Can we re-learn to rest?
Deciphering the modern mystery of true regeneration for city dwellers.
How important is regeneration to you?
This is a hot topic. A widely discussed topic.
How many of us go through life
Slow is the new fast. Slowness is becoming trendy,
The need for real rest and regeneration is possibly one of the most overlooked needs of humanity at this time. And a need that is growing in our
Rarely, if ever does modern man and society give space for what would be considered real regeneration.
Starting in childhood human beings around the globe are packed into systems within which we are required to function and perform. In places like Berlin, the never-ending playground of attractions leaves the mind full and cartwheeling with impressions.
The body is simultaneously being presented with an ever increasing level of environmental toxins in daily life, starting with the air that we breathe, continuing with the foods that we eat (and not everything human beings consume today may even still be classified as classical food), and ending with the massive amounts of chemicals present in almost every area of our modern lives.
What would regeneration actually mean?
Have you ever really experienced the type of regeneration which allowed you not only to feel fresh and
How many of us have the types of restful environments that allow for the kind of deep rest which encompasses body, soul, spirit and mind? My guess is that very many of us do not even know what this could potentially feel like. Real rest, real regeneration has become an unknown.
The kind of rest we are exploring here is the rest that seeps into your bones, the rest that makes your heart come alive, the rest that reminds your soul of who you are. This rest looks like a glowing human being – it really does shine through, literally.
I met a woman in the Italian mountains once, she was glowing with health and vitality. Her eyes were sparkling. In our conversation it became clear that she had been living in these mountains her entire life, walking every day. The difference in her whole physical and mental state of being was palpable. One does not find this kind of human being in the cities. How can we recapture and regain a higher quality of life living in urban environments? At the end of our conversation, walking down the mountain, I found out that she was in her mid-seventies. She was shining!
The processes of birth and death teach us much about the whole thing of being human.
Our beginnings and endings receive just about as much reverence and respect as our value and worth as human beings do. We are taught that our level of productivity, financial
Daring to Stop
Daring to stop can be a pretty courageous and admirable
Creating space for magic
The deep rest and regeneration that I am talking about here is the kind that happens when we think we are getting bored. Boredom can be a good sign.
It is out of periods of “boredom” that highly creative projects can emerge.
Creativity, like birth,
Regeneration as a stepping stone to our dreams
Because we have been filled up to the brim with ideas,
Just as nature functions in cycles, so do we. Regeneration and rest are just as necessary as the active parts of life are. The question is – do we truly allow as much time for rest and regeneration as we do for the active part of life, and secondly, do we even know how to rest in a way that revives us?
Retreat in and around Berlin
Together with Simone Vitale (Musician, Composer, Producer, Sound Healer), Jaguar runs workshops and Retreats for Regeneration in and around Berlin.
During this 3 year
Jaguar & Simone re-designed the Regenerative work to be most accessible for urban living. Coming from Rome, Simone was familiar with this city living and had already found his very own unique pathways to find peace within the noise, remaining still within the rush and listen truly with the heart.
Jaguar runs a Women’s Clinic in Berlin for general women’s health,
Simone creates Mindful Music – Meditation and Relaxation Music, Inspirational Soundscapes, Music of the Plants and Music for Pregnancy and Birth. He is also a Sound Healer. Following the call for an ethical approach to Art as a contribution to our