WHO IS NATHAN MORSE?

My story and why I created BODY // MIND // FLOW, in service of others that are ready to journey a bit deeper, requiring a different type of conversation than the norm.
Nathan Morse, Founder, BODY // MIND // FLOW

I’ll take this opportunity to share a little bit about me: Who am I? What’s my story? What brought me to creating BODY // MIND // FLOW?


I ALMOST ENDED IT ALL.

It was early March 2014, and I had just had yet another heated exchange with my business partner. Having left the studio to walk it off, I found myself on the terrace at Somerset House, staring down at the murky winter waters of the Thames. I was thinking about jumping and ending it.

Anyone looking at me from the outside would have seen a blond, ‘strapping, tall-drink-of-water’ man of 6’6” who ‘had it all’ – sporting accolades, fitness, success in business, property, and a shiny, impressive life that many people would consider a blessing.

Just a few days before, I had landed at Heathrow, having spent a month in LA working (and of course partying) with private clients. I dashed from my 5PM flight arrival into a car that would drive me and a bag filled with precious jewellery back to my studio, to leave at 3AM the following morning for the first flight to depart for Zurich.

That ring HAD to arrive in time, no questions. International couriers wouldn’t guarantee the timely arrival of this bespoke ring that had had a last minute issue with one of our craftsmen. The clients (two of our favourites) were nestled in a suitably remote and chic Swiss ski resort for their engagement. So cue one flight, three trains and a driver to make it happen in time.

This iconic ring secured its own feature in the New York Times shortly after that engagement, joining the other enviable press clippings that we secured as a brand. It was a perfect blend of jet planes, celebrities, fashion weeks and fabulousness…wasn’t it?

In reality, my struggle was with all the ‘succeeding’ that I had set up for myself. I owned multiple businesses, was living this jet-set life, and if all that weren’t enough, I was overtrained from racing international Ironman and leading fitness classes in London.

I was disintegrating. I was burnt out. Frankly I was pissed off, generally. I thought that this successful person was WHO and HOW I needed to be in order for people to like me. But I didn’t even like myself, to the point where the word love made me heave. An active usage of various intoxicants allowed me to cover up my in-the-toilet levels of confidence.

So here I was standing on this terrace over the Thames, contemplating ending it all…
It was at that moment that I heard an inner voice. It pulled me back and told me to turn around and find another way. Right then I knew I had to find the change, somehow.

Maybe I needed to try something different…something new? I badly wanted to quell the exhaustion of the trap that had become my life. Enough had to be enough. I craved clarity. I yearned for truth.


IT WAS AN INSIDE JOB.

So what was to be done? Get back on a plane to India! To find myself. That’ll sort it out, right?
Was THIS it, the thing that would ‘fix’ me? I started with the Dalai Lama, and the plan was to work from there. Eating, Praying, Loving…Gaying. Here goes then!

What didn’t make it into my backpack was either rented, sold, or packed away. So here it was, THE trip to reinvigorate, reinvent, renew and re-strategise my life. I wanted to integrate what was disintegrating and find a more grounded, connected way of living.

Did I find all of this in India? Well…it was at least a start. I immersed myself in Eastern philosophies: becoming a yoga teacher; reiki practitioner; studied Ayurvedic medicine; and topped it off with Buddhism.

Maybe you’ve been down that road?

Reading this back it sounds so cliche. But this was the jump-point for the long road to finding true love – of myself.  It was this trip that showed me, for the first time in my life, that I — and only I — had the power to change my life.

From this jump-point, there was of course much work to be done on the inside. So, I learned the skills and techniques that would allow me to edit what wasn’t working, curate what was, and build a life based on solid, healthy foundations.

Not only did I figure out how to do this for myself, but I discovered my purpose on this planet: to guide others in deep, transformational inner work that unleashes great potential.

Most importantly, the mode of conversation and chronology of practices I offer have the power to bring my clients out of suffering to a more easeful life, evolving into a more sustainable way of living it.

So in service of others, this is what I do: One conversation at a time, my clients unravel their thoughts and feelings in a constructive, positive way, learning how to be their own best friends.

The ultimate potential for all of us is to realise our own power in the world.


SO, WHO AM I?

I’m just a guy who’s doing the work of clearing himself, so that he may in some way be able to contribute to a world that is based on equality, equity and joy.


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With love,
X Nathan

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