For many years now Antony has dedicated his Life to delving more deeply into the human condition – the best part of which has been focussed upon Earth-based personal development. Parallel to this he has also been coding computers from an early age. It is the blend of these two consistent threads in his life that have ultimately resulted in buddygroups coming into existence.
Antony’s first taste of psychology and personal development was in the form of Hypnotherapy and NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) and though he has always been intrigued by indigenous cultures it wasn’t until he had graduated from University, and happened upon a Metis Native American visiting the UK, that his fascination with Earth-based psychology was truly realised.
Antony has always sought ethical applications for his skills – his client-based web design, for example, was always focused upon ethical projects and the business itself used renewable sources of electricity, eco web-hosting etc. The buddygroups platform is the ultimate realisation of not only years of coding and dreaming, but of applying his skills in a way that will bring real pragmatic benefit to both individuals and communities who care for themselves, one another and the planet we live upon.
“Your focus determines your reality” – Qui-Gon Jinn (George Lucas)
Fascinated by electromagnetism from a young age Pádraig has been interested in the ‘seen’ and the ‘unseen’, the physical and the non physical. Electromagnetism cannot be seen itself, yet we see its effect every day in the physical world we live in and experience. It conjures up a reality that we call our universe and without it we would not exist in the way we do. A Shakespeare quote sums it up for him:
There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.
– Hamlet (1.5.167-8), Hamlet to Horatio
Pádraig has always been interested in how things work – be it machines or humans. What is the energy behind the manifestation we see, the unseen that drives the seen? As humans we seem to have great paradoxes that can baffle us even when we know them and the ultimate is how we create so much conflict when all we want is peace. Something does not add up here – so how do we get what we want then?
He has looked for ways to understand these apparent paradoxes in order to understand his own life. In the process he is learning how to live in a way that results in more peace and happiness as an everyday experience.
There are many ways to do this and everyone needs to find the way that suits themselves. Having been on his own journey of understanding and healing he wants to support others who are on their journey – being part of buddygroups is his way of bringing this into reality.