“I have seen things in this life that I am incapable of translating into words. In my practice I have visited realms where the imagination ends, and the overwhelming beauty of infinity unfolds over and over again…Spirituality and altered states of consciousness stand in the center of this inner work, which can be described as Self- improvement, Self-reflection and Self-realization. It’s a mystery I intend to pursue for the rest of my life, and each experience brings me closer to the Ultimate Truth.”
Nobody has the absolute truth. Truth is so vast! All truths are bound to be relative. The Mohammedan thinks he has the absolute truth in the Koran; he becomes blind. The Christian thinks the absolute truth is in the Bible. The Hindu thinks the absolute truth is in the Gita, and so on, so forth. And how can there be so many absolute truths? Hence the conflict, quarrel, war, religious crusades, jihad: “Kill others who are claiming that their truth is absolute — OUR truth is absolute!”

Always remember: whatsoever we know and whatsoever we can ever know is bound to remain relative. To remember it will give you compassion. To remember it will make you liberal. To remember it will make you more humane. To remember it will help you to understand other viewpoints.

Truth is vast — simple but vast, as vast as the sky. The whole universe contains it, and the universe is unlimited, infinite. How can you conceive of the whole truth? How can you have the absolute truth in your hands?
But that is how the ego functions.

The ego is very tricky. The moment you start feeling something true, the ego immediately jumps in and says, “Yes, this is the absolute truth.” It has closed your mind; now no more truth will be available. And the moment you assert, “This is absolute,” you have falsified it.

A man of truth is always relative. As you go beyond the mind even the idea of “I Am” disappears. When the “I” also disappears and you start feeling a deep involvement in existence, with no boundaries and only then has the Absolute blossomed in you.
You will have to create the path by walking yourself; the path is not ready-made, lying there and waiting for you. It is just like the sky: the birds fly, but they don’t leave any footprints. You cannot follow them; there are no footprints left behind.

Walking the spiritual path is within each soul if they chose to follow. It is a deep understanding and appreciation of all religious faiths and ideologies. The emphasis is on love, peace and non-judgment. You begin to realize that there is something greater then yourself. An inner awakening occurs; you are being led by your soul. Spirituality is a calling; once you are aligned to living this way you become awake. Your faith will be tested, challenges will come and you may face adversities. This is all happening to show you how incredibly resilient you are. The trials and turbulent time are there to facilitate your ultimate growth and healing.

I once read that the first 40 years of our life, we are trying to get over the first five years. What does this mean? We all have baggage, past grief, or had a childhood that may have not been the most encouraging. Always remember with each experience you have had in life it shapes your destiny. Observe each experience whether being positive or negative as valuable lesson. Try to always see everything as a blessing as everything is happening for your highest good. You always have a choice and each chapter of your life has significance. You are creating your story each day you are here.

Spirituality is like climbing a steep mountain. You start at the bottom of the hill, as you grow through each lesson and experience you get closer and closer to reaching your potential or even enlightenment. The goal is not to reach the mountain top but to bring awareness of everything that you have learned along the climb. You will learn every day of your life and continue to for as long as you are on the earth realm.

Faith does not need to push the river because faith is able to trust that there is a river. The river is flowing. We are in it.