Some people discover their passion by trusting their intuition and simply allowing their calling to find them.
This is Paul.
After living and working in London for several years, his heart was no longer in his work, and he decided to leave his job to travel.
His plan was to go to Guatemala to do some yoga and take some time for himself. While in Guatemala, Paul discovered bhakti yoga, which is the yoga of devotion.
He began attending kirtan, which is a musical call-and-response style of devotional chanting.
With some background in music, he contributed by playing the drums and other instruments, as kirtan is often a collaborative experience.
When the leader of the kirtan was late showing up one day, Paul was asked to take the reigns. This was when he discovered his true love for devotional music. He then developed the confidence to create what is now known as the Hanuman Project, a constantly evolving collective of devotional musicians.
Paul now leads the Hanuman Project, who travel the world with the mission of raising the planetary vibration by bringing awareness to the sound of light that comes from their music.
I met Paul at a kirtan on Lake Atitlán in Guatemela. I was moved by the peaceful melodies of the music, and was inspired by his story and his passion for spreading light and love.
“The more you let go of the fear of what other people may think of you if you go out and live your passion… the ironic thing is, is that the people around you who see you’re doing it… they come to your support.”
Thank you, Paul.