The story of how I met my mentor Rajivji goes back to my misspent youth.
At 21 I was living at home, heartbroken after my first longterm relationship ended, and working at Starbucks as a barista.
I had just finished university. Rather than an exciting beginning to a new chapter of life, it was a harsh reality check that I was lost, hurt, and stuck.
Where am I going? What am I doing? What is my purpose?
These questions haunted me.
I knew I had great potential within me to achieve my dreams and help make a difference in the world.
But I didn’t know who I was, or my purpose.
I was seeking answers to life’s big questions.
I took it upon myself to find the answers I was seeking, or die trying.
There was no other choice.
I was suffocating at home, working a shit job that I didn’t care about.
It was change. Evolve. Transform.
I knew the answers to the questions I was asking could only be answered from within.
The problem was I didn’t know how to access those answers.
I didn’t have the tools or knowledge necessary to ‘go within’.
Having studied philosophy of mind in university I could explain all the cutting edge philosophical beliefs and scientific research on the mind, consciousness and its functioning, yet I still didn’t know anything about my own mind!
I continued ignorantly looking into the world without knowing how to look within.
I read stacks of books and researched extensively on existentialism, self-help (I even read Chicken Soup for the Soul ), psychology, and any other topic I thought might help reveal my path.
I was spending hours reading and researching daily, but wasn’t making meaningful progress.
I was looking in the wrong direction, and not taking purposeful action.
Then, I had a breakthrough insight while reading Joseph Campbell’s The Hero With A Thousand Faces. I discovered the spiritual path.
Spirituality offered actual methods and knowledge to connect within and attain awakening to the truth I was searching for.
I was getting closer.
I tried to learn meditation, study spiritual texts and finally tackle my psychological and emotional blocks on my own, but I wasn’t getting anywhere.
Going within may as well have been wandering into a vast forest.
I had no idea where I was going, or what I was looking for.
Any emotional block or self-limiting belief that came up, I immediately ran away from. I had no idea how to deal with them.
My ADD behaviors were still raging then too. I could barely sit still for 5 minutes.
At that time, I used to go on long walks late at night where I could be alone. One night I walked to the park nearby my house to try and meditate.
I completely failed.
My mind was restless. Thoughts were flying everywhere. I couldn’t concentrate or sit still. I had no idea what I was doing.
All I felt was extreme frustration and sadness at my helplessness.
In that moment I prayed wholeheartedly that if there was any force of good in the universe, it would grant me a teacher to help me.
And it did.
Eventually, I would meet my spiritual mentor Rajivji and my life would never be the same.
Rajivji taught me the force of authentic spiritual lineages.
He taught me how to establish a life-changing meditation practice to free my mind and connect to my soul.
He helped me break free from psychological and emotional blockages like fear, doubt and self-limiting beliefs.
He helped me attain clarity and wholeness in my life, and harness the light of divinity to strive towards my highest potential.
I’ve been a dedicated student of Rajivji for over 12 years now.
The changes and transformation I’ve had due to his guidance are invaluable.
His mentorship completely changed my life.
Thank you for reading and for allowing me to share part of my personal mentorship story with you.
I hope it’s been inspiring and helpful in some way.
Remember that the answers you seek are within you, and with the right guidance and support, you can awaken to your full potential.