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The Short Story of 'David'

We are all just characters in a great cosmic play

The Short Story

Born in Scotland in 1976, I moved to London at age 18 to pursue a career in classical music. After many successful years studying and performing professionally, I was drawn to embark on a new adventure and in 2003 I moved to Japan. It was there I gravitated away from music and started on the spiritual path, where I practiced Zen meditation and Japanese archery. I also informally studied Buddhism, Shintoism, and Taoism, all the while teaching English in schools and corporations to keep food on the table. In 2021 upon recognizing my true nature, my Japanese adventure naturally drew to an end and I returned to my native Scotland to start a new chapter in my story as a Nondual Guide and Personal Coach.

The Great Way leads nowhere,

And is no place.

Affirm it and you miss it by a mile;

"This is delusion, that is enlightenment" is also wide

of the mark.

You can expound theories of "existence" and "nonexistence"

Yet even talk of the "Middle Way" can get you sidetracked.

I'll just keep my wonderful experiences to myself.

Babble about enlightenment and your

words get torn to shreds.

                   Ryokan Taigu (1758-1831)

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