Category: Conversations on the Spiritual Path

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The Truth Behind Change
The Truth Behind Change

Personal change requires a degree of sacrifice at some level. To get something new you have to give up something old. For instance, if you want to update the look of your living room, you might start by buying some new furniture. To make room for the new furniture, you have to get rid of…

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Conversations on the Spiritual Path
Conversations on the Spiritual Path

To those of you who took the time to respond to my weekly email and share your thoughts and questions with me…thank you! After my long hiatus, it’s nice to hear what is on your mind. This allows me to direct my emails in a direction that hopefully is beneficial to your needs.  Now, I…

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America … I love
America … I love

Eleven years ago I made the most difficult decision of my life. The decision to not renew my monastic vows and hence to stop living a life as a Hindu monastic. I left my guru’s monastery in Hawaii and instead of going back to Australia, I moved to the mainland US.  Many years prior to…

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Lesson Noted, Lesson Learnt
Lesson Noted, Lesson Learnt

A couple of weeks back I was speaking with an entrepreneur who shared with me that she got involved in a personal issue with her client that she should have stayed out of. At that time she felt it was harmless to get involved in the conversation but later the whole thing played out unpleasantly. ...

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Commit to a path
Commit to a path

It’s only when you commit to a spiritual path can you truly make progress. In fact, this applies to any path leading to a clearly defined goal. But people are terrified of commitment. They would rather, as my guru would say, “be committed to not being committed”.  Commitment for most means a givi...

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Push The Horizon
Push The Horizon

It is hard to care about anyone or anything when you only think of yourself or just today. But when you push the horizon further it is natural to start seeing the bigger picture and start caring.  Let me ask you a series of questions to make my point. If you had children, would you…

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Too Young to Die
Too Young to Die

When you don’t value your time on this planet enough is when you don’t see the need to live a focused life.  Life is an absolutely precious gift that can be taken away at any time. This is a fact not something that is debatable.  When I was 21 years old a friend of mine…

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Build a Dam
Build a Dam

The rate and volume at which information comes at us today is unparalleled in human history. It seems that wherever we go there is a barrage of information thrown at us – warranted or not, it’s forced upon us.  It’s not only information but things and people as well. It’s easier to meet mor...

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