who is a spiritual teacher
who teaches others to be free
and as our conversation was coming to an end
i heard their soul say to me,
“help this person become free.
there are stories in them that they know they tell 
but do not acknowledge outwardly,
sit with them in that truth and invite them 
to find peace in who they are.

our conversation opened the door
not only for the person i was speaking to, 
but for me as well.

i believe in authenticity
in transparency and in showing up as who i am
and yet, i am quite sure at times, 
i camouflage who i am with who i want to be.
i speak of my understanding all too oftern
without acknowledging how many times i stumble
for this, and for any other ways 
that i show up without the integrity of authenticity,
i apologise.

in my book, The Mosaic, when Mo, the protagonist
sits and listens to the ordinaries he meets on his journey
he leaves every time
seeing them more fully than the person he first saw,
becasue he has taken the time to listen to them,
to hear what troubles them 
and in letting them share their stories with him
who he sees they are changes.

this morning as i sat in meditation 
and recalled the conversation of the other day
i realised, i do not take enough time with myself 
to just listen to my stories
without judgement, without a need for them to reveal
but simply as a friend listening to myself
and allowing all that i feel to empty 
into the space that is created in taking this time.

how about you?  
do you take the time to listen to your voice
and allow it to speak to you?
my guess is your soul craves the chance to speak more to you.
what will you hear if you just listen?

thank you for the courage you show in living your life.
you inspire me.
#TheMosaic #weAreAllConnected #NothingIsAsItSeems

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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.