Somewhere deep inside, you know what your gift, purpose, and mission are. Boyd Varty, a lion tracker and life coach, reveals how the wisdom from the ancient art of tracking can teach you how to recognize these essential ingredients in a meaningful life. Know how to navigate, don’t worry about the destination, and stay alert. These are just a few of the strategies that contribute to both successful lion tracking and a life of fulfillment. Trackers learn how to use all of their senses to read the environment and enter into a state of “greater aliveness.” When we learn to find and follow our inner tracks, we learn to see what is deeply important to us.
April 28th, 2020 | Season 1 | 11 mins 43 secs
byron katie, clean pain, dirty pain, energy, hyena, running, sand river, scrub hare, wild dog, zebra
There is a weird metaphysical component to how life follows our stories. The key is to pay attention to the ones that cause suffering. What I’m sayin is that you have two options to become more aware.
Ask yourself what story you are telling about yourself when you re suffering
Or you can get into a hyena wild dog pack fight.
April 27th, 2020 | Season 1 | 11 mins 8 secs
abundance, book of mormon, community, nature, presence, quality, shame, stillness, success, utopia, warlord, wealth
What else happens when you get still is that you become aware there are many places in your life where you have not showered yourself in glory. You have to face up to a certain amount of shame in your own behavior that frankly if you keep busy you can hide away. To be still means that you can really revisit those moments. Even if you don’t want to it will come up.
April 26th, 2020 | Season 1 | 10 mins 43 secs
ancestors, camp life, elephant bull, elephants, feral, friends, kettle shower, leopards, mating leopards, parfuri, presence, stars, tracking, whales
My quest to track a big bull elephant has still not happened. It keeps getting interrupted by lion tracks and pegasus rhino. Still this is a mission that remains high on my priority list. An animal like that has presence who has walked the ancient paths of his ancestors. There are myths of elephants who used to frequent the eastern seaboards of Southern Africa and commune with whales. These animals exist in a conscious that is beyond the verbal mind. There is no future and no past.
April 25th, 2020 | Season 1 | 11 mins 8 secs
aware, mission, pegasus, present, purpose, retreats, rhino, st frances, tracking
Losing tracks is part of tracking. Losing yourself is part of life. I consoled myself with knowing that some of Londolozi’s elite trackers lose the tracks from time to time. St Frances said wherever you go preach the gospel but only where absolutely necessary use words.
April 24th, 2020 | Season 1 | 12 mins 35 secs
africa, caprivi, chief seattle, chobe, innocent ngwenya, kruger, lions, mana, okovango, serengeti, spirit, tracker academy, tracking, ubuntu
How do we get back to the spirit of life?
Ubuntu - I am because of you, you are because of me.
Your presence helps me be a person.
It seems to run deeper than that. Deeper than people, the animals, plants, rivers.
Get quiet enough to really hear the voice inside you. Follow that and I suspect it will take you back instantly to the spirit of life.
April 23rd, 2020 | Season 1 | 10 mins 47 secs
alone, boarding school, boy, compassion, dysfunction, intimacy, loneliness, solitude
If you would like to understand your own darkness ask yourself how you have hurt people in the past. If you want to understand trauma look for where you feel helpless, frozen and isolated.
If you want to understand shame ask what you are afraid to share.
If you want to understand how to truly heal find out what your gifts are and share them.
April 22nd, 2020 | Season 1 | 10 mins 28 secs
lazy, leopard, monkey, mystical, running
Waking up I felt no motivation to get out of bed. So I just lay there.
I thought of all the years I suffered from depression when I woke with the dreaded weight on me.
April 21st, 2020 | Season 1 | 11 mins 8 secs
attention, elephant, elephant bulls, felt experience, firelight, goshawk, meaening, spurfowl, termites
April 20th, 2020 | Season 1 | 11 mins 19 secs
ant bear, body compass, career, david rattray, david whyte, martha beck, shaman, track awareness, tracking, wet
There are worlds are information in our worlds that we don’t even know about. As I was walking past the ant bear hole a miraculous thing happened. A honeyguide came and invited me on an adventure. The bird hovered near me chattering with intense excitement. I was deeply moved by the collaboration between man and nature. I stood alone really feeling it, my own ties to the hunter gatherers. Unfortunately it was late and I could not go with the bird.
April 19th, 2020 | Season 1 | 12 mins 55 secs
buffalo, comparison, judgement, leopard, life, lion, psyche, purpose, tracking
I’m also aware of how I have objectified myself. We think of ourselves as an object on a scale. We should be much further ahead or I’m not where I should be. I’m talking about a continuous comparative dynamic that is structured into a culture where everything is automated and commodities until your own psyche makes you a thing and judges that thing comparatively. Just think about how you drive yourself when you are exhausted. Just watch what you do to yourself when you start duding yourself. Inside that mind all the dimension of person gives way to something terribly binary. Good bad, failing winning or losing.
April 18th, 2020 | Season 1 | 15 mins 38 secs
emily lamb, horizon, imagine, intention, masculinity, men, porcupine, simon bannister, wild man
What does it mean to be a man? It was often a question that seemed to be asked out of profound sense of something that had not been attained or out of the question is this it? That question is only ever asked in modern culture where all our definitions are from outside of us. Society makes us but what does it make if society is flawed.
April 17th, 2020 | Season 1 | 11 mins 35 secs
david whyte, lion tracks, miraculous, ordinary, raymond, roshi, storm, zen