We had the good fortune of connecting with Sher Kirti and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Sher, have there been any changes in how you think about work-life balance?
I basked in experience after experience. I valued having fun, discovering new hobbies and finding my bliss in all the ways that I could. Whether it was attending a live concert, taking dance lessons, joining art classes or learning how to knit! I’d see something new and special and I’d think to myself “I want to try that.” I’d buy the ticket or sign up the next day. I’d get all the tools I needed to get started. And I’m glad I did because it helped me get clear with what I did or didn’t want.

Nowadays, I don’t get so distracted with what’s not for me, as enticing as it may look or sound. I know now what to prioritize and what to set aside. I’ve discovered a deeper commitment with dharma and I let it guide me. There’s not so much of questioning it anymore.

I was the kid who’d call into work, make up an excuse to not show up. And now it feels like the other way around! If I know there’s work to get done I’ll cancel plans with friends, even if I really really want to go. It’s a discipline practice, which in other words is self-care.

Showing up for your work if more than just honoring a duty, it’s showing up for you, which everyone else will benefit from. And this perspective takes on the same precedence with rest. If you need to push back an appointment, know that you are supported in doing so even if it doesn’t feel like it initially because you’ve been too hard on yourself and you assume the same from the rest of world.

Having too much fun or not enough, I’ve been on both ends, and now I’m in flow. Centered, clear and trusting.

Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
When I write, I focus on the words and the flow of a sentence. How does it sound to be read aloud? I write because it’s the easiest way to express myself. Speaking feels pressured and complicated, and sometimes it takes up too much space where it isn’t needed. As I’ve opened myself up more and more to life, I feel a stronger connection to my voice, but still, if something feels too difficult to say I like to write it out, feel my way around it first.

The moment I realized I was dropping out of college I was working on an English essay.

School made me feel like my writing wasn’t good enough because I could never write essays well. I hated doing them so much. After all my schooling was over, I still had nightmares about it. One thing that’s never changed about me: if I don’t care, I can’t pretend to care.

So, give me an assignment, a job or project I have not an ounce of excitement for? Forget it.

Multiple jobs, schools, and training programs later, I learned what I could or couldn’t do.

When the pandemic started, I finally had the time, energy and space to discover my bliss. I followed “The Artist’s Way” by Julia Cameron and wrote every day. At the end of every week I cut and pasted pieces of my ramblings into one large document which eventually turned into a book.

I’m in my final stages of editing now, and during all of that time I shared multiple poems, bits and pieces of the whole on my social media platforms. I built a lot of trust with myself in the process, allowing me to finally embrace the fact that this has always been my calling.

Editing came very naturally to me. I found a lot of satisfaction in it, even more so than writing at times. Soon, I found myself in the regular position of creative directing, writing and editing. In the past year I’ve helped start up an online yoga school, completed copywriting and editing projects for local healers, teachers and holistic practitioners and now I support multiple conscious businesses in their creative content creation. People have often asked me how I’ve come into the collaborations that I’ve had in this past year and sometimes it’s difficult for me to explain. I never went looking for any of it.

Every single opportunity came to me, with zero marketing involved.

There’s a quote by Joesph Campbell that I always think of when I get onto this subject, “When you are on the right path, invisible hands will come to your aid.” And that’s the simplest way I can describe it, that when you follow your bliss, doors of opportunity swing open and you’ll find exactly what you’re looking for. And soon after meeting you’ll realize that the person place or thing waiting on the other side was also waiting for you.

My journey is far from linear. I’ve had many odd jobs, most of which I thoroughly enjoyed, and some to which I found myself exhausted from quickly. It doesn’t have to be perfect–the job, the relationship, the home–but you just have to love it with all that you are in this very moment. I encourage others to expand even when it feels unstable, even when it feels like everyone around you is going to question it, because you’ll land where you were always meant to be when you’re following your heart. It sounds cliche, but that’s why it’s true.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
For people-watching: Venice Beach

For the food: Erewhon (I know some will roll their eyes at this one, but you know you love it)

For a day of hiking, picnic and swim at the beach: Malibu

For shopping: Thrift and consignment shops in Santa Monica and West Hollywood

I can go into specific spots but that’s a pretty good general itinerary.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Well, first of all my parents, for genuinely supporting me along the ups and downs of my journey. All parts of it.

There are so many delicate weavers in my story that I would like to give gratitude to, but if I had to choose one prominent influence on my expansive journey to acknowledge it would be Ram Dass. Reading his books and listening to his lectures opened me up to perceiving life on a whole new level of understanding. He said it all.

Website: www.theeternalflow.com

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Image Credits
From my upcoming book “Everything and Nothing”

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