1. Fear doesn’t go away after you’ve done something once. I bungee jumped for the first time 3 weeks ago in San Gil, Colombia. The most intense rush of my life. I was scared. Very scared. The worst part was walking that plank. The other worst part was looking down and having to jump off…Details
Living out of a backpack makes its tough on my library space. No room for physical books. However, the kindle app is a worthy substitute. Having said that, I did bring two physical books during my 1 year of travel: 1. Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha 2. The Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu, translated…Details
I write about Eckart Tolle quite a bit. Read his books. He’s one of my mentors. He’s made a huge impact in my life. In his book, A New Earth: Awaken To Your Life’s Purpose, he shares 3 powerful stories. Within these 3 stories, Eckhart conveys 3 aspects of his definition of true freedom and…Details
A year ago, I was watching a video of Eckhart Tolle discussing how challenges and suffering can be gateways to enlightenment, inner peace, and personal growth. “In fact, in the Chinese language, the word wei-ji, means both crisis and opportunity,” Eckhart insightfully mentioned. I was immediately impressed by this word, and its double meaning. A…Details
Here are 11 Lessons I’ve learned from one of my mentors, Kent Clothier, over the last 7 years. These are great words to live by. Thanks Kent, I appreciate these lessons you’ve shared, and instilled in me. Here we go: “The time is now.” – There is no other time that matters more than right…Details
I love the silence. I love the stillness. Although, it took me some time to find it… Over the last 11 days of my journey in Colombia, I’ve been Cartagena, and Santa Marta. It’s been 2 weeks of half-day trips, full day trips, booking new hostels, managing the backpack, out for delicious dinners, and having…Details
The Surrender Experiment, by Michael Singer. Read it. I love this excerpt from Michael: “Something much wiser than me had reached into my psyche that night and rearranged my entire relationship with myself. I no longer saw the lower aspect of myself, with all his personal issues and melodramas, as the enemy that had to…Details
Over the last year, I’ve been visiting a homeless shelter in Miami. I help out in the kitchen, and play basketball or chess in the courtyard with the residents. Yesterday, I decided to give my chess set away (I’ve never used it, it just collects dust in my apt). I brought it to the shelter…Details
The documentary: Jiro Dreams Of Sushi. Watch it. Jiro makes sushi for a living in Japan. He’s done it for the last 75 years. His sushi and restaurant is coveted as one of the best in the World. Reservations are booked a year in advance. His sushi is flawless. For an engaging 80 minutes, this…Details
I read 2 books, and I recommend both: Ask And It Is Given by Ester and Jerry Hicks and Be Here Now by Baba Ram Das (formerly Dr. Richard Alpert). Each book is spiritual. However, each have different takes on happiness, inner peace, and attracting desires into your life. Ask and It Is Given focuses…Details
Emotions are a guidance system. A gauge of how we are feeling. Emotions can be induced by bait. The post is about not taking the bait! No matter how good it might appear to take the bait. What is the bait? The bait is two-part. One half you cannot control and the other you can.…Details
Awareness. Awareness is knowing you made a mistake. Awareness is knowing that it’s ok to make a mistake. Awareness is letting go of that mistake. Awareness is correcting that mistake. Awareness is letting go of regret. Awareness is letting go of the past. Awareness is knowing the future cannot get here today. Awareness is change.…Details
10 Ways To Be Healthier and Stress Free At Work – Enjoy!
Here is an article that is very close to my heart. It’s about my Grandmother, who passed away last December, and my Grandpa. I ask my Grandpa what makes a marriage work for 67 years. His answers were simple, and profound.