Answers to Life’s Challenges
Answers to life’s challenges can seem hard to find. In his opening essay of the band’s autobiography, U2 by U2, the singer Bono talks about how, despite the attitude of peace he conveys, there is a rage inside of him that he struggles with. That means that a man with everything going for him still struggles to find the peace he’s looking for. After reading that, it can easily feel like you and I have no chance to achieve lasting joy, peace, and contentment.
The reality is that you’re probably pretty happy. Most of us are. You feel like, or at least look like, you’ve got it all together—maybe you have a career, a committed partner, and a life that you enjoy. Yet… do you also have an unsatisfied feeling deep inside of you? Do you ever feel frustrated or feel like you’ve had to compromise and settle too much in your life? Maybe you feel that you’re not worthwhile. You’re not alone. We all have those gnawing feelings inside.
For thousands of years, philosophers and spiritual teachers have pondered these questions. With the advent of modern science, we’ve been able to probe the mind and start to learn the biology behind what these deep thinkers have discovered. Now we have buzzwords like mindfulness, spirituality, psychology, and neuroscience. From all this, we are assaulted with a daily barrage of advice about how to live happier lives. Yet, the solutions offered can seem complicated, and often feel unachievable.
I offer you a better way.
I have spent the past twenty-three years working with many of the world’s leading thinkers and spiritual masters. I have also struggled with depression, bankruptcy, and a divorce. To quell the dull ache in my soul, I studied with spiritual masters and thinkers, and I combed the scholarly journals of psychology and neuroscience looking for answers.
And I did find answers. However, the answers were usually confusing or difficult to act on. Additionally, they were often taught or written in spiritual or scientific jargon, using metaphors that normal people like you and I struggle to understand. I spent a huge amount of time trying to “get it”, to find the magic answer that would fix my life. Interestingly, when I was finally able to implement some of the answers into my life, I did achieve a large measure of peace and contentment. The answers these masters offered worked. Unfortunately, the time I spent trying to comprehend these answers was extremely discouraging. Through it all, I believed there had to be a better and easier way. I wanted a way I could use these answers in my life and teach these answers to other people, so they too can have the life they want and deserve.
What does this mean for you?
I have transformed these complicated solutions into simple answers and exercises. These exercises can sometimes seem challenging or slow to take effect, but they are doable. And, most importantly, they work. They work by changing how you think about and communicate with yourself. The result is, as you enact these changes, your life will become easier and happier. You’ll experience a lasting Joy, Peace, and Contentment.
Are you committed to creating an easier and happier life? Take your first step with me. I’ll be your guide on this journey.
I look forward to walking with you on your path to a new life of Joy, Peace, and Contentment.
You welcome to write me any time with questions and your experience here.