Are you ready for a turbo-charged journey of self-creativity?
A journey of thousands of miles begins with a single step
Feeling trapped in your camp?
At a crossroads unsure which way to go?
Writing your will?
I landed on earth in 1969 in Africa, in what was then Salisbury Rhodesia, today Harare Zimbabwe.
I was given the name Guy, which years later, after setting up From here 2 Timbuktu, I discovered meant guide or leader. So Africa not only gave me life but the meaning of my name!
My first nomadic journey was to Cape Town to take a ship. I was ten months old! Because of politics that i did not understand, my parents and I were migrating to England, where I was then brought up.
I am very fortunate - I have had five lives! Each life has turned on an event - my parent's divorce, my own divorce, war, burn out... Each crossroads threw me into a new African journey, each journey delivered a new direction for my life and gave me fresh purpose.
I have been a professional actor, a traveller, a guide, a photographer, an expedition leader, a campaigner for refugees, a leader of the largest group return of refugees in the Mali crisis, a dog trainer and guide. All of my lives and professions have one theme in common: nomadism.
My new mission is to bring all my lives and professions together to teach a philosophy of nomadism, help others realise their travel dreams, write their own stories and so become conscious leaders of their lives. The world has a crisis of leadership, and we can only be good leaders of others when we know how to consciously lead ourselves.
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AND LIGHT UP YOUR NOMADIC DREAMS
Itchy feet? Wanting to travel again? Need a new perspective?
Naturally you are, it's written into your DNA, evolution has programmed you to venture out of your known world to discover your destiny.
Like all animals we are a nomadic being. But unlike other animals we travel not just to survive but to create our purpose. To travel is the essential urge of humanity, and the source of our creativity: science, art, literature and religions are our species' journeys of self-creation. We are our own nomadic gods!
For the first time in our species' history this essential urge has been restricted on a global scale. Today we owe it to our ancestors and descendants to re-connect the world. As individuals and a human community we are, whether we like it or not, on a pilgrimage asking ourselves what does it mean to be a human BEING?
Where better to begin a pilgrimage than back in the original camping and stomping ground of our being - Africa?
Out of the pandemic, Africa emerges with confidence, feels the beneficial power of its sun, its plentiful fruit, its organic sustainability, the health, youth and strength of its communities, the resilience of its nomadic customs and traditions that stretch back unbroken to the beginning of human time.
A new era of African self-consciousness is dawning. Become a part of the pilgrimage.
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