Monday 31 May 2010

The Councillor in charge of inner peace and meditation

This week's Cairns Sun community newspaper has a soothing 'body, mind and soul' feature. A range of stress relief practitioners are on offer from the Crystal Ball bookstore, Reiki masters and even clairvoyants.

There's even our own local uber-political celebrity, Cairns Regional Councillor Sno Bonneau, featured with his 'inner peace with Sahaja yoga' course.

I certainly hope that most of his colleagues, especially Deputy Mayor and Adventure Waters official waterslide tester, Margaret Cochrane, book in for some much-needed meditation. The free four-week course will show the subtle system of peace, creativity, innocence, love and compassion and forgiveness. Cocky could learn a great deal.

Ironically, Sno's meditation and yoga course will be held at the Marlin Coast Neighbourhood Centre in Cumberland Avenue, Smithfield, the site that the very same councillor fought against developing for a new community hall last year. There was a wad of State government cash that was subsequently returned to the debt-ridden Brisbane coffers, after he refused to support Council land to used. Of course this was just prior to the last State election, and it would have been seen as a Wettenhall win, if the conservative faction of Cochrane, Bonneau, Blake, Gregory, Cooper, let Steve have an election warm fuzzy.

I recall one of my early interactions with Sno, in the lead up to the 2008 council election, when Sno bellowed out a defiant "no" at me, when I was taking some happy family portraits.

Back to the Yoga. You can telephone Sno on 4055 3608 to find out more about how to improve the quality of your life, and how to enjoy peace and tranquility. However, if you're a dodgy developer and want special attention, call him on his Council-funded mobile 0412 653 413. Peace be with you.

1 comment:

Lil at Yorkeys said...

Ommmmm, Sno. You have facilitated such peacefulness on the Northern Beaches in the last years. May blessings be heaped upon you. May all the souls of the wallabies & birds, butterflies, echidnas, & other animals you have overseen their destruction during Northern Beaches development, be heaped upon you.