Life Coaching

I suffer.

I have suffered in any and all conditions…

I have suffered through wonderfully beautiful experiences…

I have been in the midst of the greatest times of my life and still suffered tremendously…

And when I suffer, I suffer in my mind.

When I took our clients on the first Rebel Pilgrimage India, I remember that on day 10 of the 14 day experience, it had already been some of the most challenging days of my life…

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I suffered a lot, not on the outside in the world of the form—everything was wonderful there—but rather on the inside.

It was fear, which was expressed in my mind in multitude of ways…

Excessive concern with what others think…

Excessive concern with the future and worse-case-scenario situations…

And excessive concern that I won’t succeed—that I’m going to fail in life.

Now I consciously knew that none of it was real—it was a creation of my mind—yet in the moment it occurs it felt real. I remember that so clearly.

But here’s the good news and here’s the point, my truth to you…

I realize now that it’s only through the greatest moments of darkness that I am most inspired to seek the light.

It is in the suffering that I seek refuge, and it is in the refuge that I find the solution.

During the Pilgrimage, I remember one morning reading Eckhart Tolle’s “The Power Of Now,” a spiritual masterpiece of epic proportion, when something happened to me.

“Remember, you’re not going anywhere,” I read. “All things come and go. But you are not what happens. You are the silent space in which all things happen.”

In that moment, I was listening to music videos on YouTube, and the next song that came on—the song that the algorithm chose for me—was Pink Floyd’s “Wish You Were Here.”

“How I wish, how I wish you were here

We're just two lost souls

Swimming in a fish bowl

Year after year

Running over the same old ground

And how we found

The same old fears

Wish you were here”

In that moment, as I listened to the words, “the same old fears,” I suddenly thought to myself…

There’s nowhere I have to be.

There’s really nowhere I have to be. Right now everything is perfect.

And then I began crying…

And the crying was the release of energy, the shift and solution I had been seeking.

At that point, I had never been more present and felt more connected to God,, and yet at times I had almost never been in more pain.

An enlightened man, a true modern sage and just a great guy, said to us on the Pilgrimage…

“It’s so simple to be happy but very difficult to be simple.”

I absolutely love that.

Simplicity, in my view, is sloooooooowing down.

It’s seeing things as they truly are.

And it’s living in the present moment…

Because that’s all we have and that’s all there is.