You know this state of presence by its feeling: aligned, connected and in flow. Sometimes our physical environment enables us to cultivate this sense of balance, ease and calm, which is why we intuitively turn to nature and other grounding environments to relax and reconnect with ourselves and the world. But, other times, if you adjust your internal landscape — your perspective on a situation — you can rediscover your presence, find more ease in moments of unease and surrender to the freedom of balance. Transitioning from a place of doing and into a state of being is at the core of this magazine, Being.
clarity • n 1 the quality of being coherent and intelligible 2 the quality of transparency or purity
Being still • We are all born with the capacity to be mindful. One way to practise this form of awareness is by connecting with stillness.
The path less trodden • We share six ways you can explore the world slowly, meaningfully and mindfully.
The beauty of magnetism • The ancient system of Ayurvedic medicine not only offers a wealth of knowledge on long-lasting health and wellness, but points to the true essence of beauty that’s intrinsic in nature and humans alike.
Creative spiritual living • We all have an innate ability to connect with creativity and express ourselves from a deep place of truth. Tap into your own form of artistic expression by embodying a sense of creative spiritual living.
warmth • n 1 enthusiasm, affection or kindness 2 the quality, state or sensation of being warm
Heart open, love forward • The heart in its essence is unbounded. Embody a way of being with balance, serenity and calm by living from a place of love.
The wisdom of wabi-sabi • Notoriously elusive, the Japanese philosophy of wabi-sabi underpins much of Japanese culture. And while it’s impossible to distil its essence into a simple description, there are many facets of wabi-sabi that can lead us to live more joyous, fulfilling lives.
Resting into awareness • Meditation is a sacred practice that acts as a reminder in everyday life to slow down, become grounded and rest in awareness. Discover which style is best suited to you.
Understanding your gut-being • Your “gut-being” is a unique organic ecosystem comprised of six elements that, when nurtured, enhances your overall health and happiness.
“Being” in a time of crisis • We all know the importance of self-care, yet it can be the first thing to go when a crisis hits. Here’s how to look after yourself when the world feels chaotic and unpredictable.
The nap renaissance • In the modern Western world, with our fervour for productivity and pushing through fatigue, many of us associate napping with laziness. But napping is an act of nourishment that can enhance your health and wellbeing.
Being on Country • Walking on Country along Tasmania’s Bay of Fires connects you with the essence of the land, inviting a new state of being.
courage • n 1 the ability to do something that frightens one; bravery 2 strength in the face of pain or grief
Going it alone • We explore the freedom and joy to be cultivated when travelling solo.
Being thankful • Cultivating a gratitude practice lends itself to a way of being with grace, joy and contentment.
Befriending who you already are • Learnings on the path to wholehearted self-acceptance.
flexibility • n 1 the quality of bending easily without breaking 2 willingness to change or compromise
Food for thought • Follow these simple steps to shop, cook and eat more sustainably.
The beauty of native • We learn about a passion for native and the power of plants with Vanessa Noy and Leesa Gibbs, co-founders of online store The Natives...