On the wild side: In my youthful folly, at 23, I drove a 500 cc Triumph scrambler from London > Africa > Europe > Turkey > Iran > Afghanistan (where the bike was stolen from me at machine-gun point by the guards at the infamous Khyber pass). I continued on chicken buses, and arrived in Delhi the exact day Pakistan and India declared war in 1971. I have also lived five years abroad. In 2001, I took a two-year sabbatical in Kashmir & India. I have done over 20 solo vision quests, traveled in over 45 countries (including kayaking on lake Baikal in Siberia).
On the shadow side: "But I have also struggled for years with ADD and ADHD, and its almost compulsive search for peace and happiness. That struggle led me to do my own deep, inner work all these years, as well as study and research into many diverse healing approaches. Nothing scratched the deep itch. My restlessness led me into a year-long search in India, Kashmir, and Maui in my early fifties. I grew so ungrounded, inflated, and disconnected from my wholeness that I crashed. I experienced aching depression, bone-chilling anxiety, and suicidal ideas. It was only with the amazing help of a gifted therapist (Hal Stone), my family and friends, understanding my dreams, the wisdom in the works of Robert Moore (Jungian), and forcing myself to exercise no mater what ... that gave me a way out of this life-eating dark night of my soul.
When I discovered the Flash Awake six years ago, as the culmination of all my seeking, an amazing thing happened -- I stopped seeking. That doesn't mean that I don't still pursue powerful social change goals and dreams. It means I do it from an entirely different place inside myself -- a place of being able to "feel home" whenever I choose. I wish that I had had this 30-second technique years ago -- it would have saved me many years of futile struggling with ADHD, restlessly seeking, striving and slaving away, and rising and falling in my social activism commitments."