Inspired by a Universal Medicine Student: What I Love about Simon Asquith

Kristy Wood
Kristy Wood

There are many students who attend Universal Medicine workshops who inspire me. What they are committing to, how they are changing, and the choices they are making and ways in which they are transforming their lives is inspiring and worth celebrating and sharing, as what is lived by one can inspire another.

Simon Asquith is one of these people who I am inspired by and felt to write about.

Recently Simon mentioned that my driveway was covered in mould and was getting a bit slippery so he came around and cleaned it. I had just come to accept it like this and didn’t even realise how slippery it had become until he pointed this out. This may not seem like a big deal, but to me it was. There was a real level of care in this gesture. Also when the driveway was finished it was sparkling like I had never seen it before and the whole house felt amazing.

What I can appreciate about this is the quality of the man that Simon is and how he is now bringing this out more, allowing who he is to be expressed and shared with others.

When I first met Simon Asquith he was elusive and cool: there was a distance with him and you got the feeling that he didn’t really like being around people for too long. This was only a few years ago and it is remarkable how much he has changed since then.

Simon is now one of the most sensitive and caring men I know and what’s more is he now doesn’t hold back expressing this with others. To have a male friend like this, as a woman it is teaching myself and many other women (and men also) a lot.

Kristy Wood & Simon Asquith
Kristy Wood & Simon Asquith

What I love about Simon Asquith:

  • Simon is a man who no longer plays the ‘man game’. He has broken out of many of the roles of what a man ‘should be’. I love this about him because you get to experience a man who is willing to express himself with an open-heartedness and great warmth.
  • Because of his love for people, Simon is prepared to stand up for what is true and call things to account regardless of the personal ramifications this will have for him.
  • When Simon is on stage performing and playing the guitar, there is such a joy in the way he is and moves that it is contagious. It supports you to let go and have a bit more fun and allow yourself to join that without taking yourself so seriously.
  • He is a man who expresses his tenderness. He shares how he feels, he listens and will often come into situations and support a group to come together, recognising what each person has to offer.
  • He has a real attention to detail and nothing is too small. He will go out of his way to fix the small things so that everything will run smoothly.
  • He is a great role model for kids as he has a lightness and playfulness while also being able to hold the boundaries and not act like a kid himself but continue to be the man. This is so needed in our current day – for boys to experience men who can express themselves and also their tenderness and love and know how to deal with life and the pressures men face.
Simon Asquith
Simon Asquith

As a woman it is amazing to know men like this as it supports you to also know that it is okay to be vulnerable and express your care and love for people. I love that there are men like this in the world, who are brave enough to make the choice to build a life on responsibility, care and love for self and all people.

Thank you Simon Asquith for the man you are and thank you to Serge Benhayon and Universal Medicine for supporting men to return to who they truly are so that all can experience and be nurtured by the great love and care they have to offer.

By Kristy Wood, NSW, Australia

Kristy Wood Kristy Wood loves working with people to develop initiatives that build a sense of community and support wellbeing.

You can read more about Kristy Wood at www.kidsinconnection.com

Simon Asquith Simon Asquith works with people all around the world to support them with technology, from the basics to managing audio production for internationally broadcast events. He is also a wicked guitarist. Basically he loves doing what it takes to bring people together.

You can follow Simon Asquith on Twitter @SimonAsquith08

Related Reading:
~ The Student Body Of Universal Medicine
~ Inspired By Universal Medicine Students To Claim My Love Back
~ Being a Student of The Way of The Livingness

792 thoughts on “Inspired by a Universal Medicine Student: What I Love about Simon Asquith

  1. I have also witnessed the change in Simon over the last few years. He is a great example of someone who had been heavily invested in the music industry, ‘cool and distant’ which was covering up the exquisite, dedicated, loving and playful man he actually is. This shows me no matter what front we put on, there is always something beautiful just underneath the surface.

  2. To read of your appreciation towards another man Kristy is beautifully expressed, men like Simon are deeply inspiring and a powerful reflection that serves all men and women.

