My Journey with Peace

There are many roads to Peace, for me it was meditation to music.

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Seeing with my ears

I heard music from the beginning

On a quiet, late winter morning I remember the multi-layered chattering's of nature’s birdsong echoing through the haunting reverbs of the Botanical forest, the Leith stream added its unrepeated burble to the transient mix and Nature’s great symphony played its overture to my landing – I could see with my ears.

I followed music into my childhood, teenage years and through my twenties to the tune of rock'n'roll. A succession of guitars, song writing, performing and bands shaped the landscape of my youth. But with my thirties came the voice I previously had not had the silence to hear, the voice that asked - “Jeffree, who are you when you’re not being a musician?”

Jeff First GuitarJeff Acoustic in '71
Jeff frontman for Flight X7 1980Jeff and Kita in '94
On Reflection

I thought about what I had become over the years

I saw myself always seeing things in a particular way. Like a racehorse with blinkers I would charge forward. I was driven, and I wasn’t completely in control of that. I saw the intensity of what I had become obscuring something really important. The musician in me had taken over everything. What was beneath could only be what came before the musician. It seemed too important to ignore. I started to get a senseof a “deeper me” and I wanted to explore that. In timely fashion the voice responded, “Well then, let go and just BE YOU!”

Right at that moment without question, I did exactly that. I sat quietly; there was a deep sighing, a moment of surrender. I felt relieved, and at the same time I felt more true to myself. I released rock'n'roll from my résumé and delved deeper. I learned to meditate.

Finding Peace

Finally, I had arrived home and found peace

As the mental clutter began to clear I started remembering things. When I relaxed deeply I could go there and be one with the music just as it was, echoing softly through the ether. It was perfect for meditation. I could feel it in my heart I could build it in my mind. Having the music and meditation arrive in my life at the same time was unquestionably synchronistic.

Meditation released the stress and resurfaced the passion and purpose for my life. The more stress I released, the more enhanced is the quality of my attention in each moment. The richer the moment, the healthier is my life, my relationships and my profession. The healthier I became in mind and body, the happier and more content I felt.

Now, I want to help you find peace in your life, with my free ‘Simply Stillness’ method.

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