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Tag: transformation

08/16/09 BE WHO YOU WANT TO BE / Santa Cruz, CA

Trailer with lettering: BE WHO YOU WANT TO BE

This mantra starts with FIND YOUR VOICE to TRUST YOURSELF to …

05/10/09 Just Fishing / Sacramento River Delta, CA

trailer at campground

This weekend I went to the Sacramento River Delta with my friend, Bret, and we took the trailer. But it wasn’t the Mantra Trailer when we left Treasure Island where it’s been parked for almost a year. Without the sign board it was just a fishing trailer and a pretty shabby one at that.

Later in the trip I spent some time putting up new mantras on the blank walls of the trailer and once again it was transformed. See EVERY DAY IS A FISHING DAY.

If I keep the trailer for years to come, it will forever be the Mantra Trailer, even on holiday. From now on I will always travel with the messages recorded in the trailer. There is something magic about the words. They give the Mantra Trailer it’s voice and a presence that seems to emanate from the interior out. It has personality.

04/28/08 I CAN DO ANYTHING FOR 10 DAYS / Decatur, GA

Trailer with lettering: I CAN DO ANYTHING FOR 10 DAYS

04/24/08 I HAVE TO PULL AWAY / Atlanta, GA

Trailer with lettering: I HAVE TO PULL AWAY

04/22/08 Basket Ball Meditation / A.N. Pritzker School, Chicago IL

The basket ball coach at A.N. Pritzker Elementary School describes the team’s guided meditation before games and it’s effect.

04/01/08 Entitlement / University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

mantra trailer

After interacting with people all day I noticed that I was nicer and less demanding to the cashiers at Kinko’s, Smoothie King, and the Harris Teeter. Not that I’m rude usually but as a consumer I seem to carry around an inner voice of entitlement. It’s a voice so embedded that I normally don’t notice it. After a day facilitating the Mantra Trailer at the University of Virginia, I lost the embedded feeling of entitlement and noticed it’s absence. Like noticing silence after the repetition of a mantra.

I’m not sure why this happened. Maybe because I spent the day being open to every experience? Maybe from the careful act of listening? Maybe from being in the position of asking for participation? Maybe from relationship exhaustion???

03/31/08 EVERY THING IS OKAY / Durham, NC

03/25/08 TRY AGAIN FAIL AGAIN FAIL BETTER / Durham, NC

Trailer with lettering: TRY AGAIN FAIL AGAIN FAIL BETTER

01/01/08 Spaghetti Junction / Atlanta, GA

The Mantra Trailer visits Atlanta but not before getting lost on Spaghetti Junction. The I-85 & I-285 interchange must be an architectural wonder and it’s almost as fun as riding a roller coaster. The mantras used in the video were both recorded in Atlanta. Erika and I set the trailer up in front of the Java Monkey in Decatur on New Year’s Eve day and at a private party in Virginia Highlands on New Year’s Eve. Response to the Mantra Trailer was friendly, curious and diverse. This entry is dedicated to our most marvelous Atlanta host. Thanks Audrey!

10/14/07 SOME THINGS TAKE 100 YEARS / United Church of Chapel Hill, NC

09/30/07 OMNAMSHIVA / Blue Mountain Center, NY