The Chaco’s told me everything… It the summer before my first college semester, I was 18 years old and about as dumb and naive as they come. Full of excitement, vigor and dreams I walked across campus to my appointment for a career planning meeting. The appointment was with my college counselor and we were looking into possible career paths. My counselor Dave, was in his early 40’s, had dark Spanish features, with curly mid length black hair with some strands of gray. He had an athletic build (a runner and bicyclist) and wore those hippie Chaco … Read More
Sneaky Subconscious This past Sunday I spent the day at my parents’ house. My dad asked me to go through the stuff still sitting in my old room and get rid of anything I did not need or want anymore. I was working on my taxes at the time and the thought of doing more “chores” was about as appealing as getting a prostate exam from my doc. I said no. He stood there clearly not budging, indicating that it was really not a request. After an awkward pause, I agreed. I’m almost 30 years … Read More
Who’s this For? This post covers beginners mediation techniques that I have used of the past 2 years to transform the way I interact with the world. This is seriously one of the best things I have ever done. If you find a way to add mediation into your life, you will dominate, kick more ass, and live a much better existence. It is also one of the easiest ways to prime your brain for success. Why Meditate? I have spent most of my adult life completely stuck in my own head. I was unable … Read More
I literally just set Spiritual Enlightenment down because I wanted to write this review while the ideas and concepts were fresh in my head. I’ve done a lot of reading in regards to the spiritual path… Eckhart Tolle, Alan Watts, Harold Kushner, Budhism, Zen etc. All of those books were interesting but none had the epiphany creating moments that Spirutal Enlightment did. There were many times where I had to put the book down and write out my thoughts, just to wrap my head around the concepts that were presented. This books cuts through the facade … Read More
Why do We Fail? Have you ever started a new diet and fitness regiment and failed? How about attempting to get organized and taking action in your life? Maybe you wanted to start reading books again but fell into old bad habits. This used to happen to me all the time. Do you make a promises to yourself and then fail to come through? Do you get too busy, too tired, too stressed, too overworked to sustain your new good habits? I used to promise myself that I would start writing this blog. I would tell myself … Read More
What is this about? This post is about the first step in the enlightenment process… which is waking up. If you have ever considered yourself a spiritual person or a seeker of truth; keep on reading. Finding your Path As a young man, you go through several important stages. First you graduate from high school, then college, and then it’s time to get a job or go back to school. You accumulate debt from student loans, credit cards, mortgages, divorce and then you are supposed to spend the next 45 years sitting in a cubicle paying … Read More
A Common Story “ That doesn’t sound good, you should get that checked by a doctor” “Yeah I guess that would be a good idea” So, you go and make an appointment by a general practitioner. You make the drive over to the crowded waiting room and pay your $25 co-pay and then you sit and wait. An overweight nurse with a forced smile calls your name and you go with her into the offices. She isn’t happy to be there. After taking your blood pressure, she weighs you and writes down your symptoms. You … Read More
My Story My story actually begins with a “love story”. I was going into my Senior year of college and was in the middle of the football pre-season. Our team got the night off and at age 21 I had one thing on my mind A buddy of mine called me up with plans to go and party with the dance team girls. I of course said yes.