My Awakening

My Awakening

“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” – Anaïs Nin My awakening was not instantaneous, I did not find nirvana and I still don’t know the meaning of life. I’m not looking for them...
Annapurna Circuit Breaker

Annapurna Circuit Breaker

Important Life Lessons Learnt On My Himalayan Adventure   In 2010 I fulfilled a lifelong dream to trek the Annapurna Circuit in the Himalayas. It was one of the most challenging experiences of my life, not just physically, but emotionally. I was pretty fit back...
Midlife Crisis or Awakening?

Midlife Crisis or Awakening?

There are so many misconceptions and stigmas around midlife & quarter-life crises, we all experience them and yet many people still have an overwhelming sense that something must be wrong with them. There is nothing wrong with you! At its heart, a crisis is a...
Spiritual Blindspots: Materialism

Spiritual Blindspots: Materialism

It is easy to fall into the trap of thinking that because you declare yourself spiritual, that you are therefore a virtuous being in every way. But that is of course a complete fallacy. Being spiritual is a process of continual growth and if we were already perfect in...
The Loneliness of Awakening

The Loneliness of Awakening

One of the most difficult challenges of becoming more spirituality awakened, in my experience, is the feeling of isolation that arises when you realise how many people in your immediate life you can no longer relate to. All human beings crave connection with others,...