(update: I do not endorse, and do not recommend hiring, the coach I speak of in this video)
I thought about you while I was on my Outback walkabout adventure.
I really did.
After all, I was there for your transformational life journey as much as mine.
You see, 15 years ago, I left the military at age 26, broken and despairing and utterly lost in the world. I had everything “they” told me I was supposed to want: money, prestigious work, a nice home by the beach, an amazing intimate partner and most everything else.
Essentially, the same things “they” told you you’re supposed to want, too (and that you might already have, or be working towards).
Yet, I was mostly miserable.
What was missing?
I didn’t know. So I turned down job offers to make more money working for defense companies and spent the next two years traveling the world looking for a way out of my suffering.
I went looking in dark places (Auschwitz), lonely places (a marriage in France with someone I didn’t know), gorgeous places (the Swiss Alps), and empty places (the Outback) … and so many more wild and awful and exquisite places.
When I was in the Australian Outback, I had an opportunity to go to one of the most glorious sacred Aboriginal sites in the country, Uluru, that iconic red spaceship-shaped rock in the red desert heart of the continent.
I knew, though, the only way I was getting there at that time was by tourist bus where they’d probably serve us champagne at sunrise while sitting on cozy stools before inviting us to climb the rock, an insult to the aboriginal people. I wanted no part of that, and I decided that wasn’t the time for me to make that journey.
I wasn’t ready.
So I left Australia not knowing if I would ever return … believing in my heart it was fated for me to return someday and complete the journey to Uluru, but in the “right” way.
That “right way” showed up in August through work I have been doing for almost 3 years with my own coach.
So while my friends went off to Burning Man Festival in the Nevada desert, I went on walkabout into the Australian desert, my own heart set afire, to complete that sacred journey I began 15 years ago in desperate search for the truth of who I really am.
Way back then, I couldn’t find much else but more sadness and despair and confusion. I know now that’s only because I was looking through the lonely eyes of fear and disconnection.
Just a few weeks ago, however, while sleeping under a deep black outback sky frosted in moonlight sprinkled with stars, I finally awoke to a profound truth about who I am and what I came here to do.
I also awoke to the most profound truth about YOU, too.
This one insight can change your life massively … when it finally lights your heart afire as it finally did mine while on walkabout through the Australian Outback.
The video below is a preview of this one insight.
I recorded it at Kata Tjuta, an enormous ancient rock formation near Uluru where Aboriginal men have gone (and still go) to perform secret masculine rituals for thousands of years.
In the video, I do my best to share this life-changing epiphany that hit me so hard I literally got dizzy in the desert as my mind struggled to catch up to what my body had finally embraced.
I can’t imagine a more appropriate place on the planet to share this insight that has set my heart afire.
There’s more, too …
I am bursting with excitement to share with you all that I discovered in the Australian Outback about what it really means to LET LOVE FUEL YOUR LIFE.
Stay tuned … Everything is about to change for us.