Over the last 15 years I have studied most of what the mind, body & spirit and self-help movement has had to offer; from the majority of it I gained little help.
In 2005 I started to learn Vipassana - the Buddha's meditation; this was my first real break through, with Vipassana and a little practice a person can quickly learn to experience brief periods awareness and mindfulness, two states of mind often associated with enlightenment.
If you sit meditating on a bench for long enough, someone will become jealous of your view of the park and find ways to usurp you from your seat - a phenomena that I call 'Tibet Syndrome.'
Despite being able to access this state of mind, day to day life was still very difficult; it is OK for monks to sit meditating all day, but I live in the real world, amongst disputes and confrontational people.
2008 was a very difficult year for me, I made lots of mistakes as I tried to deal with instances of Tibet Syndrome in my personal and business relationships; life was very erratic and full of stress.
I found myself in a situation where I could experience peace and happiness during meditation, yet my day to day life was turbulent.
I set, as my new years resolution, for 2009, to be a nicer person; I felt that I had been dragged down by those who were provoking conflicts around me.
To cut a long story short; during the first half of 2009 I experience 3 insights into the mechanisms of life and after incorporating them into my life I found it got a lot easier and also happier; and it is in this website and in my book that I would like to share those insights with you.
If to you success means lasting peace and happiness then I hope you will find 'The Meaning of Life' interesting and practical.