catch the deep meaning of this ever changing aspect of your live, you are successful as no fear will take place and no attachment will take place.
Be foolish, be hungry said Steve Jobs. I agree. I add “be love”.
I am completely against any kind of animal abuse, no matter if animals are involved in ancestral traditions that should change or medical care or vaccines or taste or fashion. Animals have the capacity to suffer and this is the vital concept to consider. It is not the ability to talk or to think as we do to consider nor the capacity to speak different languages or doing complex math calculation but the capacity to suffer. That gives to a sentient being, no matter the species he belong too, the right of equal consideration. Animals have the ability to suffer in the same way that humans do: they feel pain and pleasure, they have fear and feel loneliness. Every time you are about to do something that in such a way intefere with their needs, you are morally obligated to take it into account, to take responsibility of your no-animal-friendly choice as it leads suffering and pain. This should be the first reason to avoid any animal product. If you add to this all the environment disasters linked to animals exploitation and all the health risks related to the use of animal products, you have no choice but choosing a plant-based life style.
Do not take it personally, this is a fact not to argue about as we ALL are inherently worthy.