There has been an awakening. Somewhere deep within lies a compass which guides each individual on their true path. Through a turbulent several years, I have emerged: refocused on critically important issues of our time. This path for me includes work that is meaningful internally and externally. This path is challenging and creates growth within the individual. My experiences have led me to yoga, meditation and martial arts as a way to ground into the experience of being human. Pictured above, I sit with the Buddha at the Shambhala Mountain Center located near Fort Collins, Colorado. This is a powerful place as it is the resting place of one of Tibetan Buddhism's founders in the west, Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche. He was recognized as an realized "crazy wisdom guru" in his short 48 year life, he escaped from Tibet and brought his teachings to rest in Boulder Colorado at Naropa University and other land centers scattered throughout Europe and the United States.
While I would not consider myself a buddhist follower of Shambhala or it's king Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, I have met the man and he has great wisdom to offer our world. His name literally means earth protector, how cool is that? Check out his book, "Ruling Your World: Ancient Strategies for Modern Life". Regardless of your beliefs, finding a teacher or Guru is of the upmost importance to a life well lived.