somewhere along the line we have been sold a philosophy
that is not only incorrect, 
but damaging to our being.

somehow we were told that ordinary was bad
unacceptable and ugly.
being ordinary was not good enough
we had to be extraordinary.
and so i ask you this simple question

if ordinary is not something we want,
why would we want to have extra of something we don’t want?

The Mosaic disrupts belief systems 
it questions things we have taken for granted for year.
thought processes that have hypnotised us into believing 
thoughts that are NOT TRUE.
when did ordinary become bad?

what could be more ordinary than a sunrise,
or buds appearing on a tree to announce spring
night following day and day following night.
the laws of nature are exquisitely ordinary.
The mountain does not want to be the river,
nor does the forest want to be the sky.
everything in nature is content being itself.

why have we lost that contentment?
could it be in our desire to be more than we are
in our unacceptance of the ordinary, 
in our longing to be superheroes
and in our inevitable inability 
to be something more than we are
we fail
and we then start to believe we are not good enough.

Albert Einstein wrote, “Everybody is a genius. 
But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, 
it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.”

when will we realise  
the epidemic of “Not Being Good Enough” is spreading
could it be that it’s deceitful inception began 
when we stopped believing in the beauty of being ordinary,
that who we are is not enough
and we had to be extraordinary.

i get it, the sound bite is great
“you are extraordinary, don’t settle for anything less.”
but the very self help movement 
that birthed in us that sound bite
is now making billions and billions of dollars off of us
by offering to “fix us”.

THE MOSAIC wants to disrupt this industry
with a celebration of the ordinary. 
by questioning what others take for granted
by seeing how beautiful and sacred we are just as we are 
by loving and accepting the world as it is

The Mosaic is a gentle reminder to us
that when we sit with what is
and listen 
and stop wanting to make everything more than it is
there is beauty and a peace and a contentment that surfaces
and the feeling of not being good enough ends
just as darkness vanishes when we turn on the light.

perfectly imperfect
you were never meant to do this on your own
extraordinary things happen 
when EXTRA ORDINARIES come together to make it happen.

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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.