Tom Cronin is just the most beautiful man. Big call I know, and we have not even officially met! I knew that Tom was quietly and powerfully going about changing the world, and then I saw Gabby Bernstein call him up on stage in January when she was here in Australia. It was then that it struck me just how extraordinary a human he is. There were a small handful of men in the audience that day and Tom spoke briefly to another beautiful man who asked a question of Gabby.
Tom generously responded to my invitation to be a part of the Inspired By series and I am so excited to finally have a male featured! If you look around you will see there are actually a lot of men like Tom working passionately to change things, to bring their masculine energy to the world of meditation and inspire more humans to live mindfully.
Inspired by Tom Cronin from The Stillness Project:
Where in the world do you call home?
I currently live in Bondi Beach, Sydney, Australia. However I feel at home in many places especially Byron Bay, Ubud in Bali and Maui in Hawaii.
Describe your neighbourhood briefly:
Bondi Beach is a very eclectic suburb. It has a large conscious and surf community. Most people tend to walk around with either a surfboard under their arm, a yoga mat on their back or a coconut in the hand! (Dogs and strollers are popular too!) There are plenty of yoga centres, health food shops, gyms and surf shops. It has cool cafes and by Summer is teeming with huge crowds as one of the main go-to beaches of Sydney. I love the sunrise and sunset times at the beach when it’s less crowded.
How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
Warm, friendly, quiet.
What is the purpose at the heart of your work, The Stillness Project?
To inspire 1 billion people to meditate daily.
What do you ultimately hope to achieve through your work, for yourself and for others?
To see humanity connect with their inner heart of love. To be a part of a shift where we all live in gentleness and kindness.
If you could choose one celebrity or famous person to become the Ambassador for your work who would you choose?
What do you think is the most important thing to teach the children of our generation?
To take time out, quieten the mind and connect to the heart.
Which food and drink do you consider essential to your mental health and physical wellbeing?
Kimchi, coconut and lemons.
How do you take care of yourself amongst the busy demands of daily life?
I meditate daily.
I do yoga 3-4 times a week.
I do grounding physical exercise.
I try to be in bed by 10pm.
Is there a charity that you are currently aligned with and passionate about or planning to support in the future?
What has been your greatest lesson in life so far?
We can undo stress and live calmly, healthily and happily .. if we commit to change and have a daily practice.
What is your best advice for anyone who has a dream to be extra-ordinary and create magic in the world?
Meditate, have guides, mentors, coaches to help you think big, and it is OK to be uncomfortable.
Sweet treat: Raw desserts from Earth to Table. (cafe in Bondi)
Holiday destination: Byron Bay.
Memory: Sitting on the sand by the Ganges at sunset.
Blog: The Stillness Project.
Online store: The Stillness Project and Iherb.
Smell: Nag champa incense.