I’m Geoff Thompson, And This Is My Dharma
Until the age of thirty Geoff Thompson worked in a plethora of menial jobs, from glass collector to floor sweeper; he even spent a decade working as a nightclub bouncer. Convinced that there must be more to life than this, he decided to become a professional martial arts instructor (polled by Black Belt magazine USA as the most influential martial artist in the world since Bruce Lee) then followed this by living out his dream of becoming a full-time writer. His first book (Watch My Back) made it on to the Sunday Times Best Sellers list and was developed into a BIFFA Nominated feature film for cinema (Clubbed). Geoff went on to author over forty books, some of which have been translated into 21 languages. He has written many multi-award-winning films (2 BAFTA nominations, one BAFTA win), stage plays (he was invited into the prestigious Royal Court Young Writers Group) and in 2019 saw his first musical, We’ll Live and Die in These Towns, staged to acclaim at the Belgrade Theatre, Coventry. He has also published hundreds of articles in national magazines and newspapers, including The Times.
Geoff’s 3rd feature film for cinema, Romans, stars Orlando Bloom and Anne Reid. It was nominated for Best Feature Film at the Edinburgh International Film Festival, and won best Actor (for Anne Reid) at the same event.
Personal or Professional Goals:
To plant seeds of inspiration in as many fertile locations as possible. By telling my own unique story with my own bespoke voice I hope to act as (a vessel for) positive Intercession to anyone who is looking for direction, purpose or even just a little balm.
What’s Your Offering to the World?
My story. My soul. My confession (the burnt offering) and as much brutal honesty about the good, the bad and the ugly of my incarnation as I can muster. If the story I tell is not congruent, I am wasting my time, I am wasting God’s time, and I am wasting the time of the reader.
Who/What Inspires You?
I am inspired mostly by the ordinary, spontaneous, agenda-free exchanges I make with other souls. When you make a divine connection with someone – through a book you’ve written or a play or a film or a personal encounter – it is divinely inspirational. I am well-read. I have devoured the holy books, I have studied the esoteric detail of the holy books and poured over the exegesis of the hidden works of divine mystery, but exchanging energy with another human being – especially when there is no obvious profit in the exchange for either party – is the most sublimely edifying experience you can ever have. It is the True-Truth, hidden in plain sight.
To stay aligned to my Divine sat-nav, to take Intuitive directions, and to never veer from the path.
“Know that the entire world depends upon you first rectifying yourself…first pay attention to yourself alone”. Rabbi Litzhak Luria
I wrote a best selling book that became a BAFTA-nominated short film, and a stage play and a feature film and a thousand more splendid things, from a toilet space in an engineering factory where I was hired to sweep floors. Be in no doubt, you need very little to create great things. From this one book (Watch My Back) I have gone on to write fifty books, acclaimed stage plays, a musical for the stage and (my latest film) a critically acclaimed, award-winning feature with Orlando Bloom about the metaphysical power of forgiveness My message is this: “if not me (to quote the Talmud) then who? If not now, then when?”
I recently published a book, The Divine CEO: https://www.johnhuntpublishing.com/o-books/our-books/divine-ceo
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