I could sum up my view on life with this:
Life is a daring adventure or nothing at all.Helen Keller
I’ve travelled quite a bit, but my real journey didn’t really begin until I came home. That’s when I found yoga and meditation and started a new chapter, one I’m still on.
Since then, became a certified life coach, spent time at ashrams in India, and did plant medicine in the Amazon Jungle.
I’m also a software developer who loves the internet and technology in general.
How “The Captain’s Log” Was Born
Sitting in a sauna many years ago, the name hit me like a bolt of lightning. I knew this “thought” was more than just that. It was an energy.
At that time, I had taken an interest in journalling, mainly as a gratitude practice to help rewire my catastrophising brain so that it noticed all the good stuff instead of the shit. So I translated the insight into this journal.
I’ve always known there was more to that original lightbulb moment. Really “The Captain” is the inner authority we all carry within. It is waiting to be listened to, so it can guide us to live the lives we were born to live. It’s the spark of creative intelligence that is way beyond the intellect or any nonsense the monkey in our heads can come up with on its own. It is intuition. It is magic, and connecting with it is essential for a well-lived life.
What motivates me
I know what it’s like to feel stuck. Whether it’s in a mind that is making you miserable or a dead-end job where you pretend the pay-check justifies the lack of fulfillment. “Been there, done that”.
The biggest lesson for me so far is that we must all connect with that deeper level of intelligence within us all, if we want to live truly fulfilled and inspired lives. Call it heart, intuition, higher self, The Captain or the divine, it doesn’t matter. It’s the closest thing we’ve got to a personal fortune teller so we had better learn to listen, trust and follow it.
I’ve spent most of my life disconnected from this superpower and now that I’ve reconnected with it, I want to help others do the same.