About Satya Colombo

I help change-makers and emerging luminaries awaken to their highest truth and do their greatest work through self-healing, creative expression and spirit-driven entrepreneurship. I love playing the ukulele, meditating, writing, diving in the ocean, exploring new worlds, and helping shape the transformation of society.

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Lucky You {Freedom endless…passport optional}

airport of the soul

where do you want to go today?

 

In a world that’s ever changing,
a life that won’t stop moving.
a mind that keeps on ticking,
there’s only one constant.
One thing in the world you can count on.

Surprise?
It’s you.

Not the little you,
“small mind you,”
with its fears and doubts and neuroses.
That one is a bit of a mess.
Let’s face it. Messy…like life.
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How the Art of Doing Nothing made me 99.5 percent happier and more productive

For three weeks in January I departed from any usual work routines and practiced the art of doing nothing. I love pushing my edges, but things had gone a little too far lately. I’d pushed myself so hard to produce and show up and do my work, to try and keep the fires out, balance everything and still be grateful and happy and fulfilled…at some point I realized I was going nowhere fast.  

I’m no stranger to the Great Art, and taking space for life. Along with that piece I wrote after an extended break in 2012 was this one after my next online breather (big revelation: double ice cream cones). This time was a little different, though. I decided to run it more like an experiment…

“What if I let go of everything I believe matters, and focus entirely on what’s really calling me at this moment?” That’s what I asked myself, and what I attempted to do. Every day. Continue Reading →

The Happy Ukulele Songbook: Songs for Celebrating Life, Love & Togetherness…

Download: The Happy Ukulele Songbook (right-click to save)

This songbook contains 52 of my favorite songs on the uke, from beginner to intermediate level, gathered over the past couple years since learning to play this magical instrument. I also created a special introductory how-to section, with tips and tricks based on the popular ukulele workshops I occasionally lead around the world.

The very first version of this collection was created for my first workshop in January 2013 with just about 15 songs, and since then it’s taken a beating on my travels, and a life of its own.

My favorite part of putting this book together has been gathering so many of my favorite songs…brilliant classics that have stood the test of time. Songs with a distinctly human blend of sweetness, love and Soul, brimming over with style and character. These are songs of life and love you can play for years with your friends and loved ones, and timeless classics that will continue being played long after we’re gone.

But it all starts with you now, taking a little time out from your busy life to enjoy a moment of surrendering to the music and letting go of everything else, if even just for a few brief moments…. Continue Reading →

No more changing the world, I’m bringin’ Happy Back (and pink elephants)

For the past three weeks I spent a lot of time doing as little of the “usual business” as humanly possible. I did my damndest to minimize the online engagement and computer time. Not one lovely instagram in three whole weeks. 

I have to admit, it wasn’t as hard as I expected. The ocean view from my balcony, the tropical climate, and the laid back Mexican lifestyle probably helped a bit. 

The word on the street is… yes, you can probably do this too (and holy hot damn is it worthwhile). The results of my little experiment were actually a little surprising.

People started messaging me recently a little worried, “Are you OK?”  So, here goes my slightly absurd attempt to make sense of the findings, and assure you that, yes, I am still alive and kicking. Maybe this report back helps spark a little something for  you too.

And yes, we’re bringin’ Happy Back…   Continue Reading →

Off to Mexico, and Into the Great Unknown

It’s early morning here in Los Angeles, and I’ve just finished packing for Mexico. I’ve been reflecting on events of the past few weeks in my life, and what I would like to share with you now on the eve of another journey into the great unknown. It’s the start of a new chapter, in a new year, and like many of us, I’ve just barely recovered from the holiday rush…

The last two months in the US have been a blur of life and love and work… earnestly striving, not always hitting the mark, but yeah — shooting a heck of a lot.

Not until this past hour or so have I begun to feel ready for the jump. Ready to commit to this next phase. (Now I’m chomping at the bit like a horse, or one of them old windup monsters spitting sparks from his nose…finally feeling the drive to push out into the world and into another mythic journey.) Continue Reading →

What’s It Gonna Take to Walk Your Talk and Live the Dream? (Walkin’ On Fire…)

She's got the Fire of Love

In my experience, pretty much nothin’ less than Everything….

Walking the edge, walking on fire…walkin’ with the Fire. 

In a few hours I’m gonna be walking on fire for real. (With David Elliott and a group of magical people, we’re going to walk on fire together.) David talks about his approach to this sacred rite of passage here.

Why am I doing this?

Well, I always loved the idea of a fire walker, and I’ve been on my own mythic Firewalk path for years since I took the path of a man who would not give up his dignity and self-respect for a life and a job that didn’t synch with his highest vision.

But now, it’s time to be a fire walker for real, to walk the talk, and see if I can burn off any leftover residual bullsh*t from a life that wasn’t my own. Continue Reading →