Our Story... So Far
We are Veronica and Enrique, a Spanish couple who according to our English friends, have a sexy accent and far too much gesticulation. We arrived in London on a cold and bleak winter night armed with two suitcases full of chorizo, rocket-high levels of excitement and a three-night booking in a decrepit B&B. Fourteen years after we felt it was time for a new chapter, so we dropped a life of comfort, opportunities, certainty and Amazon Prime in search for a more meaningful way to live our lives. We don't really know what shape that will take, but we're ready to find out and share our experiences with the world.
The Kensho Life Project
Kensho is a term from the Japanese Zen that can be translated as Ken 'vision, seeing'and Sho 'essence, nature' referring to the journey of discovering one’s own true nature.
Kensho is a journey of learning and discovery and here we share our experiences, tools and tips about well-being, ecology, and ourselves.
At Kensho we investigate how our minds and emotions work and we share the tips and tools that we find helpful to live a happier, more meaningful life in balance with nature and the people around us.
We focus our interest in three broad areas: sustainability, mindfulness & well-being, and life changes.
Nature is not a place to visit, it is home - Gary Snyder
Although we’ve been urbanites all our lives, in the past few years we’ve been hearing the calling of our wild side. We’re increasingly learning to appreciate the beauty of nature, the incredible creatures that live in it and how we’re all connected.
Our hearts break when we hear about the destruction of such precious and unique marvel. One (regarded optimistic) estimate finds the chance of another planet bearing life is of 2.5 x 10-22 (that’s a chance of 0.00000000000000000000025) Yep, a pretty slim chance of finding life in another planet, so we feel it really is a no-brainer saving and treating this very unique planet with care and respect. At the end of the day, the only reason we exist is because the Earth provides everything we need to live.
Mindfulness & Well-being
How you live today is how you live your life - Tara Brach
We’re in this world for a VERY SHORT amount of time, and while we all know that every moment counts, it is hard to be fully aware all the time. At Kensho we keep on learning to become more compassionate and be more present so our lives grow fuller and joyful, and we become more resilient to challenges, pain and changes.
Mindfulness rests at the core of the issues we address and investigate, and we use it as a framework to explore habits and practices to our everyday life.
If in the last few years you haven't discarded a major opinion or acquired a new one, check your pulse. You may be dead - Gelett Burgess
From small changes in our daily routines to big life changes, we talk about our personal experience in dealing with change. We’re turning our lives upside down and we are already encountering major difficulties, which we hope will serve as an opportunity for personal growth. In sharing these moments of struggle and joy we hope others others who might be questioning their own lifestyles will find something of use.