Here's a Troy Story about how I learned the important lesson that Comfort = Risk, and where it applies all across your life.
The moments that have given me the greatest sense of passion and purpose are the moments when I created life changing experiences for others!
If there is one piece of universal advice that I could give to everyone - one single piece of advice that will improve your life more than anything else - one suggestion that will give you the most bang for your buck, it would have to be... Travel the world, by yourself, for at least … Continue reading Travel the world, by yourself, for at least 6 months.
Imagine that your mind is like one of those lottery bowls. Like this - via GIPHY Each ball represents a thought. Swirling around and around inside of your head. When we sit down to meditate, thoughts, like lotto balls, will rise to the surface. I like to imagine that if I engage with the thought … Continue reading Meditation is a lot like the Powerball lottery
The mind always needs to be thinking about something. Solving some problem. Remembering some memory or envisioning the future. It’s always coming up with some new thought. Trying to bait me into thinking. This was one of my biggest takeaways from the first time that I did a 10-Day Vipassana retreat - when you … Continue reading The mind is a good fisherman – don’t take the bait
Throughout my journey of meditation over the last few years, my biggest realizations has been that every memory has a feeling attached to it. When we think about a memory, when we visualize that experience, we FEEL it as well. So if we look back on a traumatic experience, we feel all of the emotions … Continue reading The Feel Good Feedback Loop
One of my favorite parts about traveling is seeing the “vibe” of a new city. Every city in the world I have visited has a different vibe, a different energy so to speak. When I lived in India, each city had a palpable energy that you could, quite literally, feel. It was intense, loud, colorful, … Continue reading On Energies, Vibes, and Intuition
What if your idea of heaven was actually hell? What if hell was so amazing that you never wanted to leave? What if hell was full of all your wildest desires? The most beautiful place you’ve ever seen. A literal "heaven on earth, full of amazing food and drink, unlimited sex with beautiful people, nature in … Continue reading What if hell is heaven?
One of the most common words that I hear used to describe work is the word “grind”. If getting through your day is a “Grind” that sounds like a miserable way to live. If your work is a “grind”, you’re doing something wrong. Grind implies friction. Resistance. Pushing a rock uphill, or swimming upstream. Grinding … Continue reading If your work is a “grind”, you’re doing something wrong
Insights galore as I live a life of abundance What a wonderful three weeks it’s been! I love the routine I’ve developed for myself. I love the people I interact with and the conversations that we have. I love this city, and so far, it’s loving me back. I don’t really know where to even … Continue reading Brazilian Insights Pt. 3 — It’s time for a braindumping rant