A lot of people want immediate change. Technology has trained them to expect instant gratification. You can go online, purchase something and have it delivered the same day or the very next day in a lot of cities nowadays. Advertisements are promising you quick weight loss, how to gain mastery on a topic over a weekend, how to be a yoga teacher by just taking a 200-hour training and more. The ancient and wise ways of training people are slowly getting lost. What I learned in my 10 years living as a Hindu monk is that it is not just about learning and creating new patterns in life, but it also equally important, if not more so, to work with existing patterns that are deeply embedded in the subconscious mind. How do you work to adjust these patterns? You must re-wire them so to speak, in your mind, nervous system and body so that you can begin a process of creating sustainable change. This is a process in itself and it will take willpower, it will take time and knowledge on how to do so. Changes in life are almost never instantaneous.
A lot has been happening over the past few weeks that have consumed my awareness including testing positive for COVID. Even though I was vaccinated I got pretty sick. I could not help thinking during this time that this experience was an excellent reminder of the fragility of life. This is a ne...Read More
In the years leading up to me becoming an ordained Hindu monk, I had so many people tell me how I should be living my life. They knew I was very spiritually inclined and in the year before becoming a monk, I made my intentions to be a monastic clear to people. It was fascinating…Read More
The last 18-months have been challenging to say the least. For many, as a result of this pandemic, so much of life has changed – from work, income, lifestyle and more. For some, it has been devastating with the loss of loved ones, side effects of the virus and other severe repercussions. No...Read More
I once observed a man walking a big Rottweiler dog on a sidewalk. As he passed along the fence of the front yard of a home, a small dog came running up from the front door of the home to the fence barking. This little furball threw its front paws on the chain-link fence that…Read More