the other day, i had a conversation with a friend of mine
and from the moment i saw her she seemed worn out
and i started to pray for her, silently without her even knowing
and as i listened to her tell me of her past couple of months
the words that she spoke 
and the feeling i was feeling from her soul 
were in complete contrast

and so i listened more
to both her words and her soul
it is amazing what we hear when we actually listen

suddenly her soul invited me to say 3 simple words
that cut through all of the stories
those words were very simply,
“you seem tired.”

and instantly, our conversation changed
she said, “i am tired.”
and she spoke to me about how hard it has been financially
and of the opportunities that she invested her time in
which did not materialise.

and i listened.
for my situation had been similar.
i had gotten tired of the selling game
of selling people services and being sold services by people
and i pulled out of the game for the past year
looking for a new way to do business in the world
to trust the one who i know takes care of everyone
and to allow my belief to be tested in the cold hard light of day
and so i understood her financial challenges.

and yet as we sat in a very similar place, 
we were completely different.
she was exhausted and i was never happier than i was now.

she noticed it first
as she said to me, tonight i am going to go home 
and get a good rest so that i can feel as relaxed as you 
and then her soul spoke to me again saying,
“you are tired because of all the burdens you are carrying.
let some of those burdens down. let them go.
you feel like you have to solve these problems on your own
and i understand you do not feel like you can let go
and just sit and do nothing,
and that is admirable
and you can let go of your worrying.
it is your worrying that is causing your exhaustion.”

when i look at my life and i look at my ability to trust,
i see it is one of my biggest areas of exploration.

do you trust?
how would life look if you could trust more?
i am so interested in hearing your thoughts 
and receiving your prayers to allow me to trust more.
you have my prayers.

the book i wrote, The Mosaic is a book that shows 
what happens when we trust.
to purchase a copy, please go to
and search for The Mosaic Daniel Levin 

photo taken by Margit Boyesen
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  • 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.