Now that I have arrived, I’m observing what awaits me here in Tokyo. It’s a little anticlimactic, because every other visit has been ‘okay, let’s have a party! Get everyone together, have dinners, do yoga workshops, organize classes, see the city, take a trip, talk about how exciting it’ll be living here someday…’ But this time it’s, ‘okay, I’m here! Where is everybody? Oh, they’re working, traveling, in meetings, with family, taking care of their business. Well then, I guess I’d better get to it and take care of mine. Let’s see, where to begin… set up yoga classes, attract DJ gigs, work on music, study Japanese, get a phone, open a bank account, stock up on groceries, do laundry…’ It may not be cake and confetti, but I have arrived and it is time to get to work. The road ahead is vast and wide. I may ultimately know where it’s going, but I could take many different paths, all kinds of things could happen along the way. Whatsoever the case, and most importantly, I know to stay connected with my vision, my purpose, my ground, my state. And day by day, step by step, I’m finding my way on the path that unfolds before me.
Welcome to the next incarnation of the Miles Maeda saga. My work in the US is done for now, and the sakura flowers here in Japan symbolize the coming of spring which means new beginnings in many different ways. How appropriate it is that I have arrived during this auspicious time as well as turned an auspicious age to begin this new life abroad. It will be a great opportunity to explore more deeply the work that was born out of my two previous non-profit projects, World Evolution Productions and Ouvre Corporation, and watch the seeds grow in this rich new environment. So stay tuned as I share the latest and greatest adventures in the land of the rising sun.