So many of us are on a seekers journey—looking for greater knowledge, wisdom, healing, insight and transformation. And may even the ever-elusive holy grail of enlightenment, whatever that means. If you ask me, I believe we have three primary purposes on this planet: to learn, to love and to serve. And of course, to enjoy life along the way :)
Daniel Aaron is a fascinating fellow seeker who describes his own journey as guided by a divine power, as he explores all variety of mystical and practical practices and shares them with thousands of others through yoga, sangha (community), and coaching. His mission is "to bring in a new era, where the new-normal is love and truth – kindness, authenticity and radiance – for all beings, of every species." I hope you enjoy the this week's conversation!
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More About Daniel Aaron
Daniel Aaron is a teacher, writer, and human potential coach with a half century of joyous seeking and more than 25 years of experience in yoga and personal transformation for thousands of others.
Creator of the world-recognized Daniel Aaron Yoga Teacher Trainings in 2005, Daniel also founded the Radiantly Alive Yoga studio in Ubud, Bali in 2012. He is a seeker of wisdom, mystical and practical, and how we can apply it to radically upgrade our lives.
From enlightened gurus to the deepest therapists, cutting-edge nutrition, fasting and cleansing Ashrams, centers and caves, Maine to Bali (with a few hundred vistas along the way), he has lived everything from an excruciating childhood (which was also full of love) to helping others find everyday, guaranteed joy and entrepreneurial brilliance (including his own massively painful lessons and mistakes).
Topics We Cover
His chaotic childhood upbringing, a crucial realization at three years old: “There’s got to be more than this"
Being orphaned at a relatively early age amongst parents and siblings
How he pulled himself out of hopelessness and turned to a path of seeking
Discovering astrology in his twenties despite previously thinking it was ridiculous
Describing himself as “He is as ordinary as ordinary can be.”
We shine and are our best selves when we accept all parts of ourselves
What inspired him to start Radiantly Alive—and how he knew it was time to leave
Seeker’s mission: awaken, heal, discover, learn
Pain and difficulty as a signal to move on, no longer living his dharma (true path)
Creating a virtual sangha, or community, to amplify individuals’ vibrant lives - creates an energy unto itself
Buddhism, “It’s hard to awaken on one’s own”
Satsang: “Gathering of people in the name of truth” - it’s about our intention when we come together
To live a spiritual life in a way that is fulfilling and also contributing to the world
What’s behind his philosophies that “his religion is his life,” and his passion in studying "The real yoga of life, beyond the physical fitness practices”
Patanjali’s teachings of ahimsa, doing as little harm as possible (non-violence), and satya, or honesty and authenticity—the key to it is to live both of those at the same time
His mission is to bring in a new era, where the new-normal is love and truth – kindness, authenticity and radiance – for all beings, of every species.
"A world where an aberrant act of meanness creates a ripple of alarm that immediately engenders a response of love and understanding so powerful that it melts the pain and meanness and harmony is restored.”
What we are all needing to learn as a culture, the gifts of the darkness: we can’t afford to have division, what we need is inclusion
The Fantastic 4 of his daily rituals: The importance of daily practices to remember where he’s set his compass coordinates and stay connected to hope and positivity
The Sun Breath exercise and why it’s so powerful to raise frequency or vibration
The Seeker's Journey with Daniel Aaron
Daniel on the web
Video: The Sun Breath
Book: The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion by Jonathan Haidt
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