  3. I am forever grateful for having come into the lives of the thousands of people who have been inspired by Universal Medicine. The level of care, understanding and integrity of these people is second to none and a living proof that regardless of our background and previous choices we all are able to turn our lives around.

  4. Before I got to know Simon I saw him walking around the hall at a place a course was on, I noticed him because he walked in a way that was really inviting, warm, open and confident with no charm or cockiness. It is refreshing, to say the least, and very healing as you share here Kirsty.

  5. Beautifully inspiring to be inspired by Simon’s love of people and the way he holds himself with such joy from the inside out, it’s totally infectious.

  6. This article is a tribute to what there is to appreciate in another person when what is seen is done so without the filter of protection and judgement. This article shows the love that can be felt for another human being.

  7. Awesome, more of this please, lets celebrate and arise one another, no more comparsion or competiton; lets bask in and enjoy the blessings that are around us in the form of gorgeous people.

  8. I could write a blog like this about every student of Universal Medicine that I know, having seen profound changes in hundreds of people with my own eyes. Seeing these transformations has given me a new insight into the potential every human being has and when I look at anyone now I can see how grand they truly are.

  9. What I love is that when I look around my life it is filled with people who inspire me deeply. Whatever it is that I may be struggling with, someone is there to offer a reflection of how I can deal with this or what a greater truth in this area might be. I am surrounded by deep love and wisdom but I only get to see this when I open myself to it.

  10. Confirming another so beautifully as you have Kirsty can only be confirming of your own similar qualities of tenderness and openness especially with children.

  11. I love what you have shared about Simon. There were so many students I did not know when I first came to Universal Medicine. But during any events or music, Simon always stood out for me. He would either be attending to the audio, mikes or on his guitar. Every time I observed Simon, he was present with himself but when he was on stage with his guitar he was something so powerful yet so tender. I never saw a man look at their partner in such a loving and committed way than Simon – wow.

  12. I love this, that someone can notice your driveway needs cleaning and then actually come round and clean it. Awesome. I have noticed that although I have not as yet made any such grand gesture I am opening up and expressing myself in the world similarly and this I love too.

  13. What I love about you Kristy is your willingness to show your love and appreciation for another, allowing all of us to share and bathe in such gorgeous appreciation.

  14. It’s beautiful to read your sharing here Kristy, the precious way you value Simon’s qualities is admirable too. How very rare it is to read an appreciation of a man without agenda or buying into common power plays. Thank you for such a loving read.

  15. Reading this what I realised is that it is so rare to read someone’s absolute appreciation of another. We can sometimes appreciate a small thing about someone, but not generally enough to write about it and post it. The other thing I felt was the beautiful care shown by Simon. Lets be honest, wouldn’t most of us feel we had done well if we had merely pointed out the slippery drive, but to take the responsibility to clean it is an outstanding show of love and care for another.

  16. The appreciation for another at this level, to know someone who lives who they are, and to really appreciate that is a great, great gift in life.

  17. I know Simon Asquith too. He is a true man and real to his intentions. Easy to get along with and a joy to work with also. Him and his wife make a glorious couple who are absolutely majestic as a duet in music .. .. maybe one day there will be album to experience the love they share with each other and all – truely inspiring..

  18. I love that there are people like you both in the world, who notices someones driveway is dirty and goes round and cleans it? And who writes publicly about their appreciation of all of someone’s amazing qualities? I hope this is the future for people.

  19. It’s one thing to come to see that all the good gestures, charitable acts and nice things we do are often fake, and driven from a need to feel better in ourselves. But it’s another then to put this aside, and offer the world without reservation or looking to hide, our unabashed care and affection. To lay it out simply for others to take or leave is not easy for a man these days, encumbered as we are by many layers of ‘rejection’. So how beautiful that men like Simon are letting other people in, showing them they care, without games, conditions or guilt trips. It should be normal but really is remarkable and so well worth appreciating as you have done here Kristy.

  20. It’s beautiful to appreciate the genuine qualities of those we know and meet, it’s truly inspiring and joyful to behold.

    1. It inspires us all to be more, hide less and walk tall and appreciate and more appreciation blossoms, this is very healing for us to feel. No more cynicism, but sincerity and meaningful relationships.

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