From the time I was a child, one of my earliest memories was my mother and father saying to me, “Play nice together.” I never realised how powerful this simple words were, and I wonder if the great mother and father of us all are whispering these same words to us all right now.

The world is filled with so much beauty, so many acts of kindness, so many things to celebrate and enjoy and yet, at the same time, there is so much lack of understanding, and a feeling amongst so many people of being disconnected. Too many of us are speaking and not enough of us are listening. 

I wonder, if the answers to the real problems we face are more simple than we think. I wonder if the words of my parents thousands of other parents who have told their children the same exact thing, would not, if practiced completely change the world we live in.

What if it were that simple? What if being kind to ourselves and to each other was all we needed to do?  What would that one practice initiate.



  • Daniel Levin

    Visionary. Author. Magician. Mentor. Speaker.

    Daniel Levin walked away from an opportunity to run a billion dollar business, to hitchhike around the world to find happiness and inner peace.   His life has been a combination of incredible victories and massive defeats. He left the seminary one day before being ordained a Rabbi, and lived as a monk in a monastery for 10 years.  He has meditated every day for over 45 years. He has run a restaurant, a publishing house, a market, a meditation retreat, has owned and run a clothing company, a branding company and a coaching business.   He was the Director of Business Development at Hay House and led it’s growth from $3,000,000 to $100,000,000 in revenue over a 10 year time span.  He started DbL, by branding “the most anticipated hotel opening of the year 2013” according to USA Today, The Andaz Maui @ Wailea Resort and Spa. The book he wrote for them, The Ohana of Red Earth created a corporate culture of family not staff.   Levin is a rare blend of mystic and business guy. He is a storyteller and the beautiful story he weaves in his book, The Mosaic touches the hearts of people and soothes their souls. It is a story about loss and discovery, about seeing the things we can’t see, about knowing the value of every living thing, and about connection.   He is married to his soul mate who teaches him what it means to love and be loved. He is the father of a beautiful special needs daughter who teaches him that he is able to do far more than he ever thought possible; the step father of a handsome and fun loving teenage boy who helps him remember how powerful fear is; and a brilliant and beautiful teenage daughter who reminds him how important it is to live inside out; and #hashtag, their adorable and loving golden retriever who reminds him that life is all about play.   They live by the ocean feeling very blessed, loving others and helping people get what they want.