Let me tell you a little bit about my journey to “Sit Still”…
Back in 2006, I came to a point in my life where I felt like I had all the things that I thought were supposed to make me happy: a great career, a loving relationship, nice home, a lifestyle that allowed me to do all the things I wanted…but despite this “success” I wasn’t very happy.
My “mantra” was I’ll be happy when…
…I make more money…
…I fit into that size 4 dress…
…I can buy the nicer car, bigger home, etc…..
…(fill in the blank)
Gradually I began to realize that this future orientation…I’ll be Happy When thinking…was preventing me from living my life right now. So I pulled an “Eat, Pray Love” – traded in my briefcase for a yoga mat, and went on a year-long search for happiness and my Self.
I was on a mission of personal discovery and I was open to trying just about anything. I immersed myself in the study and practice of meditation and yoga, participated in intense yogic cleansing rituals, traveled to spiritual places, went on retreats, chanted, fasted, and detoxed. I was rebirthed, had my soul retrieved, my astrological charts read, my chakras balanced, my kundalini awakened, my Akashic records opened, and my aura cleansed! I met with spiritual advisors, counsellors, shamans and gurus, and devoured every spiritual book and personal development course I could get my hands on.
It was an intense year, and I learned a lot about myself. I learned that happiness isn’t dependent on what’s going on around me – my finances, my income, my relationships or my weight. Happiness is a choice I could make in any moment- regardless of my circumstances.
I also realized that it’s not necessary to go to such extremes to discover this truth. It’s not necessary to study ancient practices, live in an ashram, or meditate for hours at a time in the quest to find yourself. You can achieve this while fully participating in your life.
Today my life is equal parts “briefcase” and “yoga mat”. I prefer 5 star hotels to ashrams, Cabernet Sauvignon to Kambucha, and The Stones to Sanskrit chants, but that doesn’t make my life any less spiritual.
I have taken the wisdom I have gained along my own journey to Self and have distilled it into the lessons you’ll find here.