You’ve got to be fricken kidding me.
I had just driven to the Xfinity store to replace my mom’s buggy modem and now I was getting bopped around customer support like a pinball.
What would end up being a lesson in karma yoga was not how I’d envisioned my Monday night.
As you can see by my response to the 3rd support agent I’d been routed to, the whole thing became very triggering.
During this ordeal, I had become unconscious and started to indulge in many of the ego’s petty appetites…
I’m going to tell you, you suck! (Sigh) Okay, glad I got that out.
After a bit more heeing and hawing, I was eventually able to reclaim my awareness.
“Oh, look whose all upset right …
The ideas below on common samskaras are simply a reflection of my direct experience applying the wisdom of many great teachers to my life. They are not my prescriptions on how others should live their life. I share these thoughts and experiences not to gloat or cast judgment, but rather to feel the joy of creatively expressing myself and to potentially help others on a similar journey.
I wrote recently on the idea of conditioned patterns (samskaras) driving our beliefs and thoughts, which end up driving our lives. That is, until we become aware of them.
The amazing news is once you acknowledge this and begin to work on the patterns, they can be transcended or adapted to be more supportive of your well-being.
The ideas below on releasing patterns are simply a reflection of my direct experience applying the wisdom of many great teachers to my life. They are not my prescriptions on how others should live their life. I share these thoughts and experiences not to gloat or cast judgment, but rather to feel the joy of creatively expressing myself and to potentially help others on a similar journey.
“The task that confronts the spiritual student, devotee, or aspirant is how to actualize conceptual spiritual information into subjective, experiential reality. Thus arises the necessity for application of practices and techniques that evolve progressively into that process whereby the potential becomes the actual.”
-Dr. David Hawkins
The most impactful work I’ve done in my personal evolution …
The ideas below on practicing surrender are simply a reflection of my direct experience applying the wisdom of many great teachers to my life. They are not my prescriptions on how others should live their life. I share these thoughts and experiences not to gloat or cast judgment, but rather to feel the joy of creatively expressing myself and to potentially help others on a similar journey.
“He consciously moves with the cosmic current. In moving he loses nothing but his limitations. He can take with him in essence all the experiences and understanding that he has gained.”—Collins
One of the most impactful, yet challenging concepts on the spiritual path is surrender. Similar or equivalent concepts might be called acceptance or detachment …
The course of my life over the past 3.5 years has shifted in a way I could have never predicted. I have not written much or talked about this publicly, but some of those close to me have been somewhat aware of the changes I’ve went through. It has been a magical journey. One with the highest highs and the lowest lows. I woke up this morning with an energy to write this story down I’m calling becoming nobody, mainly for myself.
I share all of this not to tell anyone how to live or cast judgment. Rather, just to share my direct experience in order to express myself and maybe help anyone who might be going through something similar.
Becoming A …
Starting something new can be really tough…ask any startup founder.
What makes it easier is having a repeatable, proven system you can take and apply to replicate the results of people that you look up to.
Today we have a tactical guest post from our friend Wilson Hung on precisely how to implement a strategy on how to get your first 1k subscribers. This post on Marketing Science originally appeared on the Troops.ai blog.
Consider this a must read for anyone trying to build an audience and interested in what we’re calling “Marketing Science!”
Some of the most common questions I was asked at SumoMe were:
Which tactics did Noah Kagan (Chief Sumo) use to acquire 100,000 users in 6 months?
Which tactics did Sarah Peterson (Marketing …
Dude…you spend $500 a quarter on getting your blood tested?
Yes, I do.
Some of my friends think this is cray.
The truth is I’d happily spend double if that’s what it costed to be self-aware of my health.
One thing I’ve been thinking a lot about is my financial allocation of resources relative to time invested in certain activities.
I haven’t really heard anyone else think about spending like this, but to me this calculus makes sense.
There are certain things which we do everyday because we believe that the yield is worth the investment. Here are some examples:
Eating healthy for performance & longevity
Meditation for well-being
Exercise for performance & longevity
Working for financial resources
Now think about the time or resource investment in each …
I just finished The Greatest Salesman in the World. It’s a fantastic, fun read about the quest of a lowly cattle herder to become the greatest salesman in the world under the tutelage of non other than the current greatest salesman of the world!
His training comes in the forms of learning to embody the lessons within 10 scrolls given to him by his mentor.
I read this book and it left me feeling so good. I honestly want to read it every day as just a general life guide to remind myself of principles for prosperity & success.
Below are my notes & commentary followed by summary of the 10 scrolls which a reader Alex Zozo showed me online.
Things I want to remember:
Principles stand …