The Second Flowering


‘The first flowering is free. The second flowering you must work for.’(Based on the Japanese Philosopher Zeami Motokiyo)

‘The Second Flowering’ – a structured guide to turning dreams into reality.

Most of us take our first steps into the world of work without much thought. We make decisions when we’re too young to know what we want because we’ve not yet realised who we are. We try to please other people – family, peers, ‘society’.

We study a course, learn skills, take a job, to satisfy or impress other people – parents, friends or school. We seek security. We want to take our place in the world as an adult.

After a while we see reality standing right in front of us. Sometimes it’s a rude shock.

What we’ve achieved through this first flowering of our career is not enough. The first few pay cheques are great – but a lifetime of slowly increasing income barely keeping pace with inflation? The stability of having a job turns into feeling stuck. The ‘security’ of employment meets the reality of economics – your job could disappear overnight if that’s the way things go. Being sensible doesn’t seem so sensible anymore.

It’s then you start to hear that inner voice which – when you were younger – told you to create, make art, run your own business, find a different way of living – to take a risk so you can win the prize! Your inner voice demands to be heard. Your inner voice points you towards your best life.

Honouring that inner voice, diving into doing and living your best and most authentic life, calls for you give up your idea of ‘security’.

This will be your Second Flowering.

The First Flowering happens.

The Second Flowering you must make.

The First Flowering is easy.

The Second is harder.

The First Flowering is how you start on the path of life.

Your Second Flowering is when you decide the direction you want to travel.

‘The Second Flowering’ is an online consultancy and mentorship for anyone preparing to make a change.

Over 15 videos it encourages, validates, inspires, questions, structures and helps you map out the steps you need to take to turn your dream into reality. For more information, please go to: