Liane Mandalis - Lightness of Being
NAME: Liane Mandalis
LOCATION: Richmond Hill, Australia
I am me. Very insightful, playful, honest and wise. For me truth is everything and as such I have steadily and consistently fine-tuned my sensory life to not shy away from truth and, with that, what is truth (love) and what is not. There can never be a middle ground, and to the best of my living way that is my choice, because the middle ground is no more than a safe untruth, the parking bay for those who do not want to admit not choosing what is truly true. This commitment draws from me a depth of awareness that enables me to bring precision, transparency and clarity in all that I express, to the best of my ability.
I have a love for words and understand the inherent power that they wield in being able to either heal or harm another depending on whether they come from a point of truth/love or not. In this way I also understand and honour the absolute responsibility we each have with our every expression. I am not perfect in my delivery but I am completely open and committed to learning. When I write, I feel deeply connected to the world and people around me. I am able to sense how we are all interconnected in the most intricate and incredible way. It is this quality of connection that I am learning to express in all other facets of my life and I am beginning to understand that there is a language to our movements, the silent words that our bodies speak in everything that we do. If we make this language about love and allow this to shape our every thought, word and gesture, we naturally inspire others to live this also.
I am a mother to two gorgeous young girls full of twinkle and partnered to an equally gorgeous man – we live simple lives in the beautiful stillness of the hinterland of Northern NSW, Australia. As a family we are deeply committed to establishing a harmonious way of living together so that we may live this with the world. We have made love and truth our foundation and even though we can slip at times, our strength lies in our ability to be very open and honest with each other so that we always return to this solid ground. It is with this support that I am able to more deeply commit to life.
My nature is deeply caring and with that comes an innate understanding of others. I have always worked with children and remain continuously inspired by how they have an astonishing ability to just be themselves most of the time without letting a lot of other ‘stuff’ get in the way. Hang around with these little people long enough and you can’t help but let go of all the adult-style complexity we all seem to acquire. They reflect to us a way to get back to seeing life as it truly is.
We are each born beautiful and wise, any child will show you that. Therefore, I have always had a powerful reminder to not let go of these innate qualities no matter the circumstances that may arise in life.
I know from personal experience what it feels like to turn away from this love. There were moments where I felt consumed by darkness, despair and disconnection but rather than take responsibility for such an inward turn, I blamed the world for not being the love I knew us all to be, a love that in those moments I was not expressing. In this state I would allow all manner of negative and destructive thoughts, behaviours and beliefs to rule and run me and completely override the child-like wholesomeness I know myself, and all others in essence to be.
But not so now.
A joy that was always there and would often peek its head out now and then but is now more fully, completely and consistently felt, so much so that at times I feel it cannot be contained and like a child once more, I simply might ‘burst at the seams’. It is this lightness of being that gives me the strength to stand strong in the face of abuse, wherever it may surface in our far from perfect world. I am known, respected and loved for this quality.
I have a glorious giggle, a divine smile and a gorgeous warmth that come from a place that I could never profess to own for myself. A place deep within that is pure light and pure love and by virtue of being nothing less than the everything that it is, enables each of us to dissolve the shadows wherever they may arise, if we so choose. It is from this space that I stand before you now and say; I am me – how very lovely to meet you.
My motto has always been ‘if you truly want to see things as they actually are and not how you imagine them to be